My 8 week old bassett "Colonel" has a swollen ear. It popped up out of no where and is really causing him pain. I can't even touch it to see if it's firm or squishy. It's mid ear and more toward the front. He can't get comfortable so I have him in bed with me so I can keep him from rolling over on it. I gave him a half dose of benadryl and I'm really concerned. He hasn't been scratching his ear or shaking his head or anything. We live in the country but he's never outside with out me right next to him. Any input would be appreciated.