The company’s products Vision allows you to get rid of many of the problems put ears, often occurring in the rocks with standing or semi-erect ears, including in cases where other methods and feeding were powerless.
Practical recommendations you will find in specific sections:
- How to put ears puppy
- How to strengthen the ears of an adult dog
- Problems of arrested ears
- How to glue the ears
- How to recognize the appearance of a crease or scar in the ear in time
- How to fix the ear room
If you are interested in: – why there are problems with the ears and how you can prevent them, – how the Vision complexes work to strengthen the ears, – why you can strengthen and place the ears with their help, then you can find the answers to these questions below:
We will talk about standing ears problems. What has been said can be attributed to the half-standing, more precisely, to their lower part with dense cartilage. http: //
Ear cartilage is.
Here I will try to give only the most necessary information to understand how the ear cartilage is formed. I promise not to torment me with special terms. But if someone does not have the desire and patience to read this, he can immediately go to the section: Why does not a “standing” ear stand and how to avoid it. And inquisitive can continue reading.
All puppies are born with small, soft ears. Gradually the auricle increases. In puppies of breeds with erect ears, the ear cartilage acquires density, hardness, elasticity, and the ears gradually rise.
From the point of view of anatomy, the auricle is an elastic cartilaginous plate covered with skin. This cartilaginous plate, or simply cartilage, consists of a special type of cartilage tissue: the so-called elastic and perchondrium covering it on all sides.
Ear cartilage – elastic cartilage tissue:
- Elastic is because, apart from the collagen fibers that are common to all cartilage, it also has a dense network. elastic fibers. If the ear is strongly bent, then due to the presence of elastin fibers, the ear cartilage will not break, and then it will be able to return to its former shape.
- Collagenous, elastic fibers and cartilage cells are known to be surrounded by a jelly-like filler consisting of water, chondroitin sulfates, other complex proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. But in the elastic cartilage tissue and collagen, and gel-like filler (it is also called amorphous substance) is much less than in other types of cartilage tissue. For example, in the articular cartilage.
- In the cartilage tissue there are no blood vessels and its nutrition is carried out only thanks to the perchondrium.
The perchondrium is a layer of connective tissue that covers the ear cartilage from all sides and ensures its growth and nutrition:
- The blood vessels of the perichondrium provide nourishment for cartilage tissue in which there are no such vessels. All the substances necessary for growth, cartilage tissue is obtained from the smallest capillaries of the perchondrium by the method of ordinary diffusion, that is, by the penetration of molecules from the blood through the walls of blood vessels into the cartilage.
- The cartilage is also a source of cells for the growth of cartilage tissue. It contains half-stem cells that can turn into cartilage cells.
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Growth and restoration of auricular cartilage
Cartilage cells are involved in the construction of cartilage. The prefix “hondro-” (Greek cartilage) in medicine indicates a connection with cartilage. Therefore, in the name of the cartilage cells there is this prefix: young, active cells are called chondroblasts. Gradually, their activity dies out and they are transformed into mature, but inactive cells – chondrocytes.
All cartilage cells produce – to the best of their activity – intercellular substance: collagen and elastin fibers and gelatinous “filler” – chondroitin sulfates, lipids, glycogen, what is called glycosaminoglycans (GAG). The quality of the collagen and elastin produced in the first place depends on the strength of the dog’s ear cartilage.
There are few cells in the cartilage tissue, they multiply very slowly and not actively, therefore the cartilage tissue grows and renews very slowly.
But we see a rapid growth of the ears in dogs during the growth jump at the age of 2 to 5 months. The ears of a puppy of this age even seem slightly too big for him – what is called “for growth”. During this period, the ear first increases in size, then the density of the cartilage increases and the ear rises. What makes this growth so fast?
First, during the puppy growth period, ear growth is ensured by the active work of all the cells of the ear cartilage. Then their activity fades away – the ear has grown and ceases to increase in size. http: //
The perchondrium contains semi-stem cells, the precursors of chondroblast cartilage cells, prechondroblasts. Under the influence of hormones: testosterone, somatotropin and thyroid hormones T4 and T3 (thyroxin and triiodothyronine), chondroblasts develop from a layer of semi-stem cells — cartilage cells that produce the intercellular substance (collagen, elastin, and amorphous gelatin) and gradually surround them themselves. Soon chondroblasts lose their ability to divide, form less intercellular substance and become chondrocytes. And on the layer of cartilage formed in this way, more and more new layers of it are layered at the expense of the surrounding perchondrium.
Thus, the growth and compaction of the ear cartilage is due to the growth of new layers of cartilage from the perichondrium, that is, from all sides.
This scheme is actively working during the growth of the organism. Over time, the growth of cartilage layers slows down and then almost disappears. Sometimes they even write that due to low metabolic activity, elastic cartilage – and this is our dog’s ear cartilage – “is practically not regenerated,”
However, the ability of ear cartilage to grow remains, albeit limited. First of all, in order to ensure at least partial restoration of the ear tissue when they are damaged. To do this, a certain number of half-stem cells remain in the layer of the perichondrium – the very prechondroblasts that can turn into active cells that create new cartilage tissue.
What is needed in order to ensure the restoration of the ear cartilage?
- First of all, to activate the processes occurring in the cartilage cells, it is necessary to improve their blood supply.
If a growing puppy gets everything the cells need for life and work, then his ears will stand on time and without problems. But this does not always happen. Why?
Why does not stand up “standing” ear and how to avoid it
1. Impaired blood flow in the ear
Due to impaired blood flow in the ear, the nutrition of both the perchondrium and the cartilage tissue is disturbed. Why can this happen?
The reason may be a trauma of the ear, even a slight one, which did not leave a trace, but caused a spasm of blood vessels in some part of the auricle. For example, a bruised puppy, scratch, bite another dog and
Stress can also affect blood flow disturbances, especially prolonged. During stress, the adrenal glands secrete the stress hormone cortisol. Under its action, a spasm of blood vessels occurs even in the bone, and in the auricle too. Thereby, the blood supply and ear formation in a growing puppy is disrupted. Shy and timid puppy? – Here you have a long stress.
To improve blood circulation in the ear, first of all, massage the auricle (from the base of the ear to its tip). One dog will be enough for a small massage. Another may take a very long time: “Well, just like a second job,” one breeder moaned.
There are other ways to improve blood circulation, even when massage does not help (What you need to form a well-standing ear)
2. Badly formed cartilage cells
In order to create conditions for the transformation of semi-stem cells of the perichondrium into cartilaginous, iodine, selenium, zinc, vitamin PP (nicotinic acid), chromium are needed, first of all. Often, even a very small deficiency of these microelements leads to insufficiently efficient endocrine,
If the ears rise badly, then it is very likely that the diet simply lacks these substances. With natural nutrition this, unfortunately, occurs very often. In feed, the shortage of these trace elements is also not uncommon (see Secrets of the Great Imitator: All power is in iodine, Not iodine is one).
I am still waiting for the usual objection from the skeptic: “But what about the wolves, how did the dogs manage to do without the addition of these substances before?”
Wolves during the breeding period of the wolf cub are mainly harvested near the lair of small animals, most often rodents, which are fed to the wolf cubs entirely. So, they regularly eat ample portions of iodine from their thyroid gland. With the blood and entrails of these animals, they receive supplements not only of iodine, but of all other necessary substances.
Small rodents are harvested and eaten by shepherd’s dogs; terriers, pinschers, and other dogs have been eaten by the rodents.
Edwin Landsir "White terrier" (1824)
The very nature of perfectly balanced feed.
A small animal as a prey is the source of all amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and even valuable vegetative components that are already available for learning to a wolf and a dog, which are necessary for assimilation. They do not have many enzymes to digest plant foods. A semi-digested plant from the intestine of the prey, treated with the enzymes of the herbivorous animal, can be learned by the carnivorous dog.
3. Reducing the production of collagen and elastic fibers and the deterioration of their quality
Collagen provides auricle strength and elasticity. Elastin – flexibility. But it is more correct to say that these properties give the ear collagen and elastic fibers.
This is because collagen and collagen fibers are not the same thing. The same applies to elastin.
Do you think there is a difference between a shred of wool cut from a sheep and a skein of this wool? Has anyone seen on TV how wool is subjected to multi-stage processing before it turns into yarn — the basis of quality fabric?
The synthesis and maturation of collagen is an even more complex multi-step process. It begins in the cartilage cell and ends in the intercellular substance, that is, already outside the cell. Disruption of the process at any stage leads to the production of defective collagen fibers, which cannot provide sufficient ear strength.
Cartilage cells produce collagen molecules: these are three chains of enzyme-treated amino acids twisted into a triple helix – and then they are released into the extracellular substance. Here, just outside the cells, the collagen goes through several more stages of transformation. At each stage, the enzymes are processed, the molecules are transformed into more and more complex substances that are connected more and more tightly, almost soldering to each other.
The penultimate stage – the maturation of collagen: fibrils – small fibers, – are stitched with cross links, which give these fibrils the necessary strength. And after that, the fibrils are finally packed in collagen fibers.
Similarly formed and other components of cartilage tissue – elastic fibers and gel-like filler,
So what is needed for this process to proceed as it should?
- So that cartilage cells can do their full work,
Atypical collagen fibers? – These are fibers with broken structure, often too loose, very often not strong enough, which cannot support the ear in a standing position. Atypical elastic fibers? – This means that the ear tissue is not flexible enough and “breaks” under its own weight – hence the appearance of ear creases.
If the ears linger with the lift, and the ear cartilage in the entire ear or some part of it is soft, then we should speak about the restoration of cartilage, that is, the need for more intensive support for the synthesis of cartilage tissue. To top of page
Why do ears fall?
In each organism there are 2 processes simultaneously: synthesis and destruction of cells.
At the beginning of life, the synthesis of new cells prevails – hence the growth of the organism. With age, the synthesis of new cells slows down more and more and therefore the processes of destruction begin to dominate. But with a deficit of some minerals, the balance of these processes is disturbed even during growth.
For example, one of the symptoms of a mild but prolonged zinc deficiency is a decrease in the amount and softening of collagen support tissue.
A similar result in magnesium deficiency: collagen synthesis is slowed down, and the activity of collagenases (enzymes that destroy collagen) increases and the cartilage tissue progressively degrades, as collagen fibers begin to break down faster than they are synthesized.
That is, a double negative effect on cartilage is possible immediately:
- violation of collagen and elastin synthesis and fiber assembly,
- disintegration of already created structures. It is noted that disassembly of collagen fibers into elementary fibrils is possible,
If the body does not have enough of these minerals for all growth processes, then it will direct resources to a more important process – the growth of teeth. Hence the destruction – the destruction of the already formed ear cartilage. That is, the drop in ears indicates, first of all, the lack of trace elements at the moment.
What can a puppy owner do:
- Patiently wait that after the change of teeth, the process of synthesis of the ear cartilage will resume and the ears will rise. In fairness, I must say that most often it happens. But they may not rise.
- You can simply fill the resulting temporary shortage of trace elements. Moreover, not only ears and teeth are formed at this time, but also bones, joints, heart, and vessels. And if the dog with age "suddenly" health problems begin, the reason may be the fact that in due time there was not enough “smallness” for the full formation of these organs.
It happens that the ears fall after vaccination. The fact is that after vaccination an immune response of the body is being formed. This process also has a material basis and also requires vitamins and microelements for certain biochemical reactions (especially zinc is actively consumed). So the reason for the fall of the ears after vaccination or during / after the illness is the increased need for vitamins and minerals and the occurrence of their deficiency at the moment.
What can be done here?
What you need to form a well-standing ear
1. Improving the blood supply
As mentioned above, massage (from the base of the ear to the tip) will help to improve blood circulation in the ear and with delayed ear lifting will be very favorable.
Vision Antiox + supplements (microcirculation improvement) and Pax + forte (antispasmodic effect) will help to improve blood circulation in the ear cartilage, as well as in other organs, but more about their action is slightly lower.
2. The glue is not standing or standing bad ear.
(For details on glueing, see How to glue the ears).
After 4-5 months of age, gluing of the left ear is necessary.
At this age, the puppy’s ear already has the size of an adult dog’s ear. Further strengthening of the cartilage is due to the growth of new layers of cartilage from all sides of the ear. If a puppy’s ear was glued, but despite such support it could not stand up for a couple of weeks, then the reason is that the puppy DOES NOT GATHER the necessary substances to build a new, full-fledged cartilage tissue.
Those who do not know what determines the formation of durable cartilage, often do not even think about the fact that the dog’s diet may not have enough substances to synthesize normal cartilage. Some even stick their ears to their dogs for almost two years, expecting them to get stronger. But, if the ears could not rise in time in a natural way, then for additional “repair work” to strengthen the weak cartilage, additional “building materials” are also needed.
There is a situation when urgent ear glueing is required: the ear has practically risen, but on the auricle a subtle fold appeared. A hall may form here or, even worse, a scar. It is important not to miss the moment. Read more: How to recognize in time the appearance of a crease or scar in the ear
"Gold" a set of vitamins and trace elements in the period of active growth Read more.
"Gold" a set of vitamins and trace elements in the period of active growth Read more.
3. Providing the dog with the substances necessary for the synthesis of cartilage
If a dog has a predominantly cereal, “vegetable menu,” then it will not be able to grow healthy. For the formation of bones, cartilage and all organs a dog must receive animal protein, and a growing puppy needs much more than an adult dog. Selective sirloin is not needed here, low-grade meat products in sufficient quantities will be much more useful. This will ensure that the body receives the right amount of essential amino acids.
Useful for improving the quality of collagen fibers in cartilage and ligaments ordinary aspic (jelly). This is a very good supplement to the puppy diet.
But we are discussing the most frequent type of deficiency – the lack of micronutrients and vitamins in the diet. Even if the puppy gets the most expensive and best food in the world, even if the puppy gets the choice of beef, chicken and vegetables from his garden, but if he doesn’t get his ears on time, this clearly indicates that it is this SPECIFIC puppy for some reason, there is a lack of the necessary substances for the formation of ear cartilage.
I could give a list of products that contain copper, silicon, zinc, chromium, magnesium, iodine, and selenium and
Often, they rely on widely advertised supplements with glucosamine and chondroitin, the so-called chondroprotectors. What a sin to conceal, at one time I myself fed them to my dog with a problem ear. http: //
Chondroitin, other proteoglycans, water and other substances form a gel-like mass in which collagen and elastic fibers are located. Proteinaceous proteins enter the jelly through the blood vessels of the perchondrium. "building materials"from which cartilage cells synthesize both collagen and elastin. (Just do not forget that the synthesis of collagen and elastin molecules to the formation of strong collagen and elastic fibers is a long way!) If there are enough meat products in the puppy’s diet, then protein materials will be sufficient for the production of primary collagen and elastin molecules. And if you add jelly to the puppy menu. In addition, chondroitins and others are much smaller in the ear cartilage than in other types of cartilage, which means that they are not as important for the formation of ear cartilage as for the joints.
However, sometimes after a course of chondroprotectors, the condition of the ear cartilage slightly improves. As a rule, this occurs if manganese is also included in the composition of such an additive, in addition to glucosamine chondroitins. It is included there for better absorption of chondroitin. It is the addition of manganese to the diet that causes some improvement. But manganese is just one of more than a dozen of minerals needed for the synthesis of fibers, and the addition of only this trace mineral cannot solve the problem.
So, to strengthen problem ears need supplements to the diet.
Excellent effect give supplements company Vision.
These are “human” supplements. The basis of the preparations includes herbal ingredients, natural vitamins and minerals derived from plants.
Why exactly they?
- all their components (minerals, vitamins, plants, etc.) are used in veterinary medicine,
If it is a question of making up for lost time, then a larger number of additives will be needed: from 3 to 5 items at a time, depending on the specific situation and for a longer period. The sooner the correction is initiated, the faster and more reliably the desired result will be achieved. To improve the synthesis of cartilage, as well as other types of connective tissue, they have proven themselves well:
- Pax + Forte – due to the antispasmodic effect of its components improves blood circulation. Plants included in its composition not only have a pronounced antispasmodic effect, but also are able to accumulate biophilic silicon. Biophilic silicon is the very small amount of silicon from a plant that an animal can absorb. It is these forms of silicon that can be incorporated into bone and cartilage tissue. Especially important biophilic silicon for elastic cartilage. The vitamins and minerals that make up the Pax + Fort are also important for the formation of cartilage tissue.
Antiox + – provides improved microcirculation, that is, improved blood supply to tissues, is an ideal antioxidant. Herbal ingredients provide cross-linking in collagen structures,
Sveltform + – will ensure the normalization of metabolism and endocrine system. Due to the processing of cryodibration plants, including algae, included in its composition, is a source of easily digestible organic iodine and other trace elements. Contains chromium in a safe and bioavailable form. Components contribute to the improvement of microcirculation processes and the formation of cartilage tissue.
Mega – contains evening primrose oil (a rich source of scarce linoleic and gamma-linolenic acids), non-oxidized concentrated fish oil obtained by cold pressing in the inert gas of wild salmon muscle tissue (source EPA DHA). These products are necessary for the synthesis of new cells, including the intercellular substance of cartilage and bone tissue.
Junior Bi Weiss +, Junior Neo, Senor – are well-balanced complexes of natural vitamins and minerals necessary for the synthesis of new cells, including the synthesis of cartilage tissue.
A kit is selected from these supplements for a particular dog, which will contribute to:
- improvement of blood supply in the problem part of the ear, and, therefore, the supply of substances necessary for the synthesis of new cartilage tissue;
- activation of the process of cartilage tissue synthesis (these processes are active in a growing dog, but they slow down significantly with age);
- ensuring the synthesis of new cartilage cells with high-quality “building” materials.
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Examples from practice
Here are some specific examples of solving difficult problems with the ears with the help of Vision products.
The use of Vision products allows not only to quickly and simply place the ears of a growing puppy, but even an adult dog, although it is more difficult – longer. I myself put up my ear with the crease of my 4-year-old bitch of the German shepherd.
A case study: German Shepherd, bitch, 4 years.
This is my own dog. Her mother, grandmother, and other relatives were very happy over the ears. Therefore, up to 6 months I did not worry that one ear does not stand up well, and did not notice how the hall formed in it. Kleila, massaged, used patented dressings for several years. It became better – but not for the exhibition.
Zore was already 4 years old when I applied Vision supplements. The program I compiled for Zora’s ears was a test of whether Vision products really are as effective as they say.
Softish areas of the ears began to grow stronger in the eyes. Hall overgrown for more than 4 months. Became much stronger than the ligaments of the hind limbs. A case study: German Shepherds, odnopometniki, a dog and a bitch at the age of 11 months.
Ears with thin cartilage lay, according to an eyewitness, "like silk cloths". Feeding dogs was quality. To strengthen the ears without effect, the best veterinary feeding was tried.
At first, the hostess started giving vitamins to the dog. A few days later the dog began to have diarrhea. "Most likely, this is cleaning. It is necessary to endure, it will pass."- I suggested. (See On the symptoms of improving nutrition). The hostess veterinarian did not believe it and tried to stop the loose stools by all means, but failed. The diarrhea stopped after a week. "Interesting, – said the hostess, – the dog at the same time felt fine and did not lose weight per gram". By the end of the month, the ears were standing. Also for a month, the ears and the bitch got up. She did without cleaning. A case study: German Shepherd Puppy, 5 months. Hunch back, strongly pulled together hock joints. Ears did not get up. During the week of receiving the Vision fertilizing complex, the back straightened, then the hind limbs began to work in parallel, then the ears began to rise and rose. We have already gained a lot of experience on the use of Vision additives.
Since then, these schemes have been successfully used by Vision distributors in various cities for dogs of different breeds.
The effectiveness of Vision products in dog breeding is explained not only by the 100% natural forms of all components, not only by their optimal balance in each product, but also due to the special high-tech form of preparing the components, Vision products are fully digested by dogs, even despite their relatively short intestines. What is needed in order to practice our recommendations?
To do this, it is enough to get an individual consultation, and then purchase the recommended products through our website (Buy).