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Which part of his ear is swollen? If it's the actual ear flaps then the head shaking could have caused a haematoma (sp!) This happened to my other dog and is not serious (if that is what it is)
Hope he feels better soon, although growling at the vet not good at his age... you might have to take him along to the vets a few times without any treatment, and make it a more pleasant experience, or he may have issues around vets - obviously this could set up a life-long reaction to a place/person he routinely needs to visit. A good idea to nip this in the bud.
Do you regularly examine Einstein? What I mean is, do you look in his ears,eyes, feel his feet (between toes etc), check his mouth? Could you take something out of his mouth if he picked up something he should not have? I feel strongly that if you have a pup you have the best chance of getting them used to being examined.
Poor baby, hope he feels better soon!