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Ear Implant Issues (permastay)

Anyone had issues with perma stay implants?

We are dealing with multiple surgeries to remove them after our dogs body rejected them.

This was offered as great no risk solution to failed crop, but has been a financial nightmare and so painful for Max.

Have seen many random posts about issues, but nothing organized.... we are in Macon Georgia and used a referred vet from the perma stay site close to us.

If we would have known the issues going in- we never would have gone the implant route.
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Hi Blanche.

I am so sorry with your issues. Sorry for your pup also. The implant question comes up occasionally here on DT. I have never read anything positive.

Best you and your pup.

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Other can learn from your mistakes.
We had a person recently inquiring about doing this procedure.
There is not a lot of history of what is involved I for one would like to hear your story......what happened and how you would have handled things differently in retrospect ............

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I'm sorry to hear you've had issues. As others have said, we've generally not heard great things about these implants here on DT. I hope you are able to get them removed and Max can recover. It's unfortunate they were billed as "no risk" - there's no such thing as any procedure being no risk...everything has some degree of risk, especially when it's being implanted in the body.

I've moved your thread (and added permastay to the title) so others can find this information when searching. Hopefully it will help other people evaluate the risk when making a decision about whether to do this procedure.

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So sorry about the problems you've had with the Permastays and your Max.

I've really heard nothing good and have seen some failed implants and ears after removal of stays (a couple of different brands but Permastay seems to be the one that is most often used) and although I admit I see them because the owner got referred to me to see if I could help them get ears up I'm probably only seeing the disasters.

The most common thing I've seen is rejection of the implant--and that looks like the kind of thing you see when the body is rejecting any kind of foreign object.

They definitely aren't a "no problem" solution to ears that aren't standing and we've been asked about them many times on DT and I've never seen them recommended here.

I'd like to see you post your experiences--maybe it'll keep some other owner from trying them as a solution.

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