The Advancements of Feline Renal Allograft Transplantation Techniques and Treatments

Morgan Simon



In recent years, kidney transplants have become a viable treatment option for chronic kidney disease in felines. Chronic kidney disease is the leading disease in geriatric cats with 20% of these geriatric cats being affected. Feline kidney transplantation has been met with many different issues regarding ethics, diagnosis, methods, and complications. There are some individuals that believe kidney transplants should not be done in felines because consent from the feline cannot be obtained. The diagnosis of chronic kidney disease has been on the rise in recent years which may be due to new classification standards. There have been many different methods used to carry out the vascular anastomosis and ureteroneocystostomy. There have been many improvements of these methods to help reduce complications and mortality.