I picked up the latest doggy mag from my vets while I was there last week and in it was an article about Bayer the makers of many tick and flea repellents. Working together with the university of Utrecht they are asking people to download their tick app. You register your dogs age breed etc and if you find a tick you use the app to register which dog had the tick and pinpoint the location of your walk on the map. They then send you a test tube kit. which you place the tick in and send back. Its then identified and tested for any disease its carrying. You get notified about the outcome but also on the app you can see the results of others who have sent in ticks so that its easy to see if your favourite walk has become infested or dangerous. I think its a great idea and if it gives them a better idea of what kind of ticks and what the most common diseases are that they are carrying maybe they can develop better protection for our dogs. Anyway after yesterdays walk in the woods we found a tick on Murphy yesterday evening the tester kit is on the way and I will keep you updated about what happens..