Q. My cat has a lump on her foot. There's a black Mark under the lump. Can a tick get embedded under the cats skin??
A. Yes, ticks can embed themselves under the skin, I have seen it personally. I recommend getting your cat in to see your vet for an exam to see if this is indeed an embedded tick or some other kind of growth. The lump may need to be opened and cleaned and your cat probably won't appreciate you trying to do it yourself. Veterinary staff are experts at gentle, effective restraint to minimize the stress to your cat and the time required to treat her foot. She may also need antibiotics to help clear up the possible infection.