FDA Nearing Approval Of New Drug That May Help Big Dogs Live Longer

(Breitbart) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may soon green-light a drug that could help large-breed dogs live longer.

San Francisco-based biotech company Loyal made the announcement recently, Fox News reported Sunday.


Loyal founder and CEO Celine Halioua said, “There are 25 million large-breed dogs in the U.S. alone — that’s 25 million dogs we can help live longer and with better quality of life.”

According to Loyal’s website, its purpose is “Giving our best friends more time.”

“We’re developing drugs intended to help dogs live longer, healthier lives. By targeting the underlying causes of canine aging, we hope to prevent and delay the onset of many age-related diseases,” the site reads.

The drug, identified as LOY-001, may work to slow the aging process for larger dogs weighing 40 pounds or more, the Fox article continued:

However, it cannot be approved until other milestones, such as completion of a clinical trial and review of safety and manufacturing data, are reached.

According to NBC News, the drug would be administered through a shot every three to six months.

However, “Other researchers are hot on the trail to sniff out their own version,” the outlet stated:

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