Over the last few years we have performed over 60 of these procedures, owners who have previously had their pets spayed in the old open surgery are amazed at the improvement in recovery. There is less pain and recovery is quicker.
Spaying or neutering female dogs is used to prevent unwanted pregnancy, prevent womb infections in later life, reduce the likelihood of breast tumours (by up to over 90%), and stopping seasons. The way this has been done is to surgically open the abdomen, pull firmly on the ovaries, tie them off , and then close the abdominal wall again. Quite a complex and painful procedure. This is a commonly performed procedure and is well practised by many vets making complications a relatively rare problem.
So , although this is a very effective treatment, there are ways to make this a much less painful experience.
As only tiny holes are made through the abdominal wall, and we don’t need to pull on the ovaries, it is a much less painful experience than the traditional method described above. By further using a combination of pain relieving modalities such as medical pain relief (pethidine, non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs) and K-laser treatment we believe the procedure is now much more comfortable.
Simply put, if you needed surgery, would you choose keyhole surgery over having a large abdominal wound? Your dog will thank you for choosing keyhole surgery for her spay.