Lyon: Surgeons perform a kidney transplant on a cat and save her, a first for the veterinary discipline in France

Urologist surgeons in Lyon have "given a hand" to veterinarians and performed kidney transplants on a cat. On the day of the transplant, the two surgeons volunteered to work at the Pierres-Dorées clinic, where they put their know-how at the service of the veterinary team. The idea is to train veterinarians for this type of intervention.

In that particular case, the idea of a transplant was almost imposed because the family in which Tara lives has another young cat named Sushi, which proved compatible.

Three weeks after the operation, both cats are doing well. In the United States, on the hundred or so similar transplants that resulted in publications, cats on average had an extended life span of 28 to 30 months. (french)