Laser surgery is no longer exclusively for humans who want 20/20 vision. It’s a safe and effective procedure used to treat several conditions in dogs, cats, rabbits and other furry family members. Instead of using a scalpel, our veterinarians use CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser energy to make precise incisions on the patient’s tissue. The laser vaporizes the tissue. It also works to seal off blood vessels to lessen bleeding and chances for any kind of complications. Call us at 403.982.8387 to learn more.
What are the benefits of laser surgery for pets?
Overall, laser provides a less invasive procedure for our patients than traditional methods. This will result in minimized pain, bleeding, swelling and infection risk. It will also lower the need for stitches and post-op medications. We find that patients who undergo laser surgery have a faster and smoother recovery time – and this is in pets of all ages and health statuses. Laser surgeries are also faster procedures so your pet will be under anesthesia for a shorter amount of time.
Why would a pet need laser surgery?
Your veterinarian here at the hospital may recommend laser surgery for a wide variety of cases or treatments including cyst/tumour removal, spays/neuters, eye surgery, oral surgery and ear surgery.
Are there any risks with laser surgery for pets?
When it comes to laser surgery, there is very little risk of side effects or injury if conducted by expert veterinary surgeons like those in our team. If you go to a veterinary hospital that is not licensed or reputable, your are making your pet vulnerable to risks like burning of their skin, retinas, or other body parts.