Why Large Dogs Die Young

Why Large Dogs Die Young

Kraus, C, et al. “The size-lifespan trade-off decomposed: Why large dogs die young”. Am. Nat. 181 (2013): 492-505. This study investigates the demographic mechanisms behind the trade-off between size and lifespan in the domestic dog. Background Large dogs...
Hybrid Vigor in Dogs

Hybrid Vigor in Dogs

Nicholas, FW, et al. “Hybrid vigour in dogs?” Vet J. 214 (2016): 77-83. This article is a review of the existing research examining hybrid vigor in dogs. Review articles summarize the research published to date on a particular subject and often comment on...
Effects of Diet Restriction on Hip Health

Effects of Diet Restriction on Hip Health

Smith, Gail K., et al. “Lifelong diet restriction and radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis of the hip joint in dogs.” J Am Vet Med Assoc. 229.5 (2006): 690-693. PubMed Link | PDF Link This study looked at the effect of limiting food consumption on the...
Effects of Diet Restriction on Lifespan

Effects of Diet Restriction on Lifespan

Kealey, Richard D., et al. “Effects of diet restriction on life span and age-related changes in dogs.” J Am Vet Med Assoc. 220 (2002): 1315-1320. PubMed Link | PDF Link This study evaluates the effects of a modest (25%) lifelong calorie restriction on life...