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|02-12-2007, 06:37 PM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Feb 2007
My yorkies ears!.. help!
Hello I got a 12 week old yorkie (chato) and his ears have a problem. Please read his history:
== His breeder shaved off his ears when I picked him up so that the hair would not weigh on them and could stand
== THe next day I took him to the vet and he decided to taped them.
== His ears got immediately erect and cute.
== Suddenly they started to lean backward from the half up
==I taped them again for 3 days
== Got perfect for some hours.
== leaning back from the half up
They seem strong in the base but from the half up they lean backwards!!! please tell me what to do and if you have had this problem. Should I leave them alone? or go see the vet?
|02-12-2007, 08:34 PM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2005
leave them alone my venus did the same but i never heard of shaving them. i let them be and she is now 2 1/2 yrs old and still to this day her ears will look as if her one is broken she puts it down all the way or just half. but most of the time they are up and look great. she does that every now and again. i have a total of 4, clhoe is 6 1/2 , zeus is 6 1/2, venus is 2 1/2 and midas is 2 1/2. venus and midas our brother and sister.
susie and the four
|02-13-2007, 07:27 AM||#3|
Owned by 3 furballs
Join Date: Aug 2006
I think that if you really want them to stand this is the time to insist on taping them. Once they get older there is no hope. He is still a baby so...........my opinion is to keep taping them. Make sure you are doing it the correct way............there is ton of info in this site or google.
If they never do stand up, they are still gorgeous. Personally, I LOVE floppy eared yorkies..........
P.S. I want to see a pic of chato
Bobbi Yorkietalk http://www.dogster.com/dogs/395435
And now........little Aja too! http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/23776545
|02-13-2007, 09:15 AM||#4|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Northeast Ohio
Our Reggie was almost 6 months old before her ears finally stayed up. I did the tape thing, twice, then I gave up because she would keep taking it off. She would hold her ears up when I was looking at her but as soon as I turned my back, she would let them flop down. I know it got to be a game with her because I would point at her and tell her to get her ears up, and she would..... until I turned my back! Now I start to trim our pups ears around 5-6 weeks old and let them come up on their own. Some pop up much quicker than others.
Linda and her Baker's Dozen, RIP my angels Reggie & Bo
|02-13-2007, 09:23 AM||#5|
My hairy-legged girls
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: lompoc, ca.
You will find that people who show Yorkies will shave the ears of the puppies and tape them with the tape that doesn't pull the hair. It takes longer than three days for the cartilage to strengthen. Just keep them wrapped for a few weeks, but change the tape every two or three days.