Q. Aurural hematoma in her ear

Mon, Dec 12, 2022

Very puffed up ear she won't let me touch it at all I also can't afford a vet at this time
What are causes & treatment?

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Thank you for using our service. An aural hematoma is a collection of blood in the ear flap, usually as a result of trauma or excessive scratching. This condition is relatively common in dogs, especially those with long, floppy ears, and can be quite painful.

In most cases, treatment for an aural hematoma involves surgically draining the blood and suturing the ear flap to help it heal properly. This can be done by a veterinarian at an animal hospital. In the meantime, it's important to keep your dog as comfortable as possible and prevent them from scratching or biting at their ear, which can make the problem worse.

If you're unable to afford veterinary care at this time, you may be able to find low-cost or subsidized veterinary services at a local animal shelter or nonprofit organization. Alternatively, you may be able to find a payment plan or financing options through the animal hospital. It's important to talk to the hospital staff about your situation and see what options are available.

In any case, it's important to seek veterinary care as soon as possible to prevent the condition from worsening and to help your dog recover as quickly as possible.

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