Not sure if a tick head is still in my cat what will happen

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Customer: Not sure if a tick head is still in my cat what will happen
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If a tick's head is still embedded in your cat's skin it is not a very big deal. Your cat's body will reject the tick's head with pus just like an infection. Unless the area becomes really large or has a large draining sore then a vet visit will likely not be needed unless you are really concerned. Your cat's body will take care of it on it's own.

 

I hope this helps, best wishes.

Dr. Dan

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I saw a straight line after i pulled the tick out does that mean the head is definitely in

The straight line is likely the stinger so I would guess you have the entire tick so you shouldn't have to worry. It is not unusual to have the area become thickened like a mosquito bite however in reaction to the stinger.

 

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