Good afternoon, I have a 12 week old gorgeous Dobie by the name of Max. He had his ears cropped almost 3 weeks ago by a highly recommended Vet in Southern California. Two week after crop the sutures were removed and his ears were placed in splints. Five days after the initial splint placement I noticed a some moisture and a funky smell from under the tape. I called the Vet immediately, took him in, they removed the splints, and sure enough he had a 1 cm excoriation on the tip of one ear and another on the outer pinna of the other. The vet recommended leaving the post off for the next five days and then return once the wounds healed. According to all threads I have read it seems it is imperative to leave the post on until the ears are standing correctly. The question I have: Is leaving the splints off for the next 5 days seem appropriate, and is leaving the ears out of the splint for this time going to make it so his ears will never stand correctly?