It seems that there’s a new trend in grooming and photographing dogs – it’s called dog buns, as seen from these photos downloaded from Instagram and Pinterest:
While I understand that some people think these photos are cute or funny, I don’t agree in tying up the ears of a dog. The ears of a dog are sensitive tissues, with many acupressure points.
Tying up of the ears can interfere with blood circulation and, if left in for any period of time, the area is a breeding ground for bacteria – particularly in wet conditions.
Leave your dog’s ears alone! The only dog buns I like to see are these ones:
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand