Dog aging project - TRIAD (Test of Rapamycin in Aging Dogs)

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Purpose of Study: 

The goal of the Dog Aging Project is to understand how genes, lifestyle, and environment influence aging.

This study wants to use that information to help dogs and people increase healthspan, the period of life spent free from disease.

With help from you, we’ll gather information on thousands of participating dogs. We want to know what factors are associated with better health and longer lives.

A subset of participating dogs will be selected to be part of a new clinical study to explore the potential of the drug rapamycin to improve healthspan.


This study welcome ALL dogs—young and old, mixed breed and purebred, healthy and those with chronic illness.

However, there are a few steps before enrollment.

If you and your best friend are interested in joining this study, please start the process by clicking the link: Nominate your dog for being a potential candidate.



The Dog Aging Project includes expert scientists and research veterinarians from over 20 research institutions and veterinary teaching hospitals.

The core leadership is based at the University of Washington and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

For further information, please visit at Dog aging project website