With the encouragement from a dear friend of mine, after the loss of three dogs, I reluctantly opened my heart and decided to buy two female Maltese; a six-month-old and a 4-year-old. Demi and Sundae both had not been spayed and the prospect of laser surgery worried me. After the procedures, when the staff at our clinic brought Demi and Sundae to us, they looked great. They were experiencing very little pain. Additionally, the laser surgery reduced the amount of swelling and bleeding to almost none and the incision itself was small and did not aggravate either of them. They are both perfectly healthy and feeling fine. When faced with making a decision on a surgical procedure for your animals, I would highly recommend laser over conventional surgery.