Unlocking the Potential of CO2 Lasers in Pet Care When it comes to treating ceruminous gland tumors in our furry friends, traditional methods like surgery and radiation therapy often come…
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.
A 12-year-old, 27-kg neutered male, flat-coated retriever mix was presented for a subcutaneous mass cranial to the right tarsus.
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 three-year-old, 4.7-kg, male Nile water monitor lizard presented for decreased appetite of one week, no fecal production for five days, and lethargy.
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.
In this interview, Dr. Kaczmarek talks about his professional journey from the moment he first picked up the laser, to the time he taught laser surgery to his fellow surgeons across Europe and the U.S. through numerous presentations and wet labs.