What have I done? I accidentally hit my 16 week old pup, Cairo, in the head with the puppy gate. That was five days ago and since then his right ear, which had been standing tall along with his other ear since he was 11 weeks old, is no longer standing.
He never seemed to be in any pain, the gate didn't hit him that hard, and, of course, as soon as I knew he was there, I stopped trying to close it. It isn't tender to the touch at all and his ear doesn't feel unusual at all, but, I am very concerned that I may have permanently damaged his ear.
He is teething now and I know that the ears can get limp again during teething, but, it was definitely immediately after the gate fiasco.
I started giving him glucosamine to strength the cartilage and he has plenty of opportunities to chew. He likes split elk antlers and nylabones.
Any other suggestions? Should he be seen by the vet? Do you think this is permanent?
I feel so terrible about it.
Lorraine and Cairo