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    For the first time in 28 years I found three ticks on one of my dogs.

    Two I managed to remove successfully but the third I didn't get a close enough grip and was pretty sure something was left attached.

    I also managed to burst the body and the liquid was clear ??

    Three days later Ruby has a small rounded scab on the site.

    Shall I leave it alone, pick at it ( ) or treat it with something ?

    Not a great image but this is the fourth tick I found, nothing evident at bedtime but announcing its presence the next morning.



    Cheers, Don

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    Our last dog had this happen once, and our vet said to just let her body take care of it. She got a scab and a little lump, but it finally went away. I did find this link for you. I hope it helps. I would probably call my vet, just to ask about lymes or Rocky mountain fever in your area. What to do if a Tick Head is Left in the Skin of your Dog
    ~Pam



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    Thanks Pam,

    The "lump" is not inflamed nor does Ruby seem to even be aware of it.

    I'll continue to monitor it and have a chat with my vet

    Cheers, Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Kondra View Post
    For the first time in 28 years I found three ticks on one of my dogs.

    Two I managed to remove successfully but the third I didn't get a close enough grip and was pretty sure something was left attached.

    I also managed to burst the body and the liquid was clear ??

    Three days later Ruby has a small rounded scab on the site.

    Shall I leave it alone, pick at it ( ) or treat it with something ?

    Not a great image but this is the fourth tick I found, nothing evident at bedtime but announcing its presence the next morning.



    Cheers, Don
    My dog had this too.

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    See a vet if the scab gets worse. Good luck. \

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