Something to Think About

My brother was just a child when he died of leukemia, after four frustrating years battling a number of other equally indifferent cancers. Idealistic as only a twelve year old girl can be, I made an impossibly desperate promise when I said good bye to him. I vowed to...

Do Dogs Get Alzheimer’s Disease?

  Dementia is an age-associated symptom characterized by significant and progressive cognitive decline, impacting every aspect of life. In humans, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for more than 50% of all forms of dementia. It occurs in approximately 10% of people age 65...

Mouse in the House

This Husky mix with one beautiful blue eye and one soulful brown is Mouse. He is one of our Canine Citizen Scientists from the Phase 1 Rapamycin Intervention Study conducted nearly two years ago. The goal of this study was to verify a safe dosing level of the drug...
Why not small dogs?

Why not small dogs?

Possibly the most common question we receive is ‘Why aren’t you including small dogs in your project?’ The answer is, we are. And we aren’t. Every study has to have a focus, it has to have a goal that can be measured and compared with the funding available for that...
Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

This is Piper. You can tell just by looking at her that she is a stunningly beautiful, highly intelligent and incredibly active dog. What you can’t tell is that she is the #1 Doberman Barn Hunter in the known universe. She is just that good. She reached that...

OlD Dog Haven

As many of you know, Betty came to us through Old Dog Haven. She was struggling in the shelter environment, having been left there by the only owners she had ever known. She was overweight with ear and skin issues, but mostly miserable at leaving her lifetime home....

Phase 2, finally!

by Tammi Kaeberlein You’ve been waiting a painfully long time for this and so have we. Honestly, I might be the least patient of our entire group and so am delighted to say that Phase 2 is truly just around the corner. Phase 2 of the Rapamycin Intervention trial is a...

Welcome to Betty Barks!

by Tammi Kaeberlein This blog is for dog lovers by dog lovers, about all things relevant to healthy aging in dogs. This is Betty, our unofficial mascot, She is a foster dog who came to live with my husband and I through Old Dog Haven, even though we definitely did not...