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my dogs ears flopped down when normally up, would this be ...

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my dogs ears flopped down when normally up, would this be ear infection?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
An ear infection, ear mites, or jaw pain can cause ears to drop. However if this is a puppy teething can make ears flop too. Usually that happens and the ears go up and down between 4-8 months of age.
Also some dogs have their ears up and then as they mature they drop.
You can check inside the ears to see if there is any discharge, odor or redness to indicate infection of some sort.
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