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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-10-2019, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Tryin to find out if it looks like his ears will stand, he turned 12 weeks today (feb 10th) and is teething but I have a feeling only one will stand cause the other doesn’t have the cartilage in the center bend of ear? I guess that’s what you call it. Sorry I don’t know much about ears. But looking at it it’s even bigger than the other (to me) is there anything I can do to help them stand up?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2019, 01:05 AM
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Cute puppy! The best thing at this age is to give him lots of good things to chew on! Some people suggest giving them gelatin. Many purebred GSD's ears don't stand up dependable until much later when they're done teething though, so I suggest you not stress about it and let nature take its course. I don't see much about this puppy that looks lab-like (are you sure of the mix?), but my first dog was a lab shepherd cross and his ears stood...give it time!

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Dad is full gsd and mom is lab/Australian Shepard. He has plenty to chew on plus some shoes 🏻 Ima give it time was just wondering cause my bf doesn’t think they will stand so I was gonna ask someone that seemed like they knew more. Thanks for replying. And what kind of gelatin?
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What an awesome mix! Not sure if those ears will go up. My childhood dog was more lab than GSD and has soft ears, but a wonderful temperament to grow up with.
The ears in a full bred GSD can go up and down and usually settle on up after teething. I would not expect a diet supplement to help with the ears. Just make sure your pup has a good diet over all because they grow so fast and nutrients need to go to muscle and bones and teeth more than the ears right now. I read that having some nice chewy things for the pup can help and since they are growing new teeth, it surely cannot hurt!

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what kind of gelatin?
Just plain old unflavored gelatin you find in the supermarket next to the jello. I've never used it, but I've seen it recommended by others several times. I honestly have no idea if it works well or not, but it is the most frequently suggested supplement for ears. Search for gelatin in the forum and you'll see specifics on dosage.

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