I rinsed Sam down today and also did a tick check. When I checked his 'private regions' I noticed he had quite alot of black stuff on the outsides. Figuring it was dirt, I took the hose to it, only to find out it was dried, scabby blood.
I also noticed an abundence of little, round, bug-things. Baby ticks? Mites? I rinsed it well. I also noticed these around a large tick on his face.
Any tick prevention suggestions? Should I put a Vasaline or similar jelly on tick happy regions, such as the folds under the front legs, sheath area, between the back legs?