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GI Diet Trial

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a chronic GI condition that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, or both. It can sometimes be reversed with dietary management using novel and/or hydrolyzed proteins. (These are proteins that are specially formulated for medical conditions.)

Eligibility: Adult dogs with chronic GI issues who are currently symptomatic (having vomiting and/or diarrhea) that have been diagnosed as likely diet responsive.

Compensation: All food required for the study will be provided free of charge and it will be made commercially available to you if there are favorable results. There is a 10% discount on your hospital bill (excluding medication and supplies) for visits pertaining to the study. The sponsor is providing a $200 incentive toward your fees which will be fully paid upon study completion.

Owner responsibilities: You will be required to bring your dog to Cornell for a total of three visits for a brief exam, urinalysis, fecal exam, and blood work over the course of 12 weeks. You will also fill out a weekly survey related to your dog's quality of life and diet performance throughout the study.

Principal Investigator: Kenneth Simpson, BVM&S, PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA

Contact/Schedule an Appointment: Please call the clinical trials coordinator or any member of the internal medicine team at 607.253.3060 or email

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