We recently got a Doberman puppy (Sullivan), who was cropped this past Tuesday (6/13). This was done with the laser and was followed up with a treatment of "laser therapy", as it was indicated that this would help with healing and pain.
The vet had him in a cup but the ears were not exposed, though there were some "vents" in the bandaging. I was told to bring Sullivan back on Saturday to have the bandages and cup removed, which I did. So his ears are currently not posted in any way. (The right one is pretty much standing, but the left flopped after about 2 hours yesterday).
While we had another Doberman (Gilbert), who tragically passed away two weeks ago from bloat (only a week and a half after getting Sullivan
), it's been almost exactly 10 years since his ears were cropped and posted. It turns out that I hardly remember a darn thing about the whole process!
ANYWAY, I was hoping for an opinion as to whether it looks normal to some of you more experienced croppers out there. Sullivan isn't expressing a great deal of discomfort, but the bottom portion--the bell, I suppose it'd be called--just looks off to me? Is there supposed to be so much separation of that portion of the skin and the furred layer of skin? (I apologize as I'm probably explaining this horribly.)
Any suggestions or feedback is greatly appreciated!
Hopefully, I'll be able to get a picture or two posted here...