Posted : 3/29/2006 10:51:34 PM
Oh yeah, my irish Setter when he was about 10 1/2. Was brushing him and noticed one ear was a lot "thicker' than the other and heavy. Took him right into the vet. My vet said usually it takes surgery, but he was going to dry to syphon the blood/liquid out. He did and got a lot. But two days it was filled up again, and this time he did surgery.
After draining, he put gauze in the incision and I had to take it out later and every day put antibiotics inside the incision and work it down. Seems blood had filled his entire ear flap and you know irish have pretty long ears. he never had any more problems with it.
My youngest son's mix also had hematoma in each ear, just about a year apart. His dog's ear were not long and actaully kinda stood up and just bent over at the tips. The vet that did his (this like 10 years after my irish) used that glue stuff to close the incision. They didn't have to put meds in Hank's ears. Don't know if that was new procedure or had to do with the dogs ears . But hank also never had it happen again. In both cases we were told it was from shaking the head and scratching.
Good luck with your baby.