My 5-year-old Min Pin Miki had like a little tick on her ear tonight... I didn't know what it was (I've never seen a tick before) and she had a little bit of dried blood around her ear so I thought she had banged it. I looked at it closer and thought... um, what if it's a tick?! My dad and I freaked out (ok, I freaked out because of my intense fear of bugs along with knowing that hideous thing was hurting my dog) and we tried to pull it out with tweezers. Of course, we messed up badly and half of its body is still in her ear. I feel so terrible for her right now! I hope we didn't do any permanent damage to her. I worry that her ear is going to get infected because of the rest of the tick being left in and us trying to get it out with peroxide and tweezers. I'm taking her without an appointment to the vet tomorrow and hope to God they take us in asap to get the rest of the tick out. I feel like I'm going to get scolded by them for being such newbs at it and screwing up. I also hope the tick didn't carry some sort of tick disease, although Miki is up to date on her booster shots. I was trying to read up stuff about tick removal and it just seemed like everyone said different things about it. Remove it fast and in one smooth motion, make sure you twist it so the head comes out, just leave the head in and it'll eventually be expelled over time, etc. I just don't know what I should follow and I don't like seeing my baby in distress.