Found out first hand yesterday why floppy ears are INFERIOR to pointy ones. I have no problems with the increased ear cleaning frequency, but if CSI were to luminol the house, it would look like I must've chopped up at least half a dozen people, in the foyer, the kitchen and the bathroom. Oh, and for anyone who is thinking about killing people and dismembering them in the house, just forget it. You have no idea what sorts of places the blood splatter will end up. I mean, how the heck did the blood end up on the wall of a room when the door was closed?
Here's what happened. The two beasts were out playing yesterday, and because it was raining, I was watching from the relative comfort of the garage. I heard Pan yelp once, but didn't think anything of it, because it is SOP for her when they play biteface. They came inside, and I saw nothing amiss. A few minutes later, I saw drops of blood all over where she was standing, and discovered a cut on the lower tip of her ear.

Probably Khan's tooth, maybe a nail, and vague possibility that it was the brambles (generally, those are reserved for her underside - looks like she's been lying down on barbed wire). For such a small cut, it makes a hell of a mess, and the white hair around her head was so stained that it looked like she had been involved in a war of some sort.The good news is that ear cuts bleed a hell of a lot, even when the cut is small. The bad news is that ear cuts bleed a hell of a lot, even when the cut is small. I've tried various ways of bandaging it and keeping her ear in place, but no luck so far. Tried to make a snood out of an old pair of pantyhose, but it keeps slipping off. And of course, the more stuff goes around her head, the more likely she is to shake, and at this point, I wouldn't be surprised to find blood splatter on the ceiling.

About the only thing that has worked so far is to wrap the bandage around her ear and hold it in place using hair clips. The first shake of the day today, she opened it up again, so the bandage had to go back on.
By contrast, when Khan had a cut in his ear, I put pressure on it, and cleaned it up once it stopped bleeding. Pointy ears rulz.

Lesson learned: Don't bathe a floppy eared dog with an ear cut no matter how much they look like they belong in a B-grade slasher film. Nothing makes a dog shake more than having water on its face.

Suja
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Found out first hand yesterday why floppy ears are INFERIOR to pointy ones.

are not!
You have no idea what sorts of places the blood splatter will end up. I mean, how the heck did the blood end up on the wall of a room when the door was closed?

if it's anything like the blood bath resulting from a b0rken open tail, i can well imagine. gory, i bet!
possibility that it was the brambles (generally, those are reserved for her underside - looks like she's been lying down on barbed wire).

her, too? i've got brambles in the way-back part of the dog yard. harriet looks like a flagellant after they've been out playing in them. elliott just brings the brambles in with him, woven into his tail. dork.
For such a small cut, it makes a hell of a mess, and the white hair around her head was so stained that it looked like she had been involved in a war of some sort.

i've had the same thing happen to harriet on numerous occasions. i suggest keeping a no-rinse shampoo on hand. it works well for removing blood from their coats.
By contrast, when Khan had a cut in his ear, I put pressure on it, and cleaned it up once it stopped bleeding. Pointy ears rulz.

not so fast, missy! both of my floppy eared dogs have had lots of ear cuts, and they've never bled much. just a couple of seconds pressure with a gauze pad and the bleeding stops. floppy ears rulz. HTH!
Lesson learned: Don't bathe a floppy eared dog with an ear cut no matter how much they look like they belong in a B-grade slasher film. Nothing makes a dog shake more than having water on its face.

i'm trying really hard not to laugh. honestly. that's one of those things that sounds like a good idea, but by the time you realize just how bad an idea it is, it's too late.

poor Pan. i have an idea. when harriet had the tumor on her ear removed, my vet super glued and bandaged her ear tips together on top of her head. she did it partially to keep the tip of the bad ear from crinkling when it healed and partly to keep Miss Naughty Pants from fussing with it. it was successful on both counts. if Pan won't leave the cut alone, perhaps you could ask your vet to glue and bandage her ears together? or maybe just ask him/her to apply surgical glue to the cut. or, i believe Super Glue is okay to use on small cuts like this, but it's a good idea to ask the vet first).

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
Super Glue is okay to use on small cuts like this, but it's a good idea to ask the vet first). shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette

They have that clear bandaide stuff for people. I bet that would help. It is some sort of liquid thing that keeps the wound closed. I know I am not phrasing
this correctly.
By contrast, when Khan had a cut in his ear, I put pressure on it, and cleaned it up once it stopped bleeding. Pointy ears rulz.

I definitely gotta agree! Of course I am very much a pointy earred dog person.
Lesson learned: Don't bathe a floppy eared dog with an ear cut no matter how much they look like they belong in a B-grade slasher film. Nothing makes a dog shake more than having water on its face. Suja

I am sorry to hear about Pan's ear. I hope her ear heals quickly.

Gwen
are not!

How about I admit they're not inferior, and you come and clean up the mess they made?
if it's anything like the blood bath resulting from a b0rken open tail, i can well imagine. gory, i bet!

That doesn't begin to describe it.
her, too? i've got brambles in the way-back part of the dog yard. harriet looks like a flagellant after they've been out playing in them.

It's the lack of hair, although Pan's growing lots of hair where she used to be nearly naked before. Her nipples that used to be so prominent are now getting all covered up, I'm happy to say. Used to look like she had a bunch of engorged ticks stuck to her underside.
elliott just brings the brambles in with him, woven into his tail. dork.

That's Khan. It's amazing the amount of vegetation I sometimes remove from his coat.
i've had the same thing happen to harriet on numerous occasions. i suggest keeping a no-rinse shampoo on hand. it works well for removing blood from their coats.

Too late now (hopefully), but I do have a no-rinse shampoo on hand. Just didn't think of it.
not so fast, missy! both of my floppy eared dogs have had lots of ear cuts, and they've never bled much. just a couple of seconds pressure with a gauze pad and the bleeding stops. floppy ears rulz. HTH!

Maybe your floppy eared dogs don't shake their heads like this one does. Come to think of it, I never noticed how many times a dog shakes prior to this incident.
i'm trying really hard not to laugh. honestly.

Yeah, right.
that's one of those things that sounds like a good idea, but by the time you realize just how bad an idea it is, it's too late.

Exactly. I realized it about 10 seconds after I got the water on her. Eternally hopeful, I let her out of the shower, thinking that she'll do her usual running around like mad jumping over furniture thing, except I had forgotten how much shaking she did in between all the running around and jumping.
poor Pan. i have an idea. when harriet had the tumor on her ear removed, my vet super glued and bandaged her ear tips together on top of her head.

If it doesn't stop bleeding every time she shakes her head, that's exactly what I'll have to do. I was thinking of running down to the nearest CVS and getting some liquid bandage (?). Doesn't that work similar to surgical glue?
While I was busy scrubbing the floor, walls, doors and cabinets, I was thinking that if I were a 'glass half full' kind of person, I'd be telling myself that the bathroom needed cleaning anyway, and hell, it isn't going to get any cleaner than this. Then, I realized that if some Polyanna came and told me that, she would come to serious bodily harm.

Suja
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How about I admit they're not inferior, and you come and clean up the mess they made?

what mess? i don't see any mess.
That doesn't begin to describe it.

dross?
It's the lack of hair, although Pan's growing lots of hair where she used to be nearly naked before.

yay! i'm glad her hair is growing back. and pretty quickly, too.
Her nipples that used to be so prominent are now getting all covered up, I'm happy to say. Used to look like she had a bunch of engorged ticks stuck to her underside.

well, now, that sounds charming. can i just say eew? thank the gods harriet has piglet-pink nipples. i don't think i could handle it if they looked like ticks.
Too late now (hopefully), but I do have a no-rinse shampoo on hand. Just didn't think of it.

bet you do next time!
Maybe your floppy eared dogs don't shake their heads like this one does.

oh, they shake like crazed beasts when their earses are irritated.
i'm trying really hard not to laugh. honestly.

Yeah, right.

are you doubting my sincerity???
except I had forgotten how much shaking she did in between all the running around and jumping.

did you try covering her head with a towel while she was in shake mode? or, better yet, teach her to shake on command. i've done this with harriet, because she gets frequentish baths. i haven't bothered with elliott, since he hasn't had a bath since the spring of 1973.
If it doesn't stop bleeding every time she shakes her head, that's exactly what I'll have to do. I was thinking of running down to the nearest CVS and getting some liquid bandage (?). Doesn't that work similar to surgical glue?

i've never used it, but my mom swears by it. it seems to work well for little cuts, so i imagine it'd be just the ticket for ear wounds.
Then, I realized that if some Polyanna came and told me that, she would come to serious bodily harm.

hey, Suja, look at the bright side, at least your bathroom is clean now. HTH!

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
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They have that clear bandaide stuff for people. I bet that would help. It is some sort of liquid thing that keeps the wound closed. I know I am not phrasing this correctly.

i know exactly what product you're talking about. i bet it would work great for Pan's ear.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
They have that clear bandaide stuff for people. I bet ... wound closed. I know I am not phrasing this correctly.

i know exactly what product you're talking about. i bet it would work great for Pan's ear. shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette

Is it made by "Johnson's and Johnson's"? It seems
like they do carry a brand. It also is suppose
to have some healing property like antibotic
neosporin? Or so that is what I recall. I probably should have some of that around.
Gwen
what mess? i don't see any mess.

You're one of those, are you? I think I got most of the stuff on the vertical surfaces last night. Still have to do all the floors and the carpet.
dross?

To put it mildly. On top of that, I was wearing a nice, white blouse when the whole thing started. WAAAH!
yay! i'm glad her hair is growing back. and pretty quickly, too.

It's all quite strange, because it looks like all the naked spots are filling in, but there doesn't appear to be a change in the sparse spots. Either that or I don't notice it because I see her everyday. The biggest problem now is that she comes back with scratches on her every time she goes out to play and run around, and it especially shows through where she has black fur.
well, now, that sounds charming. can i just say eew?

Heh. Her former mom decided to wait until she went through one heat cycle before spaying her. I don't know if that had any bearing on this.
thank the gods harriet has piglet-pink nipples. i don't think i could handle it if they looked like ticks.

DH has some unflattering nicknames for her, because of her boobies.
oh, they shake like crazed beasts when their earses are irritated.

But they don't reopen the cut and send blood flying everywhere? How odd!
are you doubting my sincerity???

Honestly, wasn't anything there to doubt, really.
did you try covering her head with a towel while she was in shake mode?

Yeah. She'd drop the towel first and then shake. Eventually, I got tired of hanging onto her ear every time she tried to shake, and put her in a down-stay. She was very unhappy with that. She doesn't particularly enjoy getting wet, but puts up with it in anticipation of galloping around the house, jumping over stuff. Couldn't really let her do that yesterday.
or, better yet, teach her to shake on command. i've done this with harriet, because she gets frequentish baths.

I should probably do that once this is all over. Right now we're doing lots of 'No shake'. Thankfully, she's a low energy dog and can generally chill out when I'm not actively playing with her.

i haven't bothered with elliott, since he hasn't had a
bath since the spring of 1973.

Heh. Khan's a low bath frequency kind of dog. Although I don't really want to bathe Pan frequently (especially since she has dry skin), she gets horribly dirty, and I end up having to at least wash her down. In the 5 weeks we've had her, she's been bathed twice now, and rinsed once. Not good. When she first came to us, she did have an odd sort of smell about her, which is why I gave her her first bath. That seems to be gone now, to be replaced by warm toastiness.
i've never used it, but my mom swears by it. it seems to work well for little cuts, so i imagine it'd be just the ticket for ear wounds.

I'll give it a shot then. What can it hurt?
hey, Suja, look at the bright side, at least your bathroom is clean now. HTH!

Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Suja
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