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I have a 5 1/2 month old fawn boxer female.  All current with shots.  When she was 2 months old, she had Giardia and ear mites.  They were both treated, although the Giardia left her with a weakened immune system.  After this, she caught vaginitis, which took 2 different cycles of medication, and I'm not convinced its gone yet, as she still has a yellowish discharge on her little cooter, most of the time.  The vet informed me that its entirely possible that there is something wrong with her reprodutive system (because of the re-occuring vaginitis).  BUT it is also possible that after her first heat, things may clear right up, and the first heat is right around the corner.  Oh yeah, she also has/had demodex mites.  Again, believed to be caught because of the giardia-weakend immune system.  She was scraped in about 15 different spots, and they found 1 mite.  She was given one of those advantix tubes on her skin, and I think that solved the problem (shes stopped getting bald spots from all the scratching); although the vet told us she may need treatments for 4-6 months.  BUT WHAT I'D LIKE TO KNOW IS why one of her ears has barely any life to it.....that kinda sounds funny, but I'm not sure how to describe it exactly.  Her left is has gone from flat against the head to standing up more (which i believe is what happens with natural ears-not 100% on that one, shes my first boxer), BUT her right ear hasnt moved at all, and barely EVER moves.  Her ears are clean and mite-free. Is this normal??? Will it eventually stand up more like the other one???? Silly question, but it concerns me.....any input would be grateful. :)
 

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The ears cartildge is most likey growing and teething can be a factor too.  So as puppies like 8 weeks old their ears appear to lay flat to the head, as they get depending on the ear leather they can get wonky or stick up more.   Simple techniques as taping the natural ear or massaging cam bring them back to their correct lay.

Its a growthing thing and sorry you had a rough beginning, hope she gets better soon.   As for boosting her immune system you may want to try adding some omega fish oils to get food.   Get her on a human grade kibble, add some sardines, canned makrel or salmon oil.   I use some drop of liquid echinacea in their food too.

Young pups have weak immune systems that develop over time, so is can be good to boost it manual to help her out.  Welcome to the forum!
 

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Welcome to the forum.  Sorry you had problems but sounds like things are turning around.  I would follow what Heather said to build up her immune system. Kiah has one wonky ear that doesn't lay flat unless I message it and she is almost 18 mos old.
 

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Welcome from Texas! Ha! Sounds just like my Lucy. We adopted her at 6 mos. She had kennel cough, mange, and Giardia. She was on medication literally for the first two and a half months we had her. I can totally relate to your situation! Lucy has just now started looking healthy and is gaining weight but boy, I sure was stressed out with all the health issues she had. It was quite a ride. Glad to hear your girl is on the road to recovery.
 
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