[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. My dog is given Nexgard and I also put a Seresto collar on him. I check for ticks each day and vacuum around his bed twice a week.

  2. My dog loves tick control and he’s the best

  3. We like the seresto collars and she loves any chewable. We don’t hike in the woods much anymore also.We sometimes have to use a topical because are finances are limited because of covid-19. That’s why winning a package would be a blessing

  4. Both of my dogs take Bravecto and also get preventive Lyme Disease shots seeing I have had 2 dogs in the past that have been Lyme Disease positive. Lots of deer in our neighborhood.

  5. i buy all my preventative medicines from 1-800- petmeds

  6. When we got our puppy we were asked about tick prevention and Lyme disease – hadn’t even occurred to me that dogs would be susceptible to this. Glad we got our Lyme disease shots!!

  7. bravecto…

  8. We love Bravecto for all four of our cats and our dog! Three months covered and such a relief!

  9. I am protecting my pet by building a screened in sun area for her.

  10. We have three German ShortHair Pointers. Ticks have been on the rise here in Michigan for the last several years! BRAVECTO Chews is what seems to really help. Ticks may jump on but they know they are not welcome and do not stay! Thanks 1-800-PetMeds for having the ability to linked up to the Vet and making it easy to get meds!

  11. We use Seresto collars for cats and dog, as well as Bravecto for the diabetic pooch that cannot wear a collar. Thank you for being a one stop option!!

  12. For out two Labs we use Nexgard and spray the yard with an insect killer that includes fleas and ticks.

  13. Using preventatives!

  14. Bravecto is our family’s choice for our two pups! Hasn’t failed us yet.

  15. I give my dogs apple cider vinegar. Try to ward off ticks and fleas. Check them consistently.

  16. Nexgard and free ranging, tick eating chickens!

  17. flea collar 6 months and look for them

  18. I buy my Bravecto from 1800 pet meds!

  19. I use Advantage ll but I don’t think it prevents ticks. We don’t go in the woods.

  20. We treat the yard area that my cats are limited to with an above and below the ground insect killer, then we use Seresto collars. We also use Seresto collar on our dog.

  21. So with the warmer weather I check both my pups often for ticks or fleas. We live by a forest and every year I go through this. As soon as the weather warms up I begin treatments to avoid having my fur babies suffer

  22. We are using Seresto Collars on our dogs and Advantage on our senior cat to help repel fleas and ticks. We live near the woods, so the ticks are especially prevalent. My husband sometimes uses a granular pesticide right at the edge of the woods to prevent spread to our yard and we try to keep all pets away from the woods.

  23. Kayti StephensonApril 7, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    We do quite a bit,of traveling,in our RV. Our 3 “daughters”(Brixton/Labrador, Remi/G Shorthair Rescue, and Luna/Corgi-Terrier mix-another rescue) are always traveling,wherever,we go. Therefore,Flea&Tick Prevention is a MUST! We use everything,from collars,spot-in’s, sprays,boots, as well as, air and ground prevention. We adore our dogs and take incredible care,of them! Unfortunately,incredible care comes,with an incredible $$. It’d be nice to try some of your recommended products.

  24. I am just using pet store tick and flea, but would like something better

  25. Have used nextgard for flea control and it works great

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