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I have a pomeranian. Her ears are normally upright but her right ear is drooping to almost horizontal and she struggles to lift it upright. Also, her right cheek/eye socket area is all swollen but her eye is still visible. The area just under her ear also feels slightly swallon. Just wondering what it could be?
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Hi Dr. W here. Based on what you are describing my first suspicion would be a tooth root abscess which typically presents with the symptoms you described (swollen cheek/eye socket area and selling under the ear).

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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
 replied 3 months ago

An ear infection is also possible or both a tooth root abscess and an ear infection

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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
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If it's an abscessed tooth, the tooth will likely need to be pulled. If the ear is infected your vet should have some antibiotic/anti-inflammatory ointment to make the ear more comfortable and treat the infection.

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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
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Of course there are other possibilities, but these are my thoughts based on what you have told me. I hope this helps

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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
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Hi i just realized you have 2 open requests for the same question. Did you mean to do this?

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Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Eevee. How is everything going?

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