Our aim of the Big Tick Project is to educate and inform as many pet owners as possible about the increasing threat of ticks in the UK both to dogs that travel outside the UK and those that don’t. It's estimated that 5.9 million UK households have a dog, however, research found that 47% of pet-owners were not aware that they too are at risk of infection from tick-borne diseases.
We’ve been sharing information across this website, face-to-face conversations and by creating an online community on twitter, Facebook and Instagram which keeps growing and growing. Since our community began in spring 2017, we’ve reached 3.9 million people, with specific targeting of dog owners and have shared over 1,000 posts, images and videos with key messages.
Have you joined our conversations yet?