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This is generally an aural hematoma, and it is most often caused by an ear infection. The dog gets an ear infection and then shakes his head, and then the shaking of the head causes capillaries in the ear flap to break and the ear flap fills up with blood. You will need to see a veterinarian to have this treated... there is not much you can do at home. This will heal eventually without treatment (over months) but the dog will be in pain and the ear will scar down and not look normal. So seeing a vet is your best option, the sooner the better. Good luck!
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