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    Yesterday i saw this lump under the eye of Phivos (i hope this is the right word). It's soft, and i didnt see any fluid coming out when i pressured it.I've never seen anything like that before. Any ideas would be really appreciated!!

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    you sure its not a tick of some kind? looks weird!
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    It does look like a tick....how odd!
    Did it wipe away cause ticks usually fix themselves to the animal.
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    Toby had something like this just above his eye in the brown eyebrow area last week. We noticed it after we had got back from a walk.
    I popped him into the vet and the nurse gave one look and said it was a tick.
    Quick as a flash, she grabbed it, twisted and pulled it off together with some fur!!!
    I have now bought a little gadget that gets them off easily..... and painlessly.
    I think I would let the vet take a look.

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    Thank you all!!! I hope it's not dangerous!!! I'm going to the vet to have it removed in the afternoon.

    Thanks again!

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    The common dog tick can range in size from very small, but clearly visible, to quite large. Then when they're engorged, they blow up like a big greyish/greenish blob. Two engorged dog ticks. The one on the bottom is on its back.
    i found this online. so maybe its a "Dog Tick"

    ETA:
    omg i found a website with more info on the Dog Tick:
    http://www.borislavdopudja.net/en/writings/ticks/

    make sure that thing doesnt fall off in your home or it will hatch a few hundred eggs!
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    It looks very much like a tick. Be careful how you remove it (They have to be twisted and you can buy a special tool ), as removing just the body and leaving the head can lead to a nasty infection. Personally , I'd go to the vets and , if there's a nurse on reception, she'll probably remove it free of charge.
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    Looks like a tick to me. That picture made my legs go wobbly!
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    Wow it sure does look like a tick. Here in Au we have the deadly paralysis tick. I've got this tiny little plastic thing that looks like a wrecking bar. You slide the slitted end under between the tick & the dog's skin & twirl it around slowly. It makes the tick let go & you can remove it, head & all.

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