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Ear cropping for boxers?

Species: Dog
Breed: Unknown
Age: Less than 3 mon
should a boxers ear be cut off or let them grow? and my pets name is not any of your business!




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

I am definitely not a fan of ear cropping in boxers or any other breed for that matter. In many parts of the world it is illegal to do such a surgery.

There is no reason to crop a dog's ears other than for cosmetic reasons. There is no benefit to the dog at all. It does not reduce the incidence of infections and adds nothing to improve a dog's life.

It is a surgery that can be painful and can have complications.

I hope that answers your question!


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