two dogs on a rocky beachFor The Seattle Times’ Pacific Northwest Magazine, Sandi Doughton (@SandiDoughton) writes about a research project on how dogs age. The Dog Aging Project is collecting exhaustive data on tens of thousands of pets to understand the basis for some breeds’ relative longevity, the factors that affect aging and how humans might be able to help their beloved companions — and, maybe, themselves — live out their years in good health. Photo by Karen Arnold via Wikimedia Commons