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I know it's the breed standard and it looks nice, but please don't crop your dog's tail or ears unless it's absolutely necessary for some reason. Also don't declaw cats. 👍
@Wolffairy, I'm assuming you're against circumcisions too?
@Wolffairy, i thought it was a bunny ear headband ...
@Wolffairy, that's two totally different things. docking ears and cropping tails are common for working dogs as it keeps them from getting caught on anything. it's almost a requirement for guard dogs. in either case it has no impact on the health of the dog, provided it is done in a clean environment.
declawing a cat essentially cripples them, preventing them from ever being safe outside a house or often inside, and making climbing near impossible.
sorry for the long post, but my family used to breed boxers, which are almost always docked and cropped.
@Wolffairy, cropping ears and tails is not about aesthetics, and if your cat is an indoor cat and refuses to stop slashing you or your furniture, declawing them is better than abandoning them.
Here's a radical thought: maybe mind your own business and don't try to tell other people how to manage their pets? All of those things you mentioned are performed by reputable veterinarians, they aren't a bunch of dog or cat haters looking for an excuse to abuse an animal.
You may as well be arguing that neutering or spaying your pet is animal cruelty.
@TheDoctorsTARDIS, best argument I've ever heard against this tbh, very well made point.
@Wolffairy, my last apartment required you to declaw your cat and I was like wtf? I did not do that. I get they wanted to keep their furniture nice but why not just require soft tips for the claws
@Wolffairy, or how about this. Stop telling people how to live their lives and what they should do. My dogs ears are cropped and so is his tail and we treat him like a king in this household. It doesn't mean we abuse him. We wanted them cropped and we did it. Now he's a badass and he's spoiled.
@Wolffairy, Yeah, its cruel, but at least I know I did the right thing when it accidentally claws my scrotum.
@Dan S Krieger, not too mention some dogs wag their tails too hard, and it will lead to them breaking them, causing the dog more pain later on.
@TheDoctorsTARDIS, I really don't have an opinion on that. I happen to be female and don't have children
@I Are Lebo, I am only sharing my opinion on these topics. Yes, MOST of those surgeries are performed by skilled veterinarians. But declawing cats is like cutting off your fingers up to the first knuckle. Even done professionally it can still have negative side effects. It increases the risk of arthritis and can cause it to be painful to walk. You can train a cat not to scratch things, especially if you have alternative scratching posts and surfaces. They also have caps you can put on your cats claws. The US is one of the only places it's still legal to declaw a cat because it can hurt them so much. Some places won't let you even adopt a cat unless you promise not to declaw it. I just want people to know what they are doing and what could happen if they choose to do these things to their pets.
@Dan S Krieger, I guess that kind of goes under what I meant as necessary. Haha. And TBH I do like the look of cropped ears on certain breeds
@Dan S Krieger, but if you have an indoor cat, then it's only allowed indoors. If it's caught outdoors then it's the same as letting your dog wander around. That being said, what the hells the point of an indoor cat....? The only use I can see for a cat is to catch mice, and be out on a farm or in the country.
@TheDoctorsTARDIS, I know some people who have cats because they're smaller than dogs, and quieter. they live in apartment complexes with pet restrictions.
@Dan S Krieger, I might be biased because I hate cats... but having an animal that claws your furniture, climbs on your kitchen counters, and generally are temperamental asśholes doesn't sound appealing. Way rather have my Lab.
@TheDoctorsTARDIS, yeah no I'm not a fan of cats myself. always had boxers, and big dogs and cats rarely mix well.
@Dan S Krieger, I want my next one to be a Lab/Pit cross or a tough breed like a Rottie or Pit cross.
@TheDoctorsTARDIS, if you get a rottie or a pit, just make sure you get them from a reputable source. I'd say find a good breeder. you never know what a kennel dog has been through, and rotties and pits are usually put through hell.
raise them right, and they're the biggest sweethearts.
@Dan S Krieger, yeah for sure! My Lab is 7.5 years old now, and I got her a year ago. She was a breeding female from a very good breeder, and they retired her and pretty much gave her to me. All I had to do was pay for her shots and to get spayed ($400), and she was mine. Pretty good deal when her puppies were sold for $1200 and raised for hunting.
@Dan S Krieger, would you agree that docking is mostly unnecessary for most house animals? (ie those that are not working dogs)
@Bender B, yes. for a family pet, it's almost 100% unnecessary. I have seen exactly one dog that should have been cropped but wasn't - a 170 lb mastiff/boxer mix.
its tail was over 2 feet long. getting hit was like being beaten with a bat, and he was constantly breaking shjt.
@Dan S Krieger, a buddy of mine docked his boxer mix and didn't get why I was angry at him.
For context he is a lazy stoner who works for a delivery company and plays video games all day.
(I can say that about him because I smoke with him almost every day, but I'm a graduating scientific marketing student. I translate scientific mumbo jumbo into words people can understand)
@Wolffairy, actually, ear cropping has a better health benefit to the average dog then otherwise. Almost every dog I've had or met who had normal floppy ears had some form of yeast infections or ear problems no matter what was used or how often they got cleaned.
The few dogs I've known with cropped ears never experienced these issues as their ears are open and less moist it's harder for yeast to grow.
It's bad if not done professionally definately, but I'm going to crop my dogs ears from here on personally. It's just easier for me, and less painful for my dog then yeast infection medications and cleaning.
@Wolffairy, fair enough, I don't own cats and am not experienced in that. But cropping ears and tails is not like that and shouldn't be compared. I had an Australian Shepherd and his tail was removed as a puppy. They're breeding dogs. Not only is the tail easily injured in their trained line of work, but the muscles for the tail aren't devolved right. It's hard for that breed to raise its tail to poop in such a way that poop doesn't get stuck on it's tail. That's the same reason why farmers remove the tails of sheep. It becomes a risk of infection, due to caked on feces
@TheDoctorsTARDIS, I don't get the point of an outdoors cat. Why do you want to rent out to an animal that only comes by when it wants food or attention? It's like renting to a moody tiny furry mute who has no respect for you, but without actually getting any money.
@I Are Lebo, Cats need exercise, and in a lot of cases people don't have enough space in their houses for their cats to do so. Also, in my opinion, it's cruel to the animal to keep it cooped up inside when its instinct is to climb trees and chase birds and all that. I understand that some people keep their cats in anyway for various reasons of their own, of course, but I feel the idea of owning an animal with an inbred wont for roaming and chasing only to keep it inside an enclosed space its whole life due to simple preference is really inhumane.
@I Are Lebo, I also put those reasons in the 'necessary' category. If it can be beneficial to their health, then I find it acceptable :)
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