Did your vet think it was the tape or something else? You might try Duck Paper Masking Tape. I am guessing the glue is different since it doesnt pull the fur out like athletic tape or zonas. Reddobes, a vet member, used it for posting and promoted using it. Tape loosely and then scrunch tape with hand to make it adhere to itself like you should be doing with the regular tape. Horsemans Dream is a soothing cream for raw places or sores on ears. Makes a good hand cream, too, if you have any left over.