It was a couple of days later during a rumbling session I felt something and on closer inspection I found a tick.
Now it was dead when I found it but it was still in him so I grabbed the tweezers and pulled it out. It so small, really it was the size of a pin head. I didn't realise they were that small.
All seemed good until a couple of days later when I noticed a lump had formed where the tick was so I called the vet and made an appointment.
He doesn't mind going to the vet, why wouldn't he, he always gets treats and belly rubs.
|The look says it all 'enough with the camera'|
She found something.
She found some strange curved little things in the sample she took. She didn't know what they were (great!) but assumed the tick had left a little bug in Charlie when it died.
It's funny, when she returned I was expecting her to say 'all clear' and it was a little strange when it wasn't.
Now it isn't serious. Charlie is perfectly fine but we have him on antibiotics, half a tablet each morning and night for a couple of weeks and all should be good.
I've since been to the pet shop and picked up a tick collar ready for the next trip out to the acreage and a few extra treats.