Hello, Just preparing for the future for our new puppy and contacted our pets Dr. ( our vet) who by the way is one of the only Dr.'s in my area that does cropping. He has been cropping for years and says he will not crop before 16 wks. And only after seeing the pup 1 mth prior to surgery and when he is satified that the ears are capable of a good crop.
Now, reading on here nearly everyone says that 12 wks. is the cutoff date for cropping. I don't know what to do???
We have had this vet for all of our pets and he is a very picky and reliable Dr. I asked why he would not do them before and he said that the puppy is cutting teeth prior to this time and that the ears would not stand up properly if done earlier.
He is the only Dr. in a large network of professional Vets that does the procedure. What do we do?? Should we search for another Dr. who will do it earlier? But, who will be hours away from our home for the retapping procedures with aftercare?
Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.