PetMeds® to Help Pet Parents Celebrate Fall With “Purr-fect Health and Wellness” Giveaway
With Halloween around the corner, many families are looking forward to enjoying trick-or-treat candy and other seasonal sweets. To help pet parents can safely include cats and dogs in fall festivities, PetMeds® is giving away prize packs every week in October.
For pet parents who love Halloween, it can be a fun day to spend with pets. Friendly, sociable pets can join their families to walk the neighborhood trick-or-treating route or hang out by the door to help greet costumed characters. But with candy bowls and trick-or-treat stashes all around, pet parents should be vigilant to ensure that pets do not sneak a taste.
Sugary sweets can be tempting for dogs because they can taste sweetness. Cats do not have taste receptors for sweetness but may still seek out novel textures. While small amounts of sugar are not normally harmful to pets, over time it can lead to dental disease, obesity, and diabetes.
Pet parents should also be aware of foods that are safe for humans, but toxic to pets. Xylitol, an artificial sweetener used in many sugar-free gummies, chocolates, and lollipops, is toxic to cats and dogs even in small amounts. Chocolate, especially dark varieties, can also cause toxicity. Raisins are a lesser-known toxin that can be found in many candies and baked goods around the holidays.
Pet treats are safe for cats and dogs, but they should be given in moderation, even on special occasions, Limit treats to no more than 10% of your pet’s daily caloric intake to keep their diet in balance and prevent an upset stomach on Halloween night.
Pet parents are invited to enter the “Purr-fect Health and Wellness” Giveaway for a chance to win a prize pack full of healthy treats and wellness items to celebrate Halloween with their cat or dog, by leaving a comment below.
Every Friday in October, one cat and one dog winner will be randomly chosen for a total of eight winners. The cat prize pack will include a pack of Soft VitaChews for Cats, Temptations Jumbo Stuff Tasty Chicken treats, Pet MD Hydrocortisone Spray, and Super Pure Omega 3 Liquid. The dog prize pack will include Super VItachews for Dogs, Disney Table Scraps treats, Pet MD Hydrocortisone Spray, and Super Pure Omega 3 Liquid.
The giveaway runs from October 3, 2022, through October 31, 2022. Everyone who enters from 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) October 3, 2022, to October 31, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET is eligible to win.
Congrats to our Week 1 Winners Nancy DiSanto in Wisconsin and Ashley Raymond in Indiana, our Week 2 Winners Kristin Garaas Johnson in New York and Essra Mohawk in Tennessee, Week 3 winners Roberta Aguglia in New Jersey and Travis Engle in Georgia, and Week 4 Gregg Barber in Connecticut and Doug Tepper in Arizona. Look out for an email from us! This contest has ended, but make sure to check out our contest for November … and stay fur-ever young!