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Possible tick on chihuahua

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by McVicar77, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. McVicar77

    McVicar77 New Member Registered

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    Hi there I was wondering if you kind people may offer some advice on whether you think the attached picture is a tick of some sort - we noticed our elderly chihuahua was trying to rub his neck on the floor and when we took a look we found the following - initially thinking it was a tick but to be honest I'm not so sure as it doesn't look to me like something that is, or was, alive! Obviously we can take him to the vets to get it checked out but thought it worthwhile seeing what others thought as well.
    Many thanks in advance for any advice. IMG-20181015-WA0000.jpg
     
  2. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    It doesn't look like a tick to me - they usually have dark bodies. I wouldn't like to hazard a guess as to what it is though, as it would be just a guess.
     
  3. Jack-Russell-Lover

    Jack-Russell-Lover Well-Known Member Registered

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    It just looks like a little lump/skin tag to me, quite common with elderly dogs. Always best to be on the safe side though and pop to the vets, because if it is a tick, you'd need the vet to remove it anyway and it's always best to get new lumps checked out.
     
  4. McVicar77

    McVicar77 New Member Registered

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    Thanks so much for your replies, it's reassuring to hear, will keep an eye on things initially and if any probs get him to the vets.
     
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    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    Doesn’t look like a tick. My boy has a few little lumps like @Jack-Russell-Lover has described and I often mistake them for ticks!
     
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    Kara 1 Active Member Registered

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    Mine get ticks especially in the summer and i remove them myself. ..i have a tick remover ...
    Looks like a lump my older boy gets ...sometimes they pop and white muck comes out but they are harmless ...just keep an eye on it ...
     
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    Horrible little things ticks are,my mates springer was covered in them after a weekend in the field. Took us ages to find and unscrew the little suckers.
     
  8. Jack-Russell-Lover

    Jack-Russell-Lover Well-Known Member Registered

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    Ewwwww!! :eek::eek:
     

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