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Lexi the Support Dog
Lexi is a 10 year old lab mix. She has been with her family since she was 8 weeks old when they adopted her from the animal shelter. Daliene’s daughter is disabled and relies on Lexi to get through to day.
Recently, Lexi had an ear infection which is to be the cause of the hematoma on the ear. The ear infection has cleared but the side effects are still there. Here is the medical explanation of what happened:
“An extremely common condition for dogs of all ages, ear hematomas, also known as aural hematomas, cause swelling of the ear flap. Although ear hematomas can affect dogs of all breeds, dogs with long floppy ears are most at risk. This condition is also more common in dogs with allergic skin disease and those that suffer from chronic ear infections.
Ear hematomas can cause discomfort. Treatment is necessary to prevent ear flap deformities. Fortunately, diagnosis and treatment is easy.
What is an Ear Hematoma?
An ear hematoma is a fluid-filled filled swelling of the ear flap. More common in dogs with long floppy ears, ear hematomas can occur suddenly and get quite large in size. The swelling may cover part or all of the ear flap.” Click this blue link to read more.
Lexi’s been living this is condition for the last three months. It isn’t harming her but it does cause a discomfort. If the shaking of the head continues the ear could continue to swivel up. The procedure is to eliminate anymore damage to be done to the ear.
The procedure is not complicated and has a great success rate.
Please keep in mind we only are raising $470 for the surgery. Free Animal Doctor only raises money for non-routine medical bills.
Help Lexi’s Ear!
Free Animal Doctor pays 100% of the money raised directly to the vet. All donations are tax deductible.