Get ticks off your patients' backs: Posts and tweets about tick facts and figures

Get ticks off your patients' backs: Posts and tweets about tick facts and figures

Use your social media network to educate veterinary clients and raise awareness about tick facts and figures with these tweets and posts.
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Mar 03, 2015
By dvm360.com staff

It’s never a bad time to pick on ticks. Thanks to these pre-written posts and tweets, your clients’ brains will be crawling with information. 

Tweets: Just press the Twitter buttons below and log in to tweet these messages.

Facebook posts: Copy the type, log into Facebook, and paste the type into the status field.

Still removing #ticks from #pets with a lit match? That’s a surefire way to help the tick deposit more disease. Try tweezers instead.

Be honest: Who’s still removing ticks with a lit match? Yeah, that’s a surefire way to help the tick deposit more disease. The best way to kick the tick? Grasp it as close to the skin as possible with tweezers and pull the tick’s body out with a steady motion.


DYK? Ticks aren't insects. They're a species of parasite called arachnids that belong to the same family as mites. #pethealth #parasites

True or false: “Ticks are insects.” Five gold stars if you called malarkey. Ticks are actually a species of parasite called arachnids that belong to the same family as mites.


Tick myth #89: No woods means no possibility of ticks. Truth: Ticks live on the ground no matter the locale. #pethealth #parasites

Myth: No woods or trees, means no ticks on your four-legged friends. Fact: Ticks live on the ground no matter the locale. They typically crawl up grass blades onto a host. Sorry, but no city slicker cat or dog is safe.


April-Nov. is high season for ticks, but we recommend year-round preventives. Infections can occur any time of year. #pethealth #parasites

You probably knew that the high season for ticks runs from April to November. But did you know experts recommend year-round preventives because infections can occur at any time of the year? Like ticks, we’re also active year round and ready to help protects pets anytime!


Bad news: Ticks in every U.S. state carry diseases. Good news: There’s a preventative for that—and we’ve got it. #pethealth #parasites

We hate to be the ones to tell you, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that ticks in every U.S. state carry diseases. The good news? There’s a preventative for that—and we’ve got it on our shelves.


Lab results for tick-borne illness in people are often negative at first. Get tested again & get pets on preventives. #pethealth #parasites

Warning: Lab results for tick-borne illness in people are often negative on the first sample and require a second test two to three weeks later. Pro tip: Avoid the tests altogether by getting your pets on year-round preventives.


DYK? Ticks are second only to mosquitoes in the number of diseases they transmit. Ask us how to keep these pests away. #pethealth #parasites

DYK? Ticks are second only to mosquitoes in the number of diseases they transmit. Ask us how to keep these pests from attaching to—and feeding on—your pets.


Tick Myth #45: Cats groom away ticks. In reality, once ticks attach they hold on & are quite difficult to dislodge. #pethealth #parasites

Myth: Cats don’t get ticks—if they do, they just groom them off. In reality, once ticks attach and bury their mouthparts into the skin, they hold on and are quite difficult to dislodge.


Has your dog been tested for tick-borne diseases this year? Let’s tick that off your worry list. #pethealth #parasites

Has your dog been tested for tick-borne diseases this year? Let our in-clinic test do some detective work so you can tick that off your worry list.


Ticks can survive in less-than-ideal environments. Reason #365 why year-round parasite protection is so important! #pethealth #parasites

DYK? Ticks can survive in less-than-ideal environmental conditions, which is why it’s so important to use year-round parasite protection.