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My dog is bleeding from the ears. What could cause this to

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My dog is bleeding from the ears. What could cause this to happen?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
I am sorry to hear you are worried about your dog. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.
Are the ears the only place he is bleeding from? Is he shaking his head?
Bleeding from the ears can be from ear infections, from trauma, or from something that got into the ears like a tick, grass seed, etc.
There are conditions that cause excessive bleeding, like rat poison, tick carried infections, and auto immune diseases. Usually we see bleeding and bruising in many places, not just the ears, with these problems.
If you check his gums, are they pink in color? Or pale?
When you look into a dog's ear, you can only see about 1/3 of the ear canal; you need an otoscope to see the rest of the ear canal and ear drum. If he were mine, looking into his ear with a scope is where I would start.
If his gums are a normal bright pink color, then he is not losing too much blood.
Let me know what else I can answer or help with.
Rebecca

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