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Jaeger is getting very tired of having his ears posted and not to mention some sores from him rubbing his ears. He is 5.5 months. One ear stands up great and one not so great. I was thinking of trying the mole foam technique as that doesn't seem to push them down into the ear. I also wanted input on use of Vit C. Is it too late to use if it helps with cartilage development?
 

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Vitamin C does help build cartilage, but how much it helps ears, I dont know. It is a good antioxidant, so I do recommend giving. I tried molefoam without much sucess. If you will get some BFI medicated powder and lightly dust inside of ears and fur side(outside) of ears, dust off excess from fur side and tape, it will stop the pulling hair out when removing tape, and sores from rubbing inside of ears.
 

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Is there any harm with posting one ear and not the other?
No. Some people do that. I have found that if I do it, the dog will overuse one side, and then I have problems again with the good ear. So I always do both sides to balance it out.

Also, use that powder that Linda H. recommends. You need to keep the ears dry. Its when they are moist that problems occur.
 

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How much vitamin c would you recommend on a daily basis? I am also interested in this.
 

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Start out with 500 mgs vit C after morning meal. Watch to see if the pup develops soft stool or shows any digestive problems. If he does, cut back to 250 mgs. Give whichever works for your puppy for 2 weeks to a month, then add 250 or 500 mgs after evening meal. If your only giving 250 mgs, increase over time till pup is receiving 500 mgs after morning and nite meal for 1000 mgs a day. I wouldnt give more than 500 mgs till the pup is 5 months old. I forgot to mention vit C is believed to help prevent pano. I have to add that Parker developed pano during a little windo when I ran out of vit C and hadnt gotten anymore yet. Bout a week or two. Could have been coincidence, but the timing really struck me.:(
 

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Start out with 500 mgs vit C after morning meal. Watch to see if the pup develops soft stool or shows any digestive problems. If he does, cut back to 250 mgs. Give whichever works for your puppy for 2 weeks to a month, then add 250 or 500 mgs after evening meal. If your only giving 250 mgs, increase over time till pup is receiving 500 mgs after morning and nite meal for 1000 mgs a day. I wouldnt give more than 500 mgs till the pup is 5 months old. I forgot to mention vit C is believed to help prevent pano. I have to add that Parker developed pano during a little windo when I ran out of vit C and hadnt gotten anymore yet. Bout a week or two. Could have been coincidence, but the timing really struck me.:(
Very helpful, I will be starting this tomorrow morning.

Edit: This may be a stupid question, but vitamin C designed for humans, and vitamin C for dogs all ends up being the same right?
 
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Very helpful, I will be starting this tomorrow morning.

Edit: This may be a stupid question, but vitamin C designed for humans, and vitamin C for dogs all ends up being the same right?
Yes

I get the best grade I can find at the Vitamin Store. I get the Salmon Oil there too. Buy the human grade in this. There is much more control and rules regarding experation dates etc.
 

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Hey llin, I'm having the same issue with my pup. One ear is able to stand on it's own for a week now, and the other is bent. They used to both stand up perfectly until his adult teeth started to come in.

We continue to post the one ear, but aren't seeing any improvement. :(

How are Jaeger's ears? Any improvements?
 

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My boy is 11 months and I'm STILL posting one ear :rolleyesww: My advice is to keep posting, be patient, and certainly try the vitamin C...can't hurt anything :)
 
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