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prices to clip pitbull ears and tail

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Age: 4; Female; Breed: pitbull

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Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
If your dog is 4 years old she is really too old to do ear cropping or tail docking.
Tail docking is normally done at the age of 2-3 days before the nerves knit to the brain from that area of the body.
Ear cropping is usually done before the dog is 12 weeks old.
Pitbull tails are not normally docked - their tails are supposed to be kept natural.
Cropping ears can range from $75 to $500 depending on how they are done and what vet does them. Tail docking in young pups usually runs me around $16 per puppy but prices for that vary widely vet to vet too. Docking an older dog's tail is serious surgery and could be in the hundreds also.
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Hope this helps you!

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