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    Default Miley has been up to mischief

    I think she has been rubbing her ears against her favourite outside chair. She has no knots anywhere on her except massive matted ears
    I have tried brushing them out, but it's impossible. 2 weeks ago when I groomed her, I thought, I won't cut them out with scissors (last time I used scissors we had an emergency vet visit for staples ) I will use the clippers. The clippers are shite and didn't get through the fur.
    Tonight they are just a total mess. She is over me trying to fix them and hiding in her crate from me lol
    I have to buy a good pair of clippers. The last set I got was from clipper world for $250 and they were total crap too.

    Any suggestions please?

    Oh and how ridiculous is she going to look without fur on her ears? She has always had long silky ears.. this is going to be strange. I wonder how long they will take to grow back?

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    Get a dog groomer to do it?
    You wouldn't want to cut her ear off now, would you. You have an inbuilt excuse that the baby might give a painful kick then oops.

    No idea how long it would take to grow back but at least you know it will.

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    Groomers have weeks waiting lists.. She needs to be done yesterday lol

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    I know that feeling, my boy does the same thing little sh!t, I try to let his ears grow but he rubs them on the rug and we're back to stripping them off with clippers again.

    The trick to cutting out mats is to slide a wide tooth comb under it, (you may need to wiggle it to get it through) and then cut above that. No risk of cutting the ear leather then as the comb is protecting it.

    What brand clippers did you buy last time?
    Oster and Andis are the only good clippers, but like any clipper they require maintenance. Keeping the blades well oiled is vital in keeping them sharp, even when not in use.

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    Missed the how long to grow back part... Well... It will take a few months. You could get the mats out if you worked at it and just spliced them open with the scissors then combed from end down to base. Drowning in conditioner helps too while you are combing then rinse out afterwards.

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    I had clipper world clippers last time.. I it was their own brand.

    I will try conditioner and a wide tooth comb today

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    We use old human clippers for Pippi.

    When the OH buys a new set (which is probably 2 or 3 times a year), the old set gets relegated to Pippis pile and we use them without any combs on them and just shave down to desired length.

    She has only got a single coat (which is so bizarre, I have never had a single coated dog before - and I am sure she should have a double coat lol) though so that might make it easier using human clippers.

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    And I am awful because I loled at the scissor thing.

    When my kid was a newborn, I tried clipping her fingernails for the first time using nail clippers. Whoops, took a chunk out of her thumb and at 3 days old she had a plaster on LOL.

    Then my mum came to visit and was like "you dont use clippers ya dopey cow, you bite them off" LMAO

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    I chopped the finger tips off my 2nd daughter with baby clippers when she was a week old.. weird thing is she didn't cry.. once I saw the blood I fainted lol

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    yea mine didnt cry either....i didnt faint but went into panic mode...it bled heaps

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