Just found 2 ticks on Roscoe last night- its cold here (we are in the Blue Mts) 0 to 15 degrees. I am surprised to find them at this time of year. I had eased off on the advantix over winter and had got slack about tick searching also... just posting to remind people to keep their tick prevention up!
we do bushwalk everyday... anyway- he has had a dose of spot on advantix just in case there were more (and to prevent him getting others) and seems ok. I have kept a close eye on him ready to rush to the vets but thankfully we seem to have passed through ok.