I felt a small lump on Kira's back. It felt like a small tick or scab.
I couldn't actually see a tick, but assumed one was digging in, because Kira's been giving that area a bit more attention than usual.
Anyway, I read somewhere about applying some hand soap to a cotton ball, saturating the area, allowing the tick to remove itself. Supposedly, the tick will stick to the cotton.
That didn't happen.
I inspected the spot, and the area looks raw. It looks like what one would get if they scraped their knee on concrete. I did not see any bumps. I applied some antiseptic / antibacterial cream.
My question is:
In your opinion, can a tick remove itself (even though it may have dug in a bit), and move to a different location on her body?
Or does it die, once it's removed from its original spot?