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Old 11-14-2012, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 7year old Damaged ear how can I fix it?

My Male dog got bit on the ear in a play fight. Developed hemotoma in other words the tip half filled with blood. Had to have it drained and stitched. Now it wont stand up. Been taping it for a couple of weeks w/o much help.

This is new to me any ideas?
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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my kyra had an infection in the tip of her ear, was drained and no has a bent ear, been like that for around 7 years. never really thought about fixing it, just tried to keep clean and prevent more infections.
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I had a Cardigan Corgi that that happened to and his ear also stayed that way. Not sure there is any fixing it.
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I don't think you can fix it if the cartilage is damaged, sorry.
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Taping it is not going to do anything and in fact will probably cause problems given the hematoma. You can go to the vet and have it tacked but I would only do that if he is prone to ear infections or if you really have a huge issue with the floppy ear. Even tacked it still won't be completely like it was before.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It looks like he will have one floppy ear for the duration. I am not surprised I was just hoping I was missing something. I will remove all the mirrors in the house so he does not see himself and get some kind of doggy complex.
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I know someone who had an ear implant done. Stood up after wards.
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It looks like he will have one floppy ear for the duration. I am not surprised I was just hoping I was missing something. I will remove all the mirrors in the house so he does not see himself and get some kind of doggy complex.
haha! cute post!
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Did your vet recommend tacking it? My cat's ear was tacked when she was about 10 and it stayed up for the rest of her life (9 more years). It just had a little bulge in it and was a bit rounded. The vet recommended tacking because she was prone to ear infections.
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It looks like he will have one floppy ear for the duration. I am not surprised I was just hoping I was missing something. I will remove all the mirrors in the house so he does not see himself and get some kind of doggy complex.
no complex, adds character.
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