If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.


    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  

Aural Hematoma

Recommended Posts



Has anyone dealt with one of these in your dog and if so could you share your experience?   I’m 99% sure my dog has one and I understand there is a myriad of treatment options, everything from letting it go, to major surgery.  I’d like to be a little prepared with some knowledge before I bring him in.


Just want what’s best for my little buddy.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

my neighbor's dog had one. if you even came close to touching that side of the dog's head she'd yelp and run.

neighbor let it go, as the dog was pretty old and surgery was a pretty expensive. I don't remember the $$$, but I know it was too much for a 13 year old golden.

It healed up on it's own in a couplefew months.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Had a lab that got them a number of times... usually let it go and it would resolve itself on it's own. One time I had it drained, it came back fairly quickly... after a half dozen times over a couple of years it corrected itself permanently... she had a gorgeous cauliflower ear after her body healed up whatever was causing it, but who cares about that?

Good Luck!


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys, I think I might have caught it quick enough that surgery can hopefully be avoided. Got him on some medication now and after a day it seems like the swelling has gone down.

I remembered that he had a tick on that ear so I wonder if its maybe related.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • osok
      This surprises me Borch.  5-6 years ago when I was  living in the St. Cloud area, if you looked up "Mr. Consistency"  in the dictionary, your mugshot would come up.  Things must be all whacked out. 
    • jmuff24
      I am a catfish guy, but until now, i was unaware that i can legally use small bullheads for bait. However, I have never actually targeted them before, so i am just wondering if anyone knows of any "hotspots" for bullheads (if there is such a thing)
    • Borch
      Pretty quiet in here.  I've been fishing out of town the past 2 weeks.  Hope to fish the area lakes this week.  Heard reports of a good day crank bite on the chain but not much else.  With the full moon coming up this week may try some evening trolling.  Anyone else having any luck?
    • Wanderer
      Haven’t fished the river for weeks and came home to high, muddy water so I doubt I will for another week.  I’d focus on shorelines and whatever backwater I could find at this time if I did go.
    • PSU
      It was slow for me Tuesday afternoon and Thursday in Frazer / Smarts Bay. Wednesday was very good in 20-25 feet leeches / crawlers on a Lindy or a jig. Absolutely beautiful weather!
    • Mlaker3
      My wife and I had a good morning on Friday with bottom bouncers, spinners and crawlers in 20-24 ft.  Caught 9, threw back 3 18-19 in, 2 13-14 in. 
    • monstermoose78
      I would head over the hill into the back country and fish the streams and lakes. You will have much better success catching fish. Bring bug spray 
    • monstermoose78
      Lori has some nice gills and some okay crappies normally. Green has nicer sized crappies and gills. Ann lake has been kicking out some great fish. Check out fishing club.
    • JBMasterAngler
      Streams won’t have much of anything to offer this time of year. Maybe a couple tiny smolt rainbows. There are all kinds of shorefishing spots in the area though. Stream mouths are always the obvious spots to try. Spoons and spinners.
    • jhousenga
      How was the trip? I was on the lake Tuesday and the weather was as good as it gets!