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The bloodwork is optional but SHOULD be done. It's done to make sure that everything internally is working properly and to make sure there won't be any complications during surgery such as: organs failing like the kidneys, liver, or heart.

Its definitely a good idea to get the bloodwork done because then the vet will know if the dog is a "high risk" surgery. They will know what they need to have nearby. Its just good to get the bloodwork done because you don't wanna lose your dog in surgery!
 

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So then with the bloodwork done, the vet can guarantee 100% that your dog will survive?
 

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So then with the bloodwork done, the vet can guarantee 100% that your dog will survive?
No, the bloodwork checks to see if the dog is allergic to things used in the opperation. I.E. Anastesia(sp?) Hospitals do it to people before surgery too.
 

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About $130
 

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So then with the bloodwork done, the vet can guarantee 100% that your dog will survive?
I wouldnt say that. But don't quote me on that. The best thing you could do is ask the vet! Ask them what its done for? And what are the pros and the cons?!
Its easy to pick up the phone and call.

As a matter of fact I have to call my doggies vet on Monday cuz I think the little puppers has a small case of mange...uh oh.....
 

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$125, and did a really good job! also, the younger the dog the better, sometimes the anestesia, however thats spelld wont wear off if there oldr. plus, not as much scar tissue
 

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I never pay more then 175 but it depends on the age of my dog at the time, my vet charges more to do older dogs (just got sookie did about three weeks ago) but he usually hooks me up since i've been going to him since like 06 (he's done every crop i've had done since then lol)
 

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Oh also depends on how many i take in as well because he gives me a cheaper price if i'm bringing in a whole litter versus one or two.
 

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I cant seem to find a vet that will do it for under $500 a dog... I live in the York, PA area... Can anyone help...???
not unless you are willing to travel....:)
 
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We have one vet we swear by(Mayfair vet clinic-Flint, MI). He does 3 different crops(fight/working/show), and all the show kennels in MI use him, pretty much. He only does laser, and charges around $220. It depends on the age of the dog. He will do adults for more. He is wonderful. If you go to my site, he has done 90% of my dogs. We also have a farm vet that does a fair job($125), but he does them different each time. LOL!
 

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any one have any address's or phone numbers of places in sacramento area.... thanks
Vet to call (especially for pitbull crops) Many show pits have ears done there and one of the tech's has show pits.

Orangevale Vet Clinic
Dr. Metzler
916-987-2055
6248 Main Ave Ste.D,
Orangevale, CA, 95662
 

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Trapboi I can give you at least 10 different vets numbers in our area that will do it cheaper, but Dr. Thoma is the best that i've seen, personally dealt with, and best consistantly. I got her number by asking someone just like you. DO NOT GO TO HERSCHEL and DO NOT GO TO RUSSELL ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL they do horrendous work. I've only seen lopsided crops from Herschel... about 10 different dogs from different owners. and I experienced Russell road personally, lopsided crop both in length and width, when I picked up my puppy they put him in my arms... he shook his head and blood splattered everywhere. he had horrible scarring because of a poor stitch job. I was unsatisfied and tried to talk with the vet there and she refused to see me post surgery. I called 5 times and she was never available to speak with me about my concerns.

Dr. Thoma only does crops on Bully Breeds. She guarantees her work. She won't preform the opperation if she doesn't think that they will stand. I had a hard time with my eldests left ear...trying to get it to stand. She offered to put an implant in at no charge if it didn't stand after the final wrapping. after the final wrapping came off they stood perfectly. The 200ish includes pain meds, e-collar, antibiotics, all follow up apointments for "training" the ears if needed. Both of my dogs left their office with the sides of their ears looking like candy canes because the stitching was so precise and tight.
Hi I just got a new puppie he's 9 weeks old and I would love to crop he ears as well, can u give please give the information of DR. Thoma or any other one that u recommend???? I leave here in Las Vegas on West side....
 

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Hi I just got a new puppie he's 9 weeks old and I would love to crop he ears as well, can u give please give the information of DR. Thoma or any other one that u recommend???? I leave here in Las Vegas on West side....
Shoot, Leo, I'm sorry but Dr. Thoma is located on the east coast of the country. I'm sure there's someone out here that can help you find a good vet in your area.
 

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I just paid $460 for my lil guys ears... he just came home today too. Theres only 2 Vets out here in Vegas that i know of or could find that crop ears... the other Vet was cheaper by like $100 but i didnt like their customer service. Both Vets were reputable by people here that have got their pits done. I think the price I paid was worth it. The crop looks good and it included all the meds, procedure, sutures and as many tapings that he will need. The only thing i dont like about it is the E-cone that they provided him, its a nylon type that folds up and doesnt protect him from when he bumps into something or attempts to scratch. I will be going to by a hard plastic one to prevent it. The sutures i also have concern about... ive seen pictures of the stitches all the way throughout the ear but his is kinda spaced out? i didnt know if this was bad or not... what do you guys think?
EDDIE if you`re still around, PM me please. Who did you use? I`m in Vegas and they want like $500+ per dog and they refuse to crop after 12 weeks.

I called around to a ton of vets, even my local vet couldn`t recommend a vet to do a crop. The people I spoke to specialized in Dobermans but did other breeds. Two other vets I spoke to who were also outrageously priced did **** for work, pardon my french. I even emailed a few of the local very reputable Bully breeders for suggestions and never got any response.
 
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