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I took my dog on a ke on new years day. Three days later, I
I took my dog on a hike on new years day. Three days later, I noticed an engorged tick on his forhead. I removed it and checked for more ticks. I found two more on his ear along with a nymph. I called… read more
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Dr. Andy
Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
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I have a 5 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. While
I have a 5 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. While on vacation in Cape Cod he has gotten several deer ticks on him that we have removed in short order. None of them looked engorged and seem to … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
6,973 satisfied customers
My dog (12 pound Shih Tzu) was just treated with doxycycline
My dog (12 pound Shih Tzu) was just treated with doxycycline 25mg twice a day for a tick. He took the meds for 10 days from 10/7 thru 10/16. I found two more ticks last night, and the vet said the dox… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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If my dog was bitten by a deer tick in an endemic area, should
If my dog was bitten by a deer tick in an endemic area, should I seek prophylactic antibiotic treatment? I just noticed the tick today, but it was a fully engorged deer tick. The dog shows no symptoms… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Removed 3 ticks from my dog using tweezers two of which where
Removed 3 ticks from my dog using tweezers two of which where engorged. I am frightened for the health of my dog & elderly pet sitter(the latter insists the threat of Lyme disease is huge),because I w… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
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Doctoral Degree
21,356 satisfied customers
My dog had a deer tick on him that was engorged. Whats the
My dog had a deer tick on him that was engorged. What's the protocol for detecting/preventing Lyme disease in dogs.… read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I found a light grey engorged female tick on the bridge of
I found a light grey engorged female tick on the bridge of my silky terrier's nose. She removed it herself. I had never seen a tick before and I noticed a lump on my dog's nose and I thought it might … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
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My dog and I were in a nature preserve in PA on Sunday. I
My dog and I were in a nature preserve in PA on Sunday. I inspected her for ticks when we left the preserve. I removed 4 unattached deer ticks that day. Subsequently, I continue to inspect her regular… read more
Dr. Gene
Dr. Gene
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I just pulled a tick off my dog, it had a sliverish look. When
I just pulled a tick off my dog, it had a sliverish look. When I removed the tick, it burst, blood came out, but i believe I got the head as well. I cleaned the area and put alcohol over it. My dog ha… read more
Dr. Susan
Dr. Susan
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Last night I detected and removed a deer tick from my Scottish Terrier. The tick had been on him for awhile, as it was full of blood. I managed to get the entire tick out. I killed the tick with a lig… read more
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smanimalvet
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Doctoral Degree
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I have just moved to a desert area. My dog has has tiny black
I have just moved to a desert area. My dog has has tiny black things on her body. Tonight I found several of these attached to her skin, just below the ear. This is in the Palm Springs area. I have re… read more
Dr.Fiona
Dr.Fiona
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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weimaraner: 2 year old female..8 weeks old.., ate breakfast, then came
Hi: I have a 2 year old female spayed weimaraner, I've had since she was 8 weeks old. She's very happy and health, until today. This morning she got up, ate breakfast, then came in and layed down on h… read more
Doctor H
Doctor H
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Doctoral Degree
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My dog is on Frontline but I found an engorged deer tick on
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Dr. Dave
Dr. Dave
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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Lab: ticks..lyme Disease..our local vet said to clean the bite areas
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Doctoral Degree
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bulls: my two year..two year old..vet tonight (I have an appt
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Dr. Lee
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Doctoral Degree
2,036 satisfied customers
how much doxycycline should i give my 14 pound dog for lyme
how much doxycycline should i give my 14 pound dog for lyme disease, she had gotten the vaccine. Can she still be able to contract LD if she has had several ticks (engorged) retrieved from her?… read more
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Dr. Lee
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Doctoral Degree
2,036 satisfied customers
I just removed an engorged tick from my 9 yo German Shepherds
I just removed an engorged tick from my 9 yo German Shepherd's neck. There is a wound remaining approximately 1 cm in size which is raw, red and surrounded by tiny blood clots. It was identical to the… read more
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Dr Scott Nimmo
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12,197 satisfied customers
German Shepherd: tick..healthy..Used alcohol, tweezers..antibiotic
Hello, Just removed a large larve type deer tick from our healthy 3 year old German Shepherd. Used alcohol, tweezers at head. Cleaned area and applied antibiotic. Tick was alive. Preserved tick by fre… read more
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