Growth Inside Dog's Ear
Our Sweet Baby
Our 12 year old baby girl Joli (a rat terrier) has developed a growth on the inside of her ear. She isn't having any pain, or loss of appetite and has been acting completely normal - however we can not seem to get rid of the growth.
It does respond well to the shots that she gets from the vet, it shrinks and the density of the growth seems to be less (after she receives a shot but it's only temporary).
In the beginning of this ordeal, Our vet advised us that the growth was a tumor and after shots and ointments, she had a surgery to remove the growth. We thought we had addressed the issue for good, but just a couple of weeks later, the inside of her ear began to swell again, it reached it's worst point in December, it grew rapidly and had nearly consumed the entire width of her ear.
She has been to the veterinarian continuously, and the shots seem to be the only thing right now that stunts the growth of the mass. I've been bringing her in to the vet every 7-10 days so we can try to control this after a shot the size reduces drastically but within a few days it gets larger.
Please let me know if you have any thoughts as to what I am dealing with, or what we can do. I'm going to enclose a few photos, one is heartbreaking for me to share because it is when the tumor was at it's worst.
It also looks like it moved from inside her ear to the outer edge of her ear. It doesn't itch her, there is no odor, at it's worst stage it did bleed a couple of times, but it hasn't bled in over a month.
Thank you in advance.
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