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Ok everyone....I have a question!..?

Besides,..."Tear Mender & Skin Bond".....what other products have you had success with?
I am trying to locate a "tubed" adhesive that is from Germany...and used as a "ear glue"...? I think it is in a yellow colored tube.

ANY information would be appreciated.
We occasionally help people whith "creased ears"....and we've noticed that the "skin bond" brand is not doing as well as before....maybe the formula has changed?.

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Robin
 

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The best glue comes from a medical supply store. Ostemy glue for people that have a colostomy bag.
 

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I will tell you what, I know some people haven't had a lot of success, but we used eyelash glue (The kind for fake eyelashes) and it worked great for us...We used it with breathe right strips to prop up the ears and it held for weeks. Skin Bond changed their formula and now they recommend Torbot Bonding Cement since it's similar to the original Skin Bond formulation.

http://www.exmed.net/dept.asp?dept_id=491&gclid=CNWm77yeqI4CFSgRGgodIl3mZQ
 

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Is there a limit on age to have the ears glued. I have a 14 month old shepherd and he has one lazy ear. Could someone please help me on what I should do. I would love for both ears to stand up. But if that is not possible it will not make me love him any less.
 

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I think most people would agree that at 14 months, if the ear was going to stand properly it would have done so by now, and that glue or tape probably won't help.

That said, the glue or tape won't hurt your dog (other that to probably take the hair off the ears, which will grow back.) If you feel like you need to give it a try or else you'll always wonder "what if..." then you can give it a go for a couple of weeks and see if it helps any at all.
 

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Hey...I just wanted to share this "tid-bit" of info!!

.....I ordered a glue from the Medical Supply Co,...just like the poster recommended........LOVE IT!!!! Great stuff! Works like a charm! Thank you for the recommendation!

Product name: Perma-Type Surgical Cement 4oz

.....one suggestion though....it does contain (Latex)...so be careful if you or your dog has a latex allergy.

Have a great one,
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I started the breathe rite strips on Kyra at about 14 months old, after taping failed, etc. She had very soft ears that would only stand if she was interested in something!! She is now 5 years old and both ears stand , even though still soft. My thought is use them for a week or so, take them out, when one or both ears start falling, put them in again. I used them until she was about 3 years old (when needed)( I think she finally got so sick of the strips that she kept them up!! I did use false eyelash glue to keep the strips in and any glue residue was easily removed with Goo Gone (be sure to wash the ear after using)!
 

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Thanks, I will try the eyelash glue. I dont know, but trying to find anything in Canada is quite a chore. I found a place that sells jiffysew, but they have not yet gotten back to me. I did a search yesterday and found out other people are using it for dogs ears. I have bought the breathe right strips, but I have no glue to try. Do you remember what brand of eyelash glue it was? Sounds kinda stupid but my luck, I would end up with a german shepherd with breathe right strips stuck in his ears for years.
 

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Thanks for the links. Have you or anyone else ever heard of Jiffysew, it is also a product that breeders are using to glue their dogs ears. I found the address, It is located in Peterbourgh, Ontario, Canada. I really dont want to try a product that no one else has tried. Geez, It might be like gorilla glue or something and lukas will be stuck for good
 

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I haven't. But if breeders there have used it with success, go for it. There are a million and one ways to glue ears. All the glue products discussed are latex-based products, which are safe.

You obviously don't want to use any kind of "super glue." That would stick them for a long time.
 

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Thanks, to all that have replied to my glue questions. I received a email from the company that makes the jiffysew. I was told that it would be $10.00 cdn inclusive for the glue and shipping which I think that is a good price. If there is anyone that needs the address or email let me know, and I will post it.
 

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F Y I . . . In case anyone is wondering how to get the left over glue off ears, I've used Uni-Solve to remove the left over Tear Mender on Duke's ears. Stuff works great!! It's a Smith & Nephew product I bought at a local medical supply place.
 

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Hello everybody, I am new to this site and was hoping for some help as well.
My pup (king) is 8 mos old. for a while there he would have either one ear up or the other. i thought it would be ok..well now they are both down and floppy and it is manking me CRAZY !!!!
is this something i can try to fix myself or do i need to take him in to the vet ?? someone please help, im getting very worried.
 

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I used breaht right strips in my GSD and what I did is use eye lash glue. I put two in each ear in a big X . I held the X in the ear for about 90 sec it held very good. If they do fall out I just redid them. You just have to keep at it here is a pic just after I did it the first time. One ear I even put three in because I didnt think I got it right and here she is now, Dont give up it dosnt hurt them and it dosnt cost alot
 

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I used colostomy glue that I bought from a medical supply store. It was placed onto a playing card and then remained in the ear for about 2 months depending on how good of a job you do glueing and cutting the card to fit. I left about a 1/4 of an inch to a 1/3 on each side of ear exposed. This worked my dog now has an ear made of steel! The only negative (wasnt that bad either) was once the card fell out some leftover glue remained for a few months just looked like a dark spot. Now there is no sign of it he is almost 1. I did not wait around once I thought the ear was not going to stand.
 

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i just started using tear mender and the only question i have is how long should i keep his ears glues for? it seems to hold for about 8 or 9 days, so i just re glues them yesterday, but how many times should i do this? when they came unglued they were standing perfectly at first but by the end of the day his right ear had began to sag just a lil bit so i applied more glue. thanks for the help.
 
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