Black crusty or ulcerated lump on dog's ear
About 6 weeks ago (4/2012) my dog got a round red bump on his ear. We watched it for a week and tried to squeeze it a little to see if anything would come out but it didn't. The following week it started to turn black with a red perimeter.
It doesn't appear to be oozing, but is now very hard and black/red in color. It is bigger than when it first started out but not getting any larger in this new state.
My dog's eating, bathroom and sleeping habits are not affected. We have him on no grains and have not changed his diet or grooming products. I noticed he shakes his head slightly more than usual.
This dog is a 2 1/2 year old rescue so breed is questionable. He appears to have a little hound, pit and possibly doberman in him and has had no health issues. We have had him for 2 years. There are no other pets in the house, nor am I aware of an injury.
I hope you can help identify this lump. Thank you.
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