I work with dogs, so my friend asked me to help hold still and take care of his dog, whose ears were cropped on Sunday. Today is the second day that the colored vet wrap and pads have been taken off, so really, the ear scabbing has begun to become noticeable today. In holding the warm washcloth to the dogs ears, what are we really trying to accomplish physically? I ask this because we know that we are trying to keep big scabs from forming, but when we do hold the washcloth to the dogs ears gently (for a minute), the scabs feel rough and when we take off the washcloth, NOTHING looks different. No scabs/blood have come off, and the ear/scabs basically look the same. Are we supposed to completely saturate a washcloth in hot water and hold it TIGHTLY against the ear for 5 minutes? And, If the dog needs these scabs to heal his ears, how can I break up only certain (chunky) scabs? Please share if you know a website with any kind of tutorial, ESPECIALLY with pictures!
Thank you so much!!