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Have a beautiful little 8 week black and tan Dobe who had her ears cropped last Monday (7 days ago). We got her 5 days after cropping so she was off pain meds and barely seemed to act like she had a cup on her head. The shape of the ears look gorgeous but I had a question as to how much scabbing should be on the actual ear? When we had our minpin cropped her ears naturally stood up after surgery and required not as much maintenance so I have no other dogs to compare the experience to. Her breeder sprayed AluShield, which is an aerosol spray that is supposed to to create a barrier against irritants and promote healing. (She has used it with all her dogs and their ears came out beautiful) But, since the spray is silver tinted it makes it hard to see if the ear is actually healing properly or to tell what is scabby and whats not. Maybe I'm over thinking it, but the couple places where she has scratched it seems as if it is scabby and very red. She also has dissolvable stitches..She is such a happy little puppy though, can't wait til they're standing down the road.
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*The silver stuff on her ears is an antiseptic aerosol spray for animals the breeder put on her ears* There is actually a more blood now since she scratched somee during the night.
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Unhappy My puppy had the same cup!

I Just got my puppy from my breeder and he had the same exact cup and used they used the same silver spray AluShield Sprays silver and sucks getting it all over everything. How are your pups ears doing? are the scabbing up and irritated in the inside?
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Well the silver stuff eventually wore off and her ears are actually healing quite nicely! The cup became so loose it was pushing down on her ears and trying to flip over we removed it after two weeks and now all she has is a tiny scab or two and once those are gone we are going to start posting! I see you're in Atlanda GA, and we got ours from a breeder in ShadyDale GA, not too far from Atlanta.
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Yup I got him from a breeder out in Cumming, Ga. So once the cup came off you just let the ears down? Just to let them heal? I just don't want them to crinkle or screw them up. Have you used anything on her ears? I am using Neosporin constantly every hour I reapply his ears and clean them. I was thinking of once his ears look good enough I will post them just so they don't get ruined. He's still young tho so i think I have time to let him rest em... I hope...
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Scabbing is normal, be sure and redirect your pup from scratching to prevent anymore unnecessary scabs, and just let the ears heal as they need to, unless they are oozing or smelly they will heal well enough on their own.
Your min pin probably had a very short crop which is why they stood up so easy, dobermans need some posting first to assist the ear into standing.
And do not post till the ears are fully healed, letting them hang loose until then is not a problem.

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Scabbing is normal, be sure and redirect your pup from scratching to prevent anymore unnecessary scabs, and just let the ears heal as they need to, unless they are oozing or smelly they will heal well enough on their own.
Your min pin probably had a very short crop which is why they stood up so easy, dobermans need some posting first to assist the ear into standing.
And do not post till the ears are fully healed, letting them hang loose until then is not a problem.
Okay thank you for the info. I was nervous thinking if they stayed down for too long they wouldn't develop properly. I will post a few pics So you can see what Im talking about. I do massage them and tug on the ears to keep them from crimping up. So far his ears have been down for almost 24hrs and they look sooo much better the redness has gone away but he has a few scabs 2 or 3.. I guess Ill wait until those heal up and then post again. I just ordered Elastikon also so Ill post them when I get the tape.
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have you read the posting tutorial here on the forum?
Yea I read the "Sticky" thread the one where the Red tape was used. My breeder showed me how to do it and Ive done a ton of research on here and youtube to make sure I get it right. I don't want to let his ears get raw or irritated so I have done some good research. I have this medical powder from the tractor supply store Its used for abrasions and cuts to help heal and also prevent smells. I will put it on his ears inside and out to help keep them dry and irritation free!
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I think you got yours from the same breeder! We got ours from Christine, MarbenDale Kennels. I am also friends with her on facebook and saw a pic that she liked and that his name was Kingston, a little red dobie. Is that him?
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I think you got yours from the same breeder! We got ours from Christine, MarbenDale Kennels. I am also friends with her on facebook and saw a pic that she liked and that his name was Kingston, a little red dobie. Is that him?
haha oh wow yea! I got my lil man from Christine too! She is amazing and Im friends with her on FB too lol. Did Skyy come from the same litter?
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Yea Skyy was born on June 12 so I think so! And we just posted her ears but I definitely want to get the cute tape for the outside, I love his camo! Did you do the posting yourself?
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Yea Skyy was born on June 12 so I think so! And we just posted her ears but I definitely want to get the cute tape for the outside, I love his camo! Did you do the posting yourself?
Yea I did it! the first time my wife did it and the post popped out so then I gave it a try and I was able to get them in there and they stayed for a few days but finally one popped out and thats when I took them down and found out his ears were REALLY RAW and bleeding I was super scared I called christine ASAP and she said to leave them down for a while until they heal and then re post them. King's ears look much better and looks like tomorrow night I will post them and take realllllly good care of them. I have some powder she told me to pick up to put on the inside of his ears to keep them dry and avoid any abrasions.

AND THEY ARE BROTHER AND SISTER! How cool and what a small world lol.
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Scabbing is normal, be sure and redirect your pup from scratching to prevent anymore unnecessary scabs, and just let the ears heal as they need to, unless they are oozing or smelly they will heal well enough on their own.
Your min pin probably had a very short crop which is why they stood up so easy, dobermans need some posting first to assist the ear into standing.
And do not post till the ears are fully healed, letting them hang loose until then is not a problem.
hey Sam did you have any tyoe of skin issues with Mabybelline? I know reds have a REALLLLY HIGH SKIN MAINTENANCE... King has a small blemish and I have been putting Neosporin on it to help it. It looks like his coat is coming back, Its not bad I still want to keep up on him. I want him to have an amazing coat... someone told me to give him an egg every two weeks or once a month. I've heard this from a few people but not sure if I want to give my puppy "Human" Food
Any and all tips would be an amazing help!
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hey Sam did you have any tyoe of skin issues with Mabybelline? I know reds have a REALLLLY HIGH SKIN MAINTENANCE... King has a small blemish and I have been putting Neosporin on it to help it. It looks like his coat is coming back, Its not bad I still want to keep up on him. I want him to have an amazing coat... someone told me to give him an egg every two weeks or once a month. I've heard this from a few people but not sure if I want to give my puppy "Human" Food
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I'm not sure where you heard that but I haven't found this to be the case at all and I actually don't know of any red Dobes who have needy skin or coat.

I would guess if skin and coat issues arise, and it's not an infection or underlying medical condition of some sort (allergies, thyroid, etc.), it would just be the skin and coat that genetics dealt the pup.




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Oh wow that would scare me too! Now I'm gonna be a little nervous to unwrap hers lol. But I'm glad hes doing better. Christine actually got me in contact with someone who has one of her puppies here where we live in South Carolina, so yesterday I met with her and she showed me how to post since she has a one year old who's ears are up. The first time we tried posting the tubing we used for the post was too small so one popped out too, but since we retried it with bigger posts she slept through the night without anything popping out! And it really is a small world! Your little boy is so cute
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hey Sam did you have any tyoe of skin issues with Mabybelline? I know reds have a REALLLLY HIGH SKIN MAINTENANCE...
This is completely untrue. Reds will have a somewhat coarser coat than Blacks, but there are no more problems with red coats than black coats. If you have a coat issue with your Red, you have some underlying problem, such as Diet, Thyroid, Genetics, etc.

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hey Sam did you have any tyoe of skin issues with Mabybelline? I know reds have a REALLLLY HIGH SKIN MAINTENANCE... King has a small blemish and I have been putting Neosporin on it to help it. It looks like his coat is coming back, Its not bad I still want to keep up on him. I want him to have an amazing coat... someone told me to give him an egg every two weeks or once a month. I've heard this from a few people but not sure if I want to give my puppy "Human" Food
Any and all tips would be an amazing help!
I have never had any skin issues with her that weren't related to some other medical condition, namely a bad bag of food that affected all of her in a major way.... otherwise her coat has been beautiful and true to standard.

The colors in this breed with coat and skin maintenance issues are the dilutes, aka fawns and blues, they suffer from many skin issues and usually go bald. Any other color with issues is more of a singular case likely due to poor breeding or some other health issue going on.

A whole raw egg once a day is great for the skin, coat, and overall health. Total raw feeding is even better if you have the space, time, and stomach.
Not feeding "people food" can be confusing, when people say not to feed human food they mean junky foods, (chips, pizza, etc..) things like raw or cooked meats and some veggies and things like eggs are actually normal to a carnivores system and quite a good treat/supplement for them

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