Ear Injuries in Dogs

By Refadoc, Posted on : Monday, 09 March 2015 - 11:11 am IST

Ear Injuries in dogs can occur due to a number of ways. Here are some of the major guidelines for injuries which are caused due to the objects which have been stuck in the ear or from the violent head shaking in the dogs.

Ears in dogs which appear to be swollen or which cause discharge of blood is a very clear indication that the dog has got something stuck in his ear. The dog maybe even shakes his head or paw in an attempt to dislodge it from him.

Often dogs are in a habit to shake off their heads violently in order to try and dislodge the foreign objects from their ears. This can lead to the rupturing of the blood vessels which may cause swelling of the ear flaps. This is, however, one of the major causes of ear injuries and ear infections.

Immediate Care:

If your dog is shaking its head recently, check the ear closest to the ground. In case you are able to see a small object, such as a grass seed or a pebble, try to remove it with your fingers or a pair of tweezers. In case you cannot reach to the object, try bandaging the ear against the head in order to avoid any further damage and take your dog to the vet as soon as possible.

In case the ear is bleeding, make sure that you use an absorbent pad such as a cotton pad, a clean towel or a sanitary towel and apply pressure on both sides of the bleeding ear for several minutes. Do not remove the pads. Instead, bandage them flat against the head of the dog and take the dog to the vet the very same day.

In case the ear has been swollen, to prevent any further damage or damage, bandage the ear flat against the head and take the dog to the vet within 24 hours.

If the dog seems to have lost his balance, ensure the safety of the dog by keeping him in a single room along with as few objects as you can. Take the dog to the vet the very same day.

 

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