If you saw the recent NYT article, After Lean Acorn Crop in Northeast, Even People May Feel the Effects, you know we will likely be seeing more ticks (and Lyme Disease) this year in the Northeast. The article suggests the lean acorn crop will provide a natural culling of squirrels and field mice, which will in turn force ticks to look for additional hosts. Joy.
When I took Ike to the vet on Monday I snagged this cool tick identifier card on the counter.
I ignored the fact that the back claims vaccination is an essential part of protecting your dog from Lyme disease. ;)