The flea control toolkit

The flea control toolkit

Use these free tools to train your team and educate veterinary clients about flea control. (With an educational grant provided by Merck)
Jul 01, 2014
By staff

This dvm360 toolkit focuses on flea control. The special package of articles, tips, handouts, videos and tools is designed to make it easy for your team to educate pet owners about the importance of flea control.

The dvm360 toolkitArticles and tips

> Communication key for optimal flea control
> Understanding the flea life cycle
> Make time to talk to pet owners about parasites
> 3 tips to talk about natural products with pet owners
> Start the conversation with show-and-tell

Your flea control tools

The dvm360 social media marketing kit
Use these pre-written Facebook posts and tweets to educate your clients about the need for flea control. (That's right. It's social media outreach made easy!)

CVC highlights: Sound bites
Listen to expert advice on controlling fleas on your pet and in your house.
> Wild ones to watch for
> Flea hideouts in the house
> The harsh reality: Where did that flea come from?

Video corner
Watch a breakdown of the top five facts about flea allergy dermatitis—and share it on your practice's website.
> 5 facts about fleas and pets' skin

Ready-to-use handouts
Take advantage of these handouts to reinforce your message to clients about the importance of flea control.
> Managing a flea infestation
> Why your home is a flea magnet
> 5 facts about flea allergy dermatitis
> Parasite prevention and your indoor cat
> Top 10 flea myths
> Flea control history

A free iPad module on flea control for exam room education
If you already have the dvm360 app for iPad, make sure you downloaded the latest update. Then, inside the app, click the tab labeled "Client Education." You'll find a module from dvm360 that's designed to help facilitate conversations with clients in the exam room. Educate and entertain your clients with interactive content, videos and easy-to-process information about fleas. If you don't yet have the app, download it now using your iPad. Or just search for dvm360 in the iTunes App store.

Talk back
Does your team do a great job with client education about flea control? We'd love to share your winning strategies with your colleagues. Did you try one of these tools? We'd love to know what your experience was like. Any other feedback? We're here.

More flea control tools ...

Articles and tips
> Winning the flea control battle
> 3 ways to compete with pet stores for flea-and-tick products
> Is it flea resistance--or something else?
> Use a flea comb to catch clients' attention

Video clip
> Why parasite control really matters

Sample script
> Pitching preventives

Take the next step
Use these five strategies to keep your team's enthusiasm for flea prevention high.