Ticks are small arachnids, part of the order Parasitiformes. Along with mites, they constitute the subclass Acari. Ticks are ectoparasites, living by feeding on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians.
i noticed it a few days ago and really thought it was a skin tag
but today i could see it had grown so big and was horrible looking
i called the vet and he has an appointment tomorrow,
but the idea of that thing sucking his blood for another 24 hours
was driving me nuts. so we goggled safe tick removal and he found a very effective
solution. with a q-tip rub the tick with peppermint essential oil
and the tick (because they don't like peppermint) will back out
and it did! he will still see the vet tomorrow, but thankfully
he seems just fine!