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Backer rod alternative while ears heal from sores?

My almost 10-week old pup's cup fell off his head last week, leaving behind a lot of glue residue. Some unisolve took care of it pretty easily, but he had a decently sized sore on the outside of each ear, which is now scabbed over with a pretty thick scab. I think it's going to take a while to heal. Probably more than a week until the scabs are gone, possibly longer.

I'm wondering if, in the meantime, I can post his ears using the molefoam method since that doesn't touch the outside of the ears (the scabs would be untouched). Once the sores are healed, I would want to switch to the backer rod method. The reason I come here for advice is because it looks like the two methods result in slightly different ear shapes, and I don't know if switching from one to the other would cause any issues down the road.

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I would either put them back up on a cup or just leave them loose.
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I'd leave them loose. I don't much like the mole foam method for posting--I occasionally use mole foam for straightening out curley tips at the very end of posting (but even for that I tend more often to use BreatheRite strips. And putting on a cup, especially if you've never done it before is hard to do with a wide awake wiggly puppy.

When the scab falls off, even if it does take a week is plenty of time to start posting with backer rod.

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I'd just wait.

Can you post a photo of the ears?


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I'd just wait.

Can you post a photo of the ears?
The scabs feel pretty thick. The left ear is just a scab in the middle. The right ear is a scab in the middle and some smaller stuff that you should be able to see in the pictures.
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The scabs feel pretty thick. The left ear is just a scab in the middle. The right ear is a scab in the middle and some smaller stuff that you should be able to see in the pictures.
Yes, just wait until those are healed. You don't want any tape on that. It won't set you back...just let things heal.


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Yes, just wait until those are healed. You don't want any tape on that. It won't set you back...just let things heal.
Will do, thanks so much!
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