Independent university-based research on dog nutrition and diseases

Dogs and people suffer from same diseases. They also share the same living environment and sometimes even the same food. Philogenetically dogs are much closer to humans than mice or other laboratory animals. The DOGRISK project studies national public diseases which are more or less the same in humans and dogs.
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About the DogRisk team and research

As diseases, like atopy, diabetes, ostearthritis, hypothyroidism, irritable bowl syndrome etc., are affecting the lives of millions of people, they are also a big burden to millions of dogs and their owners. We are interested in associations between diseases, nutrition, genes, environment, and microbiota. By using client-owned dogs as our study population, we are hoping to help both man's best friend and people to have happier and healthier lives.