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Hi all, first post here and just interested in hearing others stories. Has anyone left a small dog ear Hematoma untreated? If so, what was the outcome? Did their ear develop any deformities?

Our dog has got one, had it drained and now it’s come back but very small, probably 10% - 20% of the size it was originally, we are looking at a 500+ to have surgery but as it hasn’t come back that bad and the vet said one viable option is to leave it, I wondered if anyone had any stories. Especially as surgery involves risks our dog being put under anaesthesia.
 

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Decades ago, my Australian Cattle Dog mix managed to somehow break the cartilage in one of her ears, so we didn't bother even trying to repair the resulting hematoma, but just kept it drained. She wound up with what's called a cauliflower ear. That was long before the days of digital photography, and it doesn't look like I have any of my pictures of her scanned.

Is that 500 Pounds (675 USD) or 500 Euro (410 USD)? Either way, it seems rather high for what is a relatively simple surgery. What all does the quote include?
 

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We had one dog with a hematoma, at first I thought he got stung by a bee.
We had it drained, it refilled. Then they went it, drained it, and did a blanket stitch in his ear, left that for 2 weeks, and other than a little scar tissue his ear was fine. I can't remember for sure, but I think they just sedated him, so it wasn't that expensive.
A friend had a dog with one, it wasn't treated. The dog shook it's head, the hematoma burst and flung blood EVERYWHERE!
Another friend had a dog with erect ears. They treated with antibiotics for several weeks. It finally went down, but now her ear is floppy.
 
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