[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. My Pekingese has legs about 3 inches long so she drags everything into the house. She loved grassy areas so k-9 Advantage plus is how I try to keep the fleas & ticks off of her.

  2. I have been using Nexguard for our dogs since it first appeared. For the first time, although we always used different anti tick and flea products, we had no ticks and no fleas no matter how many times the dogs rolled around in grassy areas! They love the small chewable Nexguard “treats” and look forward to them every month! Thank you Nexguard for protecting us all!!!

  3. I have been using Heartgard for my dog for heart worms, but just last year was the first time we’ve had ticks. No fleas just ticks. I use K9 Advantix II for my dog which prevents fleas & ticks. However, I use Advantage II for my cat, but that doesn’t protect her from ticks!! I’m not sure what to use for her. Not too many options for prevention of ticks for cats.

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  6. I’ve been using nexgard for my cocker spaniel.

  7. I use as K-9 Advantix ll for a few years. It seems to help.

  8. We keep our fenced yard sprayed

  9. We use Heartgard monthly and K9 Advantage II on our Golden Retriever almost every month of the year. I must remind myself in Dec, Jan, Feb when it is cold and snowy, as now I understand ticks could still be around. I must figure out what I should be putting on, as I have been sick since Good Friday with rash etc, being tested for RMSF and other tick illnesses!

  10. I need help for my poor itchy dog!!!😢

  11. I lo e the serstro collars the dogs do very well with them

  12. my dog would realy love it if we where picked to win.thanks for giving us this chance other wise we cant afford it THANK YOU AN GOD BLESS

  13. Using monthly topical treatment.

  14. Using monthly topical treatment and are considering switching to one of the collars.

  15. Gloria Guerra-BiegenApril 26, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    We have been using Nexgard for our little Tessa and she loves it as a little treat! We go for hikes and in a grassy area to get to a lake and found a tick on her after a walk but the tick was already slow and dying. Thank you 1-800 Petmeds for keeping Tessa and all of us healthy and safe!

  16. If I were a dog/cat I would want to be tick and flea free

  17. Deborah A DeshaiesApril 27, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    I have used Trifexis for the past 15 years. They don’t like the flavor of it but peanut butter helps. We keep them clean and we check their fur daily for any sign. We have never had a flea, or tick on any of our animals or in the house.

  18. We administer a monthly flea and tick med to our dog has been great success.

  19. WOW! This single working mom and teacher would love to win a FREE Tick Prevention Package! This Spring season I am keeping my yard cut low and treating my lawn and dogs from fleas, ticks, ants, etc. to protect my dogs from Lyme Disease!!

  20. Heartgard monthly and K9 Advantage II

  21. We have vaccinated our dog against Lyme disease. Protecting our furbaby against Lyme disease so he can a long and healthy life is so important!

  22. Haven’t used anything yet on Greyson. But, I would definitely love to.

  23. I have been using reliable tick-preventive products on my dog Buddy and I check him and I every evening for ticks!!

  24. I could use some protection for my cats. ty

  25. First off I would love to say thank you so much to 1- 800 Pet Meds for supporting animals and their safety and health. Also I would like to say to keep the lyme disease away for our max and 9 other rescues lol. we use a few different routes, first we use True green to come and spray for mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, all those types of insects and bugs. We also of course use Frontline for fleas and ticks every month. We use our Heartgard Plus once a month. And we check our dogs to make sure they don’t have any ticks once or twice a month and of course make sure there’s no fleas and itching. And we give our dog a dip with some nice shampoos every so often. So I say where all the way around pretty guarded from Lyme disease. We are animal lovers over here so we rescue quite a few dogs and other animals and give them great homes. So we’re real big on medication to keep diseases away and that’s why of course we say thank you to Pet Meds for having such great deals on all these medications. Keep up the good work thanks again for the opportunity to win..?.

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