[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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292 Comments

  1. Kimberly CavanaughApril 7, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    I have two dogs and one takes bravecto and my puppy is on Nexgard monthly.

  2. My dog is wearing the flea and tick prevention collar. It seems to work very well, so I am very pleased with it!

  3. Have a German Shepherd i have used bravecto it works really well have not seen any fleas or ticks when i use it very happy with this product.

  4. Thank God for pets! Let’s take care of them.

  5. I heard that Serestocollars have caused dogs to die…we have used one for 3 years now with jo problems. Should I continue ?

  6. I heard that Seresto collars have caused dogs to die…we have used one for 3 years now with no problems. Should I continue ?

  7. I try to check her daily and keep her bathed and clean ! I also make sure no water is collecting in my yard after a rain or watering plants!

  8. My pup is on Nexgard and I haven’t seen any fleas or ticks!!! Yay!!! So thankful for the great products offered @1-800PetMeds!!!! I am placing a refill now 🙂

  9. I use frontline on my dogs & it works amazing against fleas & ticks. I have 2 dogs that stay outside but run in & out all the time and no problem with the fleas & the ticks.

  10. My cat is on Revolution plus, works great. New cat to start with Advantage this month and see how it works for her.

  11. I’m looking for the best option. I’ve been looking on 1-800 PetMeds.

  12. Pennie
    I have ordered Bravecto for my sweet Emma Girl for fleas and ticks. Emma was just diagnosed this year with auto immune disease and has had a challenging time but she has always been there for me and now most importantly its time for me to step up and help her when she needs it the most! We live in remote wilderness area in Montana so we need all the help we can get with ticks and mosquitos! I love 1800 Pet Meds for they have always been there for both of us! Thank you

  13. I have 2 beautiful fur babies. One is a Samoyed and the other is a Siberian Husky. I do my best to keep them free of ticks. I check them after every walk and give them there frontline. They give me so much love. Mommy loves her Maui and Kai.

  14. Checking skin and coat after every advendture outside!!

  15. Love my two puppies!

  16. I have 2 dogs & they get the preventative shots & I use also use the liquid down the back of their shoulders to kill anything that lands on them.

  17. I use area and tick collar Looking into more preventions. Pete such a lovely I saved him bu he really saved me ♥️

  18. Hi, My baby girl (aka yorkir I would like to know more info about this. I’ve been using Heartguard Plus 2 for both of my yorkies/babies. Recently, Nexguard had beeb

  19. I have my pooch on Bravecto and I have never had any issues with fleas, ticks, or any other pests! My pooch has been on Bravecto for at least 7 years. Love, Love, Love Bravecto!

  20. I use Bravecto all year long, even though our tick season is usually only March through October. But I’m a Veterinary Technician and one of my biggest fears is to bring fleas home to my 3 dogs (1, 75# German Shepherd and 2, 60#ish Labradors) and 2 cats. It is costly all at once (but roughly $20/month per pet) but we’ll worth not having to worry about having fleas.

  21. We use bravecto on our3, 70lb dogs

  22. OTC topical freaked my cat out but Bravecto does the job.

  23. I have a brand new lab puppy, Gracie, that is getting started on Simperica this week. We are in the country and have year round pest control for the house and 10’ out, but she’s already picked up three ticks this week from the yard.

  24. We always purchase our flea and tick supplies for our dogs and cats from you, and with two dogs and six cats, that is a lot of product! lol We love your company and your prices!

  25. I have 2 dogs a 9 year old collie mix and a 5 year old begeal.we have been using the soresto collar since they were 2. We tried the frontline which dried out their skin.we tried nexgaurd and my dog had an allergic reaction to it. Then we found the soresto collar and it has worked great for all my pets.i even use it on my cat.

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