Researchers have risen to ponder over the health of dogs across the country, with an attempt to list the living standards of over 20,000 puppies.
The renowned Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh and the Roslin Institute have urged Labrador retriever owners to indulge in the study, pondering over the main factors including diet and exercise responsible for impacting dogs’ vulnerability to illness and disease.
Under the listing process, they will need to enter details of their pet's daily life, on a website for each month.
"The data from Dogslife will provide valuable information on how dogs are looked after by their owners across the UK”, quoted, Dylan Clements, from the vet school. "We hope that assessing the lifestyles and health of a large number of dogs will make it possible for us to identify factors contributing to common illnesses”.
The project worth £100,000 is revealed to be financially backed by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and is being operated in conglomeration with the Centre for Integrated Genomic Medical Research at the University of Manchester, the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool and the Kennel Club.