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help! dog with red bubble on ear

September 25th, 2007, 10:28 AM
hi, my 6 month old boxer recently got this strange thing on her ear at first i thought she had been bitten by something but it started getting bigger and bigger and now its like a red bubble on the side of her ear i tried sticking a needdle in it and blood came out but it didnt get smaller what can this be?

September 25th, 2007, 11:22 AM
Dogs can get this by ear infection. I wouldn't put a needle in it if I was you, you could make it worse. You need to take your dog to a vet , they will drain it and clean it.

September 25th, 2007, 11:53 AM
Welcome to the board.

Sounds like it could be a hematoma--basically the layers of the ear separate and the space between fill with bloody sera. It can get quite painful. Left unattended, it will likely get larger and not heal properly. I agree with Frenchy--a vet visit is in order, here.

And, once things settle down, if you have any pictures to post of your pup, we'd love to see them! :D I'll bet she's a cutie pie!