What is pet laser surgery?

Pet laser surgery is a safer and less invasive alternative to traditional surgical methods. We are happy to be able to offer it to pet owners in the Broomfield, CO area. Our team is even more excited that at the end of 2019 we updated our CO2 laser to the newest model, ensuring that we are using the most up-to-date laser technology.

The most common type of veterinary surgical laser is the CO2 laser, first developed for medical use in the 1980s. These CO2 laser beams emit waves that are absorbed by moisture from the skin and other soft tissue, essentially vaporizing the cells and creating an incision in the tissue. It’s an exceptionally precise form of surgery that reduces scarring and damage to unaffected areas.

Why is pet laser surgery used?

Laser surgery is a preferred method because it reduces bleeding, inflammation, and pain, while also ensuring a faster recovery time. It does this by sealing small blood vessels, nerve endings, and lymphatics as it cuts, unlike a conventional scalpel. Laser surgery is also a more sanitary alternative, since the device effectively kills bacteria and sterilizes the area. The recovery period for pet laser surgery typically lasts between 14 and 21 days, much shorter than that of traditional methods.

What are the benefits of laser declawing vs. regular declaw surgery?

At Broadlands Veterinary Clinic, the declawing procedure must be done via laser. Laser declawing can improve recovery times and decrease any pain associated with the declaw procedure. If you are considering having your cat declawed, please take the decision seriously and elect for laser declawing over regular surgery.

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What do I need to know if my pet is having laser surgery?

Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is recommended for pets under the age of six, and required for pets age six and older. This is to ensure that your pet’s blood counts are normal and that his or her liver and kidneys can handle the anesthetic.

To further prevent adverse reactions to the anesthesia, vets typically recommend that you withhold food and water from your pet 8 to 10 hours before the surgery.

Using state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, our team of professionals will continue to monitor your pet throughout the surgery, including pulse oximetry, electrocardiogram, and blood pressure.

Pet Laser Surgery Procedures in Broomfield CO

Broadlands Vet offers the following pet laser surgery procedures:

  • Spay and neuter
  • Mass removal
  • Declaw (requires laser surgery)
  • Skin tag removal

If you are looking for pet laser surgery in Broomfield CO, our compassionate and experienced team at Broadlands Vet can promise a completely transparent process that prioritizes your pet’s health and safety. Contact a representative at our office today to learn more about the innovative procedures we have to offer.