I noticed my 12 year old female sheltie licking her back right leg last night (inside of leg near middle joint) and upon further investigation was suprised to find a grouping of little growths that almost looked like skin tags/tick bodies. We give her flea/tick drops so I didn't think it was ticks. They were very close together, white in color, enlongated in shape (the longest one was 1/8" at most). My husband held the flashlight and I pulled them off. I didn't notice a head on them and the removal didn't bother her. The area was a little oozy so I put antibacterial cream on it. We were both a little freaked out - it was very weird looking. Any ideas what they were?