View Full Version : Oh dear... ticks... need advice...

22nd June 2007, 12:15 AM
Such an unpleasant topic... ticks. I HATE them! I removed three from Sammy's head early in the Spring, but since I started using Frontline, there hasn't been a problem.

But, Sammy was chewing his hind leg today with a gusto, so I checked it. There is a little lump with a hard brown surface... :rolleyes: I'm not sure if it's a tick, as I can't find a 'body' to remove with my tick tweezer, it's just a raised surface in the skin with a brown top. Is it possible that one of those nasty little vampires could have buried itself under the skin? Yuuucckk! Could it be anything else?

I gave Sam another doze of Frontline - if it is a tick, would that usually kill it? It's midsummer, so all the vets are closed until Monday :confused: I could try to find an emergency clinic...

22nd June 2007, 05:11 AM
My Boxers get skin tags that look a bit like a tick, but if you have noticed ticks on him recently that would be my first suspect. Do you have paralysis ticks? If so, I would not delay in getting it off him even if it does mean a trip to the vets. The ticks here in Australia are responsible for hundreds of dog deaths per year.