Originally Posted by SamIam
Regardless of whether you think muzzling was appropriate, it is a common practice, and in court that will count. Your dog has been muzzled at least once, I don't know the circumstances. This dog was muzzled only once, and they don't have the option to just never do it again with this dog. Perhaps it is a practice that should be reviewed and better instruction given to vets on when to proceed with a muzzle and when to back off and approach from a different angle.
It is not
common practice to muzzle a puppy. I would be willing to bet anything that none
of the vets we deal with would approve. Muzzling is common practice on a dog that shows aggression or possible fear aggression
, not a 4 month old puppy. Especially a small breed puppy. They are fragile to begin with. This vet should not be in practice.
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