Stem Cell Therapy -
Colorado State University
Cats with stable chronic kidney disease can participate in this stem
cell study. Cats will receive three IV injections of stem cells over several
visits to the veterinarian while their kidney function is monitored.
with some other illnesses or heart disease, kidney infection, stones or
other renal complications cannot be enrolled in this study.
involves five visits to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, so cats that
become agitated during veterinary visits are not ideal.
All visits, lab work
needed for the study, stem cell treatments and a $200 stipend for the
owner’s expenses are paid for by CSU’s
Frankie’s Fund for Feline Stem Cell
Research and the Morris Animal Foundation.
If you wish to participate, please call 970-297-5000 and say that you would like
to schedule an appointment for Dr. Quimby's stem cell therapy study.
Cell Therapy - Animal Medical Center, NYC
Animal Medical Center
is offering free stem cell treatment and three years long term
management for qualifying cats.
The cat needs to be in IRIS Stage 3
(i.e. creatinine level between 2.9 and 5.0) and must have a negative
urine culture. The cat must have no history of stones or any other
illness, although hypertension or proteinuria are acceptable.
The stem cells will be obtained and grown from the cat's own fat, and
will be transplanted into the cat's renal artery via the femoral artery.
This procedure will be repeated 2.5 weeks later. Follow up care will be
available free of charge for three years. Only approved treatments and
supplements may be used during this period.
Oxidative Stress Study
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of
Veterinary Medicine is seeking participants for a trial into oxidative
stress. In humans, it is known that the degree of oxidative stress
reflects the stage of CKD. The study aims to measure a biomarker of
oxidative stress in the kidney called urinary F2-Isoprostanes
(F2-IsoP) to see whether the same correlation exists in cats. In due
course this may lead to trials of
Cats with a
specific gravity below 1.030 and with no other diseases such as
hyperthyroidism, heart disease or diabetes mellitus are eligible for
enrollment. You will receive a free exam by a veterinary internist or
internal medicine resident, a number of tests (complete blood count,
chemistry panel, urinalysis, urine culture, and total T4), IRIS substaging
(blood pressure and urine protein:creatinine) and the Urinary F2-IsoP
Contact details are Dr Kelly
Monaghan or Dr Will Whitehouse at 1-608-263-7600, or
There is more information about the study
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Stem Cell Therapy
are looking to enrol 12 cats in the San Francisco area into a clinical
trial. The cats will be treated by their own vets, who therefore need to
be prepared to liaise with ReGena-Vet Laboratories.
The trial will require daily injections and bloodtests every two weeks. If
you are interested, contact Dr Richard Vulliet on 1-530-902-9006 or at
Maropitant (Cerenia) for Nausea and Vomiting
Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University is seeking
volunteers for a study into the use of maropitant for the treatment of
nausea and vomiting in cats with CKD.
Cats that have
been diagnosed with stable chronic kidney disease and who have a “picky”
appetite, nausea or vomiting, are potentially eligible for entry into this
study. Cats with other illnesses may not be eligible.
The cat will be
complimentary physical exam and chemistry panel at the beginning of the
study. The study involves giving cats either maropitant or a placebo daily
for two weeks. After two weeks, the cat will receive a second
complimentary physical exam and complimentary blood tests (blood chemistry
panel). During the study, the owner will be asked to fill out a daily
diary of the cat’s behavior and other details.
complimentary veterinary visits and chemistry tests; a $100 stipend is
offered to the participating veterinarian per cat enrolled to cover these
If you wish to
participate, please contact Dr Jessica Quimby on
970-297-5000 or at
Kidney Samples from Deceased Cats (Free Private Cremation)
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University is researching
something called cell
senescence. In order to do this, the researchers need to obtain kidney samples from deceased cats. The ashes of the deceased cat would be returned to owners within
about a week.
The kidney samples would also help with studies into whether nausea and lack
of appetite in cats with CKD are caused by a specific condition,
and to better understand the stages of kidney disease.
If you wish to
assist, please contact Dr Jessica Quimby on
970-297-5000 or at