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Old 12-14-2009, 05:19 PM   #16 (permalink)
 
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Well like i said, i like the look of cropped ears,but Peteys 7 months old now and correct me if im wrong but i think cropping is sopposed to be done at a younger age.Ive had him for about 2 months now and i just found this thread about gluing the ears so i thought this might be a compromise.

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Old 12-14-2009, 05:29 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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A crop like this can be done at any age..the only problem is finding a vet that will do it past 12 weeks. Thankfully I know a couple....however if the dog is healthy and happy and is not a show dog I leave the ears alone.

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Old 12-14-2009, 05:43 PM   #19 (permalink)
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If you have questions about cropping and the best age, try these threads:

https://www.gopitbull.com/health-nutr...-cropping.html

https://www.gopitbull.com/health-nutr...est-age-2.html




Otherwise let's try to stay on topic. This thread is for taping Natural Ears.
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:39 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Well like i said, i like the look of cropped ears,but Peteys 7 months old now and correct me if im wrong but i think cropping is sopposed to be done at a younger age.Ive had him for about 2 months now and i just found this thread about gluing the ears so i thought this might be a compromise.
At his age you could try, but most who do it with success do it on much younger pups.
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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hey guys:

quick question to get this thread back on topic:
i just glued Argos' left ear with eyelash glue, using cotton swabs, as shown in the excellent link provided.
no real problem, other than that ive been holding it together for about 5 minutes now and it still doesn't have a good hold.
does eyelash glue take longer than "a few seconds" to tack?

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hey guys:

quick question to get this thread back on topic:
i just glued Argos' left ear with eyelash glue, using cotton swabs, as shown in the excellent link provided.
no real problem, other than that ive been holding it together for about 5 minutes now and it still doesn't have a good hold.
does eyelash glue take longer than "a few seconds" to tack?

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Here's my eyelash glue method:

You have to put on a thin coat or it takes forever to stick, so I go for a larger area of tackiness, instead of concentrating a big blob, I spread a thin wide layer. I also do it while the pup is sleeping on the couch, if you are lucky they will open their eyes, look at you in confusion and go back to sleep, letting the ear dry for a bit before getting up and rough housing. You can put a small glob on, kind of rub it in spreading it about, and once you feel it start to get tacky, press the fold together. The glue holds up really well, and is very strong with even a thin layer.
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:46 AM   #23 (permalink)
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well, it looks like the WHITE eyelash glue works much much better than the CLEAR kind...
i got it done, here's a pic, but it doesnt look sturdy at ALL, and he keeps wanting to mess with it (not obsessive scratching i.e. allergic reaction, morelike it's bothersome.)
and this is after putting glue, letting tack, putting cotton, more glue, and held together for approx. 5 minutes.

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Old 06-26-2010, 01:15 AM   #24 (permalink)
 
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He will get used to it. If he shakes his head a lot, you can wrap the ears to hold them next to the head for a day or so, and see if he stops. The glue is probably tight and strange at first, but they adjust quickly.
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now that i look at it again a few hours after, i realise that i did little more than glue little rolled up pieces of cotton swabs to his ears and make a mess with his fur.

i am guessing that the objective here is to have the ear stay stuck to itself, close to the head; not to have an ear flopping about with cotton glued to it...right?

i must be doing something wrong?

quite discouraged here....this was a two-man job that took us nearly a half hour to complete...looks like i not only wasted the glue but also made my dog's fur stiff and nasty around his ears.
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What was the cotton for?
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:21 AM   #27 (permalink)
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"Cotton" is like the fabric that holds the two parts of the ear together. If you do not use cotton, trust me, you will be going to buy some very quickly while slapping yourself on the head (been there done that).
directly from the website, second link, first post in the thread.
are you implying that you glue directly ear-to-ear with nothing in between?
it really seems like that wouldve worked much better, but i wanted to prevent "going to buy some quickly while slapping myself on the head."
sound advice, correct me if i am interpreting you wrong, i'll give your way a shot tomorrow. also, what do you use as an applicator? i used a q-tip to spread it last time but the cotton soaked up more glue than it put down...
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The cotton is used to protect the ear and fur a little better but it will get on the fur somewhat and some do it with no cotton at all. If the glue is not holding well you may want to tape instead.
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thanks so much for your advice patch o pits.
after having another look at it (next morning) i think the glue will be fine, but the cotton was the problem, it looks like it soaked up most of the glue.
ill give it another shot this afternoon and keep you posted
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I don't use cotton. It is makeup glue so it won't hurt the skin, and it eventually wears off on its own.
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