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Seeking Dogs, Cats for Diabetes Study

News-Gazette (Oct. 27) – Dr. Arnon Gal, a UI College of Veterinary Medicine professor of small-animal internal medicine, is hoping to enroll 24 cats and 24 dogs, with half of each being fed capsules of freeze-dried stool taken from healthy dogs and cats and half taking a placebo. His research is intended to find out whether changing the population of microbes in the gut can improve glucose tolerance in diabetic dogs and cats and potentially even cure diabetes in cats.