[Giveaway] Ticks Suck, But Prevention Doesn’t Have to!

As the sun comes out, so do adult ticks that have been dormant during the freezing winter months. Whether your dog spends time outside in your yard, on neighborhood walks, on hikes in the deep woods, or all of the above, it’s time to think about controlling ticks to keep your family safe and healthy.

Ticks can be active any time of year. When temperatures rise above freezing, even in the middle of winter, ticks can emerge in search of a blood meal. However, ticks are most active when it’s warm out. With climate change comes milder winters and longer summers. Paired with the increased urbanization of forest areas, ticks have more opportunities than ever to feed off pets and their families.

Public health experts and veterinarians are reporting more and more cases of tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Ehrlichiosis each year.

Even so, you can keep your pets and your family safe without avoiding the outdoors with these key tips. First, stay away from areas where ticks reside. They tend to live in wooded and grassy areas, and cling to underbrush no more than 18-24 inches from the ground. On hikes, steer clear by sticking to the trails.

Keep your yard tick-free by removing leaf litter, fallen branches, and wood piles, all of which ticks call home. If pests are a problem in or around your home, treatments like Advantage Household Spot & Crevice Spray and Yard & Premise Spray can eliminate them before they latch onto your pets.

For dogs and cats, there are many products that either repel ticks or kill them when they come in contact with your pet. Just make sure you use the right product for your pet’s size and species. Frontline is a popular option that’s available for dogs and cats. For a holistic option, try the TropiClean Natural Flea & Tick collar for dogs. If a tick does manage to latch onto you or your pet, it can take hours or even days for the tick to transmit disease. Inspect your pets for ticks any time they return from outside to help catch them early, and learn to remove them properly with tweezers or the Ticksee Tick Removal kit.

Enter the 1-800-PetMeds® Ticks Suck, But Prevention Doesn’t Have To! Giveaway for a chance to win a package of tick prevention products. Each prize pack contains Super Pure Omega 3, Be Super Clean Shampoo for Cats & Dogs, Advantage Household Spot & Crevice Spray, and a TickSee Tick Removal Kit.

The 1-800-PetMeds® Ticks Suck, But Prevention Doesn’t Have To! Giveaway runs from Thursday 04/01 through Friday 04/30. Everyone who comments from 4/1 to 4/30/21 is eligible to win. To enter, leave a comment below. Two winners will be chosen and notified on four successive Mondays (4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26) for a total of 8 winners.

Win A FREE Tick Prevention Package!
Keep your pet protected from Lyme Disease!  Comment below about what you’re doing this Spring season to protect your pet from Lyme Disease and you could win a FREE Tick Prevention Package from 1800PetMeds! Two winners will be chosen at random Each Monday in April starting 4/5/21, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! There will be a total of eight (8) winners. (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck!  

Congrats to Week 1 Winners: Vicki Mallard in Florida and Rachel Zachary in Ohio, Week 2 Winners: Pennie Miller in Montana and Marsha Robinson in Missouri, Week 3 Winners: Heather Getz in Illinois and Jody Templeton in Pennsylvania, and Week 4 Winners: Jennifer Snyder in North Carolina and Romeo Somera in Louisiana. Look for an email from us!

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345 Comments

  1. Stick it to the tics!

  2. I have 2 farm dogs (Border Collie working with cows and Great Pyrenees working with the goats) both outside 24-7 and they’ve already gotten ticks the past 2 weeks! I felt they deserved this ticks prevention package! ❤

  3. Loretta K DutcherApril 14, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    I order from pet meds every year

  4. We live on a small farm in Virginia where the ticks are horrible always we have battled Lyme disease in the horses . We keep everyone vaccinated and use prevention year round

  5. Ticks are prevalent where we live in E. Tennessee. Meds are needed to keep pets safe.

  6. Brewer’s yeast, bathing, better diet.

  7. We order bravecto from pet meds and check them often. Ticks are everywhere in the south.

  8. Try to stay away from tall grass!

  9. My dog gets his pill for fleas and ticks every month. It does the job.

  10. Margaret LiverejaApril 17, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    Pilll for fleas and ticks every month.

  11. are ticks & fleas really worth anything? Thank goodness for solutions to these annoying CREATURES.

  12. Please pick me I have a two and half German Shepherd I love her to infinity he is my heart and I want to keep treating her with great products especially for fleas and ticks.

  13. We just adopted a rescue pup who loves to be outside! We want to keep him healthy and tick free. Thanks for the chance to win! 🐾

  14. We live in Ontario and ticks are rampant this last few years. Unfortunately one of our Aussie dogs got Lyme disease a couple of years ago and we almost lost her. Since then we have continually administered prevention meds from Petmeds year round (winter doesn’t seem to kill the ticks off anymore) and have not had a problem since.
    If you love your pets protect them. And remember that we can also be infected too so don’t give ticks the opportunity!

  15. Check him thoroughly after every hike

  16. We love to walk the trails in the woods so ticks are no stranger to my favorite walking partner. We order his flea/tick meds through 1-800-Pet-Meds to make sure he’s protected!!!

  17. We purchase Nextgard through Pet Meds and find the prices are cheaper than the vet or distributor. I would like to try Pet Meds generic chews for Nextgard next time.
    I walk my dog around our neighborhood, and find I have a peace of mind knowing our dog will not contact fleas or ticks…using the medicines from Pet Meds.

  18. We purchase Nextgard through Pet Meds and find the prices are cheaper than the vet or distributor.
    I walk my dog around our neighborhood, and find I have a peace of mind knowing our dog will not contact fleas or ticks…using the medicines from Pet Meds.

  19. Get her coat trimmed shorter and reorder supplies from PetMed each spring…..

  20. We tried the dip and the back of the neck thing last season. That was not working so we have switched over to Bravecto. It does the job thanks goodness! The fleas love me more than my doggy!

  21. Bella wants to win. She was to be pretty and healthy!

  22. I have been using Frontline Plus for years on all of my dogs. It still works well.

  23. I don’t do anything special for spring, summer, winter or fall. I make sure that my pets are protected year round with all the preventive steps, e.g. nexgard, heartgard, flea collar, flea and tick drops, yearly medical and physical, proper diets, hygiene, supplements and vitamins. I have 3 dogs and cats. In addition to the above, they all have medical insurance.

  24. I live in rural area or to some the woods. So fleas and ticks are awful. I lost my job so I haven’t been able to afford the prevention they need.

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