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my dog has an ear hematoma, can i lance it at home

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I am a vet tech but have been out of practice for years and my golden has a hematoma. I would like to try to lance it at home w/a 10 blade, drain it keep clean and I do have some oral anti
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lori replied 10 years ago.
If you do the lancing and don't repair the ear properly, he will develope a deformed ear. Aural hematomas require surgical repair to maintain the integrity of the ear shape and even when done well, they may have ears that are slightly deformed. Here is a link showing different treatment options and repairs http://www.marvistavet.com/html/aural_hematoma.html - good luck!