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I have had greyhounds for 12 years and none of them have ever had a tick . . . until yesterday. I was petting Franny and felt something on her neck. I looked quick and thought, poor old lady, you have a skin tag on your neck. Looked closer, nope, skin tags don't have legs. Now I'm grossed out. It's a tick, and a very engorged tick. I got the tweezers and started to pull. That thing did not want to come out. I finally got it out, but now I'm not sure I got the whole thing. I looked at her neck just now and there is a little brown spot, but I can't tell if it's a scab or part of the tick.

 

I don't have experience with ticks, so what should I do?

Jodie D (hope to have another grey name her soon)
Missing my Bridge Babies:
Rusty (Cut a Rusty) 10/18/95-06/09/09
Solo (Tali Solo Nino) 01/10/98-03/25/10
Franny (Frohmader) 02/28/04-08/31/17

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Don't worry about it :) .

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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It's no big deal. Just be glad it didn't drop off and land where you could step on it, cause that happened to me once when I was a kid and it was all kinds of disgusting!!!!


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It's no big deal. Just be glad it didn't drop off and land where you could step on it, cause that happened to me once when I was a kid and it was all kinds of disgusting!!!!

 

You brought back a memory for me! I grew up in the city and never saw a tick ever. Then moved to the country and one day found this puffy gray raisin looking thing on my kitchen floor. I stepped on it and there was blood!!! I could not believe what I was seeing! Then I saw another gray thing, put it in a baggy and brought it to the groomer who told me it was an engorged tick. My GSD was then groomed and treated. That was my introduction to those nasty little beasties. Ick. I am now much older and wiser. :)

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