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Avoid Tick Bites and Remove an Embedded Tick

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What happens if I can't see the tick because it is embedded in my dog's skin? It says in this article to grab the tick with tweezers, but I can't see the tick. It's embedded?

How do I get an embedded tick out of my dog's skin?

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Removing a tick with tweezers is the best way to make sure that you remove the entire tick from your dog's skin. If you leave any part of the tick, the diseases on whatever part of the body that is left in the skin could be contracted by your dog and then you would have to deal with not only a tick problem, but also the disease that your dog has, as well. Keeping the tick in can cause diseases or infections that are more serious for your dog; in some cases, the tick will be carrying lyme disease which your dog can contract. If you are unable to find the tick to remove it with tweezers by yourself, you will need call your veterinarian to schedule an appointment to get the tick out of your dog. The veterinarian may also prescribe anti-tick medications that you can give to your dog to help fight ticks off automatically. Once the tick has been removed from your dog's skin, make sure to check weekly for signs of infections or diseases; also take this time to check around your dog's body to make sure there aren't any additional ticks that have burrowed into the skin, too.

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Can a tick embed itself completely under a dog skin? If yes, is this a surgical procedure to contemplate?

I see something in the middle of the dog's abdomen, like a scab maybe; I am wondering if it is a tick and if it is, what do I do?

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It can be anything from simple inflammation to parasites. A tick needs to breathe; so, it will only stay above the epidermis. The only possible solution for you is to find a veterinarian who will palpate and otherwise scan the area to get any conclusion and prescribe treatment, which may include everything from ignoring the problem to a surgery.

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How do I get what appears to be a tick out of my dog that appears to be about 95% embedded in the animal?

The dog has been vaccinated against lyme disease. I tried to get it out with tweezers and not really sure if I got the tick or just opened a wet scab slightly. I plan on washing the area and putting neosporin ointment on it. Not even sure if it was a tick but we have taken several ticks off her this summer.

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Will an embedded tick become completely covered with skin so that only a pink, itchy lump can be seen?

I have had an itchy, hard lump on my hip for several weeks and wonder if it is an embedded tick and, if so, what to do about it.. I have tried: Nothing

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Pulled off tick but part still embedded in the skin could not pull out with tweezers?

Pulled large tick off skin, later noticed a part still embedded in skin, could not pull out with tweezers prefer no doctor, thanks for any help

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Thank-you, I think my dog has a tick embeded under his skin, we hike a lot and I discovered a small lump on his body?

What should I do to take it out?. I have tried: Nothing, just discovered it

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Is it possible for a small (nymph) deer tick to fully embed under your skin?

I was bitten by a tick over 4th of July, given meds for Lyme and now 4 months later I'm still having issues. I have a small bump the size of a pen head where I was bitten and last night I realized I have a new bull-eye rash. I have not been anywhere I could have been bitten again. See first comment, I'm not seeing any information regarding possibility of a tick to embed below the skin and just wondering if it is possible or highly unlikely. I have tried: See comment 1 for all details. (I have no other info to share). I think it was caused by: I was bit by a tick in July. (I have no other info to share)

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