Creature Comfort: In Praise Of Veterinarians And Their WorkCreature Comfort: In Praise Of Veterinarians And Their Work

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Creature Comfort: In Praise Of Veterinarians And Their Work

Welcome, everybody! I'm Yvonne and I volunteer at the local animal shelter. It is amazing to see how a little interaction can perk animals up. Mostly, there are dogs and cats, but we've had illegal pets too such as goannas, kangaroos, hares and even a fox! Of course, they can't be released into the wild. I am in absolute awe of the veterinarians who attend our shelter. They can treat everything from the largest Great Dane down to tiny turtles. They tell me that the animals are often abandoned because they appear to be sick; however, in most cases, a simple vet treatment does the trick. In this blog, I plan to sing the praises of vets and explain the ways I've seen them prevent and cure animal ailments. I hope there's something for both pet lovers and future pet owners. Thank you for stopping in.

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Having a pet that has fallen sick can be just as stressful as having a loved one succumb to illness. The anxiety that you feel can intensify when you discover that your furry friend requires vet surgery to get better. Fortunately, surgical procedures have seen tech advancements that now make it easier to contend with medical issues that your pet develops. While previous techniques were quite invasive, new options such as laser surgery offer non-invasive surgical methods. If your pet requires vet surgery, below are some of the reasons why you may want to contemplate laser surgery over conventional surgical procedures.

Surgical laser procedures are astoundingly versatile

Laser surgery may cost more than traditional surgery, but it is a worthwhile cost. The incredible versatility that this procedure offers makes it an excellent option for any pet owner. Laser surgery, for starters, can be performed on all kinds of pets, large and small. So you can rest assured that your pet can receive the medical care that they urgently require. Secondly, laser surgery is useful for a myriad of routine procedures. Whether your pet needs spaying, declawing or neutering, you can have this done through laser surgery. Moreover, illnesses such as warts, cysts, tumours and more can all be removed through laser surgery!

Surgical laser procedures limit bleeding and tissue damage

A characteristic of conventional surgery is the amount of blood that is involved. The bleeding is unavoidable as the vet surgeon cuts through your pet's tissue, muscles and blood vessels. Resultantly, there is a high potential for subsequent damage to surrounding tissues, which has just been considered part and parcel of surgery. Laser surgery eliminates this. During laser surgery, the surgeon cauterises your pet's blood vessels. Therefore, there is decreased blood flow, which translates into minimal bleeding. In addition to this, the less blood at the surgical site, the more clarity the surgeon has during the procedure, and this enables them to complete the surgery faster. Lastly, the remarkable precision that laser surgery offers means there is a decreased likelihood of tissue damage since making the incisions will be as accurate as possible.

Surgical laser procedures decrease recovery time

Vet surgery is not just about getting your animal cut up and sewn back together. You also have to factor in the healing period, as your pet will be off their feet for a while. Since laser surgery is less invasive and does not damage a lot of tissue, your pet should be back on their feet in no time. Moreover, the laser beams burn off any bacteria that could be present, significantly diminishing the chance of post-surgical infections.