AAHA position on tail and ear cosmetic surgery

AAHA Position

New AAHA position statement opposes cosmetic ear cropping, tail docking

Recently, the American Animal Hospital Association announced that it has revised its position on ear cropping and tail docking of pets and now opposes these surgical procedures when performed for cosmetic reasons alone. Continue reading AAHA position on tail and ear cosmetic surgery

AVMA position on ear & tail docking

Cosmetic surgery : Ear Cropping and Tail Docking

AVMA Position

“Canine cosmetic surgery has reached epidemic proportions. Over 130,000 puppies undergo an unnecessary cosmetic surgery in the United States each year. This article will describe the procedures of tail docking and ear cropping, the history of the procedures, their place in modern veterinary care, and discuss the positions of advocates both for, and against these procedures. Continue reading AVMA position on ear & tail docking