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Old 12-16-2012, 12:29 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:11 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Okay, so I finally tried using moleskin glued into the ears for the first time. It seems to be the most comfortable thing I've ever used to assist with the ears, and without really paying attention you would not even notice they were in there. They seem to hold up real well also. They don't fall apart like pipe insulation does. Here is what I did:
1) Purchased mole skin with adhesive backing from a pharmacy.
2) Purchased Torbot skin bond offline.
3) Purchased large breathe right strips from a pharmacy.
4) I cleaned out the ears real well with an ear cleaning solution. Inspected the ears for any irritations or infections and allowed ears to dry completly.
5) I then cut the moleskin to the shape of the inside of the ear. Kind of like a teardrop. Making sure it was small enough to have 1/4" all around the moleskin.
6) Next I removed the backing off the mole skin and applied a thin layer of Torbot to it. Allowed the glue to dry for about a minute.
7) I had an assistant hold the ear open to where I could easily fit the moleskin into the ear as centered best I could... making sure it was covering the crease in the bottom of the ear.
8) I inspected the moleskin for any loose spots and touched up the edges with Torbot to make sure it was secure.
9) Last I decided where the weakest parts of the ear was and I placed the breathe right strips over it vertically to help the ear stand correct. I ended up using two strips per ear and they stick really well to the moleskin.

I noticed it still allows for a full range of motion of the ears and when they are erect they are perfect and not heavy like with pipe insulation. It also does not restrict any blood flow or have to be removed so the ears can breathe like with taping the ears.
I thought I would pass this along so you could try it. Even if the ears never stand perfectly on their own this is a technique that can assist them to be erect without being cumbersome. They have been in the ears for four days now with no signs of coming loose.


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Old 01-15-2013, 08:38 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Here is my Bella at almost 9 months.

I wish they were perfectly straight.....maybe as her head widens a bit it will correct itself.

Any hope for these ears.-imageuploadedbypg-free1358300296.768505.jpg


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Old 01-15-2013, 09:39 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Here is my Bella at almost 9 months.

I wish they were perfectly straight.....maybe as her head widens a bit it will correct itself.

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I really think they will. She is really adorable
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:12 PM   #35 (permalink)
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My pup is 14 weeks. One ear has been up for a week. The other flops. When should I consider taping that 2nd ear?


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My pup is 14 weeks. One ear has been up for a week. The other flops. When should I consider taping that 2nd ear?


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Nope, not until at least 5 months old, research the proper way of taping
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Everyone once in awhile it'll go up for a few minutes at a time. I think it will go upon its own


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Moleskin works perfectly!Any hope for these ears.-imageuploadedbypg-free1360468526.183770.jpg
Any hope for these ears.-imageuploadedbypg-free1360468542.211200.jpg


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What I have heard is, if they have been up but come down they Are likely to go up and stay up eventually.
Bianca's ears apparently bounced around, I didn't own her as a puppy but her prev owner sent photos and her ears went through all the goofy positions (except teepee, at least not in the photos). I had one when she was a year old where she had one up and one down. When I got her as an adult she had both up and strong (and hers were very tall/big ears).
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Okay, so I finally tried using moleskin glued into the ears for the first time. It seems to be the most comfortable thing I've ever used to assist with the ears, and without really paying attention you would not even notice they were in there. They seem to hold up real well also. They don't fall apart like pipe insulation does. Here is what I did:
1) Purchased mole skin with adhesive backing from a pharmacy.
2) Purchased Torbot skin bond offline.
3) Purchased large breathe right strips from a pharmacy.
4) I cleaned out the ears real well with an ear cleaning solution. Inspected the ears for any irritations or infections and allowed ears to dry completly.
5) I then cut the moleskin to the shape of the inside of the ear. Kind of like a teardrop. Making sure it was small enough to have 1/4" all around the moleskin.
6) Next I removed the backing off the mole skin and applied a thin layer of Torbot to it. Allowed the glue to dry for about a minute.
7) I had an assistant hold the ear open to where I could easily fit the moleskin into the ear as centered best I could... making sure it was covering the crease in the bottom of the ear.
8) I inspected the moleskin for any loose spots and touched up the edges with Torbot to make sure it was secure.
9) Last I decided where the weakest parts of the ear was and I placed the breathe right strips over it vertically to help the ear stand correct. I ended up using two strips per ear and they stick really well to the moleskin.

I noticed it still allows for a full range of motion of the ears and when they are erect they are perfect and not heavy like with pipe insulation. It also does not restrict any blood flow or have to be removed so the ears can breathe like with taping the ears.
I thought I would pass this along so you could try it. Even if the ears never stand perfectly on their own this is a technique that can assist them to be erect without being cumbersome. They have been in the ears for four days now with no signs of coming loose.


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This is the correct way....i had to do this to one of mine and it worked perfectly. Good luck!
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