The Chemical Called Rapamycin Can Increase a Pet's Life Expectancy

By: Misel Saban - Dec 8, 2015
References: dogagingproject & thedodo
Researchers have recently come up with a dog medicine designed at significantly increasing a canine's life expectancy through a project dubbed as the Dog Aging Project. The project is focusing on testing the chemical on volunteer crowdsourced dogs to accumulate research on the substance's performance.

According to data already collected on rapamycin, the life expectancy of a dog can be increased by 30% and it can help improve the signs of diseases and aging when administered into the body. The statistics relay to giving dogs of larger sizes up to three extra years on their lifespan, and smaller dogs an added four years. Rapamycin is also proven to improve a canine's health overall as well as being used as a preventative method for large scale sicknesses such as obesity and cancer.