• The American Veterinary Medical Association has deemed that ear cropping in dogs for cosmetic reasons are not medically indicated nor of benefit to the patient. This elective procedure causes pain and distress, and as with all surgical procedures, are accompanied by inherent risks of anesthesia, blood loss and infection. I am encouraged to discuss any concerns I have about those risks with the attending veterinarian before the procedure is initiated. My signature on this form indicates that any questions I have, have been answered to my satisfaction.