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What could cause our dog's ear to swell up?

 
CometGirl

Asked by CometGirl at 1:15 AM on Oct. 14, 2010 in Pets

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  • Yes, a hematoma is a possibility. A hematoma is basically like a blood blister. They can be caused by shaking their head allot. If he is shaking his head, then he could have ear mites, or a yeast infection in his ears. Do his ears smell bad or look dirty? if so he needs meds. And if he has a hematoma, the vet can drain it. My dog had swollen ears before,but it was caused by hives. If it is hives, then they usually go away within day or two, but hives are usually all over. Not just on one part. Either way, if you're concerned, take the dog to a vet.
    RubyBlue82

    Answer by RubyBlue82 at 6:19 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • a hematoma (sp), bug bite  infection in the ear

    KyliesMom5

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 4:08 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Maybe an infection from scratching. Does your dog have ear mites?
    Momforhealth

    Answer by Momforhealth at 1:16 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • a bite?
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 8:56 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • I was going to say hematoma too
    Carolannie

    Answer by Carolannie at 4:15 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Exactly what RubyBlue said - there are a lot of reasons it could happen, and for most of them, a simple trip to the vet can fix it. :)
    WomanWitty

    Answer by WomanWitty at 8:27 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

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