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Ear cropping age?

SethACE1

Puppy
my pup is 15 weeks old and is going to be 16weeks in a few days, im taking him to the vet in 2 days for his final checkup to get his ears cropped. Ive taken him 3 different times since he was 12 weeks. Half of his litters ear's were shorter and naturally stood by themselves very early but the other half kinda had longer floppy ears and myboy was the latter. But now after 4 weeks of me working with them, rubbing and massaging them to build cartiledge so they stand up properly, they are standing on their own perfectly making it easier for the vet to know where to cut the ears so that it turns out perfect.
 

Just Mimi

Puppy
Jazz, my pitbull rescue, came with ears cropped by an inexperienced vet. tech. It was horrible what this little girl had to endure. I had a Doberman in the past who had the long crop. She was never in discomfort to my knowledge. Jazz suffered with infection, the ears were cut too short and into the cartilage. As her head grows and she matures, they will be too short. My personal belief is it's brutal mutilation. I don't know about the laser surgery they now offer. This is what helped Jazz heal. I hope to never experience anything this cruel again. Jazz still runs and hides when I use kitchen shears! Along these thoughts, any suggestions for a pit who has been abused early on? She had never been human or dog aggressive. However, she is fearful and uncertain.
 
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NobodyHere

Guest
Jazz, my pitbull rescue, came with ears cropped by an inexperienced vet. tech. It was horrible what this little girl had to endure. I had a Doberman in the past who had the long crop. She was never in discomfort to my knowledge. Jazz suffered with infection, the ears were cut too short and into the cartilage. As her head grows and she matures, they will be too short. My personal belief is it's brutal mutilation. I don't know about the laser surgery they now offer. This is what helped Jazz heal. I hope to never experience anything this cruel again. Jazz still runs and hides when I use kitchen shears! Along these thoughts, any suggestions for a pit who has been abused early on? She had never been human or dog aggressive. However, she is fearful and uncertain.

My suggestion is to STOP anthropomorphizing your dog. FFS, she isn't afraid of kitchen shears because her ears were cropped, she's more likely reacting because you EXPECT her to and behave accordingly.
 

SethACE1

Puppy
I took my dog to the vet today to get his ears done, but when they did the bloodwork b4 he was slightly anemic so she decided to put it off another week and gave me some vitamins to give him. I also went and bought some other vitamins and I heard more protein could possibly help, is this true? Ive been feeding my boy large breed puppy blue buffalo and I just bought some can evo dog food which was recommended for more protein? I dunno, does anyone have any suggestions or tips to help get his red blood count and hemoglobin up?