Lately I have been finding a LOT of ticks on sonny. I go to the barn every day and always check him out really well, so I usually find them right away. I have my grandpa get them off and they always come off no problem and are really small and its no big deal.
Lately I have found some yellow crusties in his tail, but figure it was just bug bites because I never found any bugs, just the crusties. Well tonight I was going threw his tail, and noticed a lot of crusties towards the bottom. And there at the very tip of his tail was the BIGGEST tick I have ever seen! of course I was alone at the barn tonight, and I have the biggest bug phobia ever. I was too much of a chicken to get it off and now I feel like the worst mom ever :(.
But my grandpa is going down first thing in the morning to get it off for me. What I was wondering is there anything I should put on the bite area once he gets it off? And now after seeing that huge one I am really worried about sonny getting some disease from all these ticks. Should I be worried?