This is more a vent than anything....
In the past 3 weeks we have removed 7 ticks off Sonny. We have the deadly paralysis tick here in Australia and I am so worried. We Frontline the dogs every fortnight and I do think the ticks were dead, even though they had burrowed in. I have been restricting Sonny from being outside the house too much, but really I can't keep the poor little fellow locked up forever. Unfortunately there is absolutely no way of tick-proofing our place as we are on acres, full of thick Aussie bush.
Of an evening when it is cuddle time, we check the dogs thoroughly, so hopefully we wont miss any and hopefully they aren't on him for too long.
I don't like it though.