For the past months I've been deep diving into the topic of longevity for dogs to understand how can we help our best friends live longer and healthier lives. To figure that out, I intended to answer five fundamental questions:
- How long do dogs live?
- How age-related diseases manifest across dogs' lifespan?
- How dogs' behaviour changes as they age?
- How can we assess longevity interventions for dogs?
- What longevity interventions have been studied for dogs?
The amount of information out there can be daunting so my primary goal was to put together a comprehensive and simplified guide about longevity for dogs. My secondary goal was to create a digestible bibliography that any newcomer to the dog longevity topic could study to get started.
This endeavour was more like a one-person journal club than anything else. The final result are five posts answering these fundamental questions: