Almost 5 months and STILL floppy ears?.....Teething?
I know that it sometimes takes a long time for a puppy's ears to permanently stand erect, but I am paranoid. Varick's ears stood up at 14 weeks for a full week (possibly 2 weeks) and they fell back down. I was told that their ears fall back down when they are teething, and Varick is teething, so I'm hoping that's all it is. But he is 18 weeks (going to be 19 weeks this Sunday) and his ears are still floppy, maybe one going up for a few minutes every day. I used to give him gellatin, which made his ears stay up. It seems as though every time I take him off of the gellatin, his ears flop back down, and when he is on it, they go back up. Should I just keep giving him gellatin until he stops teething? Or just wait for his ears to stand up on their own? I'm probably over-reacting, but I cannot let Varick's ears stay down permanently.
Varick vom Haus Jeffery
Dark Sable, intact male
DDR/West German Show Lines