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Old 12-31-2012, 05:16 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I've heard that you've seen your pup's ears up at some point, not to worry if they flop back down. If they go up once, they'll go up again.


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Old 01-01-2013, 12:40 AM   #82 (permalink)
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My male just turned 10 months old a couple of days ago. His ears look exactly the same as yours. I live in west Texas and they will go with which ever way the wind is blowing. I've read that the grand sire of my pup actually produces weak eared pups although he was considered the best in german show lines just a few years ago.
I left his ears alone for the past week to let them stand up and see what they will do on their on. They're up probably about 20% of the time. They stand perfectly when he runs, but usually come back down a few minutes later into the flying nun position. They were up before teething, so I hope they will come back up on their own! They are very tall and thin ears. I taped them again today just to assist them. The crease is beginning to set in his ears the wrong way.
On a positive note I have had another male who's ears didn't stand until almost 10 months, so I know it is possible!
This was before teething!
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This was the other male who ears stood at 10 months!
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His ears were much worse than either one of our pups!


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Old 01-01-2013, 06:55 PM   #83 (permalink)
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He is handsome and I'm sure they will go up!


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He is handsome and I'm sure they will go up!


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Thank you! I'm positive yours will also!


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Old 01-02-2013, 05:45 AM   #85 (permalink)
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If you're still feeding your dog, Royal Canin, you should change it. It really is a poor quality dog food. Just because there's a picture of a GSD on the bag doesn't make it a good food. I think Carmen was completely accurate with her original diagnosis. Besides being wary of vets, you shouldn't completely trust pet food stores. I think they all have corporate deals with the dog food companies so they have to really market (sell) these dog foods, even subpar ones.

Ask on the forum. I believe in less or no grains and no corn. If there's any corn (including corn gluten), pass on that food and consider another one.

Raw is best, imho, but the next best alternative is a kibble with decent ingredients.
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If you're still feeding your dog, Royal Canin, you should change it. It really is a poor quality dog food. Just because there's a picture of a GSD on the bag doesn't make it a good food. I think Carmen was completely accurate with her original diagnosis. Besides being wary of vets, you shouldn't completely trust pet food stores. I think they all have corporate deals with the dog food companies so they have to really market (sell) these dog foods, even subpar ones.

Ask on the forum. I believe in less or no grains and no corn. If there's any corn (including corn gluten), pass on that food and consider another one.

Raw is best, imho, but the next best alternative is a kibble with decent ingredients.
I switched her to to Blue Buffello LBP thank you for your concern
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I switched her to to Blue Buffello LBP thank you for your concern
Did you look at this site before?

What we DONT carry, and why

I think even though it's a pet store site, it's probably one of the best I've come across.

I would look at the 'what we carry' section and choose one on that list that is available at your (local) pet store(s).

I was buying crappy brands for a while and even though I thought I found a decent one (Natural Balance), the brand looks like it's had recalls, too. I haven't found the one I get (Small Breed/Small kibble) on the list, though. Knock on wood. But, the brands that store carries sound like a much safer choice. My problem is my dog has health issues and prefers a smaller kibble (I think). I'm going to look at one of those for the next time I buy dog food.

Anyway, that's just my two cents. It can't hurt to have a more quality food. It might not get the ears to stand up but I think it would help with overall health for the long term and who knows, it could contribute to stronger structure.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:35 PM   #89 (permalink)
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One year old now, ears are up most of the time such a gorgeous lady she is!
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