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|09-16-2016, 08:57 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: San Diego
How long to leave ears taped?
Unlike others who tape up the ears, we are taping down our mostly floppy eared yorkie.
I am sure I will get a lot of flack for this, but it seems common to tape them up.
Regardless, how long should I leave the ears taped? My yorkie is 11 weeks.
|09-17-2016, 12:21 AM||#2|
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|09-17-2016, 02:41 AM||#3|
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I don't advise taping the ears down even if they are floppy now, let mother nature take it's course, floppy or straight you're gonna love this baby regardless.
Joan, mom to Cody RIP Matese Schnae Kajon Kia forever in my A House Is Not A Home Without A Dog
|09-17-2016, 04:51 AM||#4|
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Keeping the hair shaved off of ears will help them come up, it always worked for me...
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|09-17-2016, 08:21 AM||#5|
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Just let nature do what it's going to do, taping just seems painful!
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|09-24-2016, 10:50 AM||#6|
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Not a good idea, yorkies are not a floppy eared dog and the only reason why most floppy eared yorkies have floppy ears is because the hair is too heavy and was not shaved off. Yorkie's are genetically designed for the ears to eventually stand up, floppy ears are a genetic fault.Its one thing to tape ears that are trying to stand up to allow the weak muscles and cartilage to form/set properly, its another to force the ears to do something they are not supposed to do. There are plenty of floppy eared breeds available, there is no need to try and force the dogs ears against nature in that way.
|09-24-2016, 04:10 PM||#7|
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: GA, USA
I agree that it's best to let nature do it's thing if you're actually hoping for floppy ears, as opposed to standing. Having floppy ears is cute and stuff but more prone to ear infections (had a past yorkie that was floppy eared and had problems with that).
My current baby is "half" floppy eared, which they stand a little but the upper part flops and even she occasionally gets ear issues, granted not as bad as my past female that had complete floppy, but right now she's being treated and recovering from a fairly bad ear infection in one ear and a mild on in the other. I've tried lifting, massaging and occasional taping when she was a baby and well, she still just has somewhat floppy ears :P Some are just destined for it.
R.I.P. Mick & Mandy (before 2010), Mila - 4/3/15, Chloe - 2/18/16
|09-26-2016, 05:40 AM||#8|
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Melbourne, FL, USA
My Lily has one ear standing beautiful, the other will stand as well, however, I believe she is lazy. It stood and fell, stood and fell. I thought it was from teething, shots, etc. Now, she is almost 7 months old and when she gets excited or hears something outside, that ear will go up, otherwise, it is flopping around. So, my opinion is, she is being lazy with the ear. I have massaged but not taped it and am not going to tape it and put her through it, hopefully her ear will eventually stand on its own all the time. She is a doll either way and I love her just the way she is, my little one flopped eared yorkie. It gives her character. I have not had any problems with ear infections, praise Jesus for that.