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Q. A tick just bit my dog. What can I do to ease his pain?

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A. When ticks bite, they use a numbing spit on the area. This can cause serious redness and pain around the area of the bite; not only that, but the bite itself can swell and seem like it's a total mess.

That said, all you really need to do is clean up the area with some peroxide, and then apply some bacitracin.

Keep an eye on it to make sure there are no rings that begin to develop around the bite wound, and if it's near the neck where the collar rests, remember to remove the collar whenever it is safe to give the wound time to heal.

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