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Old 02-20-2013, 10:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So we have been taping his ears for several weeks now and when we took the tape off they were soft but standing. Then him and Gus started playing roughly which we try to stop asap til his ears are up. Well, we took the tape off and one of them just completely limped over.

What can we do now? Or will it ever stand by itself.
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how old is the dog? Is he teething? You need to be giving massive doses of vitamin c, I always do that during teething especially. It will help make the collegen in the ears stronger..
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4 months old. We got his ears done a little late at 12 weeks. What kind of vitamin C (brand, dosage, etc.)
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Im new to the gsd communtiy but i just read this post and am lost. So i gotta ask why would you tape your dogs ears? Not trying to be confrotatious or judging im just not grasping what for lol.
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I just used Vitamin C powder. I can't recall dosage, but for growing puppies and ear crops it was about 3000 or 4000 per day....
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Once a Dobe's ears are cropped, they need to be in braces/tape to make them stand erect.

OP: he hasn't even begun to really teeth. The ears will go up and down during this next few months, that is why the Vitamin C is so important. I will see if I can find the correct dosage.
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Im new to the gsd communtiy but i just read this post and am lost. So i gotta ask why would you tape your dogs ears? Not trying to be confrotatious or judging im just not grasping what for lol.
We got our dobermans ears cut to make them stand up straight, because they are naturally floppy. They won't stand with surgery alone so you have to tape them up in the position you want them.
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Once a Dobe's ears are cropped, they need to be in braces/tape to make them stand erect.

OP: he hasn't even begun to really teeth. The ears will go up and down during this next few months, that is why the Vitamin C is so important. I will see if I can find the correct dosage.
Yes please. And if you can give me a good brand that would be tremendous!
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Oh, also can I just go to a place like GNC and buy vitamin C for humans and give him that?
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It was 3000 mg a day, I divided it in half for morning and evening. If they get too much, it might make stools loose, then back the amount down a bit.
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