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Aural Hematoma:

>DOG< broke a blood vessel in the ear flap.
It's not occupying even 1/3rd of the ear flap. (2/3 normal)
If the swelling takes the WHOLE ear flap, it's CRAZY painful. So UNTIL it does, you have room for "options" to wit:
It could be socked down. And coned.
It could be taped down. And coned.
It could be taped down and drained and coned.
It could have full-on surgery with quilting sutures and drained and taped. That goes into the hundreds of dollars but it's cosmeticly pleasing in show dogs.
I'd try a compression or other sock and a cone. If that's going well, run with it. If you can't keep it flat with sock and cone - let me tape and drain it.

Sometimes an ear will 'crinkle' like a cauliflower-ear because of this. It's unfortunate but it doesn't matter to the dog. If it's drained with Vetalog instillation it's LESS LIKELY to crinkle.

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Sock and cone it til Saturday
If it's nice and flat and they're leaving it alone lemme drain it.
You might even do NOTHING but keep it coned and socked.
But if you have the appointment in two days, you can cancel or keep it.
Draining without taping makes a bloody spray of a mess.
Draining and putting under a sock KNOWING THE DOG WILL TOLERATE IT is just as good.
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#auralhematoma #earflap #earflapbleed #hematoma

Virbac makes a decent ear cleaner. We have an ear cleaner from Vet One we've gotten tons of good feedback on. But this one OTC is pretty good too. Try not to put a Qtip in a dog or cat's ear. The key is to flood the ear with the cleaner, massage the base of the ear, and blot out what you can access with a little wad of terry cloth washcloth. Or woven gauze. At least daily while the ears are 'in trouble' or every couple weeks if the ears are just waxy sometimes.

Have you seen these?

These can track your pet (or kid) in real time and unless they get the thing off their collar, you can find your pet. Highest rating on Amazon - reliable and again, unlimited range. (It uses the internet)

Put one on your pet soon, and cut your chances of losing your pet.

Long range, waterproof Pet Location GPS Tracker.

Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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