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Questions and Answers
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?
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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