New Drug Poised to Extend the Life of Large Dogs

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Many people lose their beloved pets too soon, but there might be a new drug coming out that can potentially change all of that and allow you to spend more time with your precious pets. According to articles from news sites like ScienceAlert, a new type of medication is being created that will potentially extend the life of your dog to the point where you can enjoy spending more time with them. This drug is currently being tested on some large breeds of canine.

The drug is being developed by Loyal for Dogs, a veterinary biotech company. The drug is undergoing clinical trials and the current drug being developed - or at least the first version of the drug - is known as LOY-001. The drug is for dogs seven years old and older and can work as long as they weigh at least forty pounds - or 18 kilograms for those who use the metric system!

While many people like this, many want to wait until the tests are over. They want to be sure that the drug works and allows the dogs that live longer than the average canine to enjoy a high quality of life while living beyond the average lifespan of a dog.

"If it proves true that it extends life span, I'm only interested in that if the period of life that is extended is good quality life," stated Kate Creevy, the chief veterinary officer of the Dog Aging Project, when she was talking to the people working at the New York Times, "I don't want to make my dog live an extra two years in poor health."


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