Benefits of Laser Surgery for Pets

The use of laser surgery may eliminate the need for E Collars, in some cases.

In recent years, many veterinarians are now being trained in using laser to perform various surgical procedures, instead of using the traditional scalpel blade. Procedures that are now being done increasingly with laser include standard soft tissue surgeries including spays and castrations, lump removals, as well as declaws in cats. Orthopedic procedures are also being done routinely with lasers.

Amongst the many benefits of laser surgery include much less bleeding at the surgical site, as well as not needing any sutures, in most cases. There is significantly much less pain, and healing has been shown to be accelerated when using laser over traditional surgical techniques.  It is believed that circulation is better maintained with laser surgery.  The use of E collars, bandages, and wraps is also much reduced, as most pets will usually leave the surgical site alone when done with laser therapy.

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4 Comments

  1. I need your help in helping to get my Harness for the E-Collar
    manufactured. I have a provisional Patent and looking to either sell the licensing for Royalities or Buy it out-right. I came up with it after our cat had to have eye surgery. I saw her stress level go down after I put it on her. She than was able to eat, drink, sleep and walk around as comforably as she could wearing the E-Collar. She than had to accecpt the fact that the E-Collar wasn’t going anywhere. She heal up 100%. This needs to come with the E-Collar after surgeries for all animals fing themselves wearing the E-Collar. This is a WIN WIN WIN for all Vet Clinics, Pets, and Care-givers.

  2. Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarianFebruary 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Marcia WilhelmsenJune 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Can you help me with info on how to get my harness manufactured with the e-collar?

  4. Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarianJune 5, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Not sure I can help there. Ask 1800petmeds pharmacist Gary Koesten.

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