AURAL HAEMATOMA -
IN A SMALL-BREED DOGS
Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
First written: 28 Feb 2004
30 January, 2011
Be Kind To Pets
Aural haematoma is rarely seen in small canine breeds
as they are more common in large breeds. The Papillon
Cross dog (left) kept scratching his right ear for several months. His back half was itchy
resulting in more scratching and a change in the colour of skin spots from light brown to
black, giving him a two-tone body. The hairs on this black spotted back did not grow
long enough as it would be traumatized.
Finally, the right ear flopped due to a big swelling in the inside surface of the ear.
It is called an aural haematoma. The big blood vessels inside the ear flap
burst and form a big clot. General anesthesia and surgery were need to remove the clot. Will the ear then be
able to stand up as it used to do so? The veterinarian cannot guarantee this.
It will be best to check with your veterinarian early what irritates your pet, saving a
lot of pain and anguish for yourself, not forgetting the expenses in having to tranquilize,
anaesthetize and operate on the ear.
Older dogs need more care.
10-year old Silkie Terrier has a drooping right ear. It is an aural
Complaint: Hair loss on bridge of nose below right eye. Caused by persistent
scratching by paws. Was it a tumour?
1. Aural haematoma (small lump at tip of ear).
Right ear droop - blood clot inside ear.
2. Both ear canals have black pigmentation indicating a long lasting itch.
Excessive wax and clotted blood. Ear irrigated.
3. Small skin wart above eye (removed, stitches seen).
4. Tartar on molar teeth removed but teeth still in good condition.
Do spare some time to check your older pets, especially those with ear
problems. Otherwise, the persistent scratching leads to bleeding inside the
ear pinnae and cause blood clots to form and the ear itself to droop as seen in this
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walking distance to the UE Square shopping mall. Around
15-minute walk to Raffles Place subway but there are
63-83 sq. m
Mixed development along Singapore River with retail on first floor, a
recreation club called Green Club on the 2nd and 3rd floor in the podium
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Ducted air conditioning ducts instead of hanging units.
Smeg branded oven, electric cooker, stainless steel sink. the
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#09-09, 688 sq. ft. Curved living and dining area.
The adjoining Green Club facilities may be available. There is a
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City views from unit facing the back of the Singapore River.
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