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Old 11-14-2012, 12:37 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I once brought my bichon into an emergency vet clinic. The doctor took her temperature, looked at me and asked if I knew what a dogs temperature SHOULD be. I admitted that I did not, thinking he was just going to explain what hers was versus what it should be, he pulled out a laptop in front of me to google 'what should a dogs temperature be'.

My normal vet has given me his home and cell phone number for emergencies. He spent hours on the phone with me last New Years day when my doberman was suddenly paralyzed and I didn't know what to do. (No charge). When my boy sadly had to be put down, I called on a Saturday after hours. He and his staff waited AFTER HOURS for me to get there to make sure he didn't suffer further on the weekend.

Vets are not created equal. Don't put up with one who doesn't make you and your dog feel completely comfortable in every way.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:11 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I have posted both ways. My last boy Strider ....I only did molefoam. It is more comfortable for them....but in my opinion won't give you as straight a stand. Though it probably would have if I had made a bridge.

The traditional way .....which I did with my new boy Rudy.....works well....
But it is harder and a tad more work. But seriously, the mole foam is also work...I glued and you still need to put in into the base of the ear like the regular posts.... Perhaps not as far..... but similar.
PM me if you need any help with the mole foam.
No Tape Ear Standing Method - mole foam

Here are Strider's ears. Done with the MoleFoam method.


Here are Rudy's with traditional posting.
He's around 4/5 months here
As adorable as they both are, I actually like Strider's ears better than Rudy's... just my opinion.

Mariano has VERY thick ears, so I knew posting was going to be a long process for us, but they have been out of the posts for 24 hours now, and are still standing pretty firm. The left ear is a little weak at the tip, but I am going to see a vet today that specializes in aftercare for crops... has been doing it a very long time, and I have seen some of the dogs she has done. She is seeing us free of charge to help us determine where we are at, and what the next step for us is.

If you have seen my previous posts about Mo's ears, he HATE HATE HATES the posts. We have tried several different methods, and landed on a combination of the backer-rod with the taping method for the tampons. He still tears them apart every couple of days. We got him a cone, and he managed to take it off at night and destroy it. We put socks on his feet, and he ripped them to pieces. My breeder said in all her years breeding, he is one of the most determined pups she has ever seen with this.

I will def PM you if the vet says we are at that step, and get some advice. Thank you for the offer... I do not know how I would have gotten through this first couple of months with out DT lol
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