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Has an ear that has filled with blood liquid. Have to drain

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Has an ear that has filled with blood liquid. Have to drain it. Sorry can afford a vet visit. Have penicillin but it need to know how much Tylenol 3 I can give him to make the whole draining thing less painful.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: 11 years old. Diabetes. Good boy !!
JA: I'm sure the Veterinarian can help with the diabetes. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Max and he takes insulin. Just can't afford a vet to drain his ear. I am giving him 1.5 penicillin
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 11 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. I have some bad news about your draining plan. If you drain it today then it is just going to fill up again tomorrow.

I tried that method when I first got our of vet school many years ago. It makes a mess and is a waste of time.

If you can not get him to a vet to have it surgically corrected then the blood will reabsorb in 2-3 months. The ear will heal with a firm and wrinkled appearance.

Dogs can not take Tylenol-3 because of the acetominophen.

I would try icing it for 20 minutes each hour and see if you can get some of the swelling to go down.

Does that help? I know it is not the news you wanted but I am just being honest.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 11 months ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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