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My babys ears :-(

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  1. xDAISYx

    xDAISYx Boxer Pal

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    okay i got my boxer about a month or so ago and she is about 6 months old. the previous owners cropped her ears and they were taping them when i got her. they explained to me how they were taping them up(putting a cup in the middle of her head and taping the ears to a cup) but about a week into it i found that the cup cut the top of her head, and it was really bothering her, so i looked up on line how they tape many dogs ears up. i decided to go with just taping the bells of the ears with sports tape and going up with the tape. it really seemed to work i take the tape off every few days and one ear will stand straight up for about a day then go back down, but the other ear will stand and then just fall on top of her head id dont bother me when they fall normal but the one ear is always on top of her head so it will look like the wind is blowing any suggestions at all or diff ways to tape her ears!

    Thank you for your time and comments,
    Dustin and Daisy
     
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    auntthelm Boxer Insane

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    I don't crop my Boxers ears, but I think cropping questions would best be directed to your vet.
     
  3. aceowner

    aceowner Boxer Buddy

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    Boxer's ears are pretty tricky and can take quite a while to stand sometimes. I would deffinitely find a reputable vet in the area that is experienced with taping. If you mess it up it will be that way for life. In the end it will be worth the time and money to get it done professionaly.
     
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    xDAISYx Boxer Pal

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    Thank you for your help i was going to go back to where she got them done but that is over two hours away i live in the northern kentucky/cincinnati area so if anyone would know of any vets that would be recommended for ear cropping or just good to go to that would be great becuase i dont have a vet as of now
     
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    GoCougs Go Daddy Moderator<br><img src="/forums/images/mod

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    There are a variety of ways to tape ears, and no one way is better than another. You just need to find a way that works best for you and your dog and stick with it ....please, stick with it. As an example, for the three I currently have I taped each ones ears using different methods. What worked for one didn't necessarily work for another. And the shortest I've seen in a half dozen or so tapings.....and the longest was about 9 months.

    Good luck.
     
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    xDAISYx Boxer Pal

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    Thank you very much for the help i am def going to stick with it cuz i dont want her to look silly
     
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    xDAISYx Boxer Pal

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    does any one at all have advise about this or any ideas on how i can fix this the one ear still just wants to lay on top of her head!!!! :-( please help
     
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    xDAISYx Boxer Pal

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    gocougs how did you do your boxers ears i saw some pics in your gallery what all did you use to do that
     
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    kayboxer Boxer Insane

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    You just have to keep taping. It can take a long time until the cartilage gets as hard as it is going to. Like GoCougs said, it can take up to 9 months. If you notice on a newborn baby's ears they are pretty floppy compared to an adults ears. It takes time to harden, same with a puppies. It may actually never stand correctly either. That is part of the risk of cropping. Usually if it is well taken care of they will stand, but once in a while it just doesn't work out, but don't give up yet. :)
     
  10. GoCougs

    GoCougs Go Daddy Moderator<br><img src="/forums/images/mod

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    As I said in my previous post....each dog is different, and mine were no different. I've used tampons, glue-ins, paper towels. I use whatever works best for the dog at the time. :) Just go through my gallery and you can see different methods used on different dogs. I think there are pictures of Annie with the tampon method, and pictures of AJ with the glue-in supports.
     
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