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Old 01-04-2013, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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At my breeders suggestion, I went ahead and taped my five month old's ears.. I was going to order the ear forms and glue, but decided to try foam rollers and tape first.... how bad does this look.... did I do a good enough job to, at the very least, not deform his ears?
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is that boxing tape placed directly onto the right ear?


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With his ear scrunched like that he's liable to get an infection. And if that's regular tape it's going to take all the fur off when you remove it, and that's going to hurt
It's probably going to be irritated too.
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Is that boxing tape placed directly onto the right ear?


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Its a lightweight masking tape that'll come right off with baby oil.. the paper tape wouldn't hold at all
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But the ear cannot breathe underneath and the adhesive is going to be really bad on the ear itself.
Have your breeder show you how...I can't imagine they did theirs like this?
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With his ear scrunched like that he's liable to get an infection. And if that's regular tape it's going to take all the fur off when you remove it, and that's going to hurt
It's probably going to be irritated too.
I used two rollers in each ear to keep from scrunching it even more... should I use three?
I'm going to get some glue on Monday when the medical supply place opens up.... the tape isn't very strong at all.. it barely holds on.
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But the ear cannot breathe underneath and the adhesive is going to be really bad on the ear itself.
Have your breeder show you how...I can't imagine they did theirs like this?
My breeder is too far away... she wanted me to buy the forms and glue... I may still do that, but wanted to try this first...fwiw I cleaned the ears real well prior to taping...
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The ears are to constricted and bunched up. It would be better to just use plumbing insulation cut to length and wrapped with paper medical tape. You can add any other type of tape on top of that that you want to and it will not hurt the ear as long as its not to tight and the ears can breathe. I would take all that off until I could do it properly. He looks like a west german Showline and their ears can be pretty tall and thin sometimes. With those types of ears I prefer the tee-pee style with tear menders glue more than the taping. With taping I would try 3 days on and 1 day off to let the ear dry out and breathe. Keep that process up until you get the results you are looking for. Plumbing insulation is much cheaper then ear forms and easier to replace when they get destroyed after they fall out. Please make sure you are doing it right or it will cause irreversible damage to the ears!


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I glued my one GSD at 5months old, worked really well and the dog did not mind it at all , I would highly recommend glueing rather than taping up the ears.
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Redid them.. look much better... still not perfect .. I called around and couldn't find anyone to do it for me,, this is the best I could do... may still glue them, but for now, I hope this is at least helping more than hurting
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