Win an Outward Hound Life Jacket for your dog!

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Safety for pets is just as important when engaging in water activities

If spending time on the water is in your (and your dog’s) plans this coming summer, safety is a must. For the same reason you wear a life jacket, so should your dog. Whether you’re boating, kayaking, or even paddle-boarding with your pup, the Outward Hound Life Jackets from Kyjen help make water sport activities safe!

Outward Hound Life Jacket for Pets by Kyjen

Each life jacket is fully adjustable with clips and a comfortable belly band to keep your dog safe and secure. secures your dog and available in 2 bright colors (orange and pink). Should your dog need to be rescued, the top handle can easily be grabbed by hand or boat hook to safely bring your dog back to you. And for dogs who aren’t skillful swimmers, the front float helps to always keep his or her head above water. For optimal safety, purchasing the right size life jacket is important, and each life jacket size depends on the girth of the dog (the area around the widest part of your dog’s rib cage).

Keeping your dog safe during water activities means one less thing for you to worry about — and more time having fun!

Win an Outward Hound Life Jacket for your dog!

To enter to win an Outward Hound Life Jacket:

  1. Leave a comment below telling us the fun Memorial Day weekend plans you and your pet have planned
  2. In your comment please include your pet’s weight and the life jacket size that would best suit your dog. (Click the How to Use Tab here for correct sizing)

Congratulations to our winners, Erika Kiel and Stephanie Mcglothlin. We’ll send you an email about how to claim your prize.

ps: We still have one extra-small life jacket to give away if anyone has a dog that weighs 11 to 18 pounds with a girth of 15″ – 19″, leave a note in the comments for your chance to win that one!

Childproof containers…for pet medications?

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Filed under Pharmacy Blog

It's important for even pet medication to be in childproof containers

Several times a month we get a request in the pharmacy from one of our customers to “Please place my dog’s heartworm preventative or other medication in non-childproof containers.” The main reason for this request usually stems from the human caretaker having a difficult time opening the container that holds the pet medication. Many times a client may have arthritis or other joint disease and, in at least one case that I’m aware of, the pet owner had lost the use of one of his hands in an overseas operation. Generally the pharmacist taking the call will have no problem honoring that request.

There are other times however when the caller begins the conversation with a general question about our safety enclosure policy: “Why do you put this medication in a bottle with safety caps? I can assure you that my dog is not going to get into the bottle and the days of us having young children around the house are long behind us.” This week I decided to address this topic so that I can hopefully shed a little light on the subject so that people can better understand the reason behind the use of safety enclosures. Read More »

Celebrate International Museum Day with Daisy!

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Daisy wants to visit a museum for International Museum Day

Daisy knows how to visit a museum for free! Read More »

Win 1 of 5 Advantage flea & tick bundles for your pet & home

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Advantage Yard & Premise Spray offer peace of mind when you're enjoying time outdoors with your family and pet

Are you ready for flea and tick season? If not, now is the time to think about preparing your pet, home and yard against such parasites. With a new product offering from Bayer (makers of Advantage flea control products) protecting your pet and home is safe and easy.

Advantage Treatment Spray

You may already know killing adult fleas is important, but in order to eliminate the flea life cycle that means tackling their offspring (flea eggs and larvae). Advantage Treatment Spray for dogs and cats does exactly that. Spraying the solution directly on your pet can protect against fleas, ticks and lice for up to 100 days!

When it comes to killing fleas in your home and yard, the Advantage Household Spot & Crevice Spray helps to kill parasites in the tiniest spaces. This convenient spray eliminates pesky fleas, ticks, spiders and bed bugs. For homes with upholstery and carpeting, the Advantage Carpet and Upholstery Spray is your go-to product which kills fleas for 2 weeks. Best of all, there’s no staining!

Last but not least, it’s important to not forget the damp outdoor areas of a yard and patio! These are where fleas and ticks thrive the most! With the Advantage Yard & Premise Spray you can create a barrier against fleas and ticks (up to 16,000 square feet). When it comes to flea and tick season, don’t compromise your pet’s and family’s health. Act now and have a true Advantage against these harmful parasites.

Win a bundle of Advantage’s new flea & tick products!

Leave a comment indicating your pet type (dog or cat) and we’ll randomly select 5 comments as winners for an Advantage product bundle.

Each bundle will include (1) Advantage Treatment Spray, (1) Carpet and Upholstery Spray and (1) Household Spot & Crevice Spray.

Congratulations to our winners:  Heather, Patrice, Rebecca Limchua, Arelen Walton and Ronald DeMoulin.  We’ll send you an email about how to claim your prize.

What you should know about corticosteroids and your pet

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Corticosteroids can cause a number of side-effects in your pet

My Lab mix Duke is 11 years old and he has Addison’s disease, which is a condition that requires him to be regularly medicated with corticosteroids such as prednisone, dexamethasone, or Percorten. When he was diagnosed about a year ago we thought we were going to lose him, but as soon as he started on this regimen of steroids he seemed to immediately get better: his energy increased, his coat was shinier, and I thought to myself that he has never looked or acted better even when he was younger. As a pharmacist I know that corticosteroids used long-term could potentially have some very troubling side effects and since it’s been a year since Duke started his first dose of prednisone, I decided to write this blog to describe how he’s doing on the medication. Read More »

A lesson on Lyme Disease from Professor Daisy

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Students, today we are going to talk about a serious subject: Lyme disease. Please listen carefully, because Lyme disease is no joke. It can cause symptoms like swollen, painful joints, lameness in the legs, loss of appetite, fever, and can even lead to kidney disease! Read More »

Bella returns to television in a new 1800PetMeds commercial

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Filed under Being Bella

Hi everypawdy! It’s me– Bella. I have something super exciting to share with you all! After two and a half years since my first PetMeds commercial, with a few others in between, something really PAWESOME is about to happen!

About two weeks ago I got a call from my peeps at PetMeds.  *pretend phone ringing…RING RING RING* “Hello? ….Yes, this is Bella….”

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Attention pet moms! Enter our Instagram giveaway

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Mother’s Day is around the corner and yes, that includes pet moms! To celebrate all pet moms do for their furry “kids” we’re giving away a chic prize bundle on our Instagram profile tomorrow. See below for a sneak peek.

Follow 1800PetMeds on Instagram for a chance to win a prize for pet moms!

Interested in winning? It’s easy to enter!

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Daisy shares her Cinco de Mayo celebration ideas

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Filed under Pet Talk

Daisy dons a sombrero to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo! This is one of my favorite holidays, on account of I get to wear this fancy sombrero and colorful serape. But Cinco de Mayo is about more than just dressing up. I looked it up and found out that this is a day that commemorates the Mexican army’s victory in the Battle of Puebla in 1862, because this was a turning point in the Franco – Mexican war. Even though that was before I was born, it is still a day we can celebrate Mexican heritage and culture. Plus, I look cute in this hat!

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WIN a prize bundle for National Pet Month

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Celebrate National Pet Month by winning a prize bundle for your pet!

As a pet parent you know there’s an unlimited list of items you need to keep your dog or cat healthy and happy. Whether it’s food, treats, new toys or medications these items can quickly add up.

Starting today and throughout the month of May, you can sign up for a chance to win our latest prize bundle which includes several pet products that’ll make both you and your pet happy. Plus we’re also throwing in a $100 PetMeds gift certificate so you can purchase anything else you may need (flea and tick medication, perhaps?). We’ll select two lucky pet owners  at the end of the month for the grand prize.

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