My Jack Russell Terrier developed a lazy/floppy ear. Should I be comcerned? Any way to fix it?
Hi, I have a Jack Russell Terrier that is 4 months old. It is healthy and active but for a lazy/floppy right ear.
Both its ears were floppy when we first brought it home at 8 weeks old. By the 10th week, both ears were perky and alert.
However, it woke up one day last week with a lazy/floppy ear and has been that way since.
Activity and appetite levels are normal. What causes this lazy ear and should I be concerned? Is there any way to fix it? Thanks!
on Jun 13th 2008
in Other Health & Wellness
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Nothing of concern. It's normal actually. Although I never knew that Jack Russell's ears with do that.
I know nothing about "training" a JRT's ears, so sorry I can't help there.
Gray Dawn Treader answered on 6/13/08. Helpful? / 0
Jack Russell Terriers are supposed to have floppy ears. They're supposed to look like this: www.puppycityny.com
Is that not what you mean by having a lazy / floppy ear?
Abby answered on 6/13/08. Helpful? / 0
My JRT had a floppy ear when he was younger. The Vet said it could have been the way he was positioned in the womb. He told me to softly massage his ear and the mussels around it for a few minutes every day. I could actually see a difference in how his ear changed over a period of time and after a while he was fine! Good luck.
Hunter Moab answered on 6/16/08. Helpful? / 0