A new medication is in the works that is designed to extend the lifespan of dogs. The injectable drug, which is produced by the animal pharmaceutical company Loyal, is made for large dogs over the age of six. LOY-001 works by limiting a growth hormone called IGF-1, which is higher in larger breeds and is correlated with accelerated aging. The first of its kind preventative medication not only keeps dogs living longer, but also helps maintain their quality of life as they age. LOY-001 isn’t available to pet owners yet, but is expected to be on the market by 2026 if it continues to pass the FDA’s approval process.
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