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Chronic Pain & Arthritis Clinical Trials

Featured Trial: Assessing a Cell-based Therapy in Dogs with Arthritis

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a cell-based therapy injected directly into the stifle (knee joint) of dogs with osteoarthritis. This study will assess whether pain is relieved and joint function is improved by the substance. Dogs will be randomly assigned to receive the study medication or a placebo, or be in a sham group. This study involves five visits to Penn Vet over the course of 2 months. 


Search All Penn Vet Chronic Pain & Arthritis Clinical Trials

Do you have a dog with chronic pain or arthritis? Your dog may qualify for one of Penn Vet's clinical trials. Check the list below:

Comparing Two New Investigational Medications for Arthritis in Dogs

Sep 11, 2015, 10:28 AM
Short description:
Comparing two new medications to NSAID or placebo

The Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center is now enrolling dogs with suspected osteoarthritis for a trial assessing the safety and effectiveness of two new investigational medications to control arthritis pain. Your dog will be randomly assigned to either of the two study medications, placebo, or a currently approved NSAID to relieve pain and inflammation in the joints of dogs with arthritis.


  • Diagnosis of osteoarthritis in one or more joints
  • Age 2 years or older; weight 15-50 kgs (33-110 lbs)
  • Not currently on any pain medications or NSAIDs.


  • All study related costs are covered, including study visits, blood work, radiographs and study medications.
  • Participants are reimbursed for time and travel

To Enroll:

Please contact the VCIC at 215 573-0302 or by email at if you would like more information about this study.


  • Dogs