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    Had the dog up north last weekend and ended up finding a few ticks - got them all off . . . except one, the one I missed (only got the body) still seems to be under the skin, and is now a small lump - any suggestions from those of you who have had a similar issue . . . will it work itself out?

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    Take the dog to the vet and let them deal with it, I had one a while back on one of my dogs and it caused weakness in his hind quarters, really freaked me out during training when it looks like your dogs hind quarters are giving out. I was able to remove it but my vet put him on antibotics, he was fine in a day of removing it. But paralysis in the hind quarters is a effect from not removing the tick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esoxhawk View Post
    Had the dog up north last weekend and ended up finding a few ticks - got them all off . . . except one, the one I missed (only got the body) still seems to be under the skin, and is now a small lump - any suggestions from those of you who have had a similar issue . . . will it work itself out?
    I wouldn't worry about it. Just watch the dog. If you found the ticks it tells me they were the types that don't carry lyme. No reason to get all worried.

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    It'll work itself out. Might be a small lump for awhile but chances are will not be a problem.
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    I've had many tick lumps on dogs over the years and never had a problem.

    I've also decided over the years that there's one simple rule with these expensive dogs and our expensive hobby: When in doubt, go see the vet.

    When in doubt, go see the vet!
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    Since you know it is a tick bite, just watch it and the dog. Had a couple of very small lumps under the arm pit on my female Chessie about three years ago. I thought they were tick bites, but when they did not go away within 6 weeks, I had the vet check. They were mast cell tumors and cancerous. Vet removed them and she is fine, but you never know.

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    Watch the dog and see what happens... for every tick you find there is ones you certainly dont...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Atkinson View Post
    I've had many tick lumps on dogs over the years and never had a problem.

    I've also decided over the years that there's one simple rule with these expensive dogs and our expensive hobby: When in doubt, go see the vet.

    When in doubt, go see the vet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris atkinson View Post
    i've had many tick lumps on dogs over the years and never had a problem.

    I've also decided over the years that there's one simple rule with these expensive dogs and our expensive hobby: When in doubt, go see the vet.

    when in doubt, go see the vet!
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