Jane Animal Hospital Offers Laparoscopic Spaying for Pets
Veterinary experts recommend spaying and neutering for all pets not kept specifically for breeding. Spaying and neutering offers many benefits for your pets, as well as for the community at large. These procedures are relatively simple, with very little risk for complications. At Jane Animal Hospital in Toronto, ON, we use the latest techniques to ensure the health and well-being of the animals in our care.
The Importance of Spaying & Neutering for Pets
Spaying and neutering procedures eliminate the ability of pets to reproduce. The procedures prevent the births of unwanted litters of animals that communities must adopt out or euthanize. Removing the reproductive organs also prevents certain diseases that can be expensive to treat or can threaten the life of your pet. For these reasons, you should have your pet spayed or neutered to ensure good health and a long life. Removal of the reproductive organs of a female animal is called “spaying.” Removal of the testes of a male animal is called "neutering."
Traditional Vs. Laparoscopic Spaying
Traditionally, veterinarians have done spaying procedures, which requires a significant incision into the abdomen to remove the ovaries and the uterus, as well as a certain period for proper healing. In a laparoscopic spay procedure, two or three very small incisions are made in the abdomen to remove the ovaries. The uterus is left in place. The result is the same in either procedure: eliminating the animal's ability to reproduce. Your veterinarian will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding the difference in the procedures.
Benefits of Laparoscopic Spay Procedures
The laparoscopic method for spaying requires much smaller incisions, so trauma to the animal’s tissues is less. Smaller incisions also cause less discomfort for the animal and allow for faster healing. This allows animals to resume their normal activities more quickly. Laparoscopic spaying generally costs more than traditional spaying procedures, which some pet owners may need to take into account.
Make Jane Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian in Toronto
Dr. Sterbinsky and our team at Jane Animal Hospital are dedicated to providing quality care to each of our patients in Toronto, ON, and the surrounding communities. We offer many veterinary services, including exams, vaccinations, flea & tick control, dental care, diagnostics, surgery, and boarding. Call Jane Animal Hospital today at 416-762-5558 when you're looking for a "veterinarian near me."