Identifying Bugs on Dog's Skin

They are burrowed in my dog's skin, and they don't move when touched. I live in Southern California.
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December 3, 20190 found this helpful

It looks like a tick. Take the dog to the vet.

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December 3, 20190 found this helpful

The vet needs to look at this and if they are burrowed, remove them, whatever they are.

I say this because we had 2 tick experiences a few years ago--the first one, we sent the photo to the vet, she said yes, it was a tick, gave instruction on how to remove it, and the process was so stressful for both my hubby and the dog that the next time the pup had one, we just took him in and they removed it quickly with NO pain, NO yelping, and NO fuss.

Be aware if they decide it is a tick, they will test for Lyme disease and if your pup has it (ours did) it will be a long regime of antibiotics.

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December 4, 20190 found this helpful

These are ticks and need to be pulled out You can do this with a pair of pliers or even a tweezer. After this, you need to get a tick and flea dip for the dog so they don't come back. Each month give your dog the pill to control fleas and ticks.

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December 4, 20190 found this helpful

These look like ticks to me. Hopefully they are not carrying any disease your dog can catch. You need to see your Vet right away to test for and treat disease, and to get on a program to prevent more ticks on your dog. It can be serious so dont put off seeing your Vet right away.

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December 4, 20190 found this helpful

Huge Thank you for everyones input. I made an appt with the vet and Ill post an update

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December 4, 20190 found this helpful

Huge Thank you for everyones input. I made an appt with the vet and Ill post an update

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