Join Date: Nov 2012
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I had started doing pony tails for Bama. Sometimes one, sometimes two. I found the soft kind of little scrunchie worked best for me. The rubber ones needed more loops and she would squirm and wiggle. I stopped doing them though because her ear got injured. We aren't even sure how exactly or when. We just noticed something was going on with the tip of her ear. the vet said some ear hair or maybe even the tip of her ear must have gotten caught in the ponytail and cut off circulation. (being part pomeranian her ears stick up and the hair on them gets long). We had no idea it happened because she didn't act as if she was in pain or distress. I felt horrible, but vet reassured me it was an accident and that she isn't in pain...and pointed out that now we would be able to always identify her (in addition to her microchip of course). They shaved her one ear to make sure there wasn't an infection so now she had one shaved ear and looks a little lopsided. Hopefully the hair will grow back quickly. Anyway, my point is to always check after putting in a ponytail on a squiggly puppy. AmNow I just use the occasional clip or soft rubberbands for short periods of time (like when she goes to obedience class). We may decide its best to go with short bangs. I had always worried she would get the ponytail holder out somehow and try to eat it.