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    Hey all, Im new here and I just brought Duke home from getting cropped. I would post post surgery pics but Im having a hard time. Anyways, I was wanting to know what your recommendations are when it comes time for posting? Thanks!

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    Wait til the sutures are out to start posting. Here's a link to the method I use, but I do vary it depending on how the ear tissue is doing. I don't use tape up the whole ear. Also, if the ear tissue tolerates it, I may use ostomy glue inside the ear. If the ear tissue doesn't tolerate taping well, I may use paper tape (no glue) and switch the tape and post out every 2-3 days.

    There are several different ways to do it and lots of videos on Youtube.

    I'm hoping since you haven't done it before that you have a breeder in the picture or a vet that can assist you the first few times. It's not hard once you get the hang of it. Just be persistent. Again, don't do anything until the sutures are out and the edges of the ear are healed. Best of luck!
    http://youtu.be/chiV4ekcezc

    http://youtu.be/xITqbP4NwWc

    http://youtu.be/vdUUvfcFqIM
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      Here he is. Opinions?
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      • #4
        Like danemommd said, wait till the stitches come out. We took Zeke's stitches out at 2 weeks, then pretty much waited another week and a half to really start posting. Another tip I got from here was let all the scabs fall of NATURALLY. Don't be in a rush to start posting.

        I used the same method that danemommd posted. I've watches those videos many times. The first time sucked, just as everyone here told me it would be lol. But you'll learn quick. By the 2-4th time you'll be feeling real good about what you do.

        I retape every 5 days letting the ear rest for a majority of the day I take them off. I find that at about that time the paper tape loses a bit of its stickiness on the back side of the ear and it's easier to slide the scissors up. My wife gave me these scissors with a blunted tip to use, I guess nurses use them a lot.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by danemommd View Post
          Wait til the sutures are out to start posting. Here's a link to the method I use, but I do vary it depending on how the ear tissue is doing. I don't use tape up the whole ear. Also, if the ear tissue tolerates it, I may use ostomy glue inside the ear. If the ear tissue doesn't tolerate taping well, I may use paper tape (no glue) and switch the tape and post out every 2-3 days.

          There are several different ways to do it and lots of videos on Youtube.

          I'm hoping since you haven't done it before that you have a breeder in the picture or a vet that can assist you the first few times. It's not hard once you get the hang of it. Just be persistent. Again, don't do anything until the sutures are out and the edges of the ear are healed. Best of luck!
          http://youtu.be/chiV4ekcezc

          http://youtu.be/xITqbP4NwWc

          http://youtu.be/vdUUvfcFqIM
          This is the method I use too, other than no bridge after the first couple of weeks. And I would also hope you have someone experienced to help as well as critique certain aspects or offer alternative methods. I had three different breeders helping me...including Steve there....Lucky me! I can't stress enough the benefits of becoming involved with local Great Dane clubs. there's just nothing like hands on help

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