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To get Brodi neutered it's going to cost about 430 and that includes the 90 extra for the laser. They told me it's less painful for them and quicker recovery time.  Owning a male dog is all new to me so is the laser option really worth it?
 

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Why do I envision a scene like a James Bond movie with the table slowly moving toward a laser beam?  "Do you expect me to talk?" "No, I expect you to get neutered!"
 

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Haha!!

I would think that the laser is less invasive, so I would probably go that route if I had the option. I'm not sure though...hopefully Sharon can chime in on this. I believe Maddie was spayed laserly. (is that a word?  :?  ) I think I remember the rescue telling me that. My mind is mush this morning!  :lol:
 

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Good question Shari, I would think it would less invasive and I'm all for that...Didn't someone have it done recently on here? I can't remember :roll:

--Why do I envision a scene like a James Bond movie with the table slowly moving toward a laser beam?  "Do you expect me to talk?" "No, I expect you to get neutered!" ----

I love that  :lol:
 

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I remember someone showing a picture of the laser cut and it was only a couple of days later; it looked really good already.
 

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I have to say that Cooper had no ill effects from his standard neuter.  I don't know how much more the laser is, but Cooper never seemed to have any pain from his surgery.  It's just been about 1 month and he just has a little scar now.
 

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Probably the best way to give my opinion on this is to do it from both sides of the exam table......Let me start with the coat on......

The way the laser works is that the laser beam seals nerve endings and blood vessels as it cuts through the tissue.
 

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Thank you for explaining it so much better then his vet did Sharon!  That's what I was wondering if the incision is bigger or smaller when having it done the old fashion way but I also like they aren't under anesthesia as long too. I was never offered the option with Chloe to have it done by laser and didn't even know they had it until after she had it done and they tried to charge me the extra for the laser.
 

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The incision site is no smaller or larger with a laser.....The size of the incision site depends on the dog iteself and not on the procedure that is being done.....

On a male.... the cut has to be large enough to get the testicle through the cut in the skin....this changes depending on the size of the dog and of course the size of the testicles themselves....that is why there are smaller cuts on dogs that are done when they are younger....they have smaller testicles.....However...since they come in all shapes and sizes....the cut has to match what you are dealing with.....:)

Same with a spay......some females have larger ovaries and uterus.....since they are removed through the incision site.....some have to be made larger....Again depends on how old the female is, if she is coming into or just got out of heat, if she has had puppies and things like that....
 
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