Ear Hematoma

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    My dog is recovering from this right now, his ear flap puffed up like a balloon! Now, what I'm wondering is if this is an ongoing conditon? Has anyone experienced this with their pet, and what happened? The reason I'm asking is because his ear was drained, he was (is) put on steroids, but it did puff up again, then 'deflate' again right away. I'm worried about it coming back when he's no longer taking steroids. The operation looks very scary, and obviously VERY expensive.
     
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    why did the mutto develop the hematoma..what kinda dog? normally they get this from excessive head shaking....or flapping of the ears..what kind of home care are you giving?
     
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    He's a beagle. I think the kitten had something to do with it since he's always jumping and biting at his ears. He gets occasional yeast type infections, so I think it might have been a combination of both, although I didn't notice him shaking his head at all before this happened.

    He's on steroids right now. I'm not doing anything out of the ordinary with cleaning - vinegar and water solution. The vet wanted me to buy ear drops that were $100. I couldn't afford them, along with everything else. Right before I left, I asked what I could do for cleaning and she said the solution above would work fine. That's after she made me feel like a piece of shit, for not buy the drops and not bringing him in every time his ear flared up. I wasn't overly impressed with her - she accused my of lying, which made me want to punch her right off!


    Any suggestions?
     
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    Since I just lost my dog I would be glad to find the $100.00 to treat him if it saved his life. Once your dog is gone there is no going back.
     
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    now what were the 100 buck ear drops for?
     
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    dont put the water and vingear inside his ear....i hope you are just using that on the outside?
     
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    I"m sorry about your dog, but, as I said, the drops were not necessary as what I was doing was fine. Obviously I 'found' the money for what the vet did do.
     
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    The operation itself is very simple. A lot of times the ear is drained in hopes that it will not fill up with blood again. The success rate with draining the ear and steroids is low. Most of the time, the vet will need to perform the simple operation to repair the ear.

    From what you described, your dog may need the operation.
     
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    White vinegar and water is fine in the ear.
     
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    Said I wasn't trying to be mean or sarcastic I just didn't want you to go through what I went through that could have should have stuff.

    Do what you need to do for your doggy and worry about the money later. Perhaps you can strike a deal with the vet to pay a little a week or month.
     

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