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What you need to know about ear cropping:
Many clients have questions about various aspects of ear cropping. We've provided helpful information below that explains choices you will need to make before your pet’s upcoming surgery.
Q: Should I have my puppy’s ears cropped?
This is a personal decision. Ear cropping is not right for every dog and it is not the right choice for every person who owns a dog. We recommend a consult appointment with our veterinarian if you are unsure about whether or not to go forth with the procedure. There is a tremendous amount of aftercare involved to make sure the ears stand properly, and an owner who is not committed to being diligent about the aftercare should probably not crop their pet. A consult appointment will give you the opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of ear cropping and will help you to make the best decision for your new puppy.
Q: At what age should I crop my puppy?
The ideal age depends on the breed and texture of ear cartilage. Dr. Saini typically recommends doing the procedure between the ages of 8-16 weeks. The procedure can be done on puppies up to 6 months of age.
Q: Will I need to make an appointment to get my puppy’s ears cropped?
Yes, all surgical procedures are by appointment only. We strongly recommend a pre-surgical exam and consultation. During this time, the doctor will discuss the ear cropping procedure in detail including size and shape of desired crop, risks, post operative care and pain control. There will be no charge for the pre-surgical exam and consultation. The ear cropping surgery appointments are scheduled on certain days of the week. We ask that the owner drops off the puppy in the morning and pick-up him or her up in the afternoon. Typically, our ear croppings are booked a month in advance.
Q: How soon after the surgery will I have to comeback for a recheck?
For a positive outcome, sutures and bandages are left on the ears until the edges are healed completely. You will need to come back to our clinic for suture and bandage removal 2 weeks after the surgery.
Q: How long will it take for the ears to stand?
Most pit bulls, miniature pinschers, and miniature schnauzers do not require taping appointments for the ears to stand. Other breeds like doberman pinschers, danes, and boxers may require 1-2 months of proper taping until the ears will stand. We recommend the taping of ears at 7 days interval. We prefer that clients return to us for all posting and taping appointments. It is important to us that the aftercare is handled properly so that the outcome of the cropping is the best possible.
Q: Can you do a “custom crop” to make the ears look the way I want?
If you are looking for a particular look, we recommend a free ear crop consultation. Ear crops are designed to compliment a dog’s look and are based on an individual dog’s head and ear length, purpose of the pet (show or companion) and the breed specific standards. Most people will also bring pictures of their desired ear crop style to their appointment if they are looking for a specific style.
Q: What are the pre-surgery requirements at Animal Medical Clinic?
All puppies should have started their puppy vaccinations. Typically, we require 2 rounds of DHPP and deworming, but some younger puppies may not be eligible for that yet. In any case, we may ask for proof of vaccination prior to the surgery.
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Tuesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
1405 N. Milpitas Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: (408) 262-7190
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