[Giveaway] Scratch For Prizes, Not Allergies!
Itchy, irritated skin due to food sensitivities is common in dogs and cats. 1800PetMeds® is hosting a sweepstakes through July to help raise awareness and to help itchy pets find relief. It’s common for pet parents to overlook chronic itching in pets or dismiss it as a normal part of life. But constant scratching, often leading to red, inflamed skin and hair loss, can appear when a pet has a sensitivity to one or more ingredients in their food.
Food sensitivities are akin to lactose intolerance in humans. A pet with a sensitivity will show symptoms anywhere from a few hours to a few days after they’ve eaten a triggering food. Pets may suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms but are more likely to experience constant scratching, paw licking, recurring ear infection, hair loss, and/or a yeasty or “popcorn-y” odor.
Pet parents who suspect their dog or cat has a food sensitivity can talk to their veterinarian about allergy testing and management. A veterinarian can also help conduct an elimination diet trial, during which the pet will only eat novel ingredients until symptoms subside. While the pet is closely monitored, familiar foods are slowly added back into the diet to help identify triggers.
Pet parents can learn more about their pet’s sensitivities with the 5Strands Pet Intolerance Test, an affordable at-home test that detects sensitivities to over 300 different food and environmental triggers.
Decoding sensitivities can take weeks and the pet may occasionally have flare-ups while their pet parent seeks answers. In the meantime, a topical relief spray and soothing shampoo can help manage itching and keep their skin healthy.
Parents of itchy pets are invited to enter the 1-800-PetMeds® Scratch For Prizes Giveaway for a chance to win a Skin Soothing Prize Package containing Epi-Soothe Shampoo, Epi-Soothe Oatmeal Cream Rinse, Relief Spray, HomeoPet Skin & Itch Drops, and Super Pure Omega-3 Bite-Sized Chews. Two winners will be chosen at random each Monday in July starting 7/5/21. One grand prize winner will receive a 5Stands Pet Intolerance Test for a total of nine (9) winners.
The 1-800-PetMeds® Scratch For Prizes Giveaway runs from Thursday 7/1 through midnight Saturday 7/31. Everyone who enters from 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) July 1, 2021 to July 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET is eligible to win. One winner will be notified each week on Monday 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, and 7/26. Pet parents can enter by commenting below for a chance to receive a scratch-off ticket to win one of eight (8) Skin Soothing Prize Packages or the grand prize, a 5Strands Pet Intolerance Test
Congrats to our Week 1 Winners Lori Karp in Connecticut and Raymond Zimmerman in Ohio, our Week 2 Winners Tila Evans in California and Sandra Davis in Arkansas, Week 3 Winners Betty Jordan in Texas and Angela Cash in South Carolina, and Week 4 Cheryl Jarka in Illinois and Brenda Hoefel in Ohio. Look out for an email from us!