Why does my dog have a lump after a tick removal?

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After tick removal, lumps can form near the affected area. Localized swelling is normal. If it does not disappear after a day, there may be an infection, or part of the tick may still remain inside the dog's skin.
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A retained tick head is among the most common risks of tick removal. When you remove a tick from your dog, always check to enure the tick's head is present. If you squeeze a tick
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my dogs had little lumps for a good month after the ticks were removed,so every day i wiped it with achool and applied polysporin. sometimes the head of the tick can stay imbedded
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The tick has an enzyme that keeps the blood from clotting so it can get a uninterrupted feeding. It sounds like maybe you didn't get the whole thing out... Treat it like an infection
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I never advocate a vet because most of us are suffering in this recession, however because of the alteration in your dog's skin I think he needs to see the vet, I know you are worried
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Why a Dog Has a Lump After Tick Removal
Dogs that live in warm, wooded areas are especially susceptible to the bites of ticks --- tiny arachnids that feed on blood. Though most tick bites are only minor inconveniences, ticks carry a host of illnesses. A tick bite can also cause infections and... More »
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