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My 6 mo old girls ears seem to have a crease in them! I'm still posting them but having not much luck. They stand just for a few minutes then drop after postings are removed for her ear cleaning. Any suggestions?

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My 6 mo old girls ears seem to have a crease in them! I'm still posting them but having not much luck. They stand just for a few minutes then drop after postings are removed for her ear cleaning. Any suggestions?

can you post a picture of what it looks like? How long ago were the ears cropped, and at what age?

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She is 6 months old and her ears were cropped at 11 weeks.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  [img]http://[/img]

She also has went through the teething stage where I was thinking that it might of had something to do with it. But I guess I was wrong!

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This is what they look like right after the posting are taken out, only for a few minutes will they stand like this before they fall!

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Sorry for such a large picture but I wanted you to have a good view of her ears. Thanks Again!

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I always figure that if you get to see them up even for a short time after removing the posts, you're on your way.  Just keep posting.  This process takes time.  Are you putting them right back up after they air out? 

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There was a few times during the summer months we left them out for a week or better due to her having irritation but now the posts are being changed ears left to air for 1 hour and then reposted.

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I can understand leaving them down if there is an irritation.  However, the first thing you might try is to tape a little differently and avoid the irritation while still keeping them posted.  If the irritation is too widespread, then you may have to stop briefly. 

Anyway, the underlying message is keep posting.  They look good when they're up, and you are getting previews of the finished product. 

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Right, keep posting. They're getting there. Just make sure that a crease in the cartilage doesn't form at the crease - if by 'crease' you mean this:

I would also encourage you  to keep taping, they seem to be standing well when you take them out form the looks of the first picture. You want to post before they flop like they are in the 2nd picture. A few things to keep in mind to avoid irritation:

1. A lot of dogs have allergic reactions to the tape being used which causes irritation and soars. The tape we always use and I have to order it from the pharmacy is Johnson & Johnson Zonus brand tape.
2. Most people will take the tape off along with the hair, this in itself if done week after week will cause soars and irritation. I believe in doing it as gently as possible. I use baby oil most of the time to soften it so it comes off very easy, no hair being ripped out. Their is also another product that I've used many times and the name slips my mind at this point but it is specifically made to remove the glue.

You may already be doing these things but I thought that I would include them just in case or if someone else may be reading that doesn't know. Good luck with the ears let us know how it's going.