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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. Michael Lappin, director of the Center for Companion Animal Studies, and Dr. Stacie Summers, ACVIM Diplomate and PhD candidate researching causes, diagnostic procedures, and treatments of CKD in cats.

Learn more about Drs. Lappin and Summers on the faculty webpage and the clinical trial/current studies webpages. Please contact either or if you have any questions.​​

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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 from CSU researchers.

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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.

Contact Us:
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