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The fecal microbiome, metabolite profile, and uremic toxins in cats with chronic kidney disease

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Who Qualifies?

Any cat diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) by their veterinarian.

Purpose of the Study?

To evaluate the intricate relationship between the gut bacteria and health status in cats with chronic kidney disease. We hope to discover new therapies to help slow progression of disease and help cats with CKD feel better.

What is Required?

  • An appointment with Dr. Stacie Summers on the Small Animal Internal Medicine service.
  • Standard blood draw and collection of urine samples, both of which would likely be recommended as standard samples for routine wellness screening.
  • Owners will be asked to collect voided fecal sample at home for the study.
  • We may ask to have your cat transition to a diet formulated for cats with CKD.

Benefits

  • Free examination with a internal medicine specialist.
  • Several important diagnostic tests to determine the stage of CKD will be covered by the study (complete blood count, biochemistry panel, urinalysis, blood pressure, fecal flotation).
  • Cash stipend upon study completion
  • Possibly free kidney prescription food for your cat

How to Enroll

Please contact Dr. Stacie Summers at Stacie.summers@colostate.edu or call the front desk at (970) 297-5000 to  make an appointment with the Small Animal Internal Medicine service and mention your interest in CKD studies.