An ear hematoma in dogs is a swelling of the ear caused by blood leaking from ruptured blood vessels. This condition can be painful and cause hearing loss, and it’s important to treat it as soon as possible.
Ear hematomas in dogs typically happen when a dog has been hit or scratched in the ear. The trauma causes the blood vessels to rupture, and the resulting bleeding fills up the canal of the ear, causing an enlarged and painful area.
Ear hematomas are usually treated with antibiotics, which help prevent infection and promote healing. However, if left untreated they can cause permanent hearing loss or even death.