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Q: ticks???

April 12, 2010 | By Dannimartin | 3 answers | Expired: 1609 days ago

ticks???

my dog got 2 ticks which we removed, he now has 2 bumps on his skin like warts, these are not painful, and are not getting any larger, they are not itchy, and dont bother him at all, could they cause him a problem in time, and do they mean that the tick head is still there, its been 2 weeks since they were removed, the vet removed them and gave us cream, which we have used.

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Sabrina L.
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Apr 12, 2010

My dog had a tick last year and once removed he had the bump for several weeks. Ask your vet what he/she thinks. Nasty little buggers, aren't they. Good Luck.

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Stephanie  C.
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Apr 12, 2010

This is a normal reaction to having a tick. If it is just a skin bump, it will go away on its own.

It is possible the heads are still there. When you run your fingertip over the bump, do you feel a hard nodule at the core? If you feel a scratchy, pokey core, that is probably a tick head. You or your vet will have to dig it out.

If you find the ticks early enough, you can pull the ticks before they get their heads in. This is the best plan. Pull slowly to make sure you get the whole thing.

Good luck!

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Deonk1
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Apr 16, 2010

I wouldn't risk leaving it. I come from a heavily populated tick area and we always remove ticks in the following manner we use it on ourselves, horses and dogs.

coat the area with a glob of Vaseline (it suffocates the tick so he has to back out completely) that way you can assure no head is left.

my guess is the head might be stuck rather than deal with infections and heaven forbid diseases it may be worth while to ask the vet.

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