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Question about my pups ear crop

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Thomas_J, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. Thomas_J

    Thomas_J Puppy

    My buddy just got his ears cropped yesterday and the vet said everything turned out great! but this morning when he got up the vet said his right ear was folding over...so he went ahead and somewhat posted them. Now ive done alot of research on this topic before i had it done and read that it is not wise to post the ears with the sutures still in. Will this effect the outcome of the way they stand and also is it a health issue? Just curious if i need to take them off or will it be ok to leave on until the sutures come out (in 10 days).

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  2. kayla baxter

    kayla baxter Big Dog

    I would never tape the ears before the edges are completely healed. I'd take all the stuff off and wait for the stitches to come out and everything to be totally healed. Then if the ears need it, post them up. Even in breeds with long crops like Danes and dobermans the ears aren't posted until they're healed, they'll sometimes get glued to a cup to keep them up but some vets just leave them alone.


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  3. Thomas_J

    Thomas_J Puppy

    What is the complications with posting while the sutures are in, if you dont mind me asking?
     
  4. kayla baxter

    kayla baxter Big Dog

    With the edges covered the incisions can't breathe and it's incredibly easy for them to become infected with all the trapped moisture. Also, with them covered it's harder to know if there are any problems with healing as you can't see the incisions.


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  5. Thomas_J

    Thomas_J Puppy

    Ok, thats what i thought. One of postings came off from him shaking. I'm trying to convince my wife to take off the other one but she is taking sides with the vet.[​IMG]
     
  6. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Great looking pup!
     
  7. Thomas_J

    Thomas_J Puppy

    Thank you!
     
  8. steve07

    steve07 Good Dog Premium Member

    He's a really cute pup!!!
     
  9. Thomas_J

    Thomas_J Puppy

    Thank you!
     
  10. Thomas_J

    Thomas_J Puppy

    Well...i finally convinced my wife to let me take the other post off! I think they are looking pretty good so far being only two days after the procedure. I will definitely be posting when the sutures come out.

    What do you guys think?

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  11. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Is it just the way they're resting, or are they uneven?
     
  12. Thomas_J

    Thomas_J Puppy

    Its just the way they are resting that right ear has been posted a little longer so the right is a laying a bit more.
     
  13. kayla baxter

    kayla baxter Big Dog

    The right ear looks perfect. If it stays that way you'll be good to go. The left will need posting, but probably only once or twice.


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  14. Thomas_J

    Thomas_J Puppy

    Well, it looks like we are going to have our hands full when these stitches come out! I was praying that we would not have to post but its not looking to good for my little man...

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  15. CrazyK9

    CrazyK9 Good Dog

    Don't worry about it. Once they've healed, you'll have plenty of time to massage and post them to train them to stand properly. The devil ear thing (where it's falling in and curving lol) seems to be pretty common from what I've seen. The crop itself looks lovely. Nice length and cut line. We see far too many bad crops on here!
     
  16. Thomas_J

    Thomas_J Puppy

    Thank you! Yea, I am happy the way they turned out, its just going to take a little (or alot) of work to get them right but i will do what i can to get it done!
     

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