SUPERCOAT believes every dog deserves to live their 'best life'. Purina has been one of the leaders in the advancement of pet care and pet nutrition for over 85 years and it took our experts 14 years of research to develop the Purina Lifespan Study.
The study was a world first in providing clear evidence that food restriction, aimed at maintaining an ideal physical state throughout their life, can lead to ‘up to 1.8 years more of healthier life.
It all started with 48 Labrador Retriever puppies who were paired within their litters according to their body weight and gender. In their pairs they were randomly assigned to a control group or a restricted feeding group. Both diets were nutritionally balanced and complete, the only difference being the amount fed. Each dog was weighed weekly whilst being monitored, and physically observed throughout their life. Every dog lived their healthy best and the control group had an average lifespan of 11.2 years whilst the restricted diet group averaged 13 years. The Life Span study also unveiled additional benefits of the restricted feeding diet including delayed muscle loss, less body fat and reduced signs of ageing.
We recommended following 3 simple steps to help your dog achieve 1.8 years more of healthy life.