Vet not keen on dog debarking procedure

02/16/2010 | Charleston Daily Mail (W.Va.)

Although veterinarians in the U.S. are granted legal discretionary rights to perform debarking surgery, AVMA says the procedure should only be used as a last resort to diminish a dog's excessive barking. "The decision to debark is one to be made on an individual level between a veterinarian and an owner," a vet says, adding that it is her hope that "the procedure will continue to fall out of practice."

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