Dog's Swollen Outer Ear
by Ben Thompson
(Boston, MA, USA)
A little over a month ago, I contacted you about a scar tissue problem in my dog's (Gracie) eye. Since then, it has been healing nicely.
Today, I am contacting you in regards to a development with her left ear. The outer flap feels swollen and warm to the touch. Initially, I thought that she may have been stung by something while we were out walking. I gave her a Benadryl before bedtime, but the next morning there didn't seem to be any reduction in symptoms.
As I recall, she has been showing signs of itchy ears lately, although I thought that this may have been due to simply being dirty. I tried cleaning them not long ago. I don't know if these symptoms are at all related, but it may be worth mentioning anyway.
I've attached pictures of her swollen ear, although there isn't much visibly noticeable.
Please let me know your determination at your nearest convenience.
Thanks and best,
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