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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

ok, apparently I was having a newbie moment and wasn't posting the pics in right. how about this...here's a pic of maximus with his strips in...hope you can see it.
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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

how do you post a picture?
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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

Great looking GSD! Try to put the first strip in more vertically . They don't have to go so far to the top of the ear as much as they have to support the contour, or the curve more so than the tip of ears. When the first set comes out they may stand for a bit. As soon as they go down, do it again. He reminds me of my boy. His left ear leaned more when he was relaxed. Not sure but it seems as though I see a lot of GSD's with the left ear down or weak more than the right ear. Getting his attention with a ball and running helps the muscles while the strips are in.
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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

Cara's ears do stay up at times, usually in the morning when she is outside, wonder does it have anything to do with the cold? Left one is up more than the right. Will try the breathright strips when I get the glue, did'nt think about the plastic being really rigid.

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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

Would it be ok to just use the TM glue since we have it ? Hate to wait on the other to get here. I wil have to go get some breathe-rite strips now. Anyone know 4-sure if this method works ? Do you feel this is the route to go ? I have read so many ways & still haven't tried any , but , I think I need to now to get this 1 ear up for good !


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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

You won't know until you try. You can't hurt the ear any, so you don't have anything to lose.

I think since you're only doing one ear that the Breaterite strip method is a good one to start with. The TM glue will work just fine.

Practice with the strip and no glue to get an idea of where you want to position the strip for best "hold." It make take two strips in a V, X, or 11 pattern.

Clean off the inside of the floppy ear, dry it well. Apply the TM glue to the Breatherite strip in a thin line, then apply to the ear and hold for a minute or two.

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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

The TM irritated my guys ears after a few times and the glue is almost impossible to get off of the fur if it does get on it. The Skin Bond is made for human skin and doesn't irritate the dogs ear. I will post a picture of b4 and after if I can figure out how to do it. The TM does not hold it in the ear as long as the Skin Bond does. Make sure you put a thin line in the ear and on the strip, hold for 30-60 seconds. You can certainly use the TM until you get the skin bond. My boy is 11 months old now and I started to do his ears at 8.5 months with the strips, religiously.
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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

Wow! It took 2.5 months to get his ears up? That's so awesome that you were determined and it worked! I hope I'm as lucky.
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Can you damage the ear itself at at ? I guess I mean, how would you know if the ear is damaged at all due to ruff play or something. If this is the case, can you tell & would the ear ever stand ? I was in a wreck & pup probably it the dash before falling to the floor & not sure if this affected his ear. I'm not sure if his ear got hit , but , it's his left ear & the side of him that would have hit the dash. His ear both were up till the wreck & then the one feel within days of the wreck. I hope to help the ear & get it to stay 4 good ! Any other places on finding the skin bond ? I will use the TM for now.

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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

Also, then breathe-rite strips are that strong ?

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