The Companion Dog as a Model for the Longevity Dividend.

  title={The Companion Dog as a Model for the Longevity Dividend.},
  author={K E Creevy and Steven N. Austad and Jessica M. Hoffman and Dan G O'Neill and Daniel E. L. Promislow},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in medicine},
  volume={6 1},
The companion dog is the most phenotypically diverse species on the planet. This enormous variability between breeds extends not only to morphology and behavior but also to longevity and the disorders that affect dogs. There are remarkable overlaps and similarities between the human and canine species. Dogs closely share our human environment, including its… CONTINUE READING