Idea Exchange: Try needlework mesh to guard injured ears

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Jun 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff

Aural hematomas need support to protect the ear and hold the tissues together to allow healing. The plastic canvas mesh used for needlework works great for this purpose. The open mesh doesn't dull needles, lets air circulate for better healing, and can be trimmed to fit any ear. In addition, the mesh comes in many colors for fashionable dogs.

Karen Stasky, veterinary assistant
Evergreen Park, Ill.