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Old 03-09-2011, 05:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I wish my kitty's loved my puppy like yours seems to. One of my cats was very attached to my old GSD that died this past December. He has not taken to my 7 week old even though I have had her for 3 weeks now.
You've had your puppy since he/she was 4 weeks old?? Was it a rescue?
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Leo's ears were soft for a very long time. I had them glued and taped starting at 5 months for about two months with short breaks in between. At about 8 months, one ear was up and the other would stay up most of the time, stand in a wobbly way but flop completely when he was relaxed. That's when I got truly concerned!!! Then his breeder said I should shave that ear. IT WORKED. At that stage, more gluing and taping was counterproductive because it was adding weight and I needed to let the ear "learn" to support itself. I didn't believe that would make such a huge difference but that's all the ear needed. I shaved the ear whenever I saw a thin layer of fur grow back. Did it continuously for 3 months. I highly recommend giving it a try!
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Can someone tell me if my dog looks 8 months? she seems to be quite small but wasn't sure, her ears haven't perked either so I'm not quite sure if they are going to or not..
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Can someone tell me if my dog looks 8 months? she seems to be quite small but wasn't sure, her ears haven't perked either so I'm not quite sure if they are going to or not.. thanks
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:36 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Will his ear ever go up. I think it went down due to an "irritated ear" the vet called it. Not quite an infection. She said it may go up when it feels better. It is up sometimes but not very often. Mostly down.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:49 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Will his ear ever go up. I think it went down due to an "irritated ear" the vet called it. Not quite an infection. She said it may go up when it feels better. It is up sometimes but not very often. Mostly down.
You might want to glue it or tape while you still have time. The longer you wait the harder it is to correct it. Check with your vet first, because if its irritated and not infected you don't want to irritate it any more. I've learned that moleskin padding works best, last the longest, and doesn't bother the dog at all.


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Old 01-17-2013, 12:37 PM   #17 (permalink)
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what is better, Ear Inserts, or 1/2" pipe insulation?
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:40 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Pipe insulation can begin to break down and doesn't last as long in the ears. I have tried every way possible and the best I've found is the moleskin padding with adhesive backing cut to fit inside the ear. A thin layer of Torbot skin bond added to the sticky side and allowed to sit for about one minute before applying it to the ear. You will need an assistant to hold the ear open for you while you place the insert. I then place two large nasal strips over the moleskin vertically where the ear is the weakest. It allows for full range of motion of the ear and last for weeks. Here is an article I wrote that might help you decide.
http://texasworkingshepherds.com/german-shepherd-ears/


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Old 01-20-2013, 11:45 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Hello. Can someone tell me what if anything I can/should do to help my puppy's ears stand up? If you look at my avatar, that is how his ears look. The left ear is the one that can't seem to stand straight. When I bought him at 4 months of age, his left ear was completely floppy. It has gone up to where it is now, but for some reason cannot fully stand erect. It is always crooked. I have recently purchased Clovite, since someone posted it on these forums that it worked for his dog, and calcium tabs to help with cartilige. He has started the Clovite supplement, but not the calcium tabs. He just turned 6 months old, and he is AKC. Will his ears stay crooked permanently? After trying the Tear Mender glue his left ear finally went up, but has remained crooked. Should I glue them again? Or let them grow on their own? One of the things that attracted me to German Shepherd breed is their beautiful ears. It gives them an unbelieveable look. This is my first GSD, and I love him. But I would love it if his ears were full erect and straight. Can anyone please advise me either here or email: jzoom45@yahoo.com Thanks!
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:42 PM   #20 (permalink)
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His ears are up in the avatar. I would leave them alone for now and let them straighten out. I would only tape or glue if they are in the flying nun position or just flopped over.


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