Launch of v-gel® advanced for Dogs

Docsinnovent are excited to announce the launch of dog v-gel® Advanced supraglottic airway devices at the forthcoming BSAVA Conference in Manchester on 24rd March 2022.

 The original v-gel® devices for cats and rabbits were the first species-specific veterinary supraglottic airway devices (SGADs) and have been very popular with both general practitioners and specialist anaesthetists since launch in 2012. Developed by the inventor of the human i-gel® SGAD Dr Muhammed Nasir, the devices were designed to avoid trauma to the larynx and trachea caused by endotracheal tubes, whilst maintaining a safe airway during anaesthesia and resuscitation.

 The dog v-gel® Advanced device maintains all the benefits of the cat & rabbit v-gel® devices but with one important addition: the inclusion of a gastric channel.  The 12fr channel runs from the connector to the oesophageal seal allowing the placement of a gastric tube. This tube can be used to identify a gastric reflux/regurg event, suction out material, flush the mucous membranes to neutralise acid and give easy access to directly medicate the area prior to recovering the patient.

 Initially planned for release in the UK, the dog devices will soon be available from our distributors worldwide . 

 To learn more about the dog v-gel® Advanced and all of our other great products, come and visit us on stand C406 at the BSAVA Congress or explore our website –