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03-12-2015 06:11 AM
dolf Hi! Is it possible to fix my german shepherd's broken ear after a surgery? He is 6 years old. The surgery was in July 2014. I know it's too late to think of fixing this ear, but the vet told me that it will recover in some months,but it hasn't imroved at all. Or is there a surgery,that could fix his ear?
12-10-2014 02:35 PM
Abbey'sMom Will this process work on an older dog, she will be 3 in April, soft ears im convinced because she had underlying health issues that were unknown to us at the time her ears would have normally gone up. Since being diagnosed in May and treated, back at a good weight, do you think it may still work?

still likes to chew on Nylabone etc...on a great diet.

or should we just let this go because of her condition and age?
11-23-2014 04:27 AM
Update after 7 months

Hey All,

Your very welcome How are your dog's ears? Here is an update of Enakai after 7 months of stopping using the tape. Her ear seems a lot stronger now.
11-04-2014 08:55 PM
4 month update

Originally Posted by workingk9_Ohio View Post
Thanks so much for this! I just got a 20 month old bitch and her left ear will go up sometimes, but is usually down, like the first pic of your girl. I'm going to give this a go.

My girl is 24 months old now and I have been posting her ears with moleskin and a piece of those snore strips for 4 months. There was a period of about 4 days a couple weeks ago where they came out and her ear stayed erect the entire I put the moleskin/nasal strip back in and plan to keep up the process for a solid 6 months to ensure her ear stays standing. You have to be vigilant, but I really think it will work....her left ear was completely flopped in half at 20 months when I got her and now at 24 months, they are both standing fully erect after 4 months of posting.
10-09-2014 07:51 PM
critterlady Thank you, so far so good, I haven't noticed any skin irritation from the adhesive and he doesn't seem to mind them being in his ears, so we're going ahead with it, I didn't mind his floppy ears, but when I saw the sores on the creases I knew I had to do something!
10-09-2014 09:46 AM
LynnPritchard You can do this! Another member and I spent weeks talking on the site and then ultimately on the phone and directly via email, and we have both of our dogs with their ears fully erect. It's a laborious process, but it works!! If you read through all of the posts on this particular site/link, you will see our thoughts and process. She did one way and I did another, but we both achieved success. Please feel free to call me directly on my cell if you like. I'm sure that the other member would be happy to help you as well: Lynn Pritchard 804-241-3053. Good luck and persevere!
10-07-2014 10:12 PM
critterlady Thank you for posting this video! I'm going to try this on my 9mo old gsd Zeus, I couldn't find the tape you used, I saw someone else post they were using moleskin since they couldn't find the tape, so I used moleskin. Zeus got a sore on the outer part of his ear where it creases and now has a scar from it, the inner part of his other ear got sore at the crease, my vet told me to use antibiotic ointment and there wasn't much else to do, so I hope this works! Zeus' ears have been up and down, but never for very long, I've included some pictures of him prior to applying the fix and after, really praying this works!
06-21-2014 02:45 PM
workingk9_Ohio Thanks so much for this! I just got a 20 month old bitch and her left ear will go up sometimes, but is usually down, like the first pic of your girl. I'm going to give this a go.

06-11-2014 02:04 PM
Originally Posted by LynnPritchard View Post
We've had the appliance out of his ear for weeks now, and all is well. Trappe is 10 month old, and we worked on the ear from age 4 mo to probably about 8 mo. His ear is up virtually all of the time and appears to be getting stronger all the time. Strangely, if he is nervous or unhappy, he will let the upper part of the weak ear drop to the side, but he quickly brings it back up. Both ears are still bouncy when he runs, and maybe that will improve or not. He looks great though, and your general plan is what got us moving in the right direction. Thanks for your wonderful help!
That's a great job Lynn, I'm so happy for you I think with more and more time, it should get a lot stronger. Keep us updated
06-01-2014 08:08 PM
LynnPritchard Thank you!! Much work went into this result!!
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