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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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My breeder rescued a 9 year old with it's ears down, and it had to wear a cone for quite an extended period of time (I can't remember why), and it's ears actually came up and stayed up - which was completely unexpected. It had something to do with how the cone was supporting the base of the ear and the amount of time that that the dog was wearing the they obviously can affect the ears and I would imagine they can also do some damage. I would keep an eye on things, and maybe try a different type of collar.
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