What is an Aural Hematoma?

An aural hematoma is a collection of blood that forms between the skin and cartilage of your pet’s ear flap. This condition is often caused by trauma or injury to the ear, such as scratching or shaking the head vigorously. Aural hematomas can be painful and cause your pet’s ear to become swollen and inflamed.

What is Aural Hematoma Repair?

Aural hematoma repair is a surgical procedure that involves draining the fluid from the hematoma and suturing the ear flap back into place. This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure your pet’s comfort and safety.

What are the Benefits of Aural Hematoma Repair?

Aural hematoma repair can provide significant relief for pets who are suffering from this painful condition. This procedure can also prevent long-term complications, such as scarring or deformities of the ear flap.

What is the Recovery Process Like?

After the procedure, your pet will need to rest and recover for a few days. We will provide you with detailed instructions for post-operative care, including pain management and monitoring for any signs of complications. Your pet may need to wear an Elizabethan collar to prevent them from scratching or biting at the surgical site.

At VIP Animal Hospital, we understand that every pet is unique, and we strive to provide personalized care tailored to your pet’s individual needs. If you think your pet may have an aural hematoma, please contact us to schedule a consultation. Our experienced veterinarians will be happy to discuss this procedure with you and help you make an informed decision about your pet’s care.

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