[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. My 12 year old Misty Dawn has joint issues and I would love some natural products to help with this issue.

  2. I have a ramp by the bed because my dog was sometimes unable to jump up by himself.

  3. Multi-pronged approach – switched to Metabolic & Mobility kibble, twice daily Dasuquin. and Galliprant as needed

  4. My Lola has been seen limping after bounding up and down stairs so I have taught her to wait for me and I carry her on the steps. The steps seem to put strain on her joints so I try to avoid this

  5. My handsome mature Tommy is 12 years old. He’s a tough guy, still very mobile but I have noticed he’s slowed down quite a bit. I can only imagine his joints are effecting his mobility. This would be very much appreciated! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to try and win a pain prevention package!

  6. My beautiful 12 years old Belinha have a joint issues and I would love to win some pain treatments. Any help will be appreciated! I have another beautiful guy with 15. My Mickey. Thanks!

  7. My kitty is 17. I give her cosequin for her joints. She does have a limp now on her front leg. Pain medication may help her feel better.

  8. My 2 year old Octavia gets a joint supplement every single day!

  9. I have ramp systems so my dog doesn’t have to leap in or out of the dog door. I have a little ramp so my dog can get up on or off of the couch without having to make a leap up or down. I lift my dog in and out of our vehicle in his carrier if we need to take Brutus anywhere requiring a ride.

  10. My 8 year old boxer has slowed down tremendously! He still get out twice a day and runs/walks with his daddy. I thought getting older but he could have joint pain. I would love to try a natural product that would help him with pain. Daddy has built a steps si ge can get in our bed easier, hopefully to help with his joints. He is our boy and we love him dearly.

  11. We use pet stairs and also vitamins/supplements and keep doggy pain meds on hand for when it’s really bad.

  12. My Dakota is taking is takin a Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplement for stiff joints daily.

  13. My dog Dakota is taking is taking a Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplement for stiff joints daily.

  14. I give my dog joint supplement that my vet recommended.

  15. My Weimaraner, Addie, is starting to slow down as she just turned 9 years old in August. I would love to have something great to help with arthritis and/or hip dysplasia. We just lost our Mastiff a month ago due to severe arthritis and we tried everything to help her. I don’t want to see my Addie go through the same path.

  16. My dog Izzy gets a joint supplement daily and I help her in and out of my truck to easy her difficulty.

  17. I lowered the bed and put a fluffy blanket on the end so my fifteen-year-old Chuck can get up on the bed his right hip sometimes bothers him we also get natural pain meds from the vet to ease his discomfort.

  18. My super loving, BEAUTIFUL 11 year old Shih tzu Lilly had to have surgery to reform her back right hip socket so that the bone would fit into and move properly , when she was just 6months old. It definitely worked, and improved her pain, mobility, and quality of life, for several years. Sadly she became arthritic in her older age, and is no longer able to jump up onto, or off of our couch, or bed. Our other shih tzu Violet who is less than a year younger than her sister Lilly is still very active, and has no problems jumping onto, or off of the couch or bed. Every day we have to pick Lilly up to put her on the couch with us. As well as lift her to put her back down. At night we have to lift her to put her into bed with us , and lift her to put her down off the bed when she barks to go get food and water, and or needs to go outside to go potty. She limps very often, and has a problem going up and down steps without pain… so we built her a ramp in place of the stairs off our back deck. So she can get down to the lawn with ease. The vet gave us Rovera to help with her pain and inflammation… but it doesn’t always seem to work so well for her hip and joint pains anymore! PLEASE HELP ME, TO HELP IMPROVE MY FURBABY LILLYS QUALITY OF LIFE. AND REDUCE HER PAIN. THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY 1-800-PETMEDS!!

  19. I start my senior dogs on joint supplements at the age of 8. Makes a big difference.

  20. I have 3 senior babies and would Love to win this Prize!

  21. My English Bulldog, Fancy, takes Dasuquin daily for her joints.

  22. My 7 year old German shepherd was diagnosed with joint displasia when she was only 1 year of age. It was discovered in her hips and then her jaws. She has been treated for pain daily with tramadol and galliprant. She lives on a farm and can keep up with the Siberian husky, who is her best friend. The medication seems to work for her, for now.

  23. We hike a lot, so my girl has sore feet.

  24. I give my 13 year old Toby dog body massages, have him sleep in bed with an electric blanket
    ,feed him anti-flammitory fresh food and shower him with love.

  25. Looking forward to trying great products. I rather try them and then buy it.

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