Laser Ear Cropping
Ear cropping is a purely cosmetic surgery and having it done on your pet is a matter of personal preference. If you choose to have it done, make sure a knowledgeable vet does it. At our clinic, Dr. Mike has 30 years of ear cropping experience.
Veterinarians who perform this procedure are like sculptors. Individual skill a and ability will vary from vet to vet. There are different types of cuts associated with each breed. It is important to discuss the type of cut you want with your breeder and/or veterinarian prior to surgery. It is also advisable to present the surgeon with a picture of what you want the crop to look like. Refer to the examples below to view breed-specific crop types:
The most important part of the cropping process is in the recovery. There is never any guarantee that the ears are going to stand after the surgery has been done and post-op care is crucial. Ear taping is required in most cases and can last anywhere from a month after surgery to when the pup is over 8 months old. Be prepared to have maintenance. Cropping is not an instant gratification it takes a lot of patience and persistence on the part of the owner. If you don’t feel like you can deal with frequent tapings, don’t have the ears cropped.
It is very important that you keep all follow-up appointments as set by your veterinarian. You may be tempted to try and tape the ears yourself at home. Unless you have been given instruction on how do to this, resist the temptation. The ear is very vascular and if the tape is not placed correctly, circulation can be cut off causing the tissue to die and the ear to drop off. There is no way to fix this so it’s best to leave the taping up to the professionals.
At our clinic, the laser ear crop prices range from $121.00 up to 221.00 depending on age and size of the dog. Call for an individualized estimate and to schedule an appointment.