Obesity and epigenetics

One of the most important health problems in veterinary medicine today is the epidemic of obesity in our pets.

Introducing X-Thousand Dogs

The largest study of its kind, aimed at better understanding how dogs age—and how we might help them live longer, healthier lives

Healthspan: the healthy prime of life

Lifespan is the amount of time lived. Healthspan is the time lived with vigor and good health. Which do you think is more important?

Dogs are great models for aging biology

Dogs age a lot like humans, though sadly much faster. Helping us to better understand our own aging is just one of the many gifts our canine best friends give us.

Is aging inevitable?

Like death and taxes, aging has long been seen as unavoidable. Science is now showing us that this may not be true.

Why do dogs age?

There are many theories about how aging works. Lat’s take a brief look at two: Wear & Tear and the Rate of Living.

Aging and evolution

If evolution means survival of the fittest, shouldn’t animals evolve to stay healthy and live forever? Unfortunately, the evolutionary race goes to the most fertile, not the most enduring.