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Hi! I am a first time Doberman owner so this is all new to me. Prince is a 6 month old Doberman and all has been so far so good up until now. I removed his ear posts today and found that one of his ear tips looked infected and was bleeding . I applied some syptic powder to stop the bleeding and it did help thankfully, I also applied a “wound and infection medication” for dogs thats supposed to help avoid infection and it heal fast … it made it scab up but he accidentally rubbed his ear on something and now it was bleeding again, I’m planning on going to the vet tomorrow because I’m worried, but I also want advice on what I can do for now to help thank you. In the first picture his blood was all bubbled up and in the second picture it’s after I applied the syptic powder ! Anything is appreciated :)
 

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Tip injuries are fairly common. One of the things you can do if the ears are still being posted is to tape the ear with the injured tip up almost to the tip and use a band aid over the tip of the ear (to protect it) that way you can inspect the tip as often as you need to and simply replace the tip, medicate or whatever until the tip fully heals.

When I had an older dog with a tip injury it turned out the the cartilage at the tip had been damaged and there wasn't enough uninjured skin at the tip for it to heal normally. We ended up doing a little minor surgery--under anesthesia the vet removed the cartilage at the very tip, debrided the skin so there was clean tissue and put in two tiny sutures and I posted that ear--without taping all the way to the end and used a band aid per above. When the tip healed we removed the sutures and that ear was maybe 1/4 or 3/8 of an inch shorter than the other ear but really wasn't noticeable.

Hopefully you won't have to do that.

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Tip injuries are fairly common. One of the things you can do if the ears are still being posted is to tape the ear with the injured tip up almost to the tip and use a band aid over the tip of the ear (to protect it) that way you can inspect the tip as often as you need to and simply replace the tip, medicate or whatever until the tip fully heals.

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When I was newly posting, somehow I ripped off the tip of my boy’s ear. A teeny tiny piece that I likely did not get saturated with UniSolve. It looked like a crime scene - blood everywhere. He was fine but was running around being a goofy puppy and I was a solo poster. I got styptic powder on it and he shook his head….etc., and so on. It was about 2 hours of a nightmare. When I get things under control (as much as they could be) I did the Band-Aid over the ear tip to keep medication on it and still be able to post. It works!

When in doubt, do what @dobebug advises! She is always right!
 

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"that ear was maybe 1/4 or 3/8 of an inch shorter than the other ear but really wasn't noticeable. "

I can tell you weren't married to a machinist! LOL I never hear the end of it if something is 1/4 or 3/8" off!
Yeah, Mary--carpenters and machinists are like that--my ex was a machinist when he was going to college and he didn't just measure things twice he measured them three or four times and was forever finding fault with the not absolutely perfect crops on several of my dogs.. <VBG>

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Hi prince. Welcome from the Pacific NW.

So... What dobebug said ^^^^

My son nicked the tip of his pup's ear a few months ago while removing the posts. He did the bandaid thing the way bug explained and it worked perfectly. He was changing posts about very 5 days, but with the tip covered with just the bandaid, he could check, clean and medicate it everyday. It cleared up very quickly.

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Hello thank you so much to everyone for ur feedback! I really appreciate it, Last thing I wanted to know is how long did it take for your guys pups ears to heal when u guys experienced this ? :)
 

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Hi prince.

Popeye's ear was healed in a week or so. But it was just a neat little nick, not messy or infected. The main thing is that time would not have been an issue, regardless of how long it took to heal. The posting was never interrupted and the cut could be dealt with satisfactorily while the ears were still in posts.

John L.
 
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