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Scout Bio's Current Arthritis Study

Scout Bio is actively seeking to enroll cats that have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis to participate in their pain treatment study. Overseen by the FDA, this study is an opportunity to not only offer painful feline patients a new treatment option, but to also be part of a dedicated team that advances a whole new area of therapy in veterinary medicine.

This is a placebo-controlled study, but all cats will receive two active treatments (one at a time) at different points in the study. You will not know which treatment, or placebo, your cat receives at any appointment, but rest assured, your cat will get active treatments during the study.

Vet-Icon-white Even if your cat is not diagnosed with degenerative arthritis, there is another opportunity to help the study succeed. By sharing this information with other cat owners whose cats might be eligible for the study, you become a valuable part of the team striving to bring this treatment option to other cat owners in the future.

How Can You Participate?


Cats in good health or with stable chronic conditions that are ≥ 6 months old and weigh ≥ 4.4 pounds.

  • Clients must commit to travel with their cat to the study site approximately every 2 weeks for the first 30 days and then once a month for an additional 5 months.
  • Clients must be willing and able to provide consistent, accurate assessments of their cat’s well-being and progress.
  • Clients must be willing and able to access the internet to fill out study forms..

Costs and Procedures Covered

There are no costs to owners for any study related exams, tests, or veterinary care.

  • All study examination costs, and any needed diagnostics and laboratory evaluations, are provided at no charge by the study site for the duration of the study.
  • After the screening visit, if your cat is deemed eligible then they will be enrolled and at the next visit they will receive the first randomly assigned study treatment or placebo.
  • At each visit, blood will be drawn for different evaluations, and some urine will be taken at the beginning, middle, and end of the study.

Study Sites

  • Orange, CA
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Manchester, CT
  • New Preston, CT
  • Largo, FL
  • Decatur, IL
  • Franklin, IN
  • Zachary, LA

  • Jackson, MS
  • Morrisville, NC
  • Liverpool, NY
  • Columbus, OH
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Quakertown, PA
  • Dallas, TX
  • Madison, WI

If you live in or near one of these active study sites and are interested in enrolling your cat, please click the button and complete the questionnaire to allow us to determine if your cat may be eligible to screen.

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