Your dog busted a bloodvessel in the “flippyflap” part of the left ear.
We can “leave it alone' and itll bust open all the way, or resorb and crinkle like a pringle and a ruffle had a baby.
Some people used to just pop the thing with a jacknife and send em out into the yard to clot and that works, too. Gotta keep 'em from shaking their heads so they don't bleed again / more. But they can't really bleed to death so it was a pragmatic, 1940's and messy way to fix these
We can tape overhead and drain it with Kenalog infusion and that's a great way to do it with less mess, pain and better (less] crinkling.
I think the other dog mighta broken that vessel. The ear isn't infected at the moment.
The ear can be incised with a long, linear incision and then the flippyflap embroidered / quilted together with multiple little sutures. This is very profitable. It is arguably overkill.
I think if it was a show dog and you wanted the best chances of “healing without a trace”!
Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.
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