As I was hugging Hammie my hand suddenly came across a huge bump. I then see a HUGE tick sticking out of his neck. EEEWWWWWWWW again! Addie has never had one, so of course I freak out. Now, I live in the woods and have seen my share of bugs.....just not hanging off the side of my dog's neck. So....I hike down to my fearless neighbor buddy, an old timer farmer fellow. He proceeds to remove the tick as I turn my head. He then makes me look...so I can see he got the head out (YEAH, like I wanted to SEE it). My question is this...what happens if you don't get the head out?? I'm thinking there could be infection??, but anything else to fret over??? This was the 'BIG DADDY' of tick world, and it left a little crater, so I've been cleaning it out with peroxide. Actually, even with flea & tick stuff.....I'm surprised I've not seen more. What do you do when you have a tick??? Remove it yourself...go to the vet? And, may I just say once again........EEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW.