I came to this thread today. Turns out we found two ticks on my 4 month puppy today.... We ran to the vet and he was given some sort of pill and put it inside his throat.
None of my previous dogs had ticks ever. But our last dog died in 2016, and last year rescued and fostered for a few days a stray old pit bull (he had many many ticks), but we took care of him, he recovered and went up for adoption. Got his happy ending. But we ended up with ticks on our backyard (we fumigated everything twice or three times last year), we thought they were gone. Yet, they were probably waiting under the dirt. It is getting really hot here (in Mexico, but close to Arizona)
Our puppy lives both inside and outside, so, we found this to be quite disturbing today (mostly because I have OCD). So, should we get a collar for him?