Corso ear crop possible taping

Discussion in 'Cane Corso' started by Etihwmi, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Etihwmi

    Etihwmi New Member

    Hello everyone.
    I have a technical question about ear crop care.
    I got my girls ears done today she is 11 1/2 weeks old
    The veterinarian told me I won't need to post them up that they will
    Stand on there own.
    But I am concerned that they won't stand.
    I just want to make sure that I take care of her properly to assure the proper stand up..
    I have owned boxers for the last 18 years and am used to having to
    tape them from the get go.
    From what I've read and the research I've done it says once the stitch
    Is healed that if they need taped that's when u start to do it.
    Her ears are leaning foreward if that helps with
    A response.
    Anyone with good advice it would be greatly appreciated
  2. jcook

    jcook New Member

    I had to post my CC's ears, however, they normally don't need posting. 11 1/2 weeks is a good age to crop. Sometimes if you crop Later than 12 or 14 weeks you will have a harder time getting the ears to stand. Another thing to consider is what type of crop you got for your CC. Typically a CC crop is on the shorter side, if you give a CC a boxer or Dane crop then you will most likely NEED to post.

    I knew I had to post Stella's ears because after a month post op her ears were still just sitting on top if head, they didn't even move much. Her left ear starting standing after a few posts, but I had to post her right ear until she was 6.5 months.

    And yes, if you do post, don't do it until stitches are out.

    Hope that helps!
  3. Deb might be able to answer this. I know that she deals with this with her Persia (think I got the spelling right)

    Wyoming Dogue De Bordeaux
  4. Storminnorman310

    Storminnorman310 New Member

    Do not worry, trust me I was a total worry wart (just look at some of my posts). If you get a short crop, no need for tape or nothing. My Corso just got his done 2 weeks ago at 12 weeks old.
  5. Geisthexe

    Geisthexe Banned

    No ya didn't spell it right but good try :)
    The spelling is Presa!

    Many dogs after ear cropping do need the ears posted so it teaches the cartilage to stand. Some the ear just will naturally stand from the start.
    This usually happens bc of the way the ear was cute. To much bell, to pointed at top, to heavy at top can keep the ear from a natural stand.
    With this all said here is a post I did to make posting the ears much easier & the pup will just ignore it

    If you don't understand any part of it please ask
  6. I tried deb :(

    Wyoming Dogue De Bordeaux
  7. Etihwmi

    Etihwmi New Member

    Thanks for all the good replies.. Her crop is short not a boxer or pincher crop..
    Not to short not to tall...
    The vet that did the crop is a corso breeder in my area so he did an awesome job..
    I'm just a worry wart and want to make sure I handle it properly.
    Thanks for the links to your posts deff will take a look..
  8. Geisthexe

    Geisthexe Banned

    Not a problem. Just to let ya know I was not insulting you vet. I just have had many many ears done in my dog world life. So I pointed out things that might w/o seeing your pups ears.

    The link I put will give you the ability to have the ears stand

    Best of luck
  9. Etihwmi

    Etihwmi New Member

    Oh I know u weren't.. Insulting anyone.
    Should I use the technic in your thread now or after the stitches dissolve?
  10. Geisthexe

    Geisthexe Banned

    You can put them in while the stitches are in. When I bring my pups home they get them in right away. JUST MAKE SURE you cover the stitches when you clean the ears with alcohol b/c it will burn and make the pup cry... I use a dry wash cloth folded in half then I use it to cover the edge of the ear. Dont use the cloth while gluing into the ear it will get stuck there .. remember you will get glue on your hands :)
  11. MsDeeDee

    MsDeeDee New Member

    Ok, I have to ask and will no doubt get flamed for this, but why mutilate your dog by cutting parts of their ears off? Its recognised that there is no health benefits and banned in a lot of countries.
  12. Most people crop the ears to stick to the breeds heritage.

    Wyoming Dogue De Bordeaux
  13. jcook

    jcook New Member

    Same reason people circumsize their baby boys.

    Might I also add that there really are no added health risks to a dog that has cropped ears. I actually think there is LESS chance of ear infection.

    I also think mutilate is a strong word. People pay hundreds to get them done by surgeons who take their time to do a good crop, they administer pain meds and use lasers for the operation. I paid 600$ for my little girl to recieve the best possible care. She was acting totally normal within 2 days. My vet said it was a pain level of 1-2 out of 10. And he says this because he has seen dogs with all sorts of injuries and sees how they react. So I don't think he is saying that just to make me feel better about cropping.

    Oh, and it looks good. Cause I think we would all be lying if we said we don't care at least a little about how our dogs look.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  14. Etihwmi

    Etihwmi New Member

    Thank u for the great advice..
    I appreciate the help
    I just want to make sure I do this right.
    I only get one chance to do it right..

    In response to the ? As to why crop..

    I believe in keeping to the breed standard
    as well as its appeal to me..
    She will be my best friend for 10-15 years
    (The later I hope) and for the amount of money that I'm spending
    to have it done properly trough my vet it will be a short time of discomfort for her
    she will not remember this in a week.. but I will be looking at her for many years..

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