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is it cruel to crop a boxer puppies ears?

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is it cruel to crop a boxer puppies ears?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jamie replied 6 years ago.

Dr. Jamie :

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Dr. Jamie :

This is a somewhat subjective question, but I will give you my personal opinion.

Dr. Jamie :

Ear cropping is PURELY cosmetic and unnecessary for any legitimate health reason. It requires general anesthesia which is a heal risk to the puppy and will cause some pain and discomfort for no good reason. So yes, I believe it is cruel.

Dr. Jamie :

That being said, the puppy will not feel anything during the surgery because they will be asleep. A good pain control plan should be used afterwards as well. An experienced veterinarian doing the procedure will lessen the risk of post operative complications.

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