[Giveaway] Take The Scare Out Of Healthcare

For pets that hate taking medications, brushing their teeth, and other necessary health tasks, it can be tough to maintain routines. PetMeds® is helping pet parents take the scare out of health care by giving away eight prize packs through the month of October.

It’s not uncommon for pet parents to struggle to maintain important healthcare routines. Teeth go unbrushed, nails get overgrown, and medication doses are missed when pets refuse to comply with uncomfortable at-home care tasks.

Positive reinforcement in the form of treats and praise can make some aspects of care easier, but pet parents may still struggle to get their cat or dog to relax. Using tricks and games can make a care routine so much fun the pet will actually look forward to it.

Brushing teeth and trimming nails may seem like tedious tasks, but many cats and dogs respond favorably when their pet parents offer the same enthusiasm as they would if their pet were learning to ride a skateboard or dance in a tutu. Throwing a party when pets allow their parent to brush even just one tooth or trim one nail can lead to bigger successes. Just about any routine that’s met with resistance can be turned into a fun, engaging game.

Some pets will take their medication if they think it’s a forbidden treat. Pretending to drop a pill-loaded treat on the floor or even feeding it off your dinner plate can make bitter medication taste a bit sweeter.

To help make care routines even easier, pet parents are invited to enter the PetMeds® Trick-To-Treat Giveaway for a chance to win a health care package that will include Pill Pockets treats for cats or dogs, Greenies for cats or dogs, and a Mummy Sloth plush toy for dogs or EEEKS! catnip mouse toy for cats.

The PetMeds® Trick-To-Treat Giveaway runs from Friday October 1, 2021, through Sunday, October 31 2021. Everyone who enters from 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) October 1, 2021 to October 31 2021 at 11:59 PM ET is eligible to win.

Win A FREE Halloween Healthcare Package!
Celebrate Halloween and take the scare out of healthcare! Let us know below what kids of tricks or treats you use to get your pet to stay healthy and you could win a FREE Halloween Healthcare Package from PetMeds®! Two winners will be chosen at random Each Friday in October starting 10/8/21, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! There will be eight (8) winners. (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck!   

Congrats to our Week 1 Winners Wendie Martin in California and Karly Seguias in Florida, and Week 2 Winners Billi Ingram in Kentucky and Vanessa Solis in California. Look out for an email from us!

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  1. I’ve used pill treats with my two babies since they were puppies so that’s all they know. They’re good with getting their teeth brushed. My Goldendoodle lets us trim his nails just fine but my Husky refuses no matter how much positive reinforcement/treats.

  2. My older boy takes thyroid pills every day. My kids eat mostly kibble, but I stick his pill in a dollop of moist food. I use pill o keys a lot for short-term meds.

  3. Have a huge yard for our dogs to play in,thats what its all about,exercise

  4. Walking and playtime.

  5. Peanut butter biscuits, carrots, bananas, apples, cauliflower, and broccoli.

  6. Our pups enjoy a variety of fresh fruits & veggies as snacks each day.

  7. I’ve had to use various methods in order to get my oldest to take her pills…..peanut butter, cream cheese. Whatever works!

  8. I slice fresh cucumbers for my sweet baby girl. She LOVES them, and it’s so healthy!

  9. Sarah Jane EhrhartOctober 8, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    I would love to win the toys and treats for my dog, Shadow.

  10. My Doxie is a HUGE fan of carrots. Healthy food they think is a treat because it’s not regular old kibble!

  11. We use Greenies all the time for daily health regimen.

  12. My two babies get greenies everyday. One has an underbite so teeth brushing is a must and greenies make it easy in-between brushes. They love them so much they know where we put them and will sit infront if the cupboard when they think they deserve one!

  13. I buy things for immune support and different powders to mix in their food so they get all their vitamins!

  14. We love walking our dogs,and taking them to the dog park.

  15. Giving them lots of love and talking to them,telling them
    how good they are.

  16. I have an obstacle course that I’m training my dogs to run on, not only to keep them physically healthy but mentally too.

  17. I have 7 pups, and some are better at taking meds than others. They eat healthy food cooked with love for my babies. Stewed boneless chicken, carrots, spinach, green beans, rice and sweet potatoes.
    I roll some food in baby food and sneak their pill inside , I put several down so they have no idea they are taking a pill. When tummy issues happen, I give them some pumpkin its amazing.

  18. Crunchy carrots and long hikes.

  19. My 15 year old beagle/dachshund has had epilepsy since he was 6. I give him his medication with peanut butter as a treat.

  20. this would be nice

  21. Waking and playing with our dogs.

  22. Paying attention to our fur babies.

  23. I put dental cleaner in my dogs water. I give them flea and tick prevention medicine every month. I bathe them weekly and they go to the groomer every 6 weeks.

  24. All we have to do is act like the medicine is a treat! Our dog has yet to disappoint us and not take her medicine. However, she does roll on her monthly pill before taking it and we think it’s because it is too hard for her to chew comfortably. She takes it though!

  25. My 6 rescues are a handful and I give them treats right after any kind of med administration

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