How does it work?
Two small incisions (0.3-1cm depending on patient size) are made into the abdomen so that a camera and specialised equipment can be used to remove the ovaries. This means less tissue handling, less postoperative pain, reduced risk of complications, and a faster return to normal activity.
Will my pet be sore after the procedure?
Most pets are very comfortable after keyhole surgery. We do dispense pain medication for you to administer at home, but this is usually only required for 2-3 days after the procedure.
Will a buster collar be required?
Dissolvable stitches underneath the skin are used to close the small incisions so pets are less likely to notice the wounds. However, it’s important to keep an eye on them as if they do show an interest in licking the wound, a body suit or collar might be required.
How long is the rest period?
The rest period for a laparoscopic surgery is just 2-3 days providing recovery goes as planned. This is significantly reduced in comparison to a conventional spay which requires 10-14 days of rest.
Is my pet a suitable candidate for the procedure?
We currently offer laparoscopic spays for dogs between 10-40kg in good body condition.
Pet weight under 25kg: £550
Pet weight between 25-45kg: £600
Pet weight above 45kg: £650