Q. Ear hematoma that wasn't treated. Can it be fixed so the canal is open

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A. Hematoma repair greatly depends on the location and severity of the hematoma. In more minor cases, the spot can just be drained and the head kept still and ears bound to prevent shaking of the head and reopening of the wound. In more serious cases or cases where the hematoma chronically reappears, surgery may be needed to remove the tissue surrounding and allow the ear to heal completely. It is best to have a vet take a look at the hematoma to determine its severity and location and to decide what is the best treatment for it. Until you can get to the vet try to prevent your pet from shaking their head as this can cause the hematoma to worsen or re-rupture.

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