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6 monthes ago   |   By Dawg Business

Why is My Dog's Ear Swollen? All about Ear Hematomas Dr. Karen Louis/VetChick
"There's something freaky about seeing your dog's formerly floppy ear become enlarged and painful." ~ Dr. Karen Louis
An ear hematoma can develop very quickly. When the blood vessels in the ear flap rupture, they leak blood, and this can cause extensive and painful swelling. The ear flaps are richly supplied with blood vessels. I imagine that is to maintain their temperature.
When injured, the ears bleed profusely. With an ear hematoma, it's the same amount of bleeding, except internally.
This can happen...
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