by Stevi

My baby is 11 months old, her ears were doing great but i think she hit a growth spiut and now i’m having more trouble keeping them standard.

I haven’t taped them cuz i’m not sure exactly how to do it. What should I do? When she shakes her head they lay like their supposed to but when she plays they fold funny. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hi Stevi
Puppies ear set tend to be a bit erratic during growth spurts, and excitement, stress, teething, or pain can also cause the ears to sit oddly.

At this age I’m not sure that taping them would help too much, but as they sit properly for the most part, I personally think they will settle down as she matures.

I have an adult female whose ears are perfect 99% of the time, but if she gets really excited or if she’s feeling particularly territorial (or grumpy!) they can sit a little strangely for a while.

I would recommend talking to your veterinarian about this if it’s worrying you as they may be able to give you advice about taping, it’s not something I’ve ever had to do so am not familiar with it I’m afraid. Unless she’s a show dog, the ear-set isn’t super-important, it’s more important that she’s generally healthy and sound temperamentally, so try not to worry about this too much.

Sorry I can’t help more, but I wish you the very best of luck with your pup.

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