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Dog Health Treatment & Advice : How to Treat a Dog’s Ear Hematoma

August 17, 2019

Hi, I’m Dr. Aimee Beger, veterinarian and
today we’re going to be talking about ear hematomas in your dog. We typically see ear
hematomas in dogs that have the droopy or floppy ears. Not so much the erect or upright
ears like Mishka’s here. Dogs typically get ear hematomas from shaking their head repeatedly,
and the shaking typically comes from ear infections, either bacterial infection or a yeast infection
or a foreign body or even mites in your dogs ears. What you’ll typically notice at home
is the ear flap, also called the pinna, which is this part right here, gets very very swollen
and very firm, and it feels like there’s fluid in the ear. And and ear hematoma is nothing
more than a very large red blister under the skin of your dog’s ear. And there are surgical
ways to correct your dog’s ear hematoma. You would definitely want to see a veterinary
doctor for that of course. This is the actual device. This goes on the flap of the ear.
And then there are little buttons that you put through this flap and through the dog’s
ear, and this stays in place for three weeks and after that it’s removed and healing time
usually takes about three weeks after surgery.


  • Reply ramil caramay May 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    is it possible that the ear hematoma will be gone without treating them?
    and does it become more serious if not treated immediately?

  • Reply S Abraham July 12, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    My dog's hematoma healed without surgery. We had it aspirated (drained with a needle) and injected with a steroid.

  • Reply Puppy Bonz August 3, 2009 at 1:20 am

    I just drained my boxers hematoma and it returned in 2 days.I nee advice on numbing the ear.

  • Reply Congressman McDouchebag October 9, 2009 at 12:48 am

    My dog just had a hematuma surgery today. It costed less that $200, and thats a good deal.

  • Reply macroorchidism October 5, 2010 at 9:49 pm


  • Reply leelyndaa Lee October 15, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Dog gets Ear hematoma by not cleaning regulary your dog ears. You should clean your dogs ear like every 2 weeks. Clean it with the brand Virbac Epi-Otic Advanced ear cleanser for dogs and cats. Or a wet cloth with soap and water then clean it with a Q-tip the hard to reach places.

  • Reply MrDFW09 June 7, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    The newest treatment for aural hematomas in pendant eared animals is the "Aural Splint". The treatment is non-surgical and corrective as well as inhibits the cauliflower scarring associated with no treatment. The "Aural Splint" treatment cost is far less than surgery and should be installed by your veterinarian. If interested, have your vet email me, Daniel, at [email protected] with ear dimensions, height and width at base, to have a custom splint created and shipped next day.

  • Reply FaZe Dildo January 19, 2017 at 4:57 am

    I'm a memer/gamer not a doctor or a reader and I want to help my dog

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