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Hi there -
Welcome to Just Answer.
I am a licensed veterinarian and will do my best to assist you and Chubby ?
Sorry for the question mark -- that should be a period.
Is this swelling in the flap of the ear?
and does it feel like there is fluid inside ?
And look a bit like a balloon or bubble?
sorry it froze
its the part that stands up,he wont let me touch it and its like a balloon
That is ok
Is this in the flap of the ear -- and is it like a balloon? possibly filled with fluid?
yes,the whole outer ear
The description could be a couple of things -
1) Aural hematoma -- which is a blood or serum filled pocket usually caused by scratching or rubbing the ear. It is usually associated with an ear infection.
Occasionally -- the ear infection is not noted before this occurs.
2) abcess --which is a pocket of infection --
Due to a scratch, bite or open injury to the area.
In this area of the body, a hematoma would be the most likely cause.
For treatment, there are two ways this can be handled.
One would be surgery to simply empty the fluid with a needle -- and hope that it does not refill./
The other is to do a surgical repair the ear -- which prevents recurrances.
The ear would also need to be treated for any infection
how soon do i need to take him to the vet?
This is usually handled with in a day or so --
The pocket of fluid is due to damage to the ear flap that seperates the two layers of the ear flap.
The longer it stays this way -- the more difficult it is to repair.
will he be ok util the morning? it's 10pm and his vet is closed
Do try to prevent further damage if at all possible -
Is there anything else I might be able to assist you with tonight?
no,just worried about him and the bill
I understand -=-
how much do you think it will cost?
If this needs surgery -- the bill could be in the range of 150 - 250 . This is a rough estimate -- as it does depend on your area.
You are most welcome .
I hope all goes well