Last night I found a tick on the side of my dog's face. He gets a dose of Frontline every month, but this one must have snuck by. It was dead, but big and whitish and inflated. I used a Kleenex to pull it off (after doing some research it seems that I should have twisted counter-clockwise or used another method) but 12 hours later he still has a bump where the tick was. It seems a tiny bit red but he doesn't seem bothered by it.
How long should I wait to see if the bump goes away before I see a vet? When I pulled the tick off I could see its little legs and stuff at the top but is it possible that the head is still in?
Get to the vet today if possible! If the head is still in there it can cause problems. The vet will more than likely run a course of antibiotics and may want a titre in a couple of weeks to be sure no tick born illness is present.