Endoscopic castration bitch

  • Dog
  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • Reproduction

Endoscopic or laparoscopic castration is a minimally invasive option for castrating a bitch that offers many advantages over conventional (open) castration.

Contact a veterinarian

If you think the symptoms are right for your animal, we recommend that you contact a veterinarian for a consultation.
  • There are no large wound surfaces and no sutured operation incision several centimetres long.
  • Only two or three very small incisions in the belly wall are necessary, through which the endoscopic instruments are inserted into the abdominal cavity.
  • The condition of the abdominal organs can be examined.
  • Wound healing is rapid and uncomplicated as the dog does not lick at the small operation site or licks it hardly at all.
  • Sutures do not have to be removed as the small incisions are closed with one or two stitches of dissolving material.
  • The dog has less pain after the operation and pain relief can be given in a lower dose.
  • The dog is fit and back on her feet again after a short time.

With laparoscopic spaying usually only the ovaries are removed and the uterus is left in place, generally without any disadvantage. If the uterus is abnormal, however, it must be removed. It may be possible to do this laparoscopically but in individual cases conventional spaying with removal of the uterus must be performed (ovariohysterectomy).

Laparoscopic spaying can be carried out at any age. It is unimportant whether the dog has already been pregnant or how heavy she is. In a few cases, endoscopic spaying is also possible for pyometra.

Requirement: the dog should be in good health and not have had any previous diseases.

We will advise you in detail and carry out a comprehensive and careful preliminary examination of your pet.

© AniCura, Dr. Nikola Medl

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