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Hello y'all, I was just wondering if any out there uses a rack for their puppies ears?  This is what I'm using as it's what I have the most experience with. Twenty or so years ago I raised two litters of GreatDanes and that's what I used back then and they worked great. I sure love it better then putting tampons or insulation down into their ears. It has been so very long that I can't remember how long I have to keep them up. You can see from her pics that as soon as I take the rack off they stand straight up. However after being down for two to three days they start to crimp, so up they go. The vet who cropped her ears cut them so short that when we took the bandages off at eight or ten weeks to post they were halfway standing. 
 

Guinevere 

I've never used a rack for posting ears and would be way paranoid that it would get caught on all kinds of stuff. 

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There you are Fitz, surprisingly it doesn't. I can tell ya that Kaya is such a fuss bucket that the couple of times I've posted with tampons or the insulation she has rubbed and rubbed until she has got the bottom part out of her ear. Thing I've learned about the ERack is that it has a learning curve for the puppies just like the cone. So after five or so days they know when to duck and when to turn early and so on. So what I have figured out is that she tolerates the rack better then the stuff down in her ears. I just put them up with the osto glue then pretty much just wait till it's coming off. She gets a bath, we look at the ears then decide if we have to go again. I'm not real happy with how much the vet cut off of her ears. He was supposed to be some sort of "ear guru". No really!  Self professed.  
 

Guinevere