Very important: Have a clean area ready and someone your dog trusts to help you hold your dog. It is also a good idea to fashion a muzzle out of the gauze for your dog, they can bite out of fear. Plenty of paper towels and drop cloths, it can get messy if the needle pops out. Get everything set up before hand and work as quickly as possible to bandage and put the form in place after you have drained the ear. The ear will fill very quickly again if there is still bleeding.
2 sterile 20 gauge syringe needles (one for back up)
2 sterile 20 ml/cc syringes (one for back up)
Sterile surgical tape
Sterile surgical gloves
Anticeptic spray for animals
Betadine surgical solution solution
Paper towels and cloths
I just had this problem with my Bull Dog, droopy ears. I purchaced a sterile syringe needle (20 gauge) and a sterile 20cc syringe from a farm supply retailer. I washed my dogs ear with betadine and let it dry. I put on my surgical gloves and I placed the sterile needle onto the syringe (careful not to touch anything) and I inserted the needle (bevel(hole) up) into the pineal (end part) of my dogs ear at the lowest part of the hematoma. I gently aspirated (pulled back syringe plunger) until there was no more blood in the pocket. I then cleaned the area with antiseptic spray, dried with sterile gauze and bandage with sterile gauze and surgigal tape. I made an oval pillow shaped form, the size of my dogs ear, out of the sterile gauze, I rolled this very firmly. I placed this on the underside of my dogs ear while applying firm pressure and taped securely around the the entire ear. This helped to stem the bleeding and also alleviated the "cauliflour ear" that can sometimes happen after healing. I changed the bandage every few days (or more frequently if needed). I continued taping the oval form into my dogs ear even after it seemed healed (about a week) to provide stabilization for the next few weeks. So far so so good. Remember there is no better help for your animal than a Veterinarian but I understand trying to live on a budget. Good Luck!!