Bobi, the 31-Year-Old Dog, and the Future of Longer Living Pets
outlier: a person, thing, or event that is very different from others members of a group
Bobi, a Portuguese dog, is now 31 years old. He holds two world records as the oldest living dog and the oldest dog ever. This kind of dog normally lives 12-14 years. Bobi is an outlier. His long life is linked to a diet of human food, freedom to run, and a calm life in the country.
In the future, dogs Bobi’s age might not be so unusual. Scientists are testing a pill called rapamycin on dogs to see if it can help them live longer. The drug has shown good results, and some dog owners believe their pets have more energy and even less gray hair. In the future, this could lead to similar treatments for people.
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