Darnell P: What can I do if my Pit Bull pup's ears won't stand up after cropping?
I have a Pit Bull puppy about 2 months old now, and his ears were cropped last month. The ears are totally healed but they don't stand up properly.
Should I tape them with the same kind of support? Will that help or has the ear hardened? This is my baby and I really want to help him.
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Answer by longhorns22
the ears may or may not ever stand. my method is to take the cardboard tampon tubes, remove the inner absorbent part. put the tube as deep in the ear canal and extend the tube out to the tip of the ear to get the appropriate length.
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start with regular size tampons. once you do this tape the 2 pieces of tube together and make another one.
now take an athletic tape and start wrapping at one end all the way around the tube then reverse the wrap so the sticky side is on the outside. wrap the entire tube down to the bottom. tear off about 2) 6-inch strips of tape (2" tape) and 2(strips about 1/4 inch wide and about 2 inches long.
insert the tube in the ear canal as deep as possible and stretch the ear upwards as you stick it to the tube.
take the largest strip of tape and wrap around the bottom of the ear. do not pull too tight as to cut off circulation, just enough to hold the tube and ear in place. then take the small strip and wrap around the top of the ear. do this with the other ear.
now have someone help you with this part. tear you off a fairly long tape that will encircle both ears. have your friend hold the dog's ears vertically up in the position they should stand naturally. starting at one ear start the tape across the bottom of the ear just above the head and tape across to the other ear bring it to the front and as you come around the first ear let the tape stick to the back part and continue with the tape over to the first ear.
you can leave them up for up to a week but they rarely last that long. some recommend as soon as ear drops to put them back up but I always let mine rest for a day and start again. be pt. some dogs take up to a year to get their ears to stand. some stand when they stop teething. good luck. there are many sites on the web that you can google how to wrap a pit bull's ears.
Answer by homesforallpets
ear cropping is disgusting and cruel they do not even give painkillers for the pups. Leave the ears alone, if nature meant for them to be short and upright they would be!!!!
Answer by Matt Cazzell
How many people bitching about cropping a dogs ears would jump at the chance to get a nose job or liposuction for a few hundred bucks or get their ears trimmed..i know I hate my ears. I would love to get them trimmed myself. So, why don’t all you people bitching about cropping ears just drop it.
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Answer by Jordan&Daniel
my pitbull puppy has her ears done 1 week ago and only one ear is sticking up not the other one, what should I do she won't keep the tape on her ear, and they have almost healed all the way.
She was never in pain unless she scratched her ears, at least she never acted like it, she was her normal self right after surgery, so noone don't tell me its cruel.
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We have a pitbull puppy and he had his ears cropped about a month ago and his ears point inward , we are going to try and post them but could use any helpful advice a link to a good wrapping video would be ideal. Anyone?
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Damn talking about cruel how many of y’all had your children circumsized? Now STFU
Mrs LK says
You shouldnt of got them cropped its cruel and has no benefit whatsoever for the dog its all about the owner and what they want the dog to look like for their own status!!!
I'm sick of all you gettin on here and telling us what to do with are dogs ! The mans askin a question , answer it , if you ain't gunnu answer it then dnt reply !! We don't wonna hear your opinion we just wonna know the question to the answer , damn been wanting to say this for a long time now , all ya act like there ears are gunnu hurt forever, quit being lil bitches bout it , yea its cruel , yea it hurts but you forgetting something THE PAIN GOES AWAY!!!
Hahahahahahah that’s right!!!!!!
Exactly!!! Some people don’t have commen sence!
This is not true! It is fact that dogs with upright ears are less prone to ear infections. Does that mean they don’t get them?, No. Some breeds like shepherds are prone to them despite ears being erect. Also it doesnt mean you dont have to clean dogs ears regularly. Alot of ear infections are caused by yeast. Yeast thrives in dark warm places. Thats why it can be beneficial. Is that why most crop ears? No its not. Im not for or against cropping but do think its not inhumane especially compared to tail docking which uses NO anesthesia, no pain meds are given just a scalpel to saw off the tail. At least cropping is done under general anaesthesia and given pain meds for several days following. What i have noticed is that Bully owners get alot of flack from others about cropping but those groups that own Schnauzers, boxers, Danes, Dobies etc….dont havr people jumping on their forum and telling them their cruel or scum for cropping or docking. I find that really interesting.
Amen to that!
Well, when you got his ears cropped the vet should have taped his ears up…and it keeps them straight up. And you aren't supposed to remove the tape. It is supposed to wear off, and it eventually will…So it's not like it will stay there forever…It usually comes off in about 2 weeks.
You should take your dog back to the vet that cropped them and demand that they fix it. The ears should stand up after they heal all the way, and you said they did. So take the dog back to the vet.
homesforallpets, Yes, they do give the dog painkillers. If you've had a bad experience with a pets ears being cropped and/or you never were given painkillers for the dogs, then I recommend you never go to that vet again. They are supposed to prescribe pain pills for that.