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Talking Point: Is Tail Docking of Dogs Cruel?

Published on July 3, 2011 by   ·   No Comments

Dogs with docked tails are significantly less likely to sustain tail injuries, finds research published in this week’s Veterinary Record. But the overall level of tail injuries is very low, say the authors of the study, which is based on more than 138,000 dogs seen at 52 veterinary practices across Britain between March 2008 and March 2009.

The practice of tail docking to remove most of the tail to prevent this type of injury in dogs was banned in Britain in 2007, although some exemptions apply for specific breeds of working dog.

Source: DogMagazine.net – the K9 Magazine blog

Talking Point: Is Tail Docking of Dogs Cruel?

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