Even though I’d never heard of it before, the trusted source I was listening to made it easy to sit and listen to more –
The Dog Aging Project is an innovative initiative that brings together a community of dogs, owners, veterinarians, researchers, and volunteers to carry out the most ambitious canine health study in the world.Dog Aging Project
LONGER, HEALTHIER LIVES –
for all dogs… and their humans, is a goal I can get behind…
The staff involved in this study want to understand how genes, lifestyle, and environment influence aging. They interested in what factors are associated with better health and longer lives…
to advancing our understanding of aging to accelerating medical breakthroughs for dogs and humans.
These words resonated so much with me as I watched Harley’s health decline.
As Jeanne and I continued to talk she encouraged me to visit their site to learn more. I did just that and afterwards felt so inclined to nominate Jaxson (currently they are only accepting one dog per household) since he was so much younger, I thought they would have more years to follow him. They DO also accept senior and geriatric dogs #makingsureIsharedthattidbitofinfo
Completing all the nomination requirements took a couple of hours. Filling out ALL the information is time consuming #notgonnalie HOWEVER – you can stop, save, leave, and return days later to pickup where you left off. I opted for that plan and was finished in three attempts – which took two days. #notpainfulatall
At some point you will be asked to give your vet permission to upload all of your pups medical information and surprisingly when I contacted Doodle Doc’s office, they were quite familiar with the DAP (Dog Aging Project).
in the DAP Pack – we’re official…
There are different levels of assignments you can agree to participate in. Right now I have completed the minimum #pleasedontjudgeme In time I can see myself easily signing up for more tasks like –
- DNA swabbing
- in home cognition testing
Their website is fascinating, there are oodles of research literature providing valuable information. I hope this post encourages you to look into this, it’s FREE and yet what this team of expert researchers who are global leaders in their fields are attempting to do in nothing short of miraculous work. The more dogs they can study the greater the possibilities of unlocking the secrets of aging and accelerating medical breakthroughs for our four pawed family members.
GIRLS WITH DOGS –
were honored to have Dr. Kate Creevy (CVO) and Harmony Diers (RVT) on our podcast a few weeks ago. Kimberly and I could have talked to these incredibly gifted women for hours. We tried to ask all the questions we could possibly think of – for us as well as for YOU!
Let’s save the puppies…
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