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post #31 of 97 (permalink) Old 03-07-2007, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

What did your Vet say? I reccommend that you have your Vet check his ear to make sure there is no damage. Usually they can feel the ear to see if there is any damage to the muscle. But did you say your dog had a base? It is a bit suspicious though if they were up b4 the accident and now they arenít. Trauma may take some time to heal both physically and psychologically. I think if the base is there and the leather isnít too soft then you may have a chance with the strips. It is recommended though, that when puppy is growing into his ears that play is limited with other dogs since they like to bite the ears. If he had an injury to his ear this may also be the reason why it has fallen. Either way, have him checked and it doesn't hurt to do the strips as well. He may need some encouragement and help (strips) if he's favoring that ear. Surgical supply stores or ask your vet if he knows where you can get SB. BR strips are strong enough to make the ear stand. You just have to be patient and don't give up. It took me nearly 3 months.
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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

Well, update on Cara's ears. Got my skin bond and the strips and was ready for action. Put the strips in one of the ears in an x pattern but she went crazy, did not like it. She was shaking her head and trying to scratch at her ear so I had to remove them, I was afraid she would hurt herself.

So I guess the strips are out for us, we'll just have leave them alone and hope for the best.

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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

BoyMaximus, how are the ears doing? When do the strips come out? I'm curious... interesting method!

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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

Well, on Friday afternoon the strips in his right ear were just about all the way out so I went ahead and pulled it off and his ear stood up all by itself! It was amazing!! I was so excited! But, by yesterday evening his ear was kind of down, I wonder if it was b/c he was relaxed b/c this morning his right ear was back up! So, I think we were successful on his right ear. I guess when he's relaxed he'll just keep them kind of down a bit. However, his left ear is a different story. That one may take some more work. The strips were out this a.m...2 weeks that they were in today. His left ear is somewhat up but, very weak looking...kind of floppy at the tip. I may give it a day or two and either try the strips again or try the skin bond and insulation tubing. He's 7.5 mos now so I definitely don't have time to wait on it. Looking at him right now his left ear is definitely weak and I may just have to do something tonight. Probably the strips, they seem less invasive. Thanks for the inquiry...I'll keep you posted for sure! Keep your fingers crossed!!
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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

I've heard of dogs who's ears finish going all the way up completely, as rare as this is, after 11 months of age. You could kust keep the strips in rutinely until he's a year old, if there's no irritation? They just seem so much easier on the dog than rollers and tubing etc... and they work for Maximus, it seems! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/01_smile.gif[/img]

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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

I had the same problem my vet used tampons and glued them in the inside of his ears. we kept them in for 6 days and gave him a day break and did it for another 6 days and after 3 weeks they stayed up. but she also taped both ear together so that the ears would stand upright instead of slanted. hope this helps
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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

Both ears are now free of strips and both appear to be doing well. While he's relaxing on the couch his ears are definitely relaxed too and are flopping off to the side, but, as soon as he gets up and walks around, they're both up. Very weird, these ears of his!! I think I'm done...and I'm sure he's relieved!
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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

Breath Right strips are bought... and we're getting ready to put them in. I got the skin bond a couple of days ago... Wish us luck!

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Breath Right strips are bought... and we're getting ready to put them in. I got the skin bond a couple of days ago... Wish us luck!

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Sigh... no luck. I think we had six in one ear and it only held it to the side. Hubby pulled them out. I have an appt with a vet that's a breeder, etc in a week, so hopefully she'll be able to help.

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Re: BreatheRight Strips for ears

I bought some of the breatheright strips here in the uk and put them in an hey presto they were up i will include a couple of befor and after pics for you to see but so far so good

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...il20070011.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...il20070124.jpg


and heres with the breathright strips

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...il20070106.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...il20070103.jpg

so far so good
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