How to Make a Yorkshire Terrier's Ears Stand Up
Animal file: Yorkshire terrier
It usually takes a while for a Yorkshire Terrier's ears to stand up, while genetics mean that in some cases it will never happen at all. Sometimes, you will need to make it happen yourself.
If you're looking for tips on how to make a Yorkshire Terrier's ears stand up, you've came to the right place. We at AnimalWised will give you some ideas which will seem ineffective at first, but will provide good results in the long run.
Read on and discover our best tricks - start putting them to the test now, and don't forget to share your experience!
Shave their ears
The first trick to get a Yorkshire Terrier's ears to stand up is to shave them, either by using a set of specific dog grooming clippers or scissors. Be very careful when doing it or go to a professional.
Sometimes, hair weighs down the dog's ears to the extent that they cannot stand up on their own. It's not necessary to shave all the way down to the base, although doing so with a Westie cut can look really cute!
There are many haircuts for a Yorkshire Terrier - find out which best suits your best pal at AnimalWised.
Surgical tape for dogs
The second trick to make a Yorkshire Terrier's ears stand up is by using surgical tape. In specialized pet shops you'll find a product specifically designed for dogs that doesn't damage their fur in the slightest.
Using surgical tape is very simple: without bending them, gently wind their ears and use the tape to fix them in place. You must make sure that you're not harming your pet, and that it feels comfortable with the procedure.
You can apply the tape every other day, allowing the skin to perspire properly.
The third trick for getting a Yorkshire Terrier's ears to stand up is by giving it food that helps to strengthen the cartilage.
You can find specific dog joint supplements on the market, which are really effective in enhancing cartilage nutrition for increased firmness. It can also be helped by small portions of cheese and gelatin (containing no additives or preservatives).
However, you should consult your vet before considering giving your dog any of these supplements, because they will be able to give you advice on the best products for your Yorkshire Terrier.
This is where our tricks to make your Yorkshire Terrier's ears stand up come to an end!
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