Need posting help:(

hayles0930

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Hi everyone, I’m new to the chat and I’m so glad I found this page! I’m having trouble posting my puppies ears and we need them posted bad. She needed longer to heal so I’m afraid I’ve waited to long and when I’ve posted for the first time after watching different videos her ear does okay for about a day but then one of them more than the other starts leaking like a dark watery looking ear wax or something and it’s bothering her idk what to do idk if I’m posting them wrong or if it’s normal or not??? Any advice?
 

Xena pup

New Member
We are in the same situation. We had our 13 week old posted by our breeder (she is also our vet tech) on Thursday for the first time. We take her back on Thur to have her checked and reposted. We noticed this morning so gooey yellowish discharge in one ear. We are debating on taking her posts out, cleaning and reposting ourselves after her ears dry. This would be our first time...its a bit scary! Is the discharge normal??? She is sleeping on that side now and I don't want to disturb her. Ill send a pic once she wakes up. Please help 🙏 Thank you!
 

Xena pup

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Pics as promised....
 

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Panama

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Pics as promised....
We've always ended up with "ear gunk" on the post, but not usually after just one day. By day 3, yeah I might see some.
That almost looks like maybe she still has something that's not healed completely and is oozing/festering from irritation.
 

Xena pup

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The first post was on day 1 from Hayles0930. Today is day 3 for us. Her ears were definitely fully healed before we posted. We waited a few extra days just to be sure. I want to remove her posts and clean her ears good. Then use powder when they are dry and repost. My hubby thinks we should clean around the post with q-tips and use some powder. And hope for the best.
 

hayles0930

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Our puppies ears were completely healed also. We actually waited even longer to start posting bc hers took a little longer to heal and the vet said it was crucial to wait til completely healed first. And I guess her post had been in for two days but still I didn’t know if that was normal or what.
 

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Xena pup

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We cleaned them up with q-tips and they look much better but our breeder got back to us and said to be safe remove the posts, clean her ears up really good, leave them loose for about an hour then powder and repost.
 

Xena pup

New Member
We've also seen several videos with cotton balls taped to the posts at the base of the ear. We are going to try that. Maybe it won't irritate her ears so much when she bumps her posts on things.
 

JanS

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That's definitely more than I've seen. I never use the tape right down to the bottom of the post and use a lot less on around the ear.
The cotton ball could cause the post to pop out so give this method a try.
 

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