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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-01-2014, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Question Ear flopped on a 8 year old

hi I am new here but need some advice cause We are kinda freaked out.
All of the sudden our 8.5 year old has a ear that is flopped over,Never had this before and no injury or trauma,ears look clean as we clean them on a regular basis..
So confused we are and no Vet around today..
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is he acting normal? If so, then I would think waiting until your vet is in, is ok.

Sounds like the cartilage has broken down and his ear has flopped. Other dogs? were they rough playing?

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is he acting normal? If so, then I would think waiting until your vet is in, is ok.

Sounds like the cartilage has broken down and his ear has flopped. Other dogs? were they rough playing?
Hi and thanks,Donner does not play with other dogs,even our girl Freya a 2 year old.

So no rough play,He is acting fine,ready to go out and play in the snow now matter of fact..
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Will check back after walk ..Thanks
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Turns out he has a aural hematoma,So had it drained now trying to figure out what the best route is. ****.
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My last GSD had one as well. It left some scar tissue but healed without any issues.
It's not uncommon and many times the ear won't stand up again but is healed and no longer painful.

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Ask your vet.

Had a cat that happened to and was due to infection.

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My last GSD had one as well. It left some scar tissue but healed without any issues.
It's not uncommon and many times the ear won't stand up again but is healed and no longer painful.

Do you know what kind of procedure was done to correct it?

There are several ways depending on the canine and severity and such..
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Ask your vet.

Had a cat that happened to and was due to infection.

He has been to the vet and going again tomorrow
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My vet drained it and left alone. It healed on its own with no further issues.

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