To qualify for this study:
1. Your dog has been diagnosed with a kidney disease primarily affecting the glomerulus (the filtering portion of the kidney), and that is unlikely to be due to a concurrent disease outside the kidney.
2. Your dog’s urine protein:creatinine ratio (a test which measures the amount of protein in the urine) of two separate urines must have an average of greater than 1.0.
3. Your dog has had two urinalyses to assure there is not urinary tract inflammation or hemorrhage that could be contributing to the urine protein content.
4. You agree to make every effort possible to return to ISU’s Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center for 4 recheck examinations at pre-determined intervals.
At the initial evaluation your dog will have basic blood and urine testing, including:
This is to determine your dog's overall health and to confirm the presence and severity of glomerular disease.
Based on your dogs evaluation, he/she may be administered an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEi) and /or an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB).
Your dog will return for a recheck at 1 month, then at 2, 4, and 6 months.
During those rechecks, the following tests will be performed:
The procedures listed above in your initial evaluation and rechecks will be paid for by the study up to a maximum of $895.
Dr Jean-Sebastien Palerme: 515-294-4900