We live out in the woods in the Pacific Northwest and it depends entirely on the weather and the time of year as to how bad the ticks will be. Some years Jenny might pick up one tick and other years I'm pulling them off her weekly. I have in the past gotten the shot for Lyme disease for another dog we had, but it really isn't very prevalent here, so I haven't done it with Jenny.
I found the tick key a couple of years ago at one of our pet stores, and it's been soooo much better than trying to use my fingers or tweezers. It gets the whole tick without bursting it and you can get really little deeply embedded ones with it too.
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher
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