[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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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. It’s that time of year again…😳…
    Weekly baths and flea and tick collar for my snowball…

  4. It’s “tick season” most of the year where I live, which really ticks me off!! 😖
    I live in Northern California near several hiking trails, walking trails, hills, and wildlife. Ticks run rampant here!! A short walk with my dogs on a trail and my dogs can be covered In anywhere from 1-50 ticks! No joke!!
    Yes, prevention is key, but a visual and physical inspection of my dogs Is just as important! While doing a visual inspection, I slowly massage my dog’s skin to ensure no ticks are hiding. And my dogs love it!! 💕

  5. Its that time of year again and my dog needs protection from ticks! We live on Long Island and have 2 acres of wooded property. Needless to say, there are so many ticks around due to deer grazing here every day! I have to check my dog every day for ticks and usually do find at least one per week! We try to keep him away from the woods and usually play with him in the cleared area but we still find ticks! We need help!

  6. I always keep the grass short or kill it inside the fence and keep weeds cut back.

  7. I’m making sure my dogs are all up to date on vaccinations.

  8. Tick and flea protection is key!

  9. With 8 Rescued dogs I check them often for creepy crawlers (ticks,Fleas). Prevention and protection is how it gets it done.

  10. I live in wooded, rural town and have a Siberian husky so I am always on the lookout for ticks! I keep her up to date on her vaccinations and thoroughly inspect her fur and skin after being outside. I always make sure to keep her well groomed in the summertime.

  11. We make sure to keep our grass cut and check for ticks when we come in!

  12. Living in the south, the fleas and ticks are awful. Prevention is an absolute necessity! I also have my yard treated to further protect my babies

  13. We live by a state park, so the ticks are fierce. I even had my first tick not that long ago. We ate using a tick and flea color and bathing our dogs in tick/flea shampoo. Hopefully that helps. We also limit our walks.

  14. I use a flea/tick prevention collar and check for ticks after every walk

  15. I use a flea/tick pill by Nexgard every month. Also, I have a flea comb to check my dogs right after we go on hikes.

  16. I live in the country so I try to keep my lawn mowed short to help keep the ticks away and I’ve been using a homemade flea repellent (water with apple cider vinegar).

  17. I have 3 large dogs and could use all the help I can get

  18. Use flea n tick prevention on my labs. Keep yard cut and preventive treatment on lawn

  19. As soon as the snow goes, our dog Kloie gets her first flea & tick “treat” (she loves how they taste) AND I set the date for a monthly reminder in my phone.

  20. Kimberly SaulsberryApril 23, 2021 at 1:08 am

    My dogs are treated with
    K9 Advantix II every month

  21. As soon as the weather gets warmer, we got Frontline ready for prevention. Gsd just had his first drop 2 weeks ago.

  22. My dog contracted lyme disease. It was very painful and debilitating. I want to make sure my current senior dog never gets this awful disease.

  23. I’ve been using Bravecto and it works pretty good. I only want the best for my Draco!

  24. We use Bravcto since that is what the County K9’s use. Have not had a problem with fleas or ticks. One chew tablet every 3 months. Sasha loves the chew.

  25. Kimberly Dagle MitchellApril 25, 2021 at 10:54 am

    We use the seresto collar on my shih tzu, works like a charm!!

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