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My dog has been vomiting today and I recently found this insect/arachnid near his dog bowl. Since vomiting is one of the symptoms of a tick bite, I am concerned that this insect/arachnid is a tick. Unfortunately, since I've crushed it partially, it's hard to tell how many legs it has and what it actually is. Additionally, I'm aware that tick larvae can have 6 legs and the older ticks have 8. Below are some photos next to an Australian $2 coin, which has a 2cm diameter. P.S. This tick should be "native" to Australia.

Do you guys think this is a Tick? Could it be a flea?

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    $\begingroup$ This insect is squished beyond recognition for me. $\endgroup$ – The Last Word Oct 21 '18 at 1:24
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    $\begingroup$ No beetles are of any know threat to dogs. They eat plants and detritus. $\endgroup$ – com.prehensible Oct 21 '18 at 3:43
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No, neither a tick nor a flea. That is a little beetle, and would have nothing to do with your dog's symptoms.

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