Q: Animal piercings good or bad?

August 24, 2010 | By Anonymous | 4 answers | Expired: 1536 days ago


I'm not into piercings and tats myself, but enjoy them on others as body art. I saw a dog with an earring pierced in its ear. Is this common? I don't know if it isn't, or I just haven't noticed it before. Would you pierce your furry ones? Even if they asked you to?

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Aug 31, 2010

Piercing your animal is such a BAD idea! First of all there is a much higher chance of infection. Think about all of the dirty, disgusting places that your animal may live to go rolling around in! And then all of that is going to end up in that piercing.
There is also a high likelihood that at some point, your animal is going to get that piercing snagged on something and may end up ripping it out of their body. Which would be very painful, and again, create a high possability of infection.
Plus, if it's anywhere that your animal in able to reach with its paws, then there's also a good change that they may claw it out on their own!
Just a bad idea period.

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Stephanie  C.

Aug 25, 2010

I agree. Any piercing should be their choice. I used to think (when i was little) that pierced ears would be cool on dogs, now I know it's just dangerous. But, people will be people, so c'est la vie.

Tatoos on the other had is usually the only way to identify your horse if it is lost or stolen - so I'm all for that (though I havent' done it yet).

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Gail S.

Aug 25, 2010

I've never heard or seen pets with a piercing. I would absolutely not pierce any of my pets. It doesn't seem humane to me.

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Aug 24, 2010

I've never heard of that before. As a decorative thing it seems wrong to me since pets can't make that choice.

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