Posted: 4 December, 2015 by Uce

There’s A New Drug That Could Extend Your Dog’s Life Up To Four Years

Tags: Scoopla, Life, Dog, Animals

Losing our beloved animal companion is something we all fear and, unfortunately, have to come to terms with. But what if you could extend their life by up to four years? 

Scientists say that extending your dog's life may not be as far-fetched as it sounds due to a new anti-ageing drug. 

The University of Washington is testing the use of rapamycin on 32 middle-aged dogs in an experiment they're calling 'Dog Ageing Project'. 

Rapamycin is the drug used in humans to stop kidney transplants from being rejected. It has also been tested on mice and has proven to extend their lives by up to 25%. 

According to the research they have so far, the aim is to cleanse the body's cells, which will improve the dog's heart function, immune system, body weight and mental ability. 

Excitingly, if this test works, it has the potential to have a similar effect on humans! 

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