I think all of us pet owners will agree, our fur babies do not live long enough. Lifespans of dogs and cats are so much shorter than ours. They age at up to 10 times faster than humans, so a new project aims to lengthen the lives of dogs here in the United States.
University of Washington in Seattle Professor and lead researcher on the project Daniel Promislow spoke about the study saying, "Some breeds get cancer quite frequently, some rarely get cancer, some have heart problems, other breeds never get heart problems. The primary goal of our project is to understand why it is that dogs vary so much in how they age and how long they live."
The Dog Aging Project has already signed up over 32,000 dogs for the study, and they hope to enroll as many as 100,000. Promislow says, "The more dogs we have, the more power we have to ask scientific questions and to answer them better." If you’d like to sign up your pup to participate in the study, click HERE for more information.