SPCA New Zealand
Advice & welfare

Taping/gluing of puppies’ ears

Companion Animals

SPCA is concerned about the practice of taping or gluing puppies’ ears to achieve breed standards.

Taping or gluing of puppies’ ears is still a common practice in some breeds and is done for cosmetic purposes to achieve the breed standards. SPCA is concerned about this practice as it has the potential to cause discomfort and pain, particularly if the wrong type of tape or glue is used, if the tape is too tight, of if the tape is not removed periodically.

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