Could anyone advise please? Is this a skin tag or a tic?

  • SavedKriss
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    242 months ago

    99% tick.

    Cover it in olive oil, ticks breath through their “skin” and oil blocks the air flow. It will suffocate and detach.

    Don’t squeeze it. Your dog doesn’t need the blood back, it’s tainted with anticoagulant saliva and digestive fluids.

    • @[email protected]
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      I’ve also heard that the head can get stuck after you rip out the body. But I’m no dog owner.

      Edit: seems like other comment mentions it already.

      • SavedKriss
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        82 months ago

        Yes, and the decomposition of the buccal apparatus can lead to severe infections.

    • @hactar42
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      32 months ago

      After removing it put it in a ziplock bag and freeze it. If your dog starts acting sick in the next week or so take them to the vet along with the frozen tick.

  • @[email protected]
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    202 months ago

    If it’s a tick, you should be able to see its legs if you can part the dog’s hair closer to where it’s attached.

  • @[email protected]
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    62 months ago

    Tick. My dog had this on his lips once and without thinking I thought it was a rice grain and pulled it off. It infected his lip.

  • 🇰 🔵 🇱 🇦 🇳 🇦 🇰 ℹ️
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    Sure don’t look like a skin tag, so more likely a tick.

    Never had to deal with a tick, but I was in the scouts and did a lot of outdoor activities and tick removal is one of those things they cover a lot. Use an oil or petroleum jelly to smother it and it should release and back out on its own. The other method widely taught when I was a kid was to light a match, blow it out and then use the still hot end to coax the fucker out; but I’m pretty sure that’s discouraged these days.

  • @General_Shenanigans
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    22 months ago

    lol, my dog had one of those. I also thought it was a skin tag, at first. I live in a place where there aren’t a lot of ticks; we had adopted her from another part of the country. One day, the sucker was suddenly like 3 times the size, so I took a closer look. I had been giving that little bastard pets the whole time.

  • @Pendle33OP
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    12 months ago

    Thanks for all the responses. It fell off before I noticed people had responded (Mlem doesn’t notify) so all is well that ends well.

  • @AlternatePersonMan
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    -122 months ago

    I’d guess it’s a tick. I’m not a vet, but I’d carefully pull on it. If it comes out, it’s a tick. Like 75% certain it is. Best of luck

    • DosDude👾
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      Don’t pull on it. You can seperate the butt from the rest of the body, and you push the blood back from its butt into your dog. If it’s a tick it looks really full, and will fall off soon. Get yourself a tick tweezer, that way you hold the tick from its body and then twist it off without risk of pushing blood back.

      • @Sakychu
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        Yeah I 2nd tick tweezers. I removed a lot of tick from shalter dogs and tick tweezers are so simple but efficient: just don’t pull but rather, like state, twist it off!

        • @TexasDrunk
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          112 months ago

          Third tick tweezers. Olive oil can work in some, but definitely not all, cases. When you’re done, drop it in rubbing alcohol (doesn’t really matter what percent) and get a good picture in case your dog starts getting sick and has to go to the vet. A lot of vets can identify the type of tick and that can help narrow down treatments.

          Watch for mood changes, appetite changes, lethargy, trouble getting around, or anything else that might indicate infection.

          Get some preventative medicine if your dog is going to be running around in tall grass.