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Weekly Pet Quiz: Foxtail, Ear Hematomas & Seasonal Allergies

1 How do most dogs develop ear hematomas?

  • When a dog's ear has too much moisture
  • When a dog's ear is too dry
  • When dogs shake their heads or scratch

    Most dogs develop ear hematomas from shaking their heads or scratching at their ears as a result of allergies or something else that causes intense itching. An ear infection can also cause your dog to scratch and dig at his ears. Even vigorous head shaking can be enough to cause those tiny blood vessels to rupture and a hematoma to form. So can striking the earflap against a hard surface. Learn more

  • There is no identifiable cause

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