Feline kidney failure

Margret RosenbergMargret Rosenberg Member Posts: 4
edited 25 December, 2014 in Cat Health
A Christmas present for everyone here: http://www.news.colostate.edu/Release/7498 http://www.news.colostate.edu/Release/7121 Colorado State University has a project where they're using stem cells taken from the fat of healthy cats to treat cats wth kidney disease. According to the Colorado Public Radio story I heard this morning, the first part of the study limited it to cats in the early stages of renal failure, but the farther along the cats were, the better it worked, so now they're concentrating on that angle. They don't expect this to lead to a cure, but they do expect it to lead to a longer and more comfortabe life for the cats involved. If you live in Colorado and have a cat with renal failure that you'd like to get into the study, here is the application form: http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/Documents/morris-grant-study-client-consent-form.pdf Margret In honor of my Sweet Thing |/a/|

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  • Aleasha CasarettoAleasha Casaretto ColleyvilleMember Posts: 512
    edited 25 December, 2014
    I’ve actually heard about this! I’m so glad to see that they are using stem cells! I lost my Chloe to kidney failure. Sadly, older felids (all species) end up with kidney failure. I wish I could have used stem cells on my Chloe! The kidneys are just so important. This is just an amazing breakthrough! It’s just so sad that most cats have to deal with this. Those of us who have experienced this devastating disease first hand will take all we can! If they were doing this when Chloe was still alive, I think I would have moved to Colorado. Chloe had to get IV fluids every day. I feel the k/d food helped her the most, though. But, sadly, by the time her kidney disease was discovered, she was already nearing end stage renal failure and I only had a few months with her. Chloe’s Mom Licensed Veterinary Technician
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