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For the bump, you can cleanse it 2-3 times daily with a washcloth and warm water. You can apply a thin layer of Vaseline if it appears irritated- but she will most likely lick off anything you apply to the area since it is on her lip. The bump should become less irritated over the next few days, and go away completely within a week or two. Keep an eye on it- if it is looking worse in any way (getting bigger, more inflamed, producing discharge)- have it examined by her vet.
Ticks can carry several diseases that may not show up for several weeks or months after the bite. Watch for any signs of lethargy, painful joints, poor appetite. You can ask your veterinarian about testing for these diseases- usually have to wait 6-8 weeks after a tick bite for them to come back positive.
Make sure she is on a good tick preventative. Even with the best ones- nothing is always 100% effective, so after she has been out in the brush, or woods, check her over.
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