Okay, I am grossed out and feeling bad. I found a tick on Skiver last night.
I *know* this couldn't have come from Michigan, ticks aren't liking all the snow we have, and poor little skive doesn't like to go out in it, either, so I'm thinking he's had it all this time, and I didn't see it! And my house is clean
So it must be from Florida where it was warm. 3 weeks! Doesn't look like that bad kind that gives Lyme disease, besides, he would have been lame by now, but we saved it for the vet to look at anyway.
Would it have been too little for me to see, and then grown? Please ease my guilt for not seeing it
I used to look at my other dogs in the summer when they'd been out in the woods, looked at my kids, but in the summer, for gosh sakes, never thought to look for ticks in January in Michigan!!
Anyway, he slept better last night, maybe that was part of his problem. He is doing better now, still coughs a little bit, but I am thinking part of that is for attention now if that is possible.
Joanne (feeling like a bad mom)