A Second Chance At Life

Kidney transplants can save cats suffering from renal failure.

By Rachel Leisemann

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Milo, R. Brooks' 3-year-old cat, suddenly lost a lot of weight. She took Milo to the veterinary clinic for tests, where the cat first was misdiagnosed with cancer. Later, a veterinarian told Brooks that Milo's kidneys were failing; she was diagnosed with renal failure.

Brooks had the option to treat Milo's disease as best she could or to get her a new kidney. She chose the latter.

Milo was given a chance at a tenth life at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the few veterinary hospitals in the United States that offer kidney transplants for cats.

**Get the October 2008 issue of CAT FANCY to read the full article.**

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