Idea Exchange: Treating infected ear canals after hematoma surgery

Sep 01, 2010
By staff

Many patients with aural hematomas have concurrent ear infections. After hematoma repair, we usually bandage the dog's ear over the top of its head by using a Vetwrap (3M) head wrap. To make it possible for owners to clean the ear canal and administer medications, we carefully cut a hole in the bandage over the ear canal.

Dr. LeAnne Breland
Millington, Tenn.