[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. My dachshunds have such a hard time with grass and causing their bellies to be red/itchy during the spring & summer. This would be so awesome to help their skin feel better for them!

  2. My 3 month old puppy is always scratching and I am constantly looking to find something that’s bothering him. The gift package will allow me to try the item to see if they help him.

  3. I know grass but now sure whatelse

  4. sometimes my dog scratches. I don’t know what could be causing, i know that it is very mild random itching, he has no fleas. I know whats in the package could be more of a preventative for him He is a 15lb chocolate min pin named Hershey. I want to continue to make his coat gorgeous.

  5. My Weimaraner has sensitive skin and hot weather, grass, and because most Weimi’s have sensitive skin causes her to itch.

  6. Midge gets itchy from pollen and leaves in the fall.
    We are surrounded in our neighborhood by great giant oaks too.

  7. I order ed fleas medicune no good

  8. Bella has sensitive skin especially when she gets a haircut.

  9. Max seems itchy a lot!!! Rolling in the grass especially

  10. Warm weather and beach walks! Plus, Miss Charlotte is a bulldog. Need I say more? haha

  11. My kitty, Kitty scratches quite a bit—-I think it is allergies

  12. Both dogs have seasonal allergies, but grass makes them itch the most!

  13. Out of the four dogs I have three of them have sensitive skin. I have to use special creams and shampoo for them and when they’re really itchy and irritated my vet gives them Benadryl

  14. I’m not sure why my Angelface all of a sudden has started itching. She eats the same food she has eaten for 2 years and she has never had any allergies to anything ever before. All I know is it’s driving both of us crazy! I feel so bad for her!

  15. My Daisy gets grass fleas every July about this time, and all she does is scratch, scratch, scratch. Of course, this eventually leads to a rash or two. As soon as she gets her flea meds from 1-800 Pet Meds, she clears right up in no time at all. Thanx guys…

  16. I have four dogs and they all have some type of allergy sneezing, watery goopy matter in the eyes, and itching for all at the start of each season. But Luna has the most allergies that cause itching pollen, dust, ect…

  17. I’ve tried several things for fleas and ticks but don’t really know what works best

  18. Since we adopted out Westie the poor thing scratches. We had rhevet check her and hesaid all is fine. No fleas, ticks or shows any skin allergies. Even changed her food. Can anything help?

  19. My maltese, Finley, suffers from allergies. I’m trying to figure out if it’s environmental, food or both. He scratches a lot and the poor baby always looks like he has some boogies in the hairs under his eyes. I feel so bad always trying to clean them. He’s only 7-mos old and he and mama could use some help!

  20. Zachery CimorelliJuly 28, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    My frenchie Eugene… do I need to emphasize frenchie… poor guy is allergic to everything. He’s always itchy, gets cytopoint shots monthly and have to bathe him every other day. This soothing package would be wonderful for my Eugene! Poor guy could use a little pamper!

  21. My dog scratches from dirt and pollen that is outside.

  22. Hot spots make my border collie itch. Poor baby

  23. My dog loves to roll in the grass. Then she starts scratching & itches.
    Hope there’s something that helps this.

  24. allergies

  25. Pollen

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