[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: Ears....

  • From: "Donna Jourdan" <donna183@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <cnnpmm2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <vomkristallaugen@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 18:44:06 -0600

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> "Kris Kudel" <vomkristallaugen@xxxxxxxxxxx> Writes:
> The other is up in the morning when she first wakes up (inside), and 
> outside in the cold.  When she comes inside to the warm again..it flops to 
> the side.
> Anyone have any ideas?????   Why is it up when she's out in the cold, but 
> flops when in the warm house?>
>
> Hi Kris,
>
> I've noticed the same thing in my pups from time to time.  I imagine it's 
> due to the fact that there's less blood flow to the ear when exposed to 
> the cold.  The ear becomes lighter in weight and thus  easier to hold 
> erect.>
> Paulette McGuirt
>

actually, it would have more to do with the small muscles that control ear 
movement...when they are cold they tighten up, but once they warm up, they 
relax...

Donna Jourdan/WINDSWEPT
Chinese Shar-Pei & German Shepherd Dogs
donna183@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

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