Is this a tick?

(42 Posts)
JesusInTheCabbageVan Mon 17-Aug-20 12:51:32

Bizarrely none of my dogs have had a tick before, so I don't know how to recognise them. Ddog has got this between her toes - we noticed it at the weekend. Doesn't seem painful although she locks it occasionally.

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JesusInTheCabbageVan Mon 17-Aug-20 12:52:24

*Licks, not locks. We're booking her a vet appointment btw.

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RiaRoth Mon 17-Aug-20 13:38:05

Not easy to see from the photo but no I would say that is not tick.

Lweji Mon 17-Aug-20 13:40:33

Too pink

RiaRoth Mon 17-Aug-20 13:42:19

I foolishly went off to google engorged ticks on dogs to show you. But I am now having a shower in bleach and a medicational gin.

Soubriquet Mon 17-Aug-20 13:46:48

No. Ticks are black/brown not pink

That looks like a cyst or something like it

MissDollyMix Mon 17-Aug-20 13:49:34

No, I don't think it is. With ticks you can usually see their legs... <shudder>

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JesusInTheCabbageVan Mon 17-Aug-20 14:54:56

Ah, thank you. It did feel a bit too firmly attached to be a tick. Quite relieved, would take a cyst over a tick any day!

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Lweji Mon 17-Aug-20 14:57:11

Ticks will be very firmly attached. They are not easy to remove because they insert their heads in the skin. With ticks, definitely see a vet, who should know how to remove them properly.

RiaRoth Mon 17-Aug-20 14:58:49

No need to see a vet with ticks. Just use a tick remover and one twist and they are gone.

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Sitdowncupoftea Mon 17-Aug-20 15:34:02

Hi,
It does not look like a tick. Ticks are easily removed unless they are around the eye area. Buy a tick twister.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Mon 17-Aug-20 19:32:18

Vet appointment booked for Friday - I will update on what it was!

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KitchenConfidential Mon 17-Aug-20 19:33:47

Can you not get an appointment before then?

KitchenConfidential Mon 17-Aug-20 19:36:38

It could be a grass seed embedded in the paw, in which case it needs to be looked at ASAP. They do incredible damage and even migrate through the body and do further damage.

OllyBJolly Mon 17-Aug-20 19:37:31

My dog had things that looked like that popping up from time to time. They were fatty lumps that the vet would remove. Had to be removed because if they were to catch on bracken or fences there would be lots of blood...

(Although I do think some ticks can be quite pink until they are engorged)

TheoriginalLEM Mon 17-Aug-20 19:41:30

I agree with the poster who suggested a grass seed, i wouldn't leave it til friday (im a vet nurse)

StrongTea Mon 17-Aug-20 19:46:03

Years ago one of our dogs had a similar thing, interdigital cyst if I remember correctly.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Mon 17-Aug-20 20:11:11

shock Friday was the earliest they could do, but I'll ring back tomorrow and ask again, thank you.

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vanillandhoney Mon 17-Aug-20 22:34:24

Lweji

Ticks will be very firmly attached. They are not easy to remove because they insert their heads in the skin. With ticks, definitely see a vet, who should know how to remove them properly.


Not true at all. Ticks can easily be removed at home with a tick removal tool - only a couple of pounds from the pet shop. Absolutely no need to see a vet!

VeggieSausageRoll Mon 17-Aug-20 22:36:50

Looks like a grass seed. Been pulling them out left right and centre for the last few weeks. Get a morning appointment if you can and take her in starved as she may need some sedation

RLOU30 Mon 17-Aug-20 22:48:54

Try get that seen to sooner rather than later. Grass seeds can be nasty.

sillysmiles Tue 18-Aug-20 11:50:40

Lweji

Ticks will be very firmly attached. They are not easy to remove because they insert their heads in the skin. With ticks, definitely see a vet, who should know how to remove them properly.

Ticks can definitely be removed at home, otherwise I'd be spending huge amounts of time (and money) in the vets!

JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 18-Aug-20 13:06:38

When I said firmly attached, I meant that the whole base was attached rather than a smallish mouth -sized area, if that makes sense. I've looked more closely and it's definitely her skin rather than a tick.

It seems to have gone down quite a lot today - please don't tell me that's a bad sign sad I called the vet back and jabbered at them about killer grass seeds, and they have agreed to see her tomorrow afternoon, which is absolutely the earliest they can do. There's no hole or discharge that I can see.

I should add in case it's relevant - she is allergic to pretty much everything.

Sorry for rubbish pic, she is absolutely fed up with me looking at her paw every ten minutes.

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JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 18-Aug-20 13:08:40

That really is a rubbish pic, but I would say it's about half the size it was yesterday and less pink looking.

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JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 18-Aug-20 13:11:50

Not sure now, maybe it's still the same size? Here it is again.

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