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Old 04-22-2005, 12:33 AM
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How do you get the hair out of their ears without having to "pluck" it out? Everyone I've asked said you have to pluck it out but I feel like I'm going to hurt her if I do that. Plus she is a little baby about everything so I'm scared I'm gonna make her whimper and stuff and then she'll be upset with me. I groom her myself so she doesnt go to a groomer, but if I brought her to one just to get the hair out of her ears, would they do it?
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Old 04-22-2005, 02:34 PM
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Well...what can I say? I have experience with these kind of things and in most of the cases we pluck the hair...it's the best thing to do because it grows later...But if the hair doesn't pluck or you don't want to pluck it, you can cut it with the cissors, but very carefully so that you wont hurt the ear.
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Old 04-22-2005, 05:04 PM
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Actually plucking the hair from their ears doesn't really hurt them. In my opinion it is similar to a gal who plucks her eyebrows - the 1st time was a little sensitive but as time goes on it is really nothing.

There is a powder you can buy at a pet shop to lightly coat the hair with to make it easier to grab on to (although when I've done it myself I haven't used the powder). Grab a few strands of hair with the tips of your fingers and twist it and then pull and it should come out easily.

If you don't want to do it I'm sure if you call a groomer you will find one who is willing to do it for you for a small fee.
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Old 04-22-2005, 11:23 PM
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Ditto to nicco. You can make it work with scissors, but plucking is really the best way to do it.
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Old 04-24-2005, 02:23 AM
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Why do you want to pluck out the hair?

Hair usually serves a purpose, keeps dust and dirt out, etc...
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Old 04-24-2005, 08:39 AM
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With breeds that have hair that actually grows inside their ears like a poodle, if you don't pluck it out they are very prone to having problems with ear infections due to the hair holding in moisture and dirt and creating an environment that is ideal for infections.
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Old 04-24-2005, 04:56 PM
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With breeds that have hair that actually grows inside their ears like a poodle, if you don't pluck it out they are very prone to having problems with ear infections due to the hair holding in moisture and dirt and creating an environment that is ideal for infections.

my yorkies have hair in their ears! a lot and just got over an ear infection and i'm scared to pluck since they are no longer 8 weeks anymore.. (they are 5 months)
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Old 04-25-2005, 10:15 PM
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Why do you want to pluck out the hair?

Hair usually serves a purpose, keeps dust and dirt out, etc...
Maybe because I dont want my dog to get an ear infection. Not to be rude, but I asked how to get the hair out, not for you to ask me why I want to get it out. So maybe next time if you dont have the right answer for a post, you shouldnt reply. Just a thought.
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So maybe next time if you dont have the right answer for a post, you shouldnt reply. Just a thought.

I'll think about it. I still dont think it's a good idea.
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Old 04-25-2005, 11:50 PM
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I'll think about it. I still dont think it's a good idea.
I'm sorry, how old are you? Cause you sound very immature. Why dont you take your smart comments elsewhere, or atleast dont give them to me.
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