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Old 11-19-2009, 01:39 PM
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Strange question. I don't think ear taping fixes an ear that was definitly going to go wonky. BUT Kat's one ear is starting to 'arch' a little instead of fold tightly. So I taped it.

How long does one leave an ear taped for? She couldn't care less its taped.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:46 PM
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oh and this is how her ear is taped.. TAPING THE NATURAL EAR
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:09 PM
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when training jaspers to stand i taped for a week then tape came off on bath day, bath dry and give it the day....if it stayed up all dyay i didnt retape unless it started to droop, took about a month to get them up and staying up.
shes right at the age now where shes teething right? that always makes ears go a little wonky
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:01 PM
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Yes she is at the teething age. Its likely teething related but neither of the other two are having wonky ear (of course lol)
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:13 PM
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I didn't pay attention to who started the thread, I thought this was a cropped taping question, LOL

Don't know a thing about natural ear taping, but I do know for crops it's recommended to keep them in tapes until AFTER teething is done (minimum)..........I doubt that helps, just thought I'd throw it out there, LOL
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:20 PM
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Until teething is over. Just to be safe.

All my sheltie friends subscribe to the "better safe than sorry" mantra. They say start taping as a baby and take the tape down and clean the ears regularly, give the ears time to breathe, then put them back in tape. Usually by 7-8 months the ears can come out of tape permanently.
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:33 PM
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I taped Dance's ears until she was a little over 8 months old, only giving them a couple of days inbetween without tape. It worked for her for the most part -- her right ear still has a bit of a funny kink in it, but nobody except for me can really tell. When I first got her her ears were really awful.
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:55 PM
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i do agree untill after teething is generally the safest bet, but untape regularly to give them a breather and see what its doing...
this also gives you a chance to fix it if its not quite taped straight ect.
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Until teething is over. Just to be safe.

All my sheltie friends subscribe to the "better safe than sorry" mantra. They say start taping as a baby and take the tape down and clean the ears regularly, give the ears time to breathe, then put them back in tape. Usually by 7-8 months the ears can come out of tape permanently.
I tape until at least 8-9 mos for mine, so have at it!
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I know Red keeps her kids taped for a few months through teething and weights down the tips with nickles. I'd think a dime would suffice since Kat is so small.
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