[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 .

Pet parents are also invited to shop for pain medication during this time. By entering the code CARE at checkout, a savings of 20% will be taken off select pain medications for pets.

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!  

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  1. Our Buddy is around 13 years old but is now in pretty constant pain.We have him on gabapentin,previcox and had him also on metholcarbamol,and hip and joint solns by Prosense.He also has used Carprofen when he wasn’t using the Previcox.Didn’t seem to help as much as the Anyway we would love to win this free pain pkg for our fur baby. Anything to help him on the road to a better life. Thanks for a chance to enter.

  2. We give our 17 year old Rover glucosamine, and when he overdoes it by running/jumping more than his body can handle these days, our vet told us we can even give him half an aspirin. We do that a few times a year when needed, and it has worked quickly to alleviate his pain.

  3. Great and helpful information about pet care. You can never be to Careful

  4. We give our dog Cosequin and fish oil for his joint issues. He is a 115 lb great Pyrenees mix we rescued in June 2018. He is approximately 4 years old. He likes to run and play with my 6 month old collie but sometimes it is a little much for his hips.

  5. Our beloved Pomeranian Katie came from a breeder that had ignored hip and joint problems and she has undergone a hip surgery and 2 knee surgeries. In addition, she has Collapsing Trachea syndrome. We have tried everything legal to in the US. Sometimes varying the pain treatment can be beneficial, we were told. We use between meloxicam and CBD. Thankfully we are able to keep her comfortable and she is such a sweet baby, she’s worth it. 😊

  6. I use pain medication for my dog’s mouth. Thanks PetMeds!

  7. Daily walks as a preventative measure!

  8. We rescued a Corgi mix, who we guess is about 9 now. She evidently broke both her front legs that were not re-set properly. We have given her holistic ethics but recently had to begin using doxidyl, which has her moving on her own again. We still carry her alit to go outside, etc but it appears to be helping. Thanks petmeds.

  9. I have a senior dog and will do anything to make sure he has the best golden years.

  10. Eager to try pain related products for my senior dog.

  11. My 17 yr old has been slowing down the last few years and recently discovered that she has IBS. I got her a pressure activated warning bed that helps her arthritis, steps to get up on the couch and bed, CBD to assist with the arthritis, and a raw diet for her IBS. She’s never been happier and she even gets the zoomies again.

  12. My most senior kitty is 10 yrs. now and I know she’s having a harder and harder time with her back. When she was just a couple of months old, she fell backwards out a second story window and did Not land completely on her feet. (I saw it bc I tried to catch her b4 she fell) She probably would have landed correctly, but there was one of those metal cellar doors right there below the window.
    Anyway, she’s always been a little sensitive about her back, but has always gone on about her business like she didn’t let it curb her in any way, but lately I’ve been noticing it’s bothering her more and more. She’s been a great girl and smart too! I don’t want her to be in pain – I Love Her to death and I hope the meds. won’t cost too much, bc I’ve decided to take her to doc and have him prescribe something. I just hope they will work for her…
    Like usual, I will order it through PetMeds!!

  13. Our service dog is getting up there in years. We use baby aspirin for her aches and pains. Sometimes I use heat or a warm bath for her.

  14. My German Shepherd, Buddy, is 8 1/2 years old and experiencing pain in his hip joints. Quellin (carprofen) – 75 mg, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (generic for Riperdal) helps alleviate the pain.

  15. My 9yr old pup Buster has osteoarthritis. Vet has him on Gabapentin and Galliprant. With the meds comes bloodwork to check his liver enzymes, etc etc. I’m looking into herbal remedies as well. He’s supposed to exercise, but he just doesn’t want to go for a walk anymore.

  16. My baby is 12 years old and she suffers from stiffness sometimes.

  17. i try to use all natural or homeopathic for my girls. I use Arnica, laser and acupuncture for my girls. I also use the Assisi Loop. my oldest has disc disease and also goes to water treadmill to build up her core muscles and legs.

  18. Our sweet Rhueby is around 14 years old (they weren’t sure of her age when we rescued her 12 years ago). She’s been on Glycoflex for the last four years and senior dog food for the last year. She gets daily walks to keep her fit as possible despite the Cushing’s and arthritis. We also bought a puppy playmate which seems to have turned back time for her and keeps her more active. There are also several memory foam beds in the house for her to relax on.

  19. We use exercise and a high quality diet as preventative measures for our kitties who turned 2 in May. Also regular vet visits.

  20. Tiki Bear yellow lab is 86 pounds and is on carprofen once a day then gabapentin in the afternoon if he has a bad day . CBD oil drops after the beach sometimes and he gonna be 12.I actually believe swimming in the bay is great therapy for dogs with joint problems.

  21. We try to be preventative with our pets. Joint pills. Always stay current on shots and things like flea and tic med schedules.

  22. Thank you for all of the pet info that you share on this site.

  23. My baby has Autoimmune disease. He has been up and down from fur loss, then all of his fur turning white. His has lost weight, then it comes back. For three years he has gone to his vet or his dermatologist at least once a month, if not twice. He goes for injections, allergy pills, inflammation and antibiotics. He is on a prescription diet and medicated shampoo.
    He is loved and he knows it. He also is more active now and I will try my best to keep him that way !! Love….

  24. I would like to win this for my 8 year old dog Mooshu. She shows some signs of pain at times!

  25. My Daisy girl is on gabapentin, would like to see about natural ways to help with her pain.

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