In this case study, a 13-year-old Dalmatian-cross dog was presented to Jon Plant, DVM, DACVD, for a rapidly enlarging ulcerated sebaceous epithelioma between the digital and metacarpal pads of the left front limb. This case illustrates how VetScalpel CO2 laser surgery is used to remove cutaneous tumors that might otherwise pose a greater challenge.
Veterinary dermatologist David Duclos, DVM, DACVD, uses a VetScalpel CO2 laser to perform a tumor excision. The VetScalpel laser is set to 30 watts of SuperPulse power, which is the…
Tail fold pyoderma (intertrigo) is common in certain brachycephalic breeds. Chronic pyoderma and dermatitis of the tail folds may result in pain, pruritus, and malodorous skin that can be difficult to manage with medical therapy alone.
At our clinic, surgical repair of the elongated soft palate (staphylectomy) is performed utilizing a CO2 laser. This allows for palatal muscle resection and simultaneous muscle thinning without the need for surgical sutures.
A 12-year-old, 27-kg neutered male, flat-coated retriever mix was presented for a subcutaneous mass cranial to the right tarsus.
In this case study, Dr. Winkler uses a VetScalpel CO2 laser to remove two distichiae from an Old English sheepdog. The procedure is quick, precise, and often curative. It offers the patient immediate relief and with minimal inflammation, hemorrhage, and scarring.
Watch as veterinarians, Dr. Kudła and Dr. Nikolajdu-Kudła, perform life-changing surgery on a Boston terrier with breathing problems. This dog suffers from brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS), which is common…
Due to high vascularity, good visualization during a surgical procedure can be difficult. The CO2 laser provides very good and safe hemostasis during this type of procedure. Combined with other benefits (such as reduced inflammation and postoperative pain among others), the laser is a great tool, allowing both surgeon and patient to benefit.
Part 1: Stenotic nares repair with a CO2 laser. Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) is a progressive disorder of the upper airway characterized by primary anatomical abnormalities that increase resistance to airflow and result in restricted breathing.