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Feline Chronic Kidney Disease Research

Feline chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most common diseases in elderly cats. Researchers at Colorado State University are dedicated to exploring more about this disease and improving the lives of affected cats. The CKD research program is spearheaded by Dr. Jessica Quimby, an Assistant Professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine, in collaboration with Dr. Michael Lappin the director of the Center for Companion Animal Studies. Research areas for the program include the study of renal aging, telomere length and cellular senescence, novel treatment strategies such as mesenchymal stem cell therapy, evidence-based supportive care strategies and exploring the relationship between vaccines and CKD.

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Clinical trials and clinical pharmacological investigations aim to improve supportive care and quality of life in cats with CKD. Learn more about current clinical trials.

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Select publications and abstracts about feline CKD by Dr. Jessica Quimby and peers.

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After Tom Jackson’s beloved cat, Buttons, passed away from chronic renal disease failure, Tom decided to include the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in his estate plans to support research in feline CRF. Tom hopes his lasting legacy with Buttons will someday help prevent the challenges and heartache that feline CRF currently brings to cat owners.

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Michael R. Lappin, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM
Department of Clinical Sciences
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523-1678

(970) 297-5000

(970) 297-1205