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post #11 of 97 (permalink) Old 03-04-2007, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

The Tear Mender works too but it does irritate the ear a bit and it is harder to get off if you get it on the hair.It also doesn't stay on the ear as long as the skin bond. You can buy it in a surgical store, or online. If the strips come out do it again right away, but keep checking to see if they will stand on thier own every now and then. 3 is fine. whatever it takes. Like I said earlier, if the ears don't stay up at least you will be able to have the strips handy for whenever you want to see those beutiful ears up and most people won't know they are there..My boy is going on 11 months and they are up now, finally!
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post #12 of 97 (permalink) Old 03-05-2007, 08:20 AM
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I think I'll wait and get the skin bond online. I'm afraid the Tearmender might irritate her poor ears. I did try glueing them together again but it only held for a couple of hours as they are all hard from the original glue residue.
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The residue will peel right off and that's one of the reasons why it may be irritating for them. When it gets hard it sticks more to the ear than to the strip. With the skin bond it sticks to both and it's made for skin unlike TM which is made for fabric.. I know when I used TM I kept poking at his ears to peeel it. With the skin bond it just seems to disolve or it's easier to peel away any residue.
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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

Darn...I should have waited for the skin bond, but, who knows when I'll get it!! Hopefully it will be delivered today...so I'll be ready to reglue with the skin bond.
Tranquility, do you think your pup was still teething and that's why it took so long for his ears to come up? And, so now your pup is 11 months and ears are up for good?! That's fantastic...there's hope!!! Thanks!
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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

Just came up with another bright idea!!!!!!! Just got a new remote for the tv and it came in one of those hard plastic packages, bet you could cut it into strips and glue them in, it's pretty rigid and looks like it would be a good option.

My friend also suggested glueing in a piece of styrofoam cup.

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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

Ok...i'm going to attempt to paste in a picture of my pup Maximus with the breathe right strips in. You might not be able to see them too good, but you'll definitely see his ears are up!!
And, here's a pic with his ears floppy...

I hope I did it right...if there's no pictures, sorry...I'll keep trying.

Annemarie, I'd try the insulation tubing!!
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I think the reason my pup had problems with one of his ears staying down is b/c He had elbow dysplasia and Pano and I think he was in pain a lot and you know how they tend to keep thier ears back or down when they are in pain. Also, he is not the only pup in the litter with soft ears. One of his litter mates has an ear down and one has perfect ears.. I don't think it had anything to do with teething. I am against calcium supplementing. Thier ears will come up with or without our help if they are going to come up. Some pups ears are up at 8 weeks and others not until eight months and I don't think anyone knows why the ears act the way they do otherwise there wouldn't be so many different ways and measures to fix them. I started to be pro-active when he was six months old and I just didn't give up. One of the reasons I used BR strips was b/c it allowed the ear to be free to use it's muscles while running etc., If it has something hard in it then the ear muscles can't work naturally b/c they're moving against something and the dog may not use the muscle properly. With the strips. The ear flexes as it would normally but the ear stays up as well.It really is a per dog issue. If your girls ears are very soft and flop over without a base or if she just puts them up now and then and has a base. Sometimes it can be an attitude thing. Can she get them up at all? I think the base has to be there in order for this to work. By base I mean the hard part on the back side of the ear that comes up from the back of the head.
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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

Maximus' ears definitely go up once in a while...at very random times. I think he has a pretty good base going so hopefully with some perserverance we'll get those big things up!
I totally agree with you about the strips. I love having the majority of his ear free, it doesn't seem so invasive. I really hope it works.
Thanks so much for your help!
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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

Where to get the skin bond glue ? I have already bought TM glue. I haven't tried glueing or doing anything yet , but , needing to asap I feel.

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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

I ordered my skin bond glue online from www.jbpet.com.
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