They DO make foxtail guards that could be helpful if they’re mostly getting them on their faces… a lot of dogs wear them around here, though not sure if they have them for small dogs… OutFox Field Guard Canine Foxtail Protection HoodYes that is a tempting thought. I wish they made a dog bug suit. Sort of like a mosquito net that fits over them! I did worry a bit about the boy getting an overdose of tick juice this year but he is doing okay. The thick woods and tons of leaves around the old house and neighborhood is ideal for ticks. Here it should be better. Plus there are miles of gravel roads to walk on if I really want to avoid them.