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bailey
05-29-2005, 05:40 PM
Hello all, we are new here, and are looking for a few suggestions about an ear injury our dog got while in a tiff with a dog friend of hers. Now she has a scratch on the inside of her ear and is bleeding constantly, should I apply pressure for a bit, bring her to a vet, or just let it be. She lets me touch it, but yelps in the begining, then quiets down after. I can sponge it clean and almos stops the bleeding till she gets up and shakes, then it starts over. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks Con. :(

petsalive
05-30-2005, 07:02 AM
Dog's ears are very vascular (LOTS OF VEINS and CAPILLARIES). If the injury is bad enough it will not heal by itself whether you apply pressure or not. Additionally they can become infected from the saliva in the other dog's mouth.

This definitely calls for a vet visit.