An aural hematoma (ear hematoma) is a collection of blood between the skin and the cartilage of an animal’s ear. Usually, it is caused by scratching of the ear that is too aggressive or a head shake. Both dogs and cats can suffer from ear hematomas, but dogs are more prone.
Treatment for ear hematomas can vary depending on the severity, from draining the blood with a needle to surgical correction.
Below is a video of a surgical technique for treating an ear hematoma.
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