This beauty is Chula, a 12-year-old pit bull.
Late last year, Chula had a hematoma on her ear that didn't heal. According to PetCareRX: “Hematomas are painful pools of blood that form outside of blood vessels. They are fairly common occurrences for dogs and cats, especially on their ears. When play involves biting or scratching, it's easy to burst a blood vessel, which can cause a hematoma.
Chula’s mom did at-home treatments, but she could tell that it wasn't getting any better. Chula also had irritated skin, likely due to allergies, which likely helped to prevent the issue from healing. She decided it was time to take Chula to the vet.
“Chula is up there in age, but still has a lot of energy and is loved very much by me and my three children... and many more! Chula is one of the nicest best dogs around and we will appreciate any help you can give us!" her mom said.
Chula's mom is a single mom with one child on the way. This vet visit was out her her budget, but she wanted to make Chula feel comfortable; so she applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help, which we were happy to provide.
Chula's hematoma on her ear had turned into cauliflower ear, and she'll likely always have it, so she'll always have an ear that sticks out. But she was given some antibiotics and special wipes to help her with her skin issues.
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