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We think our Doberman has a concussion. Her ear is leaking

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We think our Doberman has a concussion. Her ear is leaking after a fall. What can we do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Whitehead replied 1 year ago.

Hello there. I am sorry to hear that Fancy has suffered head trauma. I am happy to help you this evening. If she is showing any signs of concussion such as confusion, lethargy, imbalance, vomiting, or just not acting like herself in addition to fluid from her ears then she needs to be seen by an emergency vet immediately. These can be very concerning injuries and can become life threatening. She can have bleeding on the brain that could progress and worsen. So having her seen by a veterinarian is a must to be examined and be monitored and/or administer medications to help prevent some additional issues. There is nothing at home that can be given to help unfortunately so having her seen by an emergency vet is a must.

I hope this helps and I hope this makes sense. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions or concerns. I would be happy to help. Please do not forget to rate my response so I receive credit for my time. Thank you!

Expert:  Dr. Whitehead replied 1 year ago.
Hi Jane Vender,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Fancy. How is everything going?
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