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My dog got a tick on her neck .. I got the body out but not

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My dog got a tick on her neck ..
I got the body out but not the head :(
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.
Hello. Thanks for writing in. Leaving the head in will most likely just cause a localized reaction but shouldn't be life threatening. If you want to avoid any problems, it would be best to have your vet check it out and see if they can remove the head. Otherwise, I would clean the area good with some soap and water daily and apply some Neosporin twice daily until it looks like it is healed. If not healing or getting worse, then your vet definitely needs to evaluate it. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.