Piercing dogs ears????

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Backward_Cinderella, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. PLEASE, someone, explaine this new and very jacked up trend to me, because I just do not understand it. I've seen in three times today, and it just looks like the most painful, grotesque thing ever. :(
    Poor doggies.
     
  2. Scooter

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    Um what??! Now I've seen everything
     
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    SmexyPibble Blow. Me. Away.

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    Are you serious? I've never seen that before. Although, I do recall seeing holes in many dog's ears at the Maccomb Animal Shelter in Illinois.

    :(

    Those dogs sure have been through it all.
     
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    2pups622 Soon to Be 4 Pups!!

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    I saw someone with it done to there cat's ear's. I was not happy.
     
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    crazy_paws No thumbs = No mutiny

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    I've seen that and pictures of a tatooed (cosmetic) crested. I'm not a fan. At all.
     
  6. Its pretty upsetting. I didn't even know what to say.
    I have an allottment coming out of my paycheck going to Macomb's Shelter, Bre. It'll never stop, as long as I can afford it. I feel so bad for those guys.
     
  7. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    There's a thread about it somewhere in here!!!!
     
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    PoodleMommy Yorkie Love

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    I have never seen it before in person, did hear about it once here though.

    I can barely keep a bow in my dogs hair for 5 minutes after they come home from the groomer, I cant imagine getting them to keep earrings in.
     
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    Next will be shaved dogs and tats ! Or gold bones through noses !
     
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    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    Seriously?! Never seen or heard about it.... ugghhh people.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Ive heard of it.. dont see a point to it at all
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  12. colliewog

    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    I've seen it in a few dogs and a few more ferrets. The owners had tons of piercings, so I guess they were getting the dogs in the 'game'. :(
     
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    theresa92841 Gigi Monster & Evil Puppy

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    Now I wanna see one. It sounds like it could be kinda cute. But I don't even think girls should get their ears pierced until they are old enough to take care of them. So I guess I have the same rule for dogs.
     
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    :lol-sign: If my dogs can ever ask for and take care of their own pierced ears, they are more then welcome to get them done.
     
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    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    theresa92841 Gigi Monster & Evil Puppy

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    Blech. The pierced ear kitty is not cute at all. I have to say though, that Hello Kitty tattoo is cute.
     
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    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    I guess I just don't like forcing 'human things' onto my dogs. I don't want to adorn them, put clothes on them or anything like that. It's just me. It appears (for the most part) that the people doing this truly love their pets and see it as bonding ...
     
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    i knew one woman with a rescued dog who would put an earing in her dogs ear, BUT it was an existing hole however she NEVER left it in for long, never unspervised and never around other dogs or babies because of the risk of tearing it out.
    i see NOTHIGN wrong with her doing it for fun...
    put peircing a dogs (or cat ears) for the simple purpose of putting stuff in it in my opinion i wouldnt say "cruel", but it is dangerous because theres always risk of getting it caught on something and ripped out.

    now i dont have much problem with tattoos on pets WITHIN REASON when done right...
    now let me explain.
    dogs are often given tats for id-ing purposes, usually numbers...this is usually done while the dog is AWAKE with a special tattooing "gun" (it looks like a pen)

    cosmetic tattoos as far as ive known are usually done during another procedure when the dog is already under (ie, a spay/neuter), again this has been MY experience. when done by an experienced artist its fairly quick, usually kept small and definatly a distinct Id tattoo...
    this however is also assuming the tattoo is properly taken care of afterwards (which is the exact same healing process as a traditional number id tat) and again kept small and discrete.
    the ONLY cosmetic tats ive seen have been done on tattoo artists dogs, done during spay/neuter, and done by GOOD artists, done in typical id-ing places (tummy, thigh or ear)

    i do see a problem in this being done by none professionals, or without anesthesia or on animals under the care of an owner who does not, will not or cannot properly care for the tattoo...

    but i also feel the same about people getting tattoos too lol.

    if they are doing these cosmetic tats on none SAFELY sedated doge however, THAT is abuse...under anesthesia, not so much as long as its small and done correctly under surgical conditions.
    when i worked for a vet, we had a tat artist bring in his pit for spay, and the vet agreed to let him cosmetic tat the dog, the vet and a tech was there to monitor the entire time, and i actually thought it looked lovely once done it was a very cute heart with a dove (traditional sailor style) about the size of a nickle on the inside of the dogs ear...
    she had no problems during, no spikes no nothing, the vet was impressed, it looked very nice, and it healed perfectly in what the vet said was about the same time traditional id-tats take.
     
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    Crowsfeet facetious.

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    Mm.. I can't say id ever have something like that done to my dog. It seems like.. well, an ignorant self-serving projection of ego and aesthetic value - something dogs will never understand. And most importantly, they cannot consent. I can agree, to an extent, of bodily modification with a function(tail-docking, tattoo for id purposes, speutering..) but not for fun.

    Tattoos and bodily modification is primarily done as a form of self expression - how is it justifiable to express yourself on someone elses body?
     
  20. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Hmmm devil's advocate moment...

    How is this different from cropping and docking or ear tagging? We do cosmetic things to animals all the time and don't generally see a problem in it.

    I would worry about snagging however piercing itself isn't a big deal to me at all.
     

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