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Street ‘Doctor’ in China Cuts Dogs’ Vocal Cords to Stop Them From Barking

September 18, 2017 9:57 PM
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Street ‘Doctor’ in China Cuts Dogs’ Vocal Cords to Stop Them From Barking

is not a licensed veterinarian, and thus is not qualified to perform such operations, according to Chengdu Business Daily (via Weibo).

He told the outlet that he learned to perform the procedure — “debarking” — a few years ago after opening a pet shop.

Debarking, medically known as ventriculocordectomy or vocal cordectomy, is a controversial procedure that cuts tissue off an animal’s vocal cords to reduce the volume of its vocalizations.

A “veterinary assistant” helps him by opening the dog’s mouth to make way for his flashlight, forceps and scissors.

Source: nextshark.com

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