[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 Tracie Harbaugh in Indiana. Look for an email from us!

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  1. lindalee a gallmeyerApril 3, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    My Daisy-Bell and I enjoy our walks together and would live to win this package. Daisy will be 8 in June and she is the love of my life.

  2. I have read that sprinkling Diatomaceous earth in the yard is a great and natural, non-toxic way to repel ticks- is that true?

  3. topical flea treatment. visual checks for ticks if outside.

  4. Logan our Australian Blue Healer is the love of my life, he is my best friend and he very smart. He will be 4 yrs old on May the 17th and he loves to play, play ball, jump…..he is a BLESSING to me. He keeps my company when I am alone, he lays down with me, he loves hugs a kisses. I thank the LORD for his companionship! I would be so happy if he is selected for the gift.
    Thank you,
    Lenora Messer

  5. We spread some lawn product on our backyard and check our pet before we bring him in the house. Also apply K9 Advantix on our pooch for fleas and ticks.

  6. Cynthia ChouinardApril 4, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    I adopted my Heidi Last year on March 14,2020. She is a German Shepherd dog and I love her a lot she is now about 8 years old. I found a small tick on her last year and I bought her some flea protection. I do not want here to get any ticks cause that Lyme Disease is nothing to play around with. So far she is doing good and I want to keep it that way.

  7. My animals are my life l have 2 dogs , 3 horses, and 5 cats 1 pig .both dogs love their play time out in the yard also their walks after that they always get treats for their teeth and healthy gums.l think mostly they just love to be them self’s and they never talk back like my kids used too l love them they are a very big part of my life lm am blessed ❤

  8. My boys name is Ozzie he is a labradoodle. we use nexguard. Loves the water and going for walks

  9. What I do to protect my precious four legged friend is: I always use a tick preventives like, a flea and tick collar. Also, I try to
    avoid wooded or grassy areas and stick to the main trails. I do perform daily tick checks on my dog by removing any ticks that I find. Finally, i do discuss with my vet about other preventions.

  10. I would love to win this package for Missy,would really help with my hours being cut due to the covid its not something that I want her to go without because I live in the woods and our walks are very important to me and her. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

  11. My Niko and I go for walks everyday he’s has diabetes so he needs a lot of exercise I make sure he’s protected by giving him nexguard chews and I spray him with red wine vinegar just for extra protection. Unfortunately I didn’t protect myself and got Lyme disease so was on antibiotics for three weeks. But that won’t stop our walks🐕 love my pomchi 💙 Good luck Everyone 🤞🏻 Thank You for the chance to win

  12. My cats are flea factories even though they are indoor cats! We blame the dog but it’s so important to keep up their prevention and I would love to win anything to help out! Thanks for giving us that chance♥️

  13. My pets are my family and preventing fleas and ticks are essential to their well being. Our pets need to be healthy just like their human best friends.

  14. I have always treated my dogs and cats with a topical tick and flea preventive.
    I just wish someone would make a monthly topical for us humans. LOL

  15. My Bella Jean is a Shitzu/Bishon. She’s my baby. I only use flea and tick control. Would love the prize package.

  16. Found my first tick since we moved here. Poor Ziva. Me so worried, I was removing wrong!

  17. I hate ticks.

  18. I treat my two little Yorkies, Luca and Baby Rocco, every month with topical flea and tick preventative even during the winter months. I walk them frequently in my yard and check them each day for ticks just in case. Fortunately I have never found a tick or flea so I must be doing something right.

  19. I use topical flea and tick meds.

  20. Ticks Suck, But Prevention Doesn’t Have to!
    We been using nexguard on Cooper our Shetland sheepdog since he was a puppy. He does well with it and no side effects.

  21. flea collar and look for the ticks.

  22. I am making sure we keep our yard clear of fallen branches and old leaves, and will use flea and tick prevention on our Puggle Alfie!

  23. Working cedar oil into our normal routine!

  24. Sweetie is protected from ticks every month and is a happy girl.

  25. I have two dogs and I use a flea collar on both dogs. I also leave sachets of citrus around the house and I use lavendar, peppermint oils as well. I also spray the yard with dawn dish soap to keep my pets safe.

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