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I have tried to take a tick out of Mileys ear but I think I may have left the head in :( Is there anything I can do or put on it until I can get her to the vet tomorrow?
I found one last night on the outside of her ear which I soaked in vasaline then an hour or so later it was removed. I have just found another done exactly the same but only half of it has come out. There is nothing to pull it out with so it must have broken at the skin. I have no idea where she has got these from we haven't been in long grass or wooded areas. Shes never had them before so I'm unsure what to do. All my books say how to remove but nothing about leaving the heads in! Ah help! Should I be worried.... (cough cough, or more worried than I am?)
I got some advice this morning, the vet won't be able to do anything as they wont be able to get it out. Im going to get some drawing cream at lunch and put that on, then the head should just fall out on its own. I just have to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't get infected.
OMG these ticks are driving us insane now. Shes had about 7 or 8 that I have removed over the past few weeks. Shes got lumps from ones which must have dropped of on their own. I'm waiting for our vet to ring me back about what to do next. I've washed her bedding twice, bathed her, frontlined her, been putting a tee tree cream on which is supposed to sooth the wounds and prevent any more.
Has anyone else had these any how did you stop them?