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    Default Help identify the pesky varmit :(

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    Woke up scratching Porkys chest like I usually do n I find this yes she has a tick I guess I need better flea n tick meds but I'm worried now any thoughts on if its a deer tick or wood tick????? I got it out but unfortunately the head snapped off sooo any ideas on how to get that out????? I'm at work so I can't do anything but dictate to the man what to do!!!!!
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    Default Re: Help identify the pesky varmit :(

    I've heard that you can douse the area in rubbing alcohol then pull it out with tweezers. Haven't ever had to try it myself though so I can't speak from experience.

    Good luck though....I hate ticks!

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    Default Re: Help identify the pesky varmit :(

    Dish soap and a paper towel usually works. Apply a heavy dab on the area and work side to side with the paper towel. The tick will back itself out.

    Oops missed the part about the head being still in. Sorry.

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    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! sorry, no clue how to get it out
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    Default Re: Help identify the pesky varmit :(

    looks like the wood tick. deer ticks are smaller and have a design on their backs. dig it out or wait until it turns into a pimple and then you can get it out too
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    Default Re: Help identify the pesky varmit :(

    ugh..... i've heard using alcohol too!

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    Default Re: Help identify the pesky varmit :(

    Jake has had two ticks..and I have seen them actually crawling in my house! I've pulled them out with tweezers..but if head is off..go to the vet! Nasty things!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! sorry, no clue how to get it out
    Ummm u shoulda seen me 11 this am (lazy me lol I don't go to bed till 4) I touch it look at it screech n go running downstairs telling her to stay away from me lol poor thing is attached to her n I'm grossed out!!!!! N all night at work I've been running into the bathroom shaking out my scrubs just in case they give me the heeby jeebies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry View Post
    looks like the wood tick. deer ticks are smaller and have a design on their backs. dig it out or wait until it turns into a pimple and then you can get it out too
    There isn't even a bump, hole nothing I wouldn't know where it was if it wasn't for the big oil stain in her fur (vet told me oil will drown n lubricate lol) I may shave the area though just to be safe :/ poor baby anytime she gets an owie I shave it lol
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    Default Re: Help identify the pesky varmit :(

    @porkysmamma

    I just went through this with Blue on Monday. His was an adult male deer tick that he picked up in Jersey this weekend, probably Sunday.

    According to the NYS Department of Health, "The three most common ticks in New York State are the deer (black-legged) tick, the American dog tick and the lone star tick." http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2813/
    Based on all the pics I was pouring over this Monday, yours looks like an engorged female Deer tick. And here a link to pics of various ticks. http://www.lymediseaseassociation.or...=40&Itemid=425

    I contacted my vet and she said to watch for the usual symptoms- lethargy, lameness.


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    Default Re: Help identify the pesky varmit :(

    Quote Originally Posted by porkysmamma View Post
    There isn't even a bump, hole nothing I wouldn't know where it was if it wasn't for the big oil stain in her fur (vet told me oil will drown n lubricate lol) I may shave the area though just to be safe :/ poor baby anytime she gets an owie I shave it lol

    that's a good idea to shave the site. I have heard of things to put on the tick , like Vaseline, nail polish remover, stuff so the tick can't breath. as for me, I get a bit anxious and just pull the darn thing out and watch for changes in the site.
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    Default Re: Help identify the pesky varmit :(

    Gross, have already taken 3 off of Otis - so small you can barely see - thankfully they were crawling on him and not embedded. We had a big thing on the local news this morning about Lyme disease. Maine is coated with the little bastards. It alos gives me the heebie geebies for hours after, I think everything is a darn tick.
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