Greetings clients and beloved pets!
We are excited to announce the launch of the LOVE spay program here at Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic! Part of our mission statement at PBVC is that we always offer the best medicine and constantly adapt to meet the highest standards of veterinary care. LOVE spay fits those guidelines as a less invasive and less painful way to spay your female dogs.
Known as the LOVE Spay, LOVE is an acronym formed from L for laparoscopy and OVE for ovariectomy. Traditional spay surgery requires an incision of one to four inches on the dog’s abdomen. The LOVE spay procedure involves 2-3 small incisions requiring just one stitch each to close the openings. The small incisions accommodate a camera, a tube to inflate the area, and the surgical instruments. With an estimate of 65% less pain to the animal, the procedure uses a cut and cauterize technique instead of tearing the ovarian ligament. There is virtually no bleeding and less trauma to the dog. You and your dog can be back on the beach in 3 days, instead of the traditional 10-14 day recovery time!
We are also using this less-invasive technique to perform gastropexy in larger female and male dogs. Gastropexy is a procedure that attaches the stomach to the body wall to prevent the deadly condition known as gastric-dilatation and volvulus, or “bloat”. With assistance from the laparoscopic instruments, this procedure can be performed with a 2-3 inch incision instead of the traditional 10-14 inch incision. Because this procedure requires the stomach to heal to the body wall, it does require a 2 week rest period.
We are now offering LOVE spay exclusively as we feel it is the caring way to spay your female dogs. Please call us for more information on getting your pet scheduled!