Q. My dog appears to have a bite possibly from a tick on her skin, it is red and lumpy but I cannot see a tick. What do you recommend
A. A tick's bite can be very irritating and frequently results in a 'granuloma' after the tick completes feeding and drops off. These granulomas typically resolve in a week or two. Monitor for redness or discharge. Keep the site clean and dry. Prevent licking or scratching if possible. Use a monthly tick preventative such as Frontline Plus, K9 Advantix or Vectra to prevent tick bites.