Feline FREE study

Cat lying downStudy Title: Feline FREE study
Current Status: On hold due to COVID-19; seeing follow up appointments for dogs already enrolled
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Granick, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Contacts: Dr. Granick, [email protected]
Kelly Bergsrud, Senior Research Study Technician, [email protected], 612-624-9597

Eligible cats, briefly (contact us for full information):

  • Cats aged 1 year or older and weigh ≥ 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs)
  • Diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (IRIS stage 2-4) and associated anemia
    (PCV ≤25% to enroll; PCV 15-27% OK for screening)
  • Stage 4 with creatinine < 6.0 or Stage 4 with Body Condition Score (BCS) ≥ 4/9)
  • Not had previous erythropoietin therapy
  • Do not require daily fluid administration

Study summary:

The study consists of 24 weeks of study drug treatments and owner observations.

  • Screening exam with lab tests, initial assessments
  • Enrollment Day 0 exam, blood tests, 1st study drug injection (subcutaneous)
  • Weeks 1 – 4: Weekly exams, samples and study drug injections
  • Weeks 6 -12: Every other week visits for exams, samples and study drug injections
  • Months 4 – 6: Monthly visits for exams, samples and study drug injections

Costs of the study:

The study pays for all study visits listed above. Pet owners may also receive financial compensation directly from study sponsor upon completion of the study.

To learn more, or to enroll, please contact Kelly Bergsrud or Dr. Granick (above)