A. Swollen ear is usually a self inflicted condition, from either scratching or head shaking. The reason for that happening is almost always an ear infection.
The swollen ear needs to be treated either surgically (drainage and suturing) or medically (steroids for a month) and the ears need to be treated for the infection with prescription ear drops. If earmites are the reason for the infection, it's recommended to apply a spot on (revolution or advocate).
Take her to the vet tomorrow and together with the vet decide what is best.
DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.
IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training.
Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD.
User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions.
petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice.
Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.
Your account has been reactivated.