Ear cropping is a surgical procedure that is sometimes performed on dogs to change their appearance. The procedure involves removing a portion of the dog's ear flaps.
Ear cropping is sometimes done for cosmetic reasons, but it can also be done for health reasons, such as to prevent ear infections or to improve hearing.
There are two main techniques for ear cropping: cropping and tipping.
The pros of ear cropping include a change in appearance, a reduced risk of ear infections, and improved hearing.
The recovery from ear cropping takes about 2 weeks.
There are several alternatives to ear cropping, such as leaving the ears uncropped or cropping the ears using a less invasive technique.
The risks of ear cropping include pain, bleeding, infection, and the need for anesthesia.