Let’s hear it for ear cleanliness!

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Ohai everybuddy! It’s me, Daisy. You might have noticed that I have big ol’ ears. But did you also notice how clean my ears are? I’m very proud of my ear hygiene. Read More »

Daisy reminds everyone to “Check the Chip”

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I have my lab coat on today because we need to talk about something very important. August 15th is Check the Chip Day! Read More »

Bravecto – 12 weeks of flea & tick control in a single chew

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Bravecto keeps your dog free of fleas and ticks for 12 weeks

When it comes to protecting your dog against fleas and ticks you’re probably familiar with popular topicals, collars, and even new monthly oral flea treatments. As your trusted pet pharmacy we’re pleased to introduce Bravecto, the latest in flea and tick control for dogs. One chew controls fleas and ticks for 3 times as long as traditional doses, lasting 12 weeks when compared to the typical 4 week effectiveness of most topicals and oral flea treatments.

Bravecto for Dogs

How else does Bravecto stack up against the competition?

  • There’s no need to separate pets after giving your dog Bravecto
  • Bravecto starts to work within 2 hours to kill fleas and treat and control ticks
  • It’s effective against 4 tick species (black-legged tick, American dog tick, brown dog tick, and lone star tick)

Interested in switching your dog’s flea prevention? Ask your veterinarian how Bravecto can help keep your dog safe from fleas and ticks with the easy-to-give Bravecto chew.

If you have any questions about this product or any others carried by 1-800-PetMeds, leave us a comment below or feel free to message us on Twitter or Facebook.

How NOT to celebrate National Work Like a Dog Day

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I know, you probably think I have a glamorous life wearing beautiful fashions and lounging around the house, but actually I work very hard. See, I’m in the middle if a big WORK project right now. You might even say that I work like a dog! Since tomorrow is National Work Like a Dog Day, let’s see how much work Harley does. Read More »

Win: Solvit Deluxe Vehicle Safety Harness

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Traveling with your dog this summer? Bringing your pet along on family adventures is a great way to spend quality time together. Whether you’re road tripping across the state or heading to a nearby beach, safety is just as important as having fun. With the Solvit Deluxe Vehicle Safety Harness you can ensure your dog is safe and comfortable no matter your destination.

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What is it about chocolate that’s so bad for dogs?

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Dogs beg for treats that may not be good for them

I just watched a story about the Ivory Coast farmers who are the largest exporters of cocoa beans in the world, and yet they had no idea what the cocoa beans are used for.  They somehow decided that their beans are being used to make wine. This falsehood spread throughout the village and from generation to generation. The farmers harvest the beans and yet they have never tasted chocolate, or even knew about it. When a man came over from the city and gave them all a piece of chocolate, their eyes lit up and they were amazed as well as happy that their hard work creates something so delicious. This story brought to mind two separate things: Firstly, if awareness of an object or a fact is not complete, the mind fills in the blanks even though many times the part that is filled in is completely wrong. Secondly, I started thinking about chocolate and dogs, and how people eat almost any amount of it and have no adverse effects (except to the waistline), yet a dog could get poisoned with an ounce of the same product. It’s sad to see my dog Duke watching me with those big, brown eyes when he sees me eating chocolate and it’s obvious that he wants a small piece for himself. Read More »

Daisy gets Maxed out

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Psssst! Is that dog still behind me? Max is always trying to steal my thunder! Just because he’s a TV star and wears a lab coat, he thinks he’s top dog. Well, I’ve been thinking…. give a yellow Lab a coat and what’s he wearing? A LAB coat! I think I look much more purrfessional in my lab coat. Read More »

#PetMedsMutt photo entries = Chance to win $100 PetMeds gift certificate

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Upload your #PetMedsMutt photos for a chance to win $100 towards a future PetMeds purchase

Did you know next Thursday, July 31st is National Mutt Day? This special pet holiday was created to raise awareness concerning mixed breeds available for adoption, but to also celebrate these lovable pets!

In celebration of the holiday, we’re giving away five $100 PetMeds gift certificates for pet photos uploaded to Instagram with the hashtag #PetMedsMutt.

To enter:

  1. Upload a new photo of your pet to Instagram
  2. Include the hashtag #PetMedsMutt in the photo caption/description field

Please note, tagging old photos with the hashtag will not be eligible. The photo with the hashtag must be a new uploaded photo. Winners will be randomly selected and announced on the PetMeds Facebook page on August 1st. Take a peek at some of our current #PetMedsMutt entries available on our Facebook page.

Don’t worry if you’re pet isn’t a mixed breed – this giveaway is open to all dogs and cats regardless of breed! Take a look below at some of the current entries we’ve received.

Interested in ways you can help mixed breeds? Contact your local shelter to make a financial donation or to inquire about products needed. Some shelters and rescues may also need volunteers so it would be a good way to also get help from them in that area.

Feeding your older pet for optimum health

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Good nutrition is even more important as our pets age

As our pets get older, their energy level goes down and they may seem to be eating a lot less than they used to. Older pets may develop illnesses that the pet didn’t have when he or she was younger. Their disrupted immune system predisposes them to maladies such as allergies, joint inflammation, infections, skin disorders and even allergies to foods that they have eaten their whole lives without problem. My dog Duke, who is now 13 years old, suddenly developed sensitivity to certain foods and now even a bite of that food gives him diarrhea and makes him lethargic for a day or two. I’ve decided this is a good time to learn more about feeding the older pet. Read More »

Daisy celebrates the 45th anniversary of the moon landing

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This is my most patriotic suit! I wore it yesterday to celebrate the anniversary of a huge accomplishment. Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the Lunar Landing on July 20th, 1969. NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the very first humans to set foot on the moon. That was way before I was even borned! Read More »