Treating ‘Chowki’ for Aural Haematoma

November 19-25_2015_Chowki_Aural Haematoma

This brown coloured male dog stays at a Police Check Post in Pitampura area of Delhi and thus we named him “Chowki”. We had even got him sterilized and now we were alerted to him having Aural Haematoma in his left ear.

[An aural (ear) haematoma is a collection of blood or serum, and sometimes a blood clot within the pinna or ear flap. This blood collects under the skin and causes the ear flap to become thickened. The swelling may involve the entire ear flap or it may involve only a small area. Aural haematomas usually occur as a result of local irritation to some part of the ear. When something irritates the ear canal, a dog is likely to respond by scratching or shaking the head. Excessive shaking causes blood vessels to break, resulting in bleeding. – Information Source]

He was constantly shaking his head and walking with a head tilt. Since it was early days yet as we were alerted in time, we chose to drain the pus off through a needle prick, first on the 19th November 2015 (a big burst of pus came out this day) and then on 21st November 2015 (pus was less in comparison to the first day) and injected the antibiotics directly into the ear flap, while putting him on a 5 day antibiotic course. We are glad to report that he is doing fine now :) with no more swelling in his ear and no more head shakes!

Those who wish to avail of JAAGRUTI’s On-site First Aid, Treatment and Vaccination Service for Street Dogs / Animals are requested to read the link and write to us on Support of local caretakers is essential to restrain and treat the animal during the entire course of On-site Treatment.

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2 Comments on “Treating ‘Chowki’ for Aural Haematoma

  1. Dear jagruti, I am resident of pune city, and stay in flat system. I have adopted a female street dog ,though i have trained her and take her for walk with leash on,the society people torture and are threaten us of the consequences if v dont leave the dog . Can i please get ur advice and on this topic. Dog is one year old and duly vaccinated . Regards Vidyut Deshmukh

    Sent from my ASUS


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