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Old 09-03-2007, 02:30 PM
 
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I just wondered if anybody here knows of a vet clinic in San Antonio or Bulverde that does "ear cropping"? I will call around but being new to area I don't know who does or doesn't. I asked at Pet Co and the vet there said it is a "specialty service" not taught in vet school so I will have to see unless somebody here knows...
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:50 PM
 
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Oh please, please PLEASE do not do this to your sweet new puppy. It is not necessary at all!!! Since you are not going to show her (or him), there is no need to put her through the pain of ear cropping. Please research this. Min pins look SO cute without cropped ears!!! It is cosmetic only!!! It is even against the law in the UK bc it is considered so cruel.

Just google this- "ear cropping cruel"

I hope you reconsider.
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Old 09-03-2007, 04:09 PM
 
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Oh please, please PLEASE do not do this to your sweet new puppy. It is not necessary at all!!! Since you are not going to show her (or him), there is no need to put her through the pain of ear cropping. Please research this. Min pins look SO cute without cropped ears!!! It is cosmetic only!!! It is even against the law in the UK bc it is considered so cruel.

Just google this- "ear cropping cruel"

I hope you reconsider.
I completely agree!! What is the purpose of ear cropping?
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Old 09-03-2007, 04:17 PM
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I have to agree. It's pretty barbaric.

About the only reason to do the cosmetic surgeries like tail docking and ear cropping is if you have a hunting dog whose tail would get tangled and damaged by underbrush.

And even then, I'm willing to argue it's still barbaric.
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Old 09-03-2007, 04:21 PM
 
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There is a reason more and more vet's don't do it.
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Old 09-03-2007, 05:29 PM
 
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I talked my mom out of cropping her boxers ears years ago. When she looked up the info on what is done, how it's done, etc...she quickly changed her mind and hasn't regretted it one bit.

Please reconsider...this is probably one of the cruelest, most painful things to do to a dog.

And the above poster is right--a lot of vets won't do this anymore...along with declawing a cat...
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Old 09-03-2007, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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ahh, nice to see other people posted what I was thinking when I first saw this.. The OP should also post in the dog section and I'm sure they'll get even more information on this procedure...
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:04 PM
 
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The OP only had this "link" and didn't know there was more to the site. I have used the site for over a year and I found it originally on a search. I thought this message board was to seek and offer information regarding the San Antonio area. Sorry to inconvience anybody and thanks for your opinions. I will seek my information in other venues. Post now officially ended.... No further replies solicitated or needed...
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:17 PM
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I feel sorry for your dog.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:15 AM
 
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I am a former vet tech... Don't feel sorry for my pets they are treated better than most children. They are taken to the vet on schedule, and on heartworm, fleas, tick, programs. Vaccinations are done on time--every year. They have soft cozy beds, full feed and water and more toys than Walmart. They have daily walks and tummy rubs, and kisses many times a day. They have a fully fensed and secure yard with lots of shade and a doggie door to come out of the elelment at leasure. It is the standard for Min Pins to have their ears cropped and tails docked. This particular little cuttie is perfect but hers ears are verry long and will be prone to ear infections as to the heavyness and lenght of them. I have seen many dogs with horrible ear infections from this type of ear. So it is not just "cosmetic". Also, the reason most vets don't do it has nothing to do with "your statements"... It is not taught in vet school as it is a specialty that veterinarians learn after graduation if they chose to offer this service.
So how do your pets fair? You seem like the type to worry about everybody elses business while your own suffers... They probably are over due on vaccinations, left to have puppies/kittens at will and roam the nieghborhoods. Have a great day....
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