Deja got her ears Cropped!!

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Hi all,
Deja had her ears done on Thursday, poor girl had to stay an extra night because of head shaking and bleeding.. :-[ I picked her up on Sat boy did she missed her Mommy :) Question is>> They didn't post and wrap her ears they now wait until healed and stitches are out before posting.....This is the same vet who has done my previous dobermans but that has been twelve years ago when I picked them up they were wrapped.. So questions is what do you all think about this option??? Should I let them hang and heal, or should I post and wrap?? Thank you

wow, I guess follow your vets suggestions. Ive always put puppies ears up on cups right after cropping this allows the cut edges to heal. The problem with leaving them down is they do shake their heads and hit the ears on things causing more bleeding. I've heard of a few vets doing this and it seems to me someone else on this list had to do the same thing. Cropping is a lost art so to speak and very FEW vets do it correctly. One thing you would not want to do is wrap the ears completely until after the stitches are out. Good luck let us know how it goes.

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Brenleigh, my pup (Doby) got his ears cropped today and my vet didn't post/tape his either. After the stitches come out next Monday I'll start posting them myself if he says I can, well even if he says I can't  :). Do you have any pics to share ?

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Brenleigh,check this out also on how to post when the stitches come out:
http://www.gentledoberman.com/ear-cropping-4.php

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For those new to our beloved Dobes, here is the cup method.

Note that the back of the ears, the cut edges are not taped. Princess did finally manage to get the cup off the morning she was to go in and get her stitches out. For those wanting to put the cone on their pups, put the cup on the head and the tape under the chin goes on first. Then wrap around the cone good, the carefully lift the ears into place and tape the front edge of the ears only.

This was the first time my vet has used the cone and he has been copping ears of my Dobes for 15 years or so. It does give them a head start, but my vet also does them at about 12 weeks of age. For those that are cropped at 9 weeks or so, the cone may be less effective, I don't know. I have had different vets use different methods, and the same vet use different methods, but the only time I have had trouble with ears standing was if they were cropped too late (14 weeks is late). Even then more diligence on my part in posting may have prevented the creases that caused the problems.