Hematoma of the ear - is a "blood blister" in the ear. It is the image, when between the inner and outer skin around the ear covers of elastic ear cartilage Scapa logger with bloody fluid.
Common symptoms of dog ear hematoma
Dog ear hematoma looks like a soft tumor with smooth outlines (which can be small or capture the whole ear);
The affected ear is heavier than is healthy, so the dog cannot keep it as usual;
The disease causes the dog discomfort, according to this it also manifested other signs of disease, such animals are often shakes his head.
It is believed that in most cases, ear hematoma is formed as a result of trauma that the dog itself is on. Trying to relieve the pain or itching caused by, for example, otitis or even fleas, the animal can hurt ear, when the third head about something hard or very shakes it. However, the curves but research suggests otherwise. It turns out that the ear hematoma is represented a definite reaction immune dogs, since the fluid accumulates in its consistency is quite different from real blood.
Is it dangerous?
Hematoma of the ear does not represent a serious hazard to dogs and not life threatening. It simply causes the dog great inconvenience, because it interferes with very heavy swollen ear, and looks like things very ugly.
Unfortunately, hematoma ear in most cases very seriously is amenable to treatment.
Dogs at risk
Auricular hematoma may develop in any dog, but mostly it susceptible to breed with long, drooping ears, than with the short and stuck up. Therefore surprising those golden retrievers are prone to this disease.
If you suspect that your dog ear hematoma formation, take those her to the vet for a visit. And although the disease is, as mentioned above, is not dangerous, appropriate action should be undertaken as soon as possible, because with time the tumor grows worse and treatable. The correct diagnosis is easy to put a result of a simple visual inspection and probing. In addition, the veterinarian will examine the state of the inner parts of the ear with a special device - otoscope. In addition, it checks the state of wool and animal skin for skin irritating parasites, e.g. fleas.
There are several treatments for diseases that are applied depending on the size, shape, location of the tumor on the ear. Does your doctor have the following choices:
- Evacuation of bloody fluid from the tumor. In this procedure, fluid from the hematomas sucked with a syringe and needle, and then into the cavity. Immediately introduce the powerful anti-inflammatory drugs. Sometimes medications can inject in a day or two after surgery;
- Drainage. In the hematoma physician can enter the drain tube and leave for up to 3 weeks to generators converging liquid had free access, but do not build up inside;
- Opening of the hematoma. It can open and clean out the cavity, which is performed under general anesthesia. After the operation, the doctor places on the suture staples so that between the cartilage and skin remained an open wound, allowing the newly formed fluid to flow out. In most cases, treatment hurtful place in several stages. Very difficult it is to ensure that the skin is tightly rooted to ushnomu cartilage, sinceexudation continues. The process of treatment is similar to trying to glue together two wet piece of adhesive tape.