This is a video of a Laparoscopic or Keyhole spay in a little Coton de Tulear. This minimally-invasive method of spaying is much less painful than a conventional open spay and has a very fast recovery making it ideal for all dogs especially pups and smaller breeds such as Chihuahuas. The whole procedure is virtually bloodless and is performed through 2 small incisions in the body wall. These incisions are so small that they can be closed using tissue glue, no need for skin stitches. Here at Toby Vet Clinic we have carried out hundreds of these procedures on all sizes from a 1.4kg Chihuahua to a 63kg Mastiff!
The future of Veterinary Surgery – Through the Keyhole.
Toby Animal Wellness Veterinary Clinic is the first veterinary practice in the country to offer laparoscopic, or "keyhole", bitch spays.
On Thursday the 13th of January 2011 Holly, a beautiful little Bichon Frise became Toby Animal Wellness Veterinary Clinic's first laparoscopic surgical operation performed by veterinary surgeon, Eamon Walsh. This bitch spay is the first performed by this method here in Ireland.
Eamon says “It was great to see Holly up and about so quickly after the operation and I am delighted to be able to offer our clients this safer, less invasive method of surgery that will give their pets much smaller wounds, less post operative pain and discomfort and a quicker recovery.”
Eamon explained “In a conventional spay a large incision is made to allow the surgeon good visualisation and handling and both the uterus and the ovaries are removed (ovariohysterectomy). Although this is an everyday procedure, it is major surgery as anyone who has had a hysterectomy will understand.
The Advantages of Laparoscopy
- SMALL INCISIONS
- NO TISSUE TEARING
- MAGNIFIED IMAGES MEAN BETTER VISUALISATION
- VIRTUALLY BLOODLESS
- RAPID RECOVERY
- LESS TRAUMA AND PAIN FOR YOUR PET
- NO EXTERNAL STITCHES
- NO BUSTER COLLAR NEEDED
Ovariectomy vs Ovariohysterectomy
- Ovariectomy is the surgical removal of just the ovaries
- Causes minimal disruption to other organs and tissues
- Eliminates the risk of pyometra
- May reduce the risk of urinary incontinence
- Less trauma than ovariohysterectomy which includes removing the uterus
- Same health benefits
- Prevents oestrus (heat cycles)
- Minimal aftercare
Keyhole Surgery and UsWe at Toby Vet Clinic believe in doing the best for your pet - even making neutering easier on them. In January 2011, the first Keyhole Spay in Ireland was performed here by Eamon Walsh MVB.
Since then, pet owners from all over the country have been bringing their pets to us for Keyhole Surgery. Female dogs and cats are always spayed here using Keyhole (Laparoscopic) Surgery, but the keyhole technique has many uses including:
We believe anything can be made easier for your pet - so when it comes to spaying your female dog or cat, consider Keyhole Surgery, the gentler way to spay.
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What our clients are saying about keyhole spaying......
"To Eamon and all your team,
Just a quick note to thank you all so much for the wonderful care ye gave to our cocker spaniel Jessie on the 27th of February.
It's like a dream to think that she is now spayed, with no trouble or bad experiences for her or us, after only one day. She was ready to run again, but we restricted her for a few days: after 5 days she was racing the mountains of Crookhaven and doing a few miles in the sand dunes of Barley Cove, chasing the hundreds of rabbits that she has never managed to catch."
Maureen and Jimmy Newman.
"When we decided to get our Shih Tzu Lexi neutered we were extremely nervous about the procedure and the recovery time, however that all turned out to be for nothing. A big thank you to Eamon and the rest of the staff at Toby Vets, who were absolutely fantastic. The keyhole procedure itself was fast with zero discomfort for our little dog (she was bounding around an hour later), to be honest it was so good you wouldn't have even known she had surgery at all. Highly, highly recommended."
"I brought Suzie, my lab-golden, in for spaying around six weeks ago. I have since recommended Toby Vets and the procedure to everyone who will listen. Our little bichon x, Honey, was completely miserable for 2 weeks after her traditional spay, which was a large part of the reason I had delayed having Suzie spayed. She has had several operations in the past and I was very reluctant to have her opened up again, for an elective procedure. The difference between Honey and Suzie after the spaying was amazing. In contrast to Honey's obvious distress, Suzie jumped into the car after the operation and enthusiastically attacked her dinner that evening. She has devised a sort of mini-showjumping course over various obstacles in the garden, and was back to galloping around the garden, leaping bushes the next day. Other than being a little itchy from hair re-growth, I don't think she even noticed that anything had happened to her! I would never, ever get a dog spayed any other way.
I would be happy to write a recommendation for use on your website etc., please let me know if there is anything I can do."
Thank you Toby Vets, from all of us!
Eamon Walsh MVB
TOBY ANIMAL WELLNESS VETERINARY CLINIC
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Our Range of Services Include
- HOUSE CALLS
- KEYHOLE LAPAROSCOPIC SPAYS
- WEIGHT CLINICS
- PREVENTATIVE HEALTHCARE
- NAIL CLIPPING FOR ALL ANIMALS
- ADVICE FROM OUR VETERINARY TEAM
- PUPPY SOCIALISATION
- AMPLE FREE PARKING
REMEMBER!Neutering your pet not only reduces the amount of unwanted puppies, it also reduces the risks of potentially life-threatening health problems in later life, such as mammary tumours and pyometra.
The best age to neuter your pet is between 5 and 7 months
Large breed females can be neutered from 4 months, with Keyhole Spaying