Does clipping a dog's ears hurt them?

Asked By: Rodrigo Reinger
Date created: Mon, May 10, 2021 3:03 AM
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Not only does ear cropping create unnecessary physical pain and discomfort for dogs, but it can also leave them with lasting psychological trauma.

Pups also use their ears to communicate, and chopping off parts of them can hinder an owner's ability to understand what their dog is telling them.

Answered By: Cecelia Kilback
Date created: Tue, May 11, 2021 5:06 AM
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The truth is, as long as they are fed responsibly, pig ears are a safe and healthy treat! Pig ears are a nutritious alternative to rawhide or other less than natural dog chews. Plus, they're a great source of protein and essential nutrients to compliment your dog's regular diet.
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Final Verdict. Pig ears in general are a lot better than rawhides. Rawhides do clean the teeth better, but the choking hazards of these outweigh those dental benefits. And pig ears are still a great treat to keep your pup's teeth and gums healthy!
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Many believe it's instinctual behavior, harkening back to the days when your dog's wild ancestors would mask their scent to help them sneak up on their prey.

Wolves, for example, have been observed rolling in animal carcasses or the droppings of plant-eating animals, to cover up their own smell during the hunt.

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Dogs also lick because they like the taste of an owner's salty skin and out of habit.

Mostly, with domestic Dogs, it's a sign of affection.

Licking releases pleasurable endorphins which gives Dogs a feeling of comfort and pleasure โ€” like the feeling people get when they are biting their nails โ€” it relieves stress.

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Pig ears in general are a lot better than rawhides. Rawhides do clean the teeth better, but the choking hazards of these outweigh those dental benefits. And pig ears are still a great treat to keep your pup's teeth and gums healthy! ... Pig ears are also a lot more digestible than rawhides.
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And grass-eating doesn't usually lead to throwing up - less than 25% of dogs that eat grass vomit regularly after grazing.

Other suggested reasons why your dog might be eating grass include improving digestion, treating intestinal worms, or fulfilling some unmet nutritional need, including the need for fiber.

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Many essential oils, such as eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, cinnamon, citrus, peppermint, pine, wintergreen, and ylang ylang are straight up toxic to pets. These are toxic whether they are applied to the skin, used in diffusers or licked up in the case of a spill.
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