We are now able to offer laparoscopic (keyhole) bitch spays at our Beaminster surgery.
Keyhole surgery (or laparoscopic surgery) is regarded as the gold standard in many human surgical techniques due to faster recovery times, less pain, and less post operative infections and complications.
Keyhole surgery is a minimally invasive operating technique where a small camera is inserted through a small incision to view the internal structures. With our equipment we make two 1cm incisions through which the ovaries are visualised on a monitor, the blood vessels cauterised and the ovaries removed.
Usually buster collars (‘lampshades’) are not required and exercise is restricted to just 48 hours rather than the usual ten days after the traditional spaying technique.