Involving your pet in a clinical trial can sound scary, but it can be a very helpful and rewarding experience for both you and your fur baby. Just like us, animals can be afflicted with a variety of health issues, and clinical trials are conducted to test out the safety and efficacy of pet products. Clinical trials for pets may be for any number of conditions, such as diabetes, depression, or canine/feline-specific issues.
Why should my pet participate?
Your pet may gain access to treatments that work better for their condition than what’s currently available.
You will contribute greatly to medical research that may be life-saving to other’s pets who are experiencing the same issues.
Your pet will have access to a larger medical team than they normally do, and a whole team of experts can work on their condition.
For non-serious ailments, you may be able to watch your pet’s quality of life, health, and happiness improve greatly with just a simple supplement or dietary change!
What are the benefits for my pet?
If your pet has been diagnosed with a serious health condition, clinical trials may become available to you. These can sound experimental or scary, but the treatments offered to your pet will have already passed basic safety and efficacy tests. These treatments can sometimes be life-saving or improve the quality of life for your pet.
Your pet’s participation also helps to advance medical science and can save or improve the life of your pet, or the lives of others with the same condition down the line. You and your pet will be helping veterinary science to find cures, treatments, and preventions to the diseases affecting animals.
What are the risks?
As is the case for any medical treatment, there is a chance that your pet may react badly to a medication. Otherwise, there can be unknown side effects that come to light during the clinical trial.
However, it’s important to remember that just like a human clinical trial, you and your pet can withdraw at any time during the process. Additionally, your vet and research team will monitor your pet’s progress and watch closely for any subtle signs of negative reactions to the trial treatment, so they can act quickly to resolve any discomfort or negative effects.
Want to create your own clinical trial?
Citruslabs provides a simple and affordable way to prove that your products actually work. At Citruslabs, we design a clinical trial that is right for you and your budget, so that you can start sharing research-backed product claims without spending a fortune. We offer the cohesive planning and management required to conduct successful clinical trials, from start to finish. Ready to get started? Let's talk! You can contact us here.