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Does anyones Doberman have ear implants?

Discussion in 'Doberman Health Issues and Questions' started by whitedobees, Jan 4, 2009.


  1. whitedobees

    whitedobees New Member

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    if your doberman ears donot stand after ear cropping them, do you think we should put implants for then to stand. how do you feel about this?
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    It shouldn't be necessary if they are posted and cropped right.
    Boris has one problem ear that usually stands, but will go down from time to time.

    If I would have figured out some of the better posting techniques when we first got him (like using adhesive), I don't think there would have been a problem, but I didn't find that info until after the fact.

    I also don't think there are too many vets who are specialized in the implants at this point, so it probably wouldn't be the easiest option.

    And from what I've heard, it's pretty much a cosmetic thing for non-showing Dobe's, since it's considered a disqualification in the show circle.
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    I had a friend whose confirmation dog would have a ear flop occasionally.. she had to post that ear up to a year and a half (on and off) crazy! She is jealous of me cuz I had it easy with Karmas ears :D
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    I have considered this procedure in the past but i admit this is only somthing i would consider after a good year or better of posting. and only on a Doberman i was showing in conformation otherwise. its just not all that important to me. I kinda like the lazy ear look. lol

    Jan ive never heard of this procedure as a DQ in conformation. Hmm have to look into that.
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    my veterinary does the ear plants, mostly he has done the surgery, when a dog has had a acicident.
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    Curious, how do they come out after that?

    I've heard the procedure isn't that hard, it's just that most vets don't do it at this point.
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    They are permanant as far as im aware.

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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    it cost around 200.00, they wear implant up tp 6 months sometimes longer. depends on the animal. the vet waits on the tissues to get hard, then they remove it. he said it is a very easily surgery to do, they start just below the tip or end of ear,down to the middle of ear. he has repair dogs ears from dog fights .
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    Sounds like there are a cpouple different products then because i belive the ones i quoted are permanant.
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    Okay... I have a question here. Now according to AKC no plastic surgery is suppose to be done on the dog/s - with the exception of breeds doing ear crops and tail docks... so, where would AKC stand on this? Does anyone know? Just a thought...
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    CAn I ask why you want them done ??? Just curious.... Not judging at all... Just asking
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    oh, i just wanted to know how people thought of the idea of having it done. i have a friend that had it done to one of her dogs ears (BOXER), that a another dog had attack and the ear was tored, and they repair it. by a implant.
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    You cannot show a dog in the AKC with ears that have been strung, or have had implants. So no, I would not do it to a show dog.

    I *might* do it to a pet, if the ear refused to stand. But it still doesn't guarantee the ear will stand, I've seen dogs that have still had issues keeping a "fixed" ear up.
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    i do agree what you are saying, nothing is guarantee at all.
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    This is a great thread. Ive never seen it discussed before. and i love that i was able to learn somthing from it. Fortunatly i now have posting down to a science. But once upon a time i wondered if i would ever get it right and had looked into the procedure as a worse case scenario alternative.
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    when I was calling around for crop vets I came across one that does implants...... they where saying if the pup is too old that would be a option. I am amazed at how things ave changed over the years. :)
     
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    It wasn't that I cared - LOL I was just wondering and it's been such a long time since I showed a dog - hey they permit all kinds of crazy stuff now that they didn't permit when I was showing AND I always wondered if plastic surgery - whatever was not permitted - then why are Collie people permitted to De-bark their dogs??
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    de-barking is a sin as far as I am concerned. A dog that cannot bark cannot communicate verbally with other dogs.
    But, in the show ring, how would a judge know a dog was debarked. Not as easy as feeling ear implants or testical implants................don't laugh, people have actually had the op done on males.

    About doing implants. Every time your dog goes under anesthetics, their lives are at risk, I myself would not do the op.
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    I couldn't agree more....
     
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    does anyone doberman has ear implants.

    Has anyone heard from whitedobees??? I got a message that said that the forum was not for her.. I hope she didnt leave...
     
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