Causes or Cures

A Drug that Extends a Dog's Life? With Loyal's Dr. Brennen McKenzie

May 11, 2023 Dr. Eeks/Dr. McKenzie Episode 140
Causes or Cures
A Drug that Extends a Dog's Life? With Loyal's Dr. Brennen McKenzie
Show Notes

In this episode of Causes or Cures, Dr. Eeks chats with Dr. Brennen McKenzie, a veterinarian, epidemiologist and Director of Veterinary Medicine at Loyal, a clinical-stage veterinary medicine company developing drugs to prolong the lifespan and healthspan of dogs.
He discusses the aging process in dogs, age-related biomarkers, and the link between dog size (big vs small) and lifespan. He explains what a dog's "methylation age" is, how that relates to "epigenetics" and  how that is similar to and differs from a dog's chronological age. He talks about the studies Loyal is conducting and the drugs they are developing to prolong a dog's lifespan. (You may be able to enroll your dog in a study, right from home, if interested!) Finally, he describes when he thinks we might see a "noticeable" difference in a dog's lifespan. 

You can contact Dr. Eeks at bloomingwellness.com.
Follow Dr. Eeks on Instagram here.
Or Facebook here.
Or Twitter.
Subscribe to her newsletter here!


Support the show