In many regions of the United States, winters are becoming shorter and milder, which means fleas and ticks are becoming active earlier each year. To help pet parents protect their four-legged family members from spring weather pests, PetMeds® is giving away Fight the Bite Prevention Prize Packs to 8 winners.
Climate change has led to record-breaking high temperatures during the winter season in many regions of the United States. Spring is also starting earlier in the calendar year. Warm weather may mean more walks, but it also means more pests.
Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are all expected to make an early appearance this year. Temperatures of around 40 degrees Fahrenheit and above are viable conditions for most pests. Some species hibernate, rather than die off in the late fall, emerging on unseasonably warm days for a quick blood meal.
Cats and dogs are susceptible not only to itchy bites, but also internal parasites and serious infections. Mosquitoes are the only transmitters of heartworm disease in dogs and cats, which can be fatal. Fleas transmit tapeworms, while ticks can carry Lyme disease.
If you only use preventatives in the spring and summer, you might be thinking about starting earlier than usual, but we Pet parents who only use flea and tick products in the spring and summer might be thinking about starting earlier than usual, but we actually recommend using them year-round, that way, it’s easier to keep a routine and avoid lapses in protection, even during unexpected warm weather.
Dog and cat parents are invited to enter PetMeds® Fight the Bite Giveaway for a chance to win a Fight the Bite Prevention Prize Pack, which will contain Resco Pro-Series Flea Comb, Natural Chemistry Flea and Tick Spray for Dogs
and Cats, Advantage Carpet and Upholstery Spray, and Be Flea Free Shampoo.
The giveaway runs from Tuesday, March 1st, 2022, through Thursday, March 31st, 2022. Everyone who enters from 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) March 1st, 2022 to March 31st, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET is eligible to win. There will be a total of 8 winners. Two winners will be notified each Friday in March – 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, and 3/25. Comment below to enter.
Congrats to our Week 1 Winners Lynda Riley in Kansas and Carol Emmons in New York, and our Week 2 Winners Tammy OHagan and Robin Nagowski. Look out for an email from us!