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This video was extremely helpful!
I couldn't hear very well, could you tell me what supplies you used?
My 19 month old male's right ear is not completely broken, but it doesn't stand completely erect either.

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How long total did it take taping? My pup is just 6 months and I'm using breathe right strips on his left ear for about a month now. It fell out last tues ear was up for 2 days then tip flopped again. So strips back in. He's still teething as well. Thanks!



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We've been keeping it in for the past 8 months (our girl is 2 next week). I'd really keep it in till he's done teething and maybe a bit longer to make sure the cartilage gets strong. Hope this helps.

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Hi Mickey, I'm Lynn's friend! Thanks for posting the tape info and for messaging it to me as well! It's been a long road with these ears! The cartilage in the "bad" ear is still soft compared to the other, but the inserts have helped because the ear stays up at night, when it used to crease badly and fall. Here are some pics for comparison! I used your method, and gluing. The last one was taken just yesterday, and you can see the crease is not visible sandy more! The ear is still soft, and I've since put the insert back in.

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Soo happy you managed to get his ear up. I know what you mean by it's been a long road. Never thought we were gonna see the end of it. The ear is gonna be softer than the other one but longer you keep the ear straight, and stronger the ear will get. It takes some time so i'd keep it in longer.
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This video was extremely helpful!
I couldn't hear very well, could you tell me what supplies you used?
My 19 month old male's right ear is not completely broken, but it doesn't stand completely erect either.
Sorry for the bad quality of the video, I'll try to make a better one. The tape is called "Medipore Soft Cloth Surgical Tape on Liner". I use a bit of card and place it in between 2 pieces of the tape (like in the video) and I trim it to an oval shape to fit the ear.
Use dog wipes to clean the inside and make sure the ear is really dry before you put the tape in.
Some people had some problems with the tape sticking so you might want to remove the hair inside the ear before taping or use surgical glue.
Good luck, really hope you get it fixed.

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Soo happy you managed to get his ear up. I know what you mean by it's been a long road. Never thought we were gonna see the end of it. The ear is gonna be softer than the other one but longer you keep the ear straight, and stronger the ear will get. It takes some time so i'd keep it in longer.

By the way your dog is gorgeous

Thank you! Yeah, he's 11 months now, and I'll continue to work on the ear until it behaves like the other one! Hopefully it's not much longer!


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Wonder if this would work on a hematoma damaged ear? My male had surgery for one and the tip of his ear did not go back up. I'll watch this. Thanks.
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Thank you! Yeah, he's 11 months now, and I'll continue to work on the ear until it behaves like the other one! Hopefully it's not much longer!


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Oh he's only 11 months, he's got loads more growing to do so it should be up just like the other one.
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Wonder if this would work on a hematoma damaged ear? My male had surgery for one and the tip of his ear did not go back up. I'll watch this. Thanks.
This method should work for any damaged cartilage-based ears problems. Can you tell us a bit more about your dog. Do you have any pics?

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We've been keeping it in for the past 8 months (our girl is 2 next week). I'd really keep it in till he's done teething and maybe a bit longer to make sure the cartilage gets strong. Hope this helps.

Thanks! I plan on keeping it in. He's teething pretty bad last few days a lot of teeth missing and bloody gums


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Hi all how is everything going with the ears? Enakai seems even better now. Her ear appears to be stronger and stronger. Here are some pics of her this morning running and we stopped using the tape for almost a month now
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