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Ear crop - results

Discussion in 'American Staffordshire Terrier' started by dakar, Feb 10, 2015.

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  1. dakar

    dakar Little Dog


    Sharing how my puppy looks like after ear crop.

  2. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    This picture was taken after you got the dog home...from an actual vet...right?
  3. noahthestar

    noahthestar Little Dog

    That ear looks alil funny to me, and i hope it was done by a licensed vet. . . You know because they know what theyre doing.
  4. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    Looking further into the picture I have to ask, why do you have that pup ( clearly very sedaated) propped up on a table outside on a balcony? I can clearly see the reflection of a high rise building in the window.
  5. Pitbullmom1

    Pitbullmom1 Big Dog

    Looks like he just performed surgery to me
  6. ccourtcleve

    ccourtcleve Little Dog

    Too much bell taken off IMHO but cute pup! I doubt he just performed surgery, that's a bloody procedure and it's clean there. Plus the ears bleed post op and the incision isn't bleeding at all. Now I have no clue why pup is so sedate
  7. dakar

    dakar Little Dog

    Folks, it was performed by a vet and as soon as the puppy wake up we were released to bring him to home as usually is done down here. After one week the bandage was removed the the ears looks amazing
  8. CrazyK9

    CrazyK9 Good Dog

    Then what's with the sedated dog laying on a puppy pad, with towels and guaze on a table, out on what appears to be an apartment balcony?
  9. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    I'd like to hear the explanation myself.......
  10. Beret

    Beret Bullyflop

    They sent home a dog that hadn't come out of anesthesia yet? Yikes.
  11. bsand

    bsand Good Dog

    Wow the vet that did my puppys ears held him for 24 hours. They wouldn't have even let me come see him.

    Did your vet use a continuous suture?
  12. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Very cute pup... I'm a natural ears kind of person, but it's a personal choice on the owners part. The pup does look pretty out of it. I hope everything turns out ok. Post some updated pics as they start healing up. I'd like to see how they look once the stitches come out.
  13. dakar

    dakar Little Dog

    Hi Bsand,

    Sorry but I dont know what is continuous suture. Just remember he drawing the 'new ear', cutting it, getting a vein to not allow the blood...

    Hi Mollie, the stiches were removed one week later and the ears looks great, he just 'adjusting' one of the ears, to looks better. But he is doing that with a medical tape (the white one). (sorry, i dont know that product name in english).

    The surgery seems to me very simple and quick. I dont see personally a reason to keep the dog at the vet center.

    Best Regards,
  14. bsand

    bsand Good Dog

    Continuous suture is just that one starting point one ending point. It seems to give a much better finish but it's risky as it one stitch pulls they will all fall out. My vet kept him overnight as in the morning they propped up his ears with proper way that they do not get infected or turn green
  15. dakar

    dakar Little Dog


    Got it ! sorry, my english sometimes let me down. Well, wasnt a continuous suture and he (my puppy rossi) scracthes one stitch one day later and the stich was broken, but no big deal.
    The biggest problem on this procedure (on my experience with him) is related to puppy trying to 'scratch' it due to the healing process. What I did to 'solve' this problemas, was to put a band on his feet, so, he can scratch, but will not cause an issue on the ear.
    Elizabethan collar wasnt recommended by the vet, because according to him, it can "broke" the ear... not sure if is true or not, but, since he used to perform this kind of procedure since he was a vet student (more 30 years ago), i guess that I have to respect it. ;-)

    To avoid infections, he injected a antibiotic, pain killer, corticoid and others stuff... and after the first week, when we remove the ear tape, we recommended a topic called "vetagloss" .

    The vet centers here are not so "technological" was you probably know or have in North America, so, some stuff is performed by vets based on their field experience and maybe can cause a shock on non local ppl.

    Best Regards,

  16. robertosilva

    robertosilva Little Dog

    Why anyone would do that to their dog, i haven't a clue.

    Fair enough if its a working dog that would benefit from having ears that a hog or other animal cannot get a hold of, but to do it just because you like the look of cropped ears is shameful.

    Maybe pick a different breed that has pointy ears if that's the look you like on a dog.
  17. kayla baxter

    kayla baxter Big Dog

    Oh piss off. There's nothing wrong with liking a certain look, it's the owners choice. If cropped ears are the worst thing my dog ever deals with then he's doing better than most. I'll tell you that recovering from his neuter was much harder on him than his crop. Why not bitch about people choosing to remove their dog's sexual organs instead of being responsible enough to prevent litters?
    Funny how everyone screams about removing a bit of ear leather but removing organs that serve a real purpose in a dog's health and well being is totally normal and acceptable.

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  18. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    It's a good thing no one asked your opinion on cropping in this thread. :no2:
  19. bsand

    bsand Good Dog

    On the e collar my vet had open faced ones that still let his ears heal without being touched or scratched yet he could eat and drink with no issues
  20. dakar

    dakar Little Dog


    I've seen a collar made with toals... seems very nice, specially because you can change it in daily basis. This experience with Rossi enabled me optimize some stuff that I thought as a 'neofit owner' affected the healing due to some mistakes/unexperience.

    Living & Learning as we used to say.

    Best Regards,

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