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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-24-2019, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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7 month GSD taping irritation

Ok so I taped my 7 month olds ears up, Thor was being mister miserable about it. Taped them last night, taping looked good, this morning there is a ton of redness and irritation so i untaped them and now both ears are done and slighty swollen. I checked for seperation of skin from cartilage but there is none. So it seems to be just swollen skin. Before his one ear would would be up most the time and occasionally both would pop when he found our neighbors cat. I used ear forms and osteobond with foam tape so it would pull out his ear hair with surgical tape over. Did I ruin his ears?? I hope not... his dad was east german working sable and mom was american saddle back and he was from a reputable breeder with papers. Will his ears go back to the way they were? at least i got up sometimes when he was gonna hunt 😥
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Both parents ears were up
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Now swelling gone ears super floppy what now??
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I hate to say this - and take it with a grain of salt because I am no expert, but the ears appear to have no cartilage. Pup's ears go through up and down and the process strengthens the cartilage but usually they will be just half floppy. Unfortunately, you pup looks to be weak at the ear base and I have never seen a 7 month old with nothing at the ear base.
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I know it is not the result you were looking for but this is my take: let it be and enjoy your pup.
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They were half floppy prior to the irritation... now its getting weird and ill add lictures when i get home but his ears look like the base is super supportive and holding up the middle where they break forward and fold in the middle like a piece of pizza.
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Thanks wolfy i am but i want u guys to see later today...
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IF you are going to tape, go back to your breeder for specific instructions.
If breeder is too far from you, skype a session with him/her.

Otherwise, a knowledgeable vet can show you how.


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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-26-2019, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks mom i did get pretty specific instructions from the breeder and maybe i freaked out and took the tape off too early. I am gonna post some pics today and see what yall say but I think im done taping. The breeder suggested to just use moleskin on the inside to brace whats the take on that route?
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