German Shepherd with a swollen ear

by Taylor's Mom
(Sarasota, FL)

The upper three inches of my GSDs ear is swollen. It feels like it is filled with fluid. It wasn't there an hour ago.


No sign of trauma or bug bite. It is not feverish. It only seems to bother her if it is touched. HELP!





Total German Shepherd: I'm not a vet and without actually seeing it I couldn't begin to think what could be the reason for the swelling in your German Shepherds ear, however, I would suggest you get your GSD to the vet asap to have it checked.

And if that isn't possible for some reason, at the least, I would certainly suggest you use the "Ask the Vet" service above which has several vets on staff all day long - every day.

All you have to do is type in your question and click on the orange button and a vet will answer your question in a manner of hours normally (or maybe even less) and the cost is very reasonable. Good luck!

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Jun 13, 2010
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Aural Hematoma
by: Anonymous

My GSD had a similar swelling last fall (2009) and I took her to the vet immediately. Aural Hematoma. With a few drugs, she did not require surgery, the swelling was reduced, and her ear is fine now. Some GSDs (and other dogs, too) don't respond to drugs and have to undergo some type of surgery to reduce the swelling.

Jun 08, 2010
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Aural Hematoma
by: Ruth

it might be Aural Hematoma, where blood fills in the ear.

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_aural_hematoma.html

Jun 06, 2010
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swollen ear
by: Anonymous

My German Shepherd had a swollen ear just like that, get it seen to as soon as you can, the swelling can damage the cartilage of the ear and cause the ear to flop over permanently which isnt a good look for a german shepherd but very cute, and a talking point on walks.....

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