Ear cropping is a common surgical procedure which involves the removal of a portion of a dog’s ears in order to achieve a specific look. Many owners choose to have their dogs’ ears cropped, either to remain consistent with the breed or simply out of preference. The breeds most often associated with cropped ears include Boxers, Great Danes, Schnauzers, American Pit Bulls, Staffordshire Terriers, Dobermans, and Miniature Pinschers.
Whatever the reason for the surgery, it’s important that ear cropping is handled by a skilled professional that is specially trained and experienced in performing these delicate procedures. Dr. Anthony Drake has been practicing veterinary medicine for several decades. During that time, he has successfully performed over 2,500 ear crop procedures, perfecting his technique.
At The Animal Clinic, we offer professional ear cropping services for dogs between the ages of 12 weeks and 6 months (no older). The closer to 12 weeks of age, the greater the chances of achieving optimal results. Ear crop patients must also be up to date on all required vaccinations.
Our doctors and care team will take every precaution to ensure that your pet’s procedure is carried out as safely and successfully as possible. This includes conducting thorough pre-surgical screening and pre-anesthetic testing to ensure that your dog is healthy enough to undergo the procedure. More importantly, we’ll be there to provide guidance, support, and care during your pet’s post-surgical recovery.
Have a specific cut and style in mind? Feel free to bring in a photo of your preference and we’ll do our best to accommodate your requests. Contact The Animal Clinic today to learn more about our professional ear cropping services.