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My dog has a spot on his left cheek of his face, he's

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My dog has a spot on his left cheek of his face, he's scratched it so much it started to bleed. I took him to the Vet, they laser his cheek and gave him some antibiotics and pain meds. The Vet told me if he wasn't any better by mourning, to take him back to the vet. During the evening he couldn't stand up or walk. I searched the internet and seen a tic could be the cause of this! If this is so, what can be done to reverse this?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

It's very uncommon for a tick bite to cause almost immediate symptoms, so I would be surprised if this is what you're seeing. It sounds more like a hot spot and I imagine the medications are making his stomach feel upset and he's not wanting to move around. If this persists, ask your vet to run a tick panel to check for tick borne illnesses. If one is found, treatment options often exist. Alternately, you can request oral antibiotics like doxycycline to treat a suspected tick borne illness but if he's already feeling puny due to the other meds adding in another may make him worse. I am confident that your vet will be able to determine today why he's not wanting to stand up or walk.

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