The Laparoscopic Spay:  High Tech Surgery for Your Pet

HOT_iStock_000022512419_LargeThe cat or dog spay is a very commonplace procedure. Not only does is eliminate unwanted litters and decrease undesirable hormone-driven behaviors, but spaying also decreases or eradicates the risk of many serious health problems like mammary (breast) cancer and pyometra (uterine infection).

Veterinarians have been spaying pets for a very long time, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for improvement. Over the years advances in things like anesthesia and pain control have made the routine spay an even better procedure. At Heart of Texas Veterinary Specialty Center we are excited to be able to continue this trend by offering our patients a laparoscopic spay.

The Traditional Spay

Despite being a relatively routine procedure, a traditional spay is not a straightforward surgery. Also called an ovariohysterectomy, a spay surgery is an abdominal procedure, which means that the surgeon creates an incision into the abdominal cavity in order to gain access to the uterus and ovaries. Continue…