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Why is Aging
So Important?

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Aging is the progressive loss of optimal function of our bodies over time.

Dogs & humans experience aging in similar ways: greying, taking longer to get out of bed in the morning, walking slower, forgetfulness.

Aging is the largest risk factor for many diseases.

As your dog gets older, their chance of developing diseases such as cancer, arthritis, and dementia increases exponentially. These are known as "age-related diseases". Most are very hard to delay or reverse with medicines today.

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Slow aging, increase healthspan & lifespan

By slowing the aging process, we can also delay the onset of age-related diseases, which increases your dog’s healthspan and lifespan.

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The quality of the years lived.

By delaying the onset of age-related diseases like cancer, your dog lives more years at their healthiest and happiest.

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The number of years lived.

By delaying the onset of age-related disease like cancer, your dog may also live a longer life than they would have otherwise.

Loyal's mission is to develop drugs which improve your dog's healthspan and lifespan.

More, healthier years with your pup.

Illustrative diagram showing percentages of maximum lifespan extension for different animals by modifying the GH/IGF1 (worm/mouse/fly) or caloric restriction (dog). The animals and percentages shown are: Roundworm (133%), Fruit Fly (48%), Mouse (40%-60%), and a dog (17%).

Lifespan Extension: %s represent maximum lifespan extension by modifying the GH/IGFI (worm/mouse/fly) or caloric restriction (dog)

The best part: scientists have done it before.

Scientists have shown that lifespan and healthspan are able to be improved, in everything from the worm to mice and primates.

One study was able to extend dogs’ lifespan by 17% - nearly 2 years!

We follow in the footsteps of these scientists to bring their work to you and your pets.

Building a Translational Longevity Biotech for Companion Dogs

Learn more about Loyal’s approach to aging from Loyal’s VP of Aging Biology, Michael LaCroix-Fralish as he speaks about translation longevity in biotechs at the Targeting Metabesity 2021 virtual conference.

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