And remember to check your dogs, too. Pets with thicker coats will fend off ticks easier, but guard hairs aren’t impenetrable—and it’s much easier to spot a tick crawling on top of fur than wriggling around inside it. A few minutes spent examining you and your pup could prevent you both from getting lyme disease. Plus, your dog will love the attention. Kids will love it less, but it’s important to thoroughly check them as well.