Hoodie for the hound
keeps the ears from flapping loose
she can’t shake it off.
The pantyhose trick worked for a while yesterday, but it seemed rather constricty and needed constant monitoring to keep it from slipping back over her ears (I realize the original commenter used duct tape on the hose, but to me the hope was in part to get away from taping her up). So I got creative. This is just a tube made of cotton fabric (breathable, which is important if yeast is a problem), with a non-stretchy drawstring at the top. Roughly stitched together last night, it fits fairly loosely over the ears – she can still perk them up, she just can’t get full extension when she shakes, thus eliminating the whipcrack effect – and hangs down her neck. It doesn’t get in her way, it doesn’t cut off any bloodflow, and most importantly with the drawstring tied under her chin and in front of her ears (with the loose ends tucked inside), she can shake all she wants without hurting herself and without pulling it off in either direction.
It’s fair to say she loathes it, but it works wonders for my piece of mind. And yes, I’m aware that it resembles a burkha, but it’s this or battling pantyhose and tape, with all the fur-pulling and drama those entail.