I know of no veterinarian that is not too challenged with balancing the ethical ramifications, potential complications and the demand from the public for feline declaws. At a continuing education conference we were introduced to some of the benefits of using a laser for this procedure.
After a demonstration and “test drive” we decided to make the considerable investment into this technology.
It was one of the best decisions related to surgery we have made to date. The difference was night and day between using a scalpel or a laser. The results were so impressive that we decided to use the laser for all soft tissue surgeries in the clinic.
The laser has the advantage of cauterizing all small blood vessels as the surgeon makes an incision. This translates into much less blood loss which means faster recovery and less strain on the body. In fact, most of our routine surgeries (spays, neuters and declaws) are almost completely bloodless. [Read more…]