Ear cropping is a cosmetic surgery and is not meant for every pet. When done correctly by an experienced, licensed veterinarian in a hospital environment, they are as safe and humane as any other elective surgical procedure.
30-Year History Performing
Dr. Limpach has been doing ear crops for over 30 years and approaches each animal as an individual. No two ear crops are alike. Your consultation will ensure you will love your pet's ear crop and receive 5-star service.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
We will meet with you during a regularly scheduled appointment to discuss the process and your desires for the type of crop you would like for your dog. These meeting can be done virtually. Please have breeder and vaccine record ready.
The morning of surgery, your puppy must be fasted (no food). Make sure that all food has been taken out of your puppies reach before bedtime the evening before. Water is fine until arriving at our hospital.
Your puppy will receive a pre-anesthetic exam. After anesthetic induction, the ears are clipped, cleaned, and prepared for surgery. Once the patient has been moved to surgery, the lines of the intended crop will be drawn with a sterile surgical marker.
Your puppy will go home with bandaged ears and an E-collar between 4:30 and 5:30 the afternoon of the ear crop surgery. The E-collar MUST be kept on AT ALL TIMES for the first two weeks. Regularly scheduled rechecks are at 1, 2, and 3 weeks post-op; however, we are happy to see your puppy for a recheck if concerns arise.
8-12 weeks of age
20lbs or less
Dr. Limpach has been working and caring for pets since 1986.