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Unlike the treatment of a tail injury, ears need to be kept soft and moist.

Should a Dane (one usually with large flappy ears) have the misfortune to split the edge of its ears, the following treatment should heal the wound.

  • First clean the damaged area with either warm salty water (½ teaspoon to ½ pint), or Pure Lavender Oil diluted into warm water (3 drops to ½ pint).
  • Dab dry gently.
  • Whilst the dog is quiet and resting, dress the cut with Sudacrem mixed with Pure Lavender Oil (3 drops to 50 grams).  Massage the cream into the affected area, even if a piece of scab falls off.

Unless the ear becomes dirty or is continually bleeding, creaming twice daily should be sufficient.  The Sudacrem acts as a barrier and should protect the open wound.

To cover with a dressing is not practical, besides the logistics of how you keep it in place?  Air is the best healer, but not dirt!

This treatment has saved a beautiful Dane from having large pieces of ear missing from around the edge.  If you dry the skin without any creaming, the surface will shrink back and scabs will fall off leaving a ‘serrated’ edge to the ear, which will not re-grow.