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Old 08-11-2010, 05:54 PM
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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I took my oldest hound in today to get spayed. Vet called and said fee was 50.00 more than last one even though not a fatty . Problem was her first pregnancy she had a C-section as pups looped down and stuck in uterine horn.
Vet used on this did laser surgery as she said be less scarring than normal surgery and heal faster and less blood loss. All good right even though cost much more but our baby was worth it.
The surgery today took longer why the 50.00 increase all because of excessive scar tissue due to the c-section, which like said was told less scarring.

So now the debate is whether if further surgery needed to joints and such what will I do? I know the problems of scar tissue, as have my own scar tissue wrapped around nerves of my right shoulder which caused chronic pain in which I now take morphine daily to try and control. Had orthoscopic surgery on knee's and do ok, but knee's so shot now need replacements. Human choice is ok as we can decide ourselves what want but our pets we cannot ask and they have to live with what we decide for them.
If laser causes so much scar tissue would it be better even though longer healing time to go conventional way and hope all turns out as cheaper and scarring may be less or same or go laser and hope scarring not do like it did to me?
I see so many with surgery on knee's and such on their dogs and if comes down to it was wondering what you all might do if facing same issue.

In my eyes at times technological advances are not always best in each situation.
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:13 PM
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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Not a very good mood after talked to vet this morning. He did the spay with some difficulty because of c-section. He said she was scarred up bad and all was interlocked with the scarring. He said lucky I was able to breed her after that. Old vet knew she was my breeder, told me scarring at a minimum because used laser and all.
Think she used laser so can make money but had not had enough experience to use it right. She just lost one of her old best customer's because of what I heard now, and he did not appreciate when told him who did laser surgery as she used to work for him.

She uses laser so cost is double what normally would be. Does nothing without doing blood test and all even if going in for updated vaccinations. Vet office call was 60.00 so always walked out with minimum of a 100.00 bill.

Just irks me that said laser so much better for dog and may cost more but because of the less scarring and blood loss is why so expensive. She will not get my business anymore.
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