We just rescued a german shepherd his ears are glued with some kind of fabric glue how do i remove it?


Most fabric glues are water resistant some are water proof. (I sew) I cant imagine why they would use such a glue on the dogs ears. There are much better ones to keep the ears upright. You would have to use some kind of solvent to release the glues bond to the hair and skin. I would try goo gone on a paper towel and just lightly rub a small area to see if it will release the bond. If not then consult your vet, the poor dog has been through enough . Thanks so much for the rescue.

11 Responses to “We just rescued a german shepherd his ears are glued with some kind of fabric glue how do i remove it?”

  1. drezdogge says:

    skin so soft, by avon
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  2. ashleynicole452 says:

    If its fabric glue chances are its water based, just try some baby shampoo and warm water, if not, see a vet.
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  3. Skyhoss says:

    either let the hair grow out a lilttle and snip it off with scissors or try some of the other peoples ideas.
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  4. yoda1180 says:

    If they are bent forward and glued to the inside of the ear it's called croping and the glue will wear off. If not you should call your vet they can tell what to use to remove it. Just don't pull at it
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    We croped our first dogs ears. I dont like to do it any more. It looks more painful then its worth

  5. lumpkinstonya says:

    try damping a cloth with finger nail polish remover and rub it over the areas, but dont let it get near the eyes or nose. afterwards rinse area with soap and h2o to remove any residue of the nail polish remover….
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  6. Máiréad says:

    Talk about cruelty towards animals. Check with a manufacturer of fabric glue and ask them to provide you with some suggestions. Call a vet and ask the same question.
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  7. nagitar says:

    It depends on the fabric glue. Some glues like these are very strong and may need something extra besides soap and water to remove them. But before you use any chemical compound you should talk to your vet
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  8. Goldengal says:

    Most fabric glues are water resistant some are water proof. (I sew) I cant imagine why they would use such a glue on the dogs ears. There are much better ones to keep the ears upright. You would have to use some kind of solvent to release the glues bond to the hair and skin. I would try goo gone on a paper towel and just lightly rub a small area to see if it will release the bond. If not then consult your vet, the poor dog has been through enough .

    Thanks so much for the rescue.
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    Former Golden breeder and owner for over 20 years

  9. Big red says:

    If its just someones idea of a sick joke to glue their dogs ears together and there is no wound, try a little alcohol or acetone eg nail polish remover but be very careful and make sure you wipe the area after and wash the dog to ensure no reside. If its a botched or home done ear cropping, take the dog to the vet and have them check and make sure there is no damage and they will have sterilising alcohol which should do the job. Good luck and i hope this dog is as rewarding for you as you will be to him.
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  10. PAUL S says:

    SOUNDS LIKE THE EARS WERE CROPED OR IN THE PROCESS OF BEING POSTED.dO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE GLUE IT WILL COME OF BY IT SELF .OR YOU NEED TO BUY MINARAL SPRITS AND GENTLY MASSAGE THE EARS.EARS ARE CROPED FOR MANY REASONS INFECTION ALLERTNESS AND LOOKS.USEUALLY THE VET AFTER CROPPING WHICH IS A SERGURY THEY GLUE THE EARS WITH A PICE OF FOAM THAT CAN LAST FROM 1 DAY UP TO 3 WEEKS .WHEN THE FOAM COMES OFYOU HAVE TO POST THEM .i BREED DOBERMANS AND HAVE THERE EARS CROPED THIS COULD BE A LONG PROCESS EVERY DOG IS DIFFERENT.SO WHAT YOU NEED IS A COUPLE OF THINGS.1 BOX OF TAMPONS CLOTH TAPE(FIRST AID SECURE COMFORT CLOTH TAPE 1 INCH ,AND YOU NEEDWATERPROOF ADHESIVE TAPE 1.2 CM.FOLLOW THESE STEPS .

    1 TAKE THE TAMPONS AND WRAP THEM WITH THE 1 INCH FROM ONE END TO THE OTHER WITH THE STICKY SIDE TO THE OUT SIDE ON BOTH TAMPONS

    2TAKE THE TAMPON WITH TO COTTON END AND STICK IN IN ITS EAR SECURLY AND AT THE SAME TIME YOU HAVE TO PUT SOME TENSION ON THE EAR AND PULL UPWARDS AND CURL THE EAR AROUND THE TAMPON DONT LET IT GO EASYER WITH THE DOG ON SOMEBODY LAP.

    3PULL THE EAR UP STREIGHT AND WRAP STARTING FROM THE BOTTOM

    UPWARTS DO NOT WRAP THE TIP OF THE EAR LET IT GET AIR THEN POST THE SECOND EAR

    4NO TAKE THE 1.27 CM TAPE AND WRAPONCE AROUND THE BASE OF THE EAR AND PULL THE EAR MUST HAVE SOME TENSION ON ITSO 1 FULL WRAP AROUND THE BASE AND CRISCROSS TO THE OTHER EAR YOU WILL HAVE TO TWIS THE TAPE AROUND SEVERAL TIMES UNTILL THE EARS ARE UPRIGHT AND SECURE.SO WHEN YOU LOOK DOWN IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE AN X.

    THAT IS CALLED EAR POSTING .WHICK WILL HAVE TO BE DONE EVERY 3 TO 4 DAYS DEPENDING ON THE DOG SO THE IDEA IS SO THE DOG CAN DEVOLOP MUSSELS ON ITS HEAD TO KEEP ITS EARS UP ALL THE TIME JUST HAVE PACTANCE………..TO REMOVE THE TAPE SOAK IT WITH RUBBING ALOCHOL FOR 5 TO 10 MINUITS BEFOR REMOVAL.ONCE YOU HAVE REMOVED ALL THE TAPE AND TAMPONS INSPECT THE EARS FOR INFECTIONS LET AIR FOR 1 HOUR BEFOR RETAPING MY EXPERANCE IS KEEP THE DOG ALL TIMES WITH CHEWING STUFF HELPS MUSSELES GROW FASTER AND IF YOU HAVE A YARD THIS WILL HELP HEARING ALL DIFFERENT SOUND KEEPS THE DOG ALLERT AND HELP MUSSEL GROTH.EVER TIME YOU REMOVE THE TAPE DRY ITS EARS AND TAKE THE DOG FOR A WALK THIS KEEPS THE DOG MORE ALERT HEARING DIFFERENT SOUNDS BECAUSE SOME TIME THE DOG WILL JUST PLAY AND RELAX AND FLOP THERE EARS AND DO NOT PLAY OR RUB DOG BY ITS EARS BECAUSE THIS WILL RELAX THE MUSSELES.IF YOU WANT MORE INFO OR PICS CONTACT ME I LIVE IN TORONTO I COULD SHOW YOU HOW TO POST IF YOU LIVE CLOSE BY COULD TAKE 1 MONTH OR LONGER DEPENDING ON THE DOG. SO HERE IS A LIST OF THE MATERALS NEEDED PICK THEM WAL MART IS THE CHEAPEST *MINERAL OIL USP *BOX OF TAMPONS *SECURE COMFORT CLOTH TAPE *WATERPROOF 1.27 CM HAVE FUN REMEMBER DONT OVER WRAP THE EARS NEED TO BREATH
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  11. Lynn says:

    Sometimes a german shepherd's ears do not want to stand on their own and it is common practice to glue them together to help them stand up like normal german shepherd ears. It does not hurt the dog or harm it in any way. The glue will turn loose on it's own after a while with no help from anyone.

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