Can your pet care team identify the symptoms of tick-borne diseases?
In This Webinar:
Can your pet care team identify the symptoms of tick-borne diseases? Dr. Mark Hope from Virbac will give an educational breakdown of the main ticks, the diseases they carry, where these diseases are seen the most, clinical signs of the diseases, and the transmission time of diseases.
Does your intake and pet care protocol guarantee the best protection against ticks and dangerous tick-borne diseases? We review the best prevention protocol practices for animal welfare organizations of any size and type.
Does affordability influence your tick-borne disease prevention protocol? Shelters United found huge savings on tick prevention quality products so you have the ability to protect every pet.
We found savings of $11 per dose when organizations switched from name brands to Effipro Plus® for Dogs or Cats or Effitix Plus® for Dogs. That’s savings of up to 94%! Connect with a Member Consultant to learn more about tick prevention savings or more!
6:39 – Dr. Hope dives in with “Tick 101!” Learn about a tick’s life cycle, how they feed, and direct diseases they can give to pets.
15:26 – Learn the four main types of ticks in the U.S. (Brown Dog Tick, Deer or Blacklegged Tick, Lone Star Tick, American Dog Tick), where they are most seen, how to identify them, and the diseases they carry and transmit (Cytauxzoonosis, Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Tick Paralysis).
33:51 – Tick-borne disease transmission times and best ways to protect dogs and cats against ticks.
39:29 – There’s a new tick on the block. Watch out for the Asian Longhorned Tick.
40:37 – Dr. Hope shares tick resources that you can find online.
43:56 – Julie Bank shares how and why animal welfare organizations should update their policies and procedures to include tick prevention for pets, especially at intake. There are great ideas about getting the community involved, too! A clean organization = Healthy and happy pets = More adoptions and community engagement!
53:31 – Megan Knisley shows how she found savings of up to 94% on topical tick prevention products from Shelters United.
1:01:30 – Time for Q&A where we answer questions like, “How do I educate pet adopters who believe tick prevention is bad for pets?” and other technical tick-related questions.
📁 Effipro Plus for Dogs and Cats Detailer [download]
📁 Effitix Plus Detailer [download]
Companion Animal Parasite Council
🌐 Find national and local maps of parasite activity – www.capcvet.org
TickEncounter by The University of Rhode Island
🌐 Articles, education, and guides about ticks. – www.tickencounter.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
🌐 Information and education on preventing tick bites, removing ticks, and checking for symptoms. – www.cdc.gov/ticks/index.html
Tick Management Handbook
📁 An integrated guide for homeowners, pest control operators, and public health officials for the prevention of tick-associated disease [download]
National Center for Veterinary Parasitology
🌐 Their website – www.ncvetp.org