Keeping pets safe and comfortable drives the change to the use of lasers! He or she may not look like Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia, but the odds are increasingly good that your family veterinarian has laser technology available in his or her hospital.
Well known for helping human doctors remove unwanted blemishes, hair, or even tattoos, lasers have been around the medical field for more than 30 years. In the recent decade, veterinarians have found that laser surgery can be extremely beneficial in many routine, and non-routine, procedures in the animal hospital.
Briefly, lasers can help provide a safer and more comfortable recovery for the pet because of their ability to help minimize bleeding and swelling. Above and beyond that, lasers also reduce the amount of post operative pain that a pet feels, thereby hastening the recovery from the procedure.
Procedures as diverse as elective neutering surgeries, the declawing of cats or the repair of congenital defects have lent themselves well to the use of a laser in the veterinary surgeon’s hands. And, just like their owners, pets can opt for the use of a laser to help remove any unwanted and unsightly lumps and bumps on their skin.