[Giveaway] Animal Pain Awareness Month

Over 45 million cats and dogs in the United States suffer from acute and chronic pain, but pet parents may not realize their pet is suffering until symptoms are severe. To help pets find relief, PetMeds® will be offering 20% off select pain medications for pets during the month of September. There will also be a giveaway and a chance to win a Pet Pain Prevention Package.

According to the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM), over 45 million cats and dogs in the United States suffer from acute and chronic pain. But even the most attentive pet parents can fail to recognize subtle signs of pain in their pets.

When pets experience pain due to an untreated medical issue or injury, the problem can continue to worsen for months before their pet parents realizes they’re in need of care. Early pain intervention can help aid recovery and improve the animal’s quality of life. All pet parents, including those of young pets without known health issues, should get to know common signs of pain in pets.

A change in appetite may simply mean that a pet is bored of their food, but it can also be a sign of dental pain or gastrointestinal discomfort. Excessive chewing or licking of paws or another body part is also a sign of pain that’s commonly missed. Changes in water consumption, changes in defecation and urination, as well as trembling, panting, altered sleep patterns, and avoiding once-enjoyed activities are other signs that may indicate pain.

It’s important for pet parents to take their pets to the vet for their annual checkup, even if they seem healthy. When signs of pain are noticed, early intervention is key to successful treatment.

For senior pets, it’s best to see a vet twice yearly for a checkup and blood panel can help catch health conditions before the pet shows obvious symptoms.

When a dog or cat seems to be slowing down, many pet parents just chalk it up to old age. But many senior pets act like a puppy or kitten again after finally receiving treatment for their chronic pain.

Pet parents are invited to enter the PetMeds® Animal Pain Awareness Month Giveaway for a chance to win a Pet Pain Prevention Package that will include Glycoflex, a lifting harness, car seat cover, and couch cover. The PetMeds® Animal Pain Awareness Month Giveaway runs from Wednesday September 1, 2021, through Thursday, September 30, 2021. Everyone who enters from 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET is eligible to win. A grand prize winner will be randomly chosen on October 1st .

Win A FREE Pet Pain Prevention Package!
September is Animal Pain Awareness Month.  Learn more about pain awareness and let us know below what types of prevention methods you’re practicing with your pet and you could win a FREE Pet Pain Prevention Package from PetMeds®! The winner will be randomly chosen on Friday, October 1, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck!  

Congrats to our Grand Prize Winner Heung Ng in Ohio. Look out for an email from us! This contest has ended, but you can help your pet get ready for Halloween with our Trick or Treat Giveaway.

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  1. Have 2 dogs with advanced arthritis. Would love to try something new and hopefully better.

  2. My beautiful pit bull Savannah has quite a bit of pain after playtime. It breaks my heart to not let her play with other dogs.

  3. Muffin is given daily joint chews to help her joints.

  4. We give our dogs joint supplemenrs and take them for easy walks…wexalso give them probiotics that we purchase from 1800petmeds

  5. I have 3 Dogs and 2 Cats and all my dogs are on Medication and Supplements for joint pain and nerve damage. Anything extra helps. I order from 1 800 pet meds

  6. I do everything that I can to keep all of my animals pain free. My senior dog receives Previcox daily, my senior horse receives Equiox daily along with monthly Adequan injection for all of my horses. I only wish that I took such great care of myself 🙂 Thank you PetMeds for allowing me to make affordable choices for my furry friends!!!

  7. I have to beautiful rescued senior girls ! They both suffer from arthritis and discomfort . They take an anti inflammatory daily , which I order from 1 800 pet meds . When I placed my last order , I was so fortunate to speak with the most friendly and helpful lady through customer service . What a refreshing change , compared to other companies !

  8. I live on a dirt road and have been rescuing dogs & a few cats for years. The rescue I have now is getting older and had been hit by a car years ago. He had mostly healed before he came around & we got him to the Vet. The Vet did not want to rebreak the bone after it had somewhat healed on it’s own, so we will have to see what troubles Sammy will have to endure with our help.

  9. My Pitbull Maxie on one day we came home and she couldn’t stand or walk she was dragging herself It scared me so because since I first rescued her I would take her to the park everyday and she ran with all the dogs and she was fast I had my previous dog who was great with people but not dog Maxie was very afraid of people because of how she may have been treated I took her to the emergency Veterinarian and after X-ray was told she had torn ACL in both legs and surgery would be $7000 per leg and been disabled and on a fixed income no way I could pay that was the Veterinarian said maybe giving her Meloxican would help and it does Thank Goodness ILove her so much

  10. My 9 year old bulldog Beau is suffering from arthritis and joint pain. I was only giving low dose carprofen but then added pain meds, tramadol and galapentin. Have discontinued carprofen due to elevated liver number per blood panel. Also he is getting a monthly injection of adequan at Vets office along with daily glucosamine, specifically dasuquin. Poor guy struggles walking and it breaks my heart.

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