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My parents and I both have littermate puppies. We had their ears posted at 10 weeks. They are now 16 weeks old. Both of them have one ear standing and the other flops. We are still posting. My dad posted Jazz's ears like normal. She cried and wimpered during the night. He took them down the next morning. They were swollen and red. He took her to the vet that day and the vet thought she had an allegeric reaction to something (?) The vet gave her a round of antibotic, which she has finished. The swelling has gone down but her ears are still somewhat red. Also her eyes look really red. Any ideas or suggestions??
 

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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.
 

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I hate to sound like a broken record here, but sardines packed in water, tomato sauce, or olive oil, drained are excellent food additives that help the body fight off allergies tremendously. I would give a pup her size one sardine a day before her morning meal. They worked for my boys itching in 3 days flat. I started a thread and others had same results quickly as well.
 

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I hate to sound like a broken record here, but sardines packed in water, tomato sauce, or olive oil, drained are excellent food additives that help the body fight off allergies tremendously. I would give a pup her size one sardine a day before her morning meal. They worked for my boys itching in 3 days flat. I started a thread and others had same results quickly as well.
My girl had reactions to a couple of different adhesive products. Sardines are healthy food, but in a case of an actual allergic reaction (as versed to an intolerance, which describes most of what people mistakenly call allergies) a sardine is pretty much irrelevant.
 

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I think you are talking about the digestive system and I am talking about skin. My boy has enviormental allergies and sardines have helped him trememdously this summer, along with some other forum members. One cant expect to feed something your dog is allergic to, with a sardine, and expect all to be well. Parker does have an allergy to chicken, not an intoleraoce, but I never stated sardines would fix food allergies or intolerances. Not quiet sure where you got that impression??? I surely hope I never left such an impression.
 

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The vet thought it could be the tape but my dad had used the same method and materials several times before. She didn't break out then (?) So we were really at a lost for what it could have been that she reacted too. We will def. try the sardines and check out the duct tape! Thanks!!!
 

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It can take repeated exposures before an allergy shows up. The ones I have seen usually look horrible with sores, but I wouldnt risk making her ears a mess using the same tape again. The sardines should speed her recovery, but wont prevent her breaking out again if you use the same tape. Maybe that is what mmctaq meant. Just remember, if you run into skin troubles sardines speed recovery and help build up the skins resistance to pollens and such. Not a cure, but definitely a big help. Good luck with your baby!
 

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Have you considered that the posts may have been wrapped too tight? That's what I keep thinking when this thread came up, that if nothing else has changed maybe it was well, human error. Hope you get this figured out!
 

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Yes, he did get them too tight once, but they didn't swell. So since then he is really careful not to get them too tight.
 

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The vet thought it could be the tape but my dad had used the same method and materials several times before. She didn't break out then (?) So we were really at a lost for what it could have been that she reacted too. We will def. try the sardines and check out the duct tape! Thanks!!!
NOT duct tape!!! Linda is talking about Masking tape...duck is the brand. Just wanted to clear that up, may have just been a typo :) Good luck!
 
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