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Laser vs surgical tools when spaying

 
Deputy3718
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Direct Link 01-12-2017, 06:18 PM  
Hello all! Since I lost my dog Maggie back in October I acquired 2 new pups. I am going to have them spayed. My question is, what are the pros and cons to using a laser or surgical tools during spaying. My vet no longer perforns this service and gas recommended a couple different vets. One does laser and one does not. Any recommendations would be great. Thanks!
 
Dog.L
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Direct Link 02-01-2017, 10:21 PM  
Again sorry for the delayed reply...


As far as I'm aware the laser surgery is less invasive, causes less tissue damage and does speed recovery. However all this applies to surgeries in general and not specifically to the spay surgery so you'll need to double-check with your vet about that.

In general Laser Surgery :
  • Less Pain - The laser seals nerve endings as it "cuts." As a result, your pet will experience less pain and be more comfortable post operatively.
  • Less Bleeding - The Laser seals small blood vessels during surgery. This speeds many procedures, reducing the time your pet needs to be under anesthesia, which further reduces possible complications.
  • Less Swelling - Laser energy does not crush, tear or bruise tissue because the only thing that touches your pet is an invisible beam of light.
  • Reduced risk of infection - As the laser removes diseased tissue, it seals the skin and reduces the amount of bacteria present.
  • Precision - The laser can remove unhealthy tissue while minimizing adverse effects to healthy surrounding tissue.
  • Quicker return to normal activities - Healing is rapid and there is less post-operative discomfort and a better course of healing.


However....

Ths is really different from dog to dog..since every dog has its own unique charasteristics.

And of course it also depends on the vet that how experienced he/she is with this method.


I hope you have got your answer.

The best of luck.
 
Dog.L
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Direct Link 04-29-2017, 10:09 AM  
Hello all! Since I lost my dog Maggie back in October I acquired 2 new pups. I am going to have them spayed. My question is, what are the pros and cons to using a laser or surgical tools during spaying. My vet no longer perforns this service and gas recommended a couple different vets. One does laser and one does not. Any recommendations would be great. Thanks!
QuoteOriginally Posted by Deputy3718
Hi Brandon,

I just wanted to know how was your experience with laser surgery on your dog.

please keep us updated.
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