Wow, Magwart pretty much said it all! Great post. :-)
another Nexguard user here...vet wrote it down at first vet visit and gave us a 3 month supply. Chewable pill, I mix one in his dinner on the first of each month. buying online saves a few bucks ( your vet has to approve).
A woman in pet shop raved to me about the seresto collar, she loves them. So I am eyeing them but think they are kind of ugly...but definitely that would cost a bit less.
Those tickborne Illnesses can be nasty in both dogs and humans...don’t want to fool around with those!
Depending on where you live, check the flea/tick season? For us, it is year-round :-(
In our region, I might possibly dare to skip January? but it is not recommended.
Rumo ~ rescue shepherd/husky mix