Animal abuse; Did you know that cutting the ears to the dogs means doing a total damage?
This painful practice of cutting the ears to the dogs with only aesthetic aims is prohibited in several countries and you should not do it.
It happens that dogs with cut ears, who have been the victim of mutilation, feel unable to develop naturally compared to other dogs.
Research scientists have shown that cutting the ears to dogs is a useless, painful practice and limits your pet’s social skills when he meets with others of his kind!
Dogs do not only communicate with barking or howling, much of the expressiveness is concentrated in the ears and tail, parts of the body that allow them to give signals that are vital for them to relate, with their peers, and with humans.
Unfortunately in Latin American countries laws about animal abuse, are still very ambiguous in the protection of pets, and there isn’t even an ethical judgment contrary to this practice; it is not considered mistreatment, it is only recommended to avoid this type of mutilation.
Problems of communication by the practice of cutting the ears in the pets:
Standing Ears: It means your pet is very attentive to something, like when he wants his food.
Warning or Concern Ears: When dogs keep their ears erect, together with their mouth closed, their tail raised and standing with their body forward, it is because they are on alert, as when they hear a strange noise coming from outside.
Neutral Ears: If kept in a natural position of relaxation, the dog is calm and feels secure.
Changing Ears: As in times when he tries to understand a situation.
Low Ears: It can mean nervousness or happiness.
Ears completely back: If he takes them like this, with legs crouched, tail between legs and slow movements, it is because he is very afraid.
Cutting the ears means limiting his communication.
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