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Taping: Telfa Pads

Purchase the large (probably 3 x 4 or 3 x 5) Telfa *Non-Stick* pads. After the vet crops the ears, put a bead of triple antibiotic along the cut edge. Take the Telfa pad, turn it so that it looks like a kite and place it on the ears taping it loosely with masking tape. Twenty-four to forty eight hours later remove the Telfa pad and the edges of the ears are perfect.

When the puppies recover from the anesthesia they tend to scratch at their ears and shake their heads.  This method protects the ears.