|Barked: Tue Dec 11, '07 10:55am PST |
|Apparently I'm ignorant
Blanket statements like yours are not true. There are many breeds were pulling the ear back to allow air in will stop all infections-but I must be wrong because I'm ignorant. I've been involved with dogs,dog rescue etc for fifteen plus years and I'm ignorant.
And I hate people use bad croppers or illegal ones as an example-how stupid do you think people are? If a person goes to some backwoods cropper they don't care anyway-they would probably do it themselves. And if anesthesia is the concern do we no longer fix our dogs or put them under for anything else. Surgery is a risk-but it is anytime medicine is involved. Dogs die from antibiotics and heartworm medication.
I don't think every person should crop their dog-most people are not up for the research to find a good cropper and how to choose one. Personally I think it should be done by the breeder and thats it. We were not going to crop Byron until our old vet wanted to do the ear ablation surgery. After our second opinion told us crop him youll have no problem we did and he has been fine. I would have put him through major surgery and screwed up his hearing for nothing. So as long as I have a voice I will talk about my experience and I think it should be an option.
My boy was not miserable in his brace. He didn't freak out and try to claw it off and he didn't hang his head like he was in pain(and believe me at that point before his surgery thats all he did do).
So after my experience with my boy I will get a cropped pup from now on. Of course if I got an older rescue I wont be upset he has floppy ears- I love those to. But honestly I can say I prefer the look of the erect ear- does it make me a monster? As much good as I have done for animals I guess my thoughts on something so trivial(and literally it is,I have heard of one dog die going under for a cut-and seeing as many die from spays with bleeding disorders thats not bad) groups me in as a bad person. I have no problem sleeping at night(and neither did my boy after his crop)
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