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Just want to update you on Rocco's progress. We had a rocky beginning with his ears being infected after the stitches were licked out. But now , here are a few pictures. He is just 5 months. Please let me know your opinions on how he looks with his ears, weight conformation, etc..
 

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He's adorable. His weight looks good in these photos and you can see yourself in his coat. His ears look like they are healing and standing nicely. Are you leaving them down or re-posting? Just be sure if his ears start breaking over or drooping that you re-post or at least tape the middle or base.
 

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I am keeping them posted for 3-5 days and take them out for about a day. He is teething badly right now and I want to make sure that his ears don't suffer as a result. You can see in the pics that the top of the ears are still soft. Is that normal for this age? Are we on track? How much longer should I expect to have to post?
 

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You can see in the pics that the top of the ears are still soft. Is that normal for this age? Are we on track? How much longer should I expect to have to post?
Depends on the dog, and the crop, really. After teething, start leaving the posts off until you see one or both ears getting weak, then post again until they can be left out without folding. If the tips are weak but the rest of the ear is good, use breathe right strips on the tips to hold them in place, then you don't have to post the whole ear. I would keep the posts in through teething though. Make sure you post with the ears tipped out at about 10 and 2 to prevent pockets.
 
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