You will need
  • - scissors,
  • - alcohol medical
  • - potassium permanganate in crystals
  • the thread
  • - gum,
  • newspaper or cloth of light color
The first and most common method of tail docking is circumcision. This operation is carried out when the puppies turned about 5 days, depending on the breed. Medium-sized breeds, such as Cocker Spaniel, it is best to trim the tail in 4-5 days, the puppies of small breeds can wait a little longer — until the age of 5-7 days. But representatives of large breeds such as Rottweiler relief should be carried out not later than in 2-3 days, otherwise there is the risk of bleeding, including death.
Anesthesia or anesthesia is not required, because in the age of a few days the puppy is not too sensitive to pain. In addition, the vertebrae have a density of cartilage and the cut heals very quickly. But if for some reason the puppy did not do relief to 10-day age, this procedure can be done only under anesthesia and suturing. But will have to wait, because the anesthetized dog are allowed not earlier than 3-6 months.
It is safest to call for the circumcision of a veterinarian or experienced breeder of the breed. However, if you are confident, and not afraid of the sight of blood, try. Especially useful is this skill if you are going to breed dogs constantly. Can the first time to go to the veterinarian carefully to see what and how he will do in the future to see themselves.
Before relief send a dog-mom to walk or lock him in another room, because kids will squeak, and she worried and try to defend the offspring. Disinfect the scissors with alcohol, can pre-boil them. Hands and table are also sure to prospercuity. Take it from the "socket" (where is the bitch and the puppies) one puppy. Alone with the relief you are right — need someone to hold the puppy.
The puppy should be put on the table back up, pointing his tail towards the one who cuts off the tail. Keep it between your hands so that the torso and all limbs were recorded. Measure the desired length, tighten the skin to the base of the tail to the limit. firmly hold the tail between thumb and forefinger. Cut in one swift motion. Now puppy should quickly turn belly up. Fill the wound with alcohol and sprinkle the crystals of potassium permanganate. Watch the puppy on the table for about 5 minutes — if he's bleeding tail.
If everything is in order, you can put the baby in a separate box, lined with Newspapers or a light cloth — if you see bleeding, you immediately will notice it. If the bleeding does not stop, it is necessary to pull tight the remaining part of the tail closer to the wound thread. In the case of ligation, don't forget to carefully cut the thread in 2-3 hours. For greater reliability you can immediately sew up the wound. After surgery observe the puppies for half an hour, and then you can safely put them back to the mother.
There is also a way of cupping rubber band. Rubber band wrapped around the tail in the right place. You can also wind it on a cap from a pen, insert the ponytail and slide the elastic band to the required distance. Her puppy needs to go for 2-3 days. The blood supply to the tail slowed and stopped after a few days the necrotic tip disappears itself. This method is good for those who are afraid of blood, this method is practically not possible sepsis.
Before you cut,measure the desired number of vertebrae for each breed there is a standard for the length of the tail docking. Although often veterinarians or experienced breeders leaving only 1-2 vertebrae. So spaniels or rough-haired pointer leave a third of the length of the tail, decorative poodle or Kerry blue Terrier — half, and the Rottweiler and Doberman Pinscher only 1-2 vertebrae.