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All of the vets who cropped my dogs ears over the years wanted you to leave the ears alone--whether they were glued on a cup, taped over the top of the head of allowed to simply hang loose. No neosporin, or anything else put on the newly formed scabs and bandaging newly cropped ears is a terrible idea--there are vets who do this but it is a great way to get infections started.
I'll say ditto to what Melbrod already said--leave the scabs that form strictly alone--don't pick at them they will fall off by themselves when the raw flesh underneath is totally healed.
Giant Schnauzers are typically cropped at pretty much the same age that Dobes are--preferred is right around 8 weeks but anything up to 12 weeks is generally OK and because the Schnauzer crops are shorter and broader you can probably expect to get standing ears up sooner.
The only thing I've generally seen with Schnauzers is that those that I've seen newly cropped have usually had the ear shaved to keep the surgical area cleaner.
Last edited by dobebug; 02-28-2020 at 06:01 PM.