Do you know about the advantages of laser treatment as part of a healing program? Our K-Laser penetrates deep into tissues and promotes faster healing of wounds and surgical incisions. In cases such as the one described below, the laser allows for a better cosmetic result, too.
Ask us about laser treatment options during your next visit.
One evening after a romp at the off leash park with our (2) golden retrievers, we were shocked to find our older girl (13) had an enormous LH ear – roughly 4 times the normal size. We rushed her into a local 24 hour clinic where we were advised she had an Aural Hematoma (like a large blood blister). The clinic was very busy that night and it would be several hours before anyone could see us for anything other than an examination. The clinic advised us to see our regular vet in the morning and sent us home with something to manage the pain.
The next morning we got in to see our vet at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic right away, where the ear was again examined and we were advised of some options to remedy the swollen ear.
Option 1 – we could go for surgery, which called for the ear to be drained and the stitched up, which may cause some disfigurement and the stitches would have to stay in place for a couple of weeks or;
Option 2 – we could consider laser treatment which still involved draining the ear, every 3 days, applying the laser treatment (which we were told aids in the healing process) and taping the ear back to remain flat. This method is less invasive with about 6 visits lasting 30-40 minutes.
We chose option 2 and ended up with 8 visits however, the outcome was a total success the ear is back to normal with a slightly thick area which really isn’t noticeable. Until recently, we had never heard of aural hematomas however should this ever occur to our retrievers again or any of our friend’s dogs we would recommend the laser treatment again as the outcome was better than we expected, it was effective and pain free.
Tim and Sue Myers