EAR CARE – THE KRIMSON WAY
The Doberman Pinscher was first created by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann in Germany and was designed to have alert, cropped ears. The cropped ears makes the Doberman very distinctive and gives them the “look of eagles”.
Today, many veterinarians don’t know how to properly care for cropped ears and this is a course not taught in veterinarian school.
I have created a list of items you will need if you want to care for the ears based on my personal experience. I also created a video back in 2001 also explaining my method seen on this page.
ITEMS TO HAVE ON HAND FOR A CROPPED DOBERMAN PUPPY;
1 inch Johnson and Johnson Zonas Tape (I buy a box at a time)
1 inch Johnson and Johnson Elastikon Tape (I buy a box at a time)
5/8″ backer rod (1 pack) – (Found at Home Depot/Lowe’s in window section)
Hibiclens (brand) medical grade soap (Amazon sells it)
Unisolve (liquid only) medical adhesive remover (Amazon sells it)
Blunt end medical scissors (4 inch) – (Amazon sells it)
Regular sharp scissors (any size)
Hemostats (Amazon sells them)
Galls pads (square) – (Amazon, Meijer, Walgreens, etc. has them)
Cotton balls (regular size)
Duct Tape (regular size – I like Gorilla brand) – (Amazon, Meijer, Walgreens, etc has them)
Homemade Ear cleaner (50% white vinegar/50% rubbing alcohol (91% kind)) mixed together