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Ears and Dog Cones?

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My 5 month old GSD puppy, Salem, has been wearing a dog head cone (I call it the cone of shame...LOL) for the past two and half weeks. She broke her back leg, had surgery, and has to wear the cone so she doesn't take the cast off. But now I am noticing when she isn't wearing the cone (when we play at night) that her ears are starting to go together at the top like a Dobbermain Pincher. Her ears have been up since 12 weeks....I just don't want the silly dog cone "of shame" to make her ears look weird the rest of her life.

Has anyone heard of an extended wearing of the cone shaping the ears weird ?
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I had a puppy that wore a cone for about 4 months and it actually helped his ears come up. He was critically ill and prior to the illness/injury, he always had one the flopped. He was 10 mo old at the time. But, the cone actually seemed support them and when the cone came off, the ears were perfect!
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