Ear cropping is an elective surgical procedure performed on dogs for cosmetic purposes only. The goal of an ear cropping procedure is to achieve a certain look, typically one in which the ears stand erect at all times. This is usually done to remain consistent with the look of a particular breed.
Some of the breeds most often associated with cropped ears include the Great Dane, Doberman Pinscher, Miniature Pinscher, American Pit Bull and Boxers.
Ear cropping is a delicate procedure which requires the skill of an experienced veterinary surgeon. It is also important that the aftercare instructions be followed precisely in order for the procedure to be successful. The procedure is typically only performed on dogs between the ages of 8 and 12 weeks.
Smyrna Animal Hospital offers ear cropping services for a number of dog breeds. We take every precaution necessary to ensure a safe and effective surgery. More importantly, we provide ongoing support following surgery to ensure a full and speedy recovery.
Have a specific style in mind? We will be happy to accommodate your preferences if possible. Give us a call today to discuss whether your dog would be a good candidate for ear cropping.