[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. One flea bite makes my dogs go crazy with itching! They also get hot spots from I don’t know what

  2. Robert Lee Turner JrJuly 20, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    I would like to win one for my dog Sadie Marie to help keep her from scratching.

  3. I think pollen in the air and grass aggravates my pups allergies

  4. My poor dogs are always scratching and licking

  5. Jennifer D RaskaJuly 21, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    This would help out so much!

  6. Salt and sand from being in the salt water so much!

  7. I think she gets fleas from being outside so much in the summer

  8. Grass allergies! Every time Ziggy lays on the grass I have to give him Apoquel to keep him comfortable or else he itches all day and night.

  9. Idk what makes Olivia itch but it’s killing me 🙁

  10. One flea bite makes my dogs go crazy. It’s like the itch all over there bodies. Having senior dogs you really don’t want to put medicine on them. It’s better to try a natural approach. These products would be amazing for my little Chihuahua’s.

  11. Right now it is grass pollen. Being so dry here the rains never washed pollen away.

  12. After every rain she starts straching her ears and under her belly. The pollen count is higher after the rain. I wish I knew what was making her miserable.

  13. Our dog itches from ticks and fleas.

  14. We’ve noticed that Kona is scratching more and more lately. Licking her paws has also been a new behavior for her. We are working on her diet to find food triggers, but feel it could be environmental as well. Kona would benefit from trying these products in order to provide her some itching relief.


  15. Honey has very dry skin and is bothered by allergies.

  16. My 4 y/o Lilo will not stop itching this summer! I think it has to do with bugs/allergies! She was given her flea meds and bathed and still itching! Please help my baby!

  17. Chicken and grass are the culprits for my sweet boy.

  18. My girl Mona is always licking her paws!

  19. Kitty is scratching frequently even though nothing is there.

  20. My cat digs at his ears occasionally and I think it might be just your ordinary everyday itchies.

  21. this would make Kitty’s life easier

  22. ORIANNA D THOMASJuly 23, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    my beloved baby Bear is always itching despite the fact hes on flea medicine and i dont know why he is so irritated but he could really use some relief, my poor baby bear be itching like crazy

  23. Kitty loves to be outside during the day and I am pretty sure that is making my girl itch.

  24. My yorkie has seasonal allergies. With all of the rain in Florida, the grass gross faster, and it’s hard for her to “clear” the grass when it’s a little higher. The itching begins…..

  25. My Bubba has a grass allergy. Poor baby gets itchy and licks his paws.

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