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Old 02-11-2010, 05:29 PM
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I would appreciate a little help from you guys - are there any vitamins or supplements for floppy ears? My chi is only 11 weeks old, i know she is really young and her ears can still stand up naturally, but is there anything i can give her to help? What about calcium tablets or powder? I feed her now some cottage cheese and plain yogurt for extra calcium, but i am not sure if that will help
I heard that you can massage their ears as well, but i don't really know how, has anybody done this?
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I am not sure anything can make the ears stand, havent heard of that.
My wee Darla had floppy ears off and on when i first brought her home.
Teething can cause that.
Now they both stand.
Some chi's ears stay floppy and some go up and down, it all depends i think on the dog.
Someone correct me if am wrong though. lol x
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My Jasper still has floppy ears so I can't help you either.
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I don't think it's a nutritional deficiency causing the ears to flop. You can tape the ears if you want to help them stand. I think there are some ear taping videos on youtube. I remember one on a doberman puppy that was really good. Or you can have your vet show you how to tape ears. Many breeds require the extra help to get them to stand, usually not Chi's though. Most Chi ears are standing by 10-12 weeks old, but they can go up and down. Good luck!
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Thank you so much

We are going to the Vet on Tuesday for last vaccinations, I'll talk to him as well
Other breeders form another forum suggested me - gelatine, has anyone tried that?
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