Thursday, May 16, 2013

Kidney Disease and Hypertension Clinical Trial

We ran across this clinical trial tonight. Jewel meets all the criteria and would be perfect for it.....but, there's no site near us. I wanted to let everyone else know about it though in case they have or know of a kitty who can participate at a site near them.

This clinical trial is looking for cats who have been diagnosed with kidney disease and hypertension (high blood pressure), are at least one year old, and are healthy enough to participate in a six-month-long trial.

According to the study's website, hypertension can cause serious problems in cats, such as seizures, heart disease, bleeding in the brain, and blindness.  Unfortunately, feline hypertension often has no symptoms, so it can easily go undetected.  While hypertension is often associated with kidney disease and thyroid disease, there are currently no FDA approved medications to treat hypertension in cats.

This study is investigating the effectiveness of a liquid medication on hypertension in cats.  Study sites are available across the United States in: California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

You can learn more about this study on the clinical trial's website.  There, you will also find contact information for the study as well.  Please feel free to share this information with others.


  1. Oh, wow. Great find. Thanks for letting us know. I'll be sharing it on Twitter.

  2. Thanks! We appreciate you sharing our post! :)


  3. That's a really important study. Thank you for sharing it, though we wish there was a site near you, so that Jewel could participate.