The Healthspan Study is an observational study to help us better understand the biology behind how our best friends age.
Participants will attend a single free vet visit that includes a complete wellness check.
More than 500 dogs will participate in The Healthspan Study, from Maltipoos and Pomeranians to Mastiffs and Great Danes.
Collecting data on aging markers in a wide variety of dogs will help us identify some of the first ways we can help dogs live longer, healthier lives. This study will provide some of the foundational information for the next phases of our research and development.
Uncovering the Markers of Dog Aging
Vet Visit Per Dog
Aging Biomarkers Tracked
Perks of Participation
- A comprehensive assessment of your dog’s physical and emotional well being, with reporting on several measures of your dog’s health.
- A free vet visit and complete wellness exam for your dog.
- Exclusive Loyal Healthspan Study gift package.
We are looking for dogs that:
- have an accurately documented birth year*
- weigh less than 25 lbs or more than 50 lbs,
- are 2-5 years old OR 7 or more years old, and
do not have a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus or hypoadrenocorticism (also called Addison's disease)
* This can be either a breeding record with a specific date of birth OR a vet exam or vet treatment record from when the dog was six months or younger
Participating veterinary clinics in:
Quakertown Veterinary Clinic
Bradford Park Veterinary Hospital
Fort Collins, Colorado
Front Range Veterinary Clinic
Animal Hospital of Dauphin County
SF Bay Area, California
Muttville Senior Dog Rescue (Pop-up Clinic)
San Carlos, California
4 Paws Mobile Veterinary Services
Northgate Pet Clinic
Hillside Veterinary Clinic
Chippens Hill Veterinary Hospital
Ithaca, New York
Cornell University Hospital for Animals
The Animal Center
Does your pup want to be a Healthspan Study Scientist?
Enroll your dog by joining the Loyal Pack below.
A Healthspan Study veterinarian will reach out to you to confirm and complete your enrollment.
Schedule your dog to one of the study sites for a 30-60 minute free wellness check up.
The vet will ask you for information on your dogs health and take blood samples. That's it!
Loyal vets will send your Loyal Healthspan Study gift package within 90 days!
When does the study begin?
The study began recruiting in December 2020.
What do I have to do to participate?
After qualification, you’ll agree to bring your dog to our trial site for a standard slate of tests common in veterinary checkups. We expect this vet visit to take 30 minutes to an hour.
When will we see the results?
The study will begin in February 2021 and end in July 2021. You’ll receive updates on your dog’s health throughout the entirety of the study.
How will my dog be involved in the study?
We’ll run a set of standard blood tests and perform a physical examination to get a baseline measure of your pup’s health.
What do you hope to achieve with the study?
We hope to identify biological measures of aging in dogs, allowing us to better characterize their aging process and ultimately develop therapeutics that delay the onset of age associated disease.
Is this safe?
Yes! This is a non-interventional study, meaning we aren’t administering any drug, only observing multiple measures of physical and emotional well being in dogs. This includes standard tests and procedures common in veterinary check-ups.
Who is involved in the study?
This study is sponsored by Cellular Longevity, inc., dba Loyal, an animal health company.
Still have more questions?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and a Loyal veterinarian will get back to you shortly.