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Clinical Trials

Exploring Better Medicine…

Meriden Animal is committed to being at the forefront of animal health and wellness with a core focus on improving the lives of our patients and their parents.

One way Meriden Animal is improving the lives of our patients and helping their parents is by offering clinical trials through a partnership with Veterinary Hospital Research Centers VHRC.

These clinical trials offer pet parents access to treatment by a Meriden Animal doctor at no cost to the pet parent for visits, diagnostics and product!  All clinical trials are completely voluntary and the pet can be pulled at anytime if their parent wishes.

Be sure to check back to this page often since the clinical trials Meriden Animal are running change as we complete existing ones!

Below is a list of the current clinical trials Meriden Animal is offering.  If your dog is a candidate for any of the existing clinical trials simply give our reception team a call at (203) 235-1131 and relay the clinical trial you are interested in.

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Current Open Clinical Trials: 

Joint Health Studies:
Nutritional Management of Arthritis Study (Mar 2022- Open)
(Total Study Participants Needed = Open)

If your dog is experiencing early signs of arthritis or your dog has been on a joint supplement previously but is not experiencing the best results.

  • Participant Study Duration = 1 month
  • Number of Visits Required = 3
  • Total Savings for Pet Parent by Participating = $750

What the FREE trial includes:

  • Clinical Visit Evaluations (3)
  • Force-plate analysis (3)
  • Hip and knee x-rays (1)
  • Comprehensive Bloodwork with C-Reactive Protein Test (1)
  • Free Nutritional Supplements for the Study (2 month supply)

Skin Health Studies:
PYODERMA STUDY : A Blinded Clinical Trial (July 1-Oct 31, 2022)
(Total Study Participants Needed = 25, Participants Still Needed = 22)     

If your dog has an existing skin infection and you have not started antibiotics and/or other therapies this trial is perfect for you.  A skin infection is referred to as a pyoderma in medical terms ie. pus in the skin.  Most of the time this bacterial skin infection, which results in red skin, pus-filled lesions is usually due to allergies or parasites (ie. flea or ticks) that cause the pet to scratch which leads to the skin infection.

  • Participant Study Duration = 10 days
  • Number of Visits Required = 3
  • Total Savings for Pet Parent by Participating = $700

What the FREE trial includes:

  • Clinical Visit Evaluations (2)
  • Skin Cytology and Culture (2)
  • Investigative Therapeutic Treatment

Probiotic Shampoo & Spray Skin Trial
(Mar 2022- Completion)

(Total Study Participants Needed = 15, Participants Still Needed = 4)

If your dog has an existing skin condition that includes red itchy skin, hair loss, pustules or allergy skin lesions like collerates.

  • Participant Study Duration = 1 month
  • Number of Visits Required = 3
  • Total Savings for Pet Parent by Participating = $900

What the FREE trial includes:

  • Clinical Visit Evaluations (3)
  • Skin Cytology and Culture (3)
  • Comprehensive Bloodwork (1)
  • Investigative Therapeutic Treatment

Dull Coat Study:
(Jan 2022 – Open)
(Total Study Participants Needed = Open)

If you have a dog or cat with a dull coat and/or dry flakey skin it maybe eligible for the trail of this skin a coat supplement.

  • Participant Study Duration = 1 month
  • Number of Visits Required = 3
  • Total Savings for Pet Parent by Participating = $200

What the FREE trial includes:

  • Clinical Visit Evaluations (3)
  • Oral Skin Supplement w/extra 1 month supply

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Completed Clinical Trials:

B-Cure Laser Study
(Jan 1- Mar. 31, 2022)
(Total Study Participants in Trial = 12 Participants)

https://meddocsonline.org/journal-of-veterinary-medicine-and-animal-sciences/Improve-patient-care-and-enhance-client-engagement-with-at-home-low-level-laser-therapy.pdf

https://bcurelaservet.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/BCure.MMS1_.pdf
 

Oral Skin Supplement for Itchy Skin
(March 1 -July 31, 2022)
(Total Study Participants in Trial = 12 Participants)

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FAQs About Clinical Trials:

What is a clinical trial?

Companies with existing products on the market or companies investigating new treatment modalities utilize clinical trials as a way of learning more about how the ingredients or existing products to help improve pet lives.  

Why clinical trials are important?

Whether its a nutritional supplement or a new innovative medication coming to market, acquiring real life data on real-life challenges helps move healthcare forward and improve the lives of your pets. 

How long do clinical trials last?

The average clinical trial we are hosting ranges from a fast 10 day trial up to a 4 week trial. 

Does my pet have to be a patient at Meriden Animal to participate?

No your pet does not.  We are looking for any pets in the vicinity of Meriden.  We just ask that you are able to make the visit as required in the trail protocol

Can I choose to stop the trial in the middle?

Yes, this trial is voluntary.  However before you stop treatment, please give Meriden Animal a call to discuss why you are choosing to stop. 

How does this benefit you as the pet parent? 

You have access to new beneficial therapies right here in your local community

It costs nothing to you once you are accepted into a trial.  That’s right… its all free. doctor visits, diagnostic lab testing and products are at no cost to you. All you have to do is follow the guidelines and come to check-up visits.