Ear Cropping

Ear Cropping from our Veterinarians in Houston and Spring

An ear cropping is a cosmetic procedure that is done on dogs. There are many reasons why dog owners will opt to have the ears cropped, but all pet parents who are considering this procedure should know some basic information about the procedure before they make the decision to have the surgery done on the dog.

Why Choose To Have Your Dogs Ears Cropped?

Many pet parents believe that cropping a dog’s ears will enhance the look of the head. Other pet parents crop a dog’s ears to help the dog maintain their historic function since the shorter ears are conducive to some working breeds.

For some dog breeds, cropped ears is a breed standard. These dogs likely aren’t required to have the ears done if they are going to enter the show ring. American Bullies, for example, can be shown with cropped ears or without. 

Each kennel club has its own standards for each breed. The American Kennel Club, for example, has 20 dog breeds on its rolls that can have cropped ears. Checking the breed standard for a specific breed with your chosen kennel club will let you know the position on cropped ears that you need to follow if you will show the dog.

The Ear Cropping Procedure

The dog is evaluated before the procedure to determine the type of cropping and the suitability of the procedure. It is given anesthesia and the surgical procedure is done to remove the portion of the ear that would normally flop over. The incision is closed with either staples or sutures, depending on what is best at the time of the procedure. The dog is then taken into recovery while it comes out of anesthesia.

Recovery Post-Procedure

Dogs will usually recover remarkably well after this procedure. The ears are sometimes wrapped to help train them to remain erect. They may be given antibiotics and pain relieving medications to help with the recovery. Pet owners will have to make an appointment to have the ears rewrapped if required. Suture and staple removal will come at a predetermined interval after the surgery is completed. Dogs usually don’t have any long-term complications after the ear cropping procedure.

Learn More About Pet Ear Cropping By Calling Best Care Animal Hospital

You can contact us at Best Care Animal Hospital to make an appointment with our Houston veterinarian to have your dog’s ears cropped. Our website has helpful information to help you get started. Alternatively, you can give us a call to schedule the appointment at (281) 251-0893.


Sign-up using the form or call us at (281) 251-0893 for more details and to take advantage of this exclusive offer

Office Hours

Monday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Location

Testimonials

  • "Best Care Animal Hospital has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years."
    Jane

Featured Articles

  • Skunks

    Home and Veterinary Care for Pet Skunks If you're an adventurous pet owner, you may love exotic animals such as skunks. You'll be happy to learn that skunks can indeed make excellent domestic pets, but only if they receive the proper care to enjoy a happy, healthy life. Your veterinary team can help ...

    Read More
  • Sugar Gliders

    Thinking of getting a sugar glider? These tiny marsupials are energetic and friendly, making them popular choices as pets. Though they weigh less than a half-pound, they're more closely related to kangaroos than they are flying squirrels. If you think a sugar glider would make an ideal pet for your family, ...

    Read More
  • Flying Squirrels

    Much like sugar gliders, flying squirrels make affectionate pets when purchased young and raised by their owner. Unlike sugar gliders, however, flying squirrels are rodents that need veterinary care specific to the species. Your veterinary team can help with the care and treatment of flying squirrels. ...

    Read More
  • Rats

    Did you know rats make surprisingly affectionate pets? If you're thinking of bringing home a pet rat, here's what you need to know. Health Rats that are bred especially as pets are safe to keep and should be free of disease. But common conditions may affect your rats from time to time. Your veterinarian ...

    Read More
  • Chinchillas

    Chinchillas are playful, loveable, and amusing pets. If you want yours to remain in your family for long, you should ensure that it has a good diet. Chinchillas require a lot of attention due to their playful nature; therefore, it is best to have supervised playtime with yours if you want to create a ...

    Read More
  • Fennec Foxes

    Fennec Fox Care Guide With oversized ears and mischievous faces, fennec foxes are cute as can be. But these exotic pets require a lot of care to stay healthy and happy. Health At just three pounds, fennec foxes are the smallest member of the fox family. Native to the Sahara desert, fennec foxes are ...

    Read More
  • Guinea Pigs

    Curious and inquisitive by nature, guinea pigs make great pets. These little bundles of fur are quite social and enjoy spending time with the people who handle, feed, and groom them. As a pet, guinea pigs are relatively low maintenance, rarely aggressive, and fun to own. How to Care Guinea pigs are playful, ...

    Read More
  • Prairie Dogs

    Prairie dogs are cute, affable creatures. But before taking one on as a pet, check your local laws. In some states, such as Colorado, it's illegal to keep prairie dogs as pets. Mostly, this is because they may spread monkeypox. If you live in a state that welcomes pet prairie dogs, be sure to buy from ...

    Read More
  • Gerbils

    Gerbils are great little pets for pet owners who don't have room for a dog or cat. They're friendly and fun to watch, but they do take a moderate level of care and investment. If you're thinking of getting a gerbil, here's what you'll need to know to keep him happy and healthy, including giving him a ...

    Read More
  • Hedgehogs

    Shy animals that roll into a ball when scared, hedgehogs are covered with spiky quills. They're small, clean, and fun to watch so they're quite popular as pets. Even so, these little guys need lots of activity to stay healthy. Health Hedgehogs can have health problems, including dental diseases, skin ...

    Read More

Newsletter Sign Up