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Tue Dec 26, 2017, 12:10 PM

Anyone have experience with an auricular hematoma?

Yesterday I realized one of my dog's outer ears is puffy and tender. No damage or ear infection. Going to the vet in an hour.

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Reply Anyone have experience with an auricular hematoma? (Original post)
milestogo Dec 2017 OP
LakeArenal Dec 2017 #1
haele Dec 2017 #2
meow2u3 Dec 2017 #3
milestogo Dec 2017 #4
milestogo Dec 2017 #5
milestogo Jan 2018 #6
Fla Dem Feb 2018 #7
milestogo Feb 2018 #8

Response to milestogo (Original post)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 12:32 PM

1. Yes Two Weimers three ears.

The vet will have to put the boy under and there will be scars on his beautiful ears. Sigh.

Have to keep the ears extra clean.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 12:43 PM

2. Yes, years ago - had to drain it and get stitches.

She got into something that irritated her ear and just kept scratching at it - which made it worse, causing the hematoma which had swollen up enough to block her ear passage.
She hated to cone of shame she had to wear for a month, and hated the medicine that went on her ear.

Haele

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 12:51 PM

3. My cat Max had one when he was a year old

I had to take him to the vet and have his earlobe drained, along with stitches on his ear.

I still remember him taking off the bandage on his ear, so he had to have his entire head wrapped in bandage--which he soon "freed."

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 02:23 PM

4. Today my vet decided not to drain.

He has a mild infection in both ears, which we will be treating with antibiotics. If it gets bigger and appears to be bothering him she will drain.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 09:41 AM

5. The swelling is getting worse and he seems to be in pain

so yesterday I called the vet. Now he's on steroids for a few weeks. It will make him drink and pee a lot. But I am hoping to avoid surgery and the risk of infection.

She also prescribed Tramadol for pain.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 20, 2018, 06:50 PM

6. My dog was on prednisone for 3 weeks.

The hematoma has completely disappeared and he had no ill effects from the treatment. The side effects - lots of eating, drinking, peeing, and pooing - meant I had to take a lot of extra trips outside. But I'm glad we avoided the surgery route and the risk of infection.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:53 AM

7. Glad everything turned out OK.

To you and your dog.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:32 PM

8. Thanks.

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