The use of cryotherapy is quite commonplace in human medicine. Many of us are familiar with it as a treatment for removing warts and other small skin blemishes.
In veterinary medicine, it is not used with as much frequency but in certain conditions it is the ideal treatment. In addition, many veterinary practices do not have the necessary equipment to offer it as an option. Thankfully Karingal Veterinary Hospital is equipped to be able to provide cryotherapy as a treatment option.
Karingal Veterinary Hospital utilises a piece of equipment known as a CryoPen. This device allows a small stream of pressurised nitrous oxide gas to be precisely directed at the required site. The gas freezes the affected tissue and can be curative for a number of conditions.
Cryotherapy is used to treat such problems as small skin growths in dogs and cats and early skin cancers on the nose and ears of cats. We have even used it to treat skin cancer on the eyelids of lizards!
The Karingal Veterinary Hospital is open 7 days a week.
Our hours are
- 8am-8pm Monday-Friday,
- 9am-5pm Saturday,
- 9am-1pm Sunday,
* We are closed on public holidays.