[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

Win A FREE Skin Soothing Prize Package!
Scratch for prizes, not allergies!  Let us know below what makes your pet itch and you could win a FREE Skin Soothing Prize Package from 1800PetMeds®! Two winners will be chosen at random Each Monday in July starting 7/5/21, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! The grand prize winner will be chosen August 2nd for a total of nine (9) winners. (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck!  

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, Week 4 Julie Reuter in North Carolina and Stephanie Bruce in Kansas, and our Grand Prize Winner Connie Cole in Pennsylvania. Look out for an email from us! This contest has ended, but check out our August Giveaway – or more like RAWgust!

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  1. I don’t think either of my dogs have allergies or super dry skin. They don’t seem to scratch excessively so I think their scratching is just normal doggie itches.

  2. We have no idea what makes my pet itch! I’ve been working with a doggie dermatologist for a while now for either uncontrolled allergies or an autoimmune condition and we’ve got it somewhat managed with chronic meds but still haven’t solved it with all the diagnostics we’ve done! Allergy tests that don’t reveal much, allergy vaccines, staph lysate, low-dose chronic steroids, apoquel, anxiety meds, weekly baths, and more. Still not completely controlled but we’re still trying! I always want new things to try in hopes that something just alleviates whatever is going on!

  3. Ernest Edward BrimJuly 16, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    I have no idea what’s causing my dog to itch I have 2 but only one scratches all the time

  4. Well I have a “low rider” as I like to call my mini dachshund, meaning she is so low to the ground that everything irritates her little belly and her chest poor little thing breaks out in hives, from insecticides in the grass, pollen, ragweed, etc.. she’s always trying to scratch, but to no avail, with her little legs she cannot scratch herself like her other furry four legged friends.. so me aka mom, has to take over, give her baths in oatmeal and do a bit of belly rubbing to make her feel comfortable. I have tried children’s Benadryl as prescribed by her vet but I feel uncomfortable giving her that if there was something that was made specifically for her I would love to try it…

  5. Kitty scratches quite a bit I think it is allergies

  6. My dog has itchy ears. He shakes them and scratches them a lot. I clean his ears with wipes and it still doesn’t help with the itch.

  7. Seasonal allergies, grass

  8. Bugs like gnats make my pets itch.

  9. My dog gets bumps on his skin then they become infected not sure what he’s allergic to but would like to know. Been giving him allergy pill and it’s quite expensive but he is worth it

  10. My cat, affectionally named Kitty is so adorable. She does scratch upon returning from outside.

  11. Butterbean, my Beag buddy, suffers from environmental allergies and food sensitivities that make her itchy.

  12. I’m not sure what makes him itch yet

  13. Grass and i not sure what else make my pupper itchy

  14. I don’t know what makes our little girl itch. She scratches all the time. She is a rescue so we don’t have any prior medical records. We have tried Benadryl, Zyrtec, and Claritin but none have helped. I would LOVE to find a way to stop her scratching. I am in the habit of removing her collar so she doesn’t constantly rattle her tags when she scratches during the night and wakes me up! Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated!

  15. Oliver definitely has seasonal allergies but also has dry/itchy skin in general. He eats good food and has a nice coat other wise but it very itchy, especially by and on his tail.

  16. Our older dog is always itching for no reason I know she has allergies her eyes even get gooped up

  17. My dog gets bumps all over his back and chest when he comes inside during the summer, we haven’t been able to pinpoint what it is outside that’s causing him to get itchy bumps but all the vet told us was benadryl and wipe his body with baby wipes!

  18. My dog got itchy around his collar.

  19. I live in Florida and my dog suffers from the heat which makes his allergies even worse

  20. My girl has allergies and we live in Maine. We do medicated shampoo as well as allergy shots.

  21. My dogs scratch and rub their backs on the carpet. They have so.e kind of allergies!

  22. Charlie Marlie loves to roll in the grass, then scratches afterward. But he loves to play in the backyard.

  23. Sandy, has an allergy to flea bites. When I adopted her a few months ago, she had rubbed the fur off off the lower part of her back and down her tail. She gets baths with the shampoo and conditioner with aloe and oatmeal and Apoquel (purchased through this site). She really loves her baths and belly rubs. Her fur has grown back in and she rarely scratches

  24. My dog has seasonal allergies. Once she starts itching she don’t stop until she gets sore and infected,, then she needs strong medicine to combat the infections. She loves her baths with antibacterial * anti fungal shampoo.

  25. My dog scratches most in the summer. He has short hair, but sheds like a long hair. Sometimes he has dry spots on his skin that require medication.

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