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Abbey'sMom 01-23-2013 11:20 AM

Is 9 Months too late?
 
She is 9 months old...about 70 lbs, big, big paws...ears still doing the matador thingy, however they stand briefly at times.....tried everything from taping to gluing...gelatin, chew things...marrow bones, you name it i tried it, and sometimes the ears seemed flatter after i tried something, so i was nervous that i made it worse.

I have been in touch with the breeder and she is basically telling me, luck of the draw, none of her pups ever had ear issues?....Saw her parents and pics of her siblings...everyone has perfectly formed standing ears?

GSD people tend to know what she is, but its the ones that ask if she is a PB that annoy me a little. I and trying to deal with it, and i have read some large pups take up to a year?...Im on information overload by reading and reading to where i think im just going to accept it, but if someone has some last ditch effort suggestion....Im all ears...:)

Lorraine

VanBuren shepherds 01-23-2013 11:27 AM

Is 9 Months too late?
 
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Originally Posted by Abbey'sMom (Post 2799410)
She is 9 months old...about 70 lbs, big, big paws...ears still doing the matador thingy, however they stand briefly at times.....tried everything from taping to gluing...gelatin, chew things...marrow bones, you name it i tried it, and sometimes the ears seemed flatter after i tried something, so i was nervous that i made it worse.

I have been in touch with the breeder and she is basically telling me, luck of the draw, none of her pups ever had ear issues?....Saw her parents and pics of her siblings...everyone has perfectly formed standing ears?

GSD people tend to know what she is, but its the ones that ask if she is a PB that annoy me a little. I and trying to deal with it, and i have read some large pups take up to a year?...Im on information overload by reading and reading to where i think im just going to accept it, but if someone has some last ditch effort suggestion....Im all ears...:)

Lorraine

Try this link and see if it helps. It finally worked for mine at 10 months of age!
http://www.texasworkingshepherds.com/815/


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Odin&Storm 01-23-2013 11:45 AM

Posting Ears

Abbey'sMom 01-23-2013 12:19 PM

Thankyou for all the information, its worth one more shot...

Lorraine

Abbey'sMom 01-23-2013 12:26 PM

Does the Torbot Glue damage the ear pr is it hard to get it off?...also about how long to leave moleskins in?

Lorraine

VanBuren shepherds 01-23-2013 12:34 PM

Is 9 Months too late?
 
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Originally Posted by Abbey'sMom (Post 2799874)
Does the Torbot Glue damage the ear pr is it hard to get it off?...also about how long to leave moleskins in?

Lorraine

You will need to get some adhesive wipes to remove the Torbot. When you use the wipes the Torbot will become gummy and come off a lot easier.
The Torbot doesn't hurt the ears it is made for binding things to the skin. It is basically liquid latex.
The moleskins will eventually come loose and fall out. You will need to keep a check on them to see when they start to come loose. You can touch them up with Torbot on the edges. They will last for a couple of weeks if applied properly.


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Abbey'sMom 01-23-2013 12:40 PM

So then you think they still have a chance?....as i mentioned they come up sometimes, but then go down off to the side of her head?....

i guess anything is possible, but was hoping someone with more experience would know. My last GSD had her ears up at 3 months when i bought her, and then never went down, so this is all new to me....i just assumed GSD had ears that went up?...i didnt even know soft eared GSD's existed....live and learn.

Lorraine

VanBuren shepherds 01-23-2013 12:43 PM

Is 9 Months too late?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Abbey'sMom (Post 2799874)
Does the Torbot Glue damage the ear pr is it hard to get it off?...also about how long to leave moleskins in?

Lorraine

Here is a link for adhesive remover wipes made for removing adhesive from the skin.


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VanBuren shepherds 01-23-2013 02:41 PM

Is 9 Months too late?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Abbey'sMom (Post 2799954)
So then you think they still have a chance?....as i mentioned they come up sometimes, but then go down off to the side of her head?....

i guess anything is possible, but was hoping someone with more experience would know. My last GSD had her ears up at 3 months when i bought her, and then never went down, so this is all new to me....i just assumed GSD had ears that went up?...i didnt even know soft eared GSD's existed....live and learn.

Lorraine

Yes, I think can will come up. If they didn't stand at all I would not think they would. Sadly weak ears are becoming a larger problem as of late. Even some VA1 champions are known for producing weak, thin ear offspring.
Sometimes pups grow so fast they have to catch up with their ears which can often times be pretty large.
It could take up to a year for them to stand properly, but I tried everything you have and the only thing that made any progress was the moleskin. Hope you the best!
Also if you can acquire some; feed your GSD some frozen raw chicken feet. High in glucosamine! I prefer this method more than the supplement form.


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