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A longevity pill for dogs is about to launch in the US

Just as therapies designed to delay human aging have been developed, a US lab is now developing a longevity pill for dogs. Several tests have already proven that aging is not necessarily inevitable.

The idea came after the discovery of DNA repair mechanisms that have helped bowhead whales live for the past 200 years. From there, scientists at the Loyal startup, a biotechnology specialist, began developing a way to extend the lives of dogs as well. And for them this is just the beginning.

Loy-001 and Loy-002 pills, as they have been christened, are already in final testing and, according to Loyal, should be mass-produced from 2024.

Expectation

Loyal informed that not all races will be able to receive the treatment at this first moment, but he will work to implement it as soon as possible.

Loy-001 is designed to extend the lifespan and health of large breed dogs. Clinical trials are scheduled to begin in 2023, with the treatment scheduled for release in 2026.

Loy-002 will be designed to extend the life and health of senior dogs of all breeds. This one is already in the final stages.

Scientists began testing the pill on dogs in September of this year and aim to have the product on the market by 2024.

“Our mission is to help dogs everywhere live longer, healthier lives,” reads the company’s slogan.

“Loyal is a clinical-stage veterinary company developing drugs designed to extend the lifespan of dogs.”

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other research

The tracers behind Loyal’s drug have not been disclosed by the company. However, there are other groups that are interested in increasing the longevity of dogs and that offer some advice on how to do this.

The Dog Aging Project is a group that is also researching a way to develop a treatment for longevity in dogs. The team is led by the University of Washington and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, both in the US.

The team is testing rapamycin, an immunosuppressant designed to prevent organ rejection after kidney transplants.

According to studies, animals given the drug became more active, possibly because they had relief from arthritis or other pain. More research needs to be done soon to confirm the effectiveness of the treatment.

After all, the main goal of the researchers is simple: to prevent age-related diseases and, therefore, to extend the life span of the animal. Just wait and see if the plans work out.

Pill to make dogs live longer – Photo: Pixabay

According to MIT.

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