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I FOUND A TICK ON MY DOG!?

i felt a lump on my dog and saw a black bug on it and ripped it off. It looks like it ripped some of my dog skin off. Are there more, do my dog half dozens of diseases now, how do i make them go away, will dog shampoo kill them all, do hartz fleas/tick shampoo work, do flea/tick collar work, do pet armour work, will my dog die?

Asked By: Perry - 6/16/2012
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You need to start treating your dog once a month with a topical to kill fleas and ticks if they bite you. I use Frontline Plus, but there are others that are good... More
Answered By: Nedra E - 6/16/2012
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You should be ok. Inspect him/her for more, gently rip them off. Yes, sometimes when you take them off a dog you will see a little piece of their skin. It's normal. Give him a flea/tick bath with the strongest dip you can find, monitor him/her and take him to the vet if he starts to show signs he may be getting sick... More
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Answered By: Troll Killer - 6/16/2012
 
dont spaz. pretty soon theres gonna be 7 ticks and that isnt gonna be pretty huh? I reccomend frontline
Answered By: Emma - 6/16/2012
 
Try Buying a Tick and flee shampoo for the dog and Dog flea and Tick collar Do work, I've tested that for almost 5 times for my dog, but it'a bit hazardous for kids. Here's a tip try washing the dog using Tide first before using the tick and flee shampoo.
Answered By: Jenine - 6/16/2012
 
Get some rubbing alcohol and put the ticks in it to kill them. It is common to have a piece of skin come off with it. Also DO NOT give your dog a flea and tick bath! DO NOT DO IT! Over the counter flea and tick drops and shampoo can KILL your dog! They get pyrethrin poison! It is very rare for your dog to get lymes... More
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Answered By: Lacie O - 6/16/2012
 
ask your vet for specific shampoo when removing ticks the best way is to light a match and touch it to the large rear end of the tick and it will back out of the dogs flesh then discard it it is the safest way
Answered By: Jordan - 6/16/2012
 
1. You ripped it off. Not a good thing to do, since ticks usually burrow their heads UNDER the dogs skin and then feed off of their blood. Often times when ticks are ripped out, the body is ripped off, but the head remains under the skin. This can sometimes cause serious, or mild infections, but this doesn't occur... More
Answered By: Rєαℓιту Bιтєѕ™ [apвт realist] - 6/16/2012
 
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