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Laparoscopic Spays – Best For You and Your Pet!

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Your first question may be, “WHY do we spay our pets?” Well, that is an excellent question and there are a few answers that I can give you. We spay our pets because spaying can 1) help prevent litters of puppies and kittens that can’t, or won’t, get properly cared for 2) can further aid in preventing certain diseases such as breast or uterine cancer and 3) can make your pet an all-around friendlier being. When your pet is spayed it allows the animal to avoid going through phases of heat, which can cause drastic hormonal changes – which in turn can cause drastic temperament changes.

It’s difficult for any parent to see their child go into surgery, and that is essentially the same case when it comes to you and your pet. This is the exact reason The Yancey Clinic of Veterinary Medicine is now providing a much less invasive version of a very common and routine procedure right here in Marion, Ohio. Laparoscopic spays are a fairly new and up and coming procedure. The typical spay requires a three to five inch incision to be made in the abdomen, while the lap spay only requires two holes that each measure only about ¼ of an inch in diameter.

You may now be asking, “HOW are you able to do that?” Well, this procedure uses a tiny camera that is inserted through one of the holes in the abdomen which allows the doctor to see what he is doing while the other of the two holes is where the tools are inserted so that he is able to do what he needs to do without invading or disrupting the animal too much. That is why this falls under the category of being a minimally invasive surgery. The procedure takes only a little under an hour, and your pet is stitched back up with love and dissolvable stitches so that they are able to make their full recovery at home.

Are you ready for the best part? The recovery time of this surgery is just 48 hours! That is approximately eight days sooner than the average spay. This is great for both you and your pet. Your pet endures so much less pain and you have your best friend back in action before you know it! Dr. Yancey is one of only a handful of vets in Central Ohio currently offering this procedure, so if you find yourself considering getting your pet spayed we would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have.


For more information on this topic, please visit marionvet.