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At Casillas Veterinary Hospitals in Montebello we offer the service of ear crops for pets. This is a cosmetic procedure that gives certain dog breeds their trademark appearance. It involves clipping the outer edges of a pup's ears so that they stand up in a signature style. For purebred breeds this is a common procedure that we do here at Casillas Veterinary Hospitals. By performing ear cropping at your local veterinary hospital you are ensuring the safety of your pet during this procedure. Find out more about ear crops so you can make the best decision for your pet.
We often have pet owners who inquire about whether or not they should get ear crops for their pet. As your leading vet in East Los Angeles we want to explain why this procedure is done to certain breeds. Let’s say you have a purebred dog that feature cropped ears as part of their signature look. Certain breeds are more commonly associated with ear cropping, such as Doberman Pinschers, Great Danes, and American Pit Bull Terriers. The American Kennel Club also supports ear crops for breeds that are AKC registered. Additionally, if you are going to place your purebred in dog shows, then your pet is expected to look a certain way to compete successfully.
As your vet in Casillas and Lynwood we recommend doing ear crops for puppies 6 to 12 weeks old. When you bring your dog to Casillas Veterinary Hospitals for ear crops bring along a picture of what kind of crops you want for your dog. Your vet may be able to crop the dog’s ears according to the style you desire. To ensure the safety and reduce any discomfort during the procedure we use anesthesia followed by prescription pain medication to ease the recovery process. After your puppy’s ear crops you will need to schedule a follow-up appointment to check on how well the ears are healing. Other than that there isn’t any additional cropping that will need to be done as the dog grows older.
Casillas Veterinary Hospitals feature three vet hospital locations in Lynwood, Montebello, and Casillas so to provide your pet with convenient care. If you are ready to get your pup’s ears cropped we are here to assist you. Contact Casillas Veterinary Hospital to schedule an appointment to see our vet for your pup’s professional ear cropping procedure.