My puppy's ears went down

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Hello,
I have a three and a half months old male papillon puppy. He's ears were down when we brought him home and I started feeding him a pure made of boiled eggs, cottage cheese and yogurt, besides the dry food and nutri-cal. Within a week he's ears were both standing up just perfect. About a week later they droped back. Now it's been over two weeks and I see no sign of them getting up again. Yesterday we had he's stool tested and it showed spirocettes// roxy presence. Could that be the cause? I think I've read something about it in this forum but I don't remember exactly. Does anybody have any sugestions? Thank you.
 
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Yep, it's very probably that's the cause. Anything that affects overall health like that can cause that sort of physical symptoms. When you get that cleared up, the ears will probably start returning to normal.
 
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Have you also thought that he may just be teething.
If his ears have been up allready its likely they will come back up again, make sure he has plenty of things to chew on to work those muscles, rib bones for a pup his size I think would be suitable.
Hope it works out okay for you, keep us posted.
 
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At least I have two reasons to blame on :) Yes, he is teething, I wasn't aware that it can affect the ears. Besides they are pretty large and are almost covering the eyes. He's on Eukanuba small bites. I got the Eagle Pack Holistic-Natural formula but they are not so crazy about it so I switched back even though I know Eukanuba is not a very good food. I would like to find something tasty and healthy, do you have any sugestion? Thanks.
 
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Mine love the Innova, and they are thriving on it. There are quite a few excellent feeds available now, so there is no reason to have to spend as much or more on a very inferior product.

Please, please get them off the Eukanuba; it's terrible stuff and the treatment of lab animals by the company is reprehensible. The feed store I go to even stopped carrying their products even though they have a sizeable customer base buying them.

There are several threads here you might want to read that discuss different feeds.
 
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Hm... Some people say Eukanuba is a very good product. What I have against is the by-products meat. I have another 9 months old papillon male and a female chihuahua. Yes, they are spayed-neutered :) The 9 month papi (Sunny) started to seize at four months old. As long as 8-12 hours ataxic and wobbly episodes every two weeks- It's a long story. He's been seen by five doctors, had all tests done and everything come out just normal. In the end I was told that he might be suffering from Cerebellar Ataxia and that he will probably end up euthanised at or about 11 months old. I started to cook him a home made meal with vit and min added, it didn't work. I have two short videos showing the episodes that I emailed to quite a few doctors when I had no other option. I just couldn't give up on him. Dr. Dodds in California sugested to have me send her a blood sample. She did a full panel thyroid test and it came out with low T4 which leads to seisures no Cerebellar Ataxia. I placed him on 1/4 PB pill twice a day and so far it did the trick. It's been three seizure free weeks so far. I also give him an Enzyme antioxidant treat and a Sun-Chlorella waffle first thing every morning. We are about to move five hours away from here but as soon as we'll settle down I plan to make some more research and have him only on a natural treatment. I'll look forward to get the dry food you mentioned about. Thanks for letting me know. Also, if you by any chance have some more information about seizures I'll be very happy to find out some more.
 

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