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I pulled a tick off my dog a couple of days ago and it still

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I pulled a tick off my dog a couple of days ago and it still has some blood aroud it. should I be worried
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 5 years ago.
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No. This is usually not a problem. If you have some triple antibiotic ointment, available in almost any store, I'd put a dab on the area twice a day for a few days. Everything should be OK

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I live in wiscosin and we have a bazillion ticks right now

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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 5 years ago.
I make sure to use front line every month an I also use a tick collar that can be used with frontline. The collar is called preventic and works well.
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