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My husband and I were trying to get a ***** ***** tick off

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Customer: My husband and I were trying to get a ***** ***** tick off my dog. As we were removing it, the blood sac broke and dark blood went all over my husbands hands. He washed his hands but we are concerned because of what you can not see also sprayed.
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Customer: The tick was a big deer tick, full of blood.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Now the blood sac is actually the body of the tick, so I would just note that if you didn't manage to remove the mouthparts out of your dog's skin then we could see an abscess form. Therefore, do salt water bathe the area and keep a close eye since she may need a short course of antibiotics from her vet. And I would note that that is the biggest risk here. Aerosol bits of blood aren't going to cause major issue for any of you and as long as he thoroughly washed his hands then we'd not expect any harm. All he was likely exposed to was your dog's blood and obviously your dog is in close contact with you a lot and therefore not a high risk of disease spread.

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

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