Friday, January 24, 2014

Relief from Itchiness? & 1800PetMeds.com Product Giveaway!

A couple weeks ago, I got a package from 1800PetMeds.com.  It was filled with all kinds of pet care products for me to try out and give away.



Of course I did silly things with the box before we opened it . . . 


Look, I'm taller

I LOVE boxes


The package contained all kinds of pet care products, including a bottle of Super Pure Omega 3 Softgels.  




Momma takes fish oil herself on her doctor's advice, so she was curious about the health benefits of fish oil to dogs.  So she went to 1800PetMeds' Pet Education page, scrolled down to Pet Health, and found a post about the Benefits of Giving Your Pet Omega 3 by Dr. Michael Dym, VMD.  According to Dr. Dym, Omega 3 supplements help promote healthy skin and coat, reduce inflammation, and can reduce the intensity of allergies.  Omega 3 also has other benefits, but we're mostly interested in what it can do for my allergies.  

For a long time, I've had problems with itchy skin, due to either food or environmental allergies.  We've tried different foods and meds with varying results.  So we're trying Super Pure Omega 3 softgels to see if they help my skin and make it less itchy.  Momma hides the softgels in my food and I woof them down, so getting me to take them is no problem at all.  

I've been taking the Omega 3 softgels for about 2 weeks now, and although it's probably too early for them to really start working, momma thinks my scratching has lessened.  We're trying the Omega 3 for two months, and I'll report back periodically about how my itchiness is doing.


Also in the package was a toy "Max" - one of the two 1800PetMeds mascots.  Max is my new friend.







There were also some of Max's Super Dental Wipes in the package.  (From the look of Max's teeth, he must use these regularly.)  We will review the dental wipes in a future post, but I know everyone is eager for the giveaway.




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And now for the really fun part -- As I said, 1800PetMeds.com sent me a whole box full of stuff, and I want to share it with my readers, so I'm giving some of it away.  One lucky winner will receive a box of pet care products from 1800PetMeds.com.




To enter, just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter thing below.  Due to the cost of shipping, this giveaway is open to residents of the United States only.  (Sorry my non-U.S.-resident pals, but momma is paying for shipping.)


Sorry, but I'm keeping Max

Disclosure: 1800PetMeds.com sent me a box full of free products in return for us trying out some of their products and spreading the word about all their site has to offer.  We will also receive a credit to purchase additional products from 1800PetMeds.com to try out and review.  We received no other compensation for this post.  All opinions expressed are our own.

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23 comments:

  1. Oh we do hope the fish oil helps with the itching. Never seen dental wipes before. That is new to us. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Momma gives us fish oil, and we've really noticed a difference in our coats! You're already a handsome dawg, but a little extra shine can make a doggie feel even more specialer! WOOF WOOF!

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  3. I hope the fish oil works for you! I supplement my dogs with fish oil daily, for all the reasons listed above, and many others. I'm a big fan of it.

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  4. My Mom is always looking for things to help with my allergies too. She already put omega 3 in our food but we haven't noticed a lot of difference yet.

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    1. I've read that it can take 3-4 months to get full benefit of taking Omega 3. Let me know if you start noticing a difference.

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  5. Oh, I can't wait to hear weather the Omega3 works or not! I have to take allergy meds for my ears, and Ma has been all confused abouts the fish oils.
    That is a pawsome box full of goodies Garth!! Though, I notice there is some bath stuffs in there....
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  6. Neat things! And I love the mascot toy!!! Thanks for the chance here!!

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  7. What do you get to eat Garth? I ITCHED A LOT when I was on commercial dog food because I am allergic to most everything in them. Raw diet for me!

    Mason

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    1. I ate hypoallergenic kibble for a long time (potato and venison), but last summer I switched to super-yummy freeze-dried raw (rabbit!) made with human grade ingredients. I don't itch a lot these days, but I still itch some.

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  8. I love Max! He sure is a cutie toy!

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  9. Such a fab box of goodies! I have extra omega 3 in the form of a sardine with my evening meal, it's fab for my coat and tastes good too. Hope it helps with your itchies:-)

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  10. Oh boy! You is gonna be a very healthys doggie whens you haves finished with that box!
    Enjoy!
    Enid xx

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  11. He seems to enjoy chewing on Max. Thanks for sharing your goodies. Garth is a very generous good boy!

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  12. Our dogs have been on a fishoil in the form of a pump that you add to their meals. It seems to be working for our older dog who sometimes gets a bit achey in her back end.

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  13. I have two 13-week-old puppies, Tyson and Crook, who'd love this box. :)

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  14. Oooh! Please do keep us posted on whether those Omega-3 supplements work for you. Mr. K sure could use some itch relief! Much love, The Scottie Mom.

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  15. Gershwin takes Omega-3 caps as well! :)

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  16. You are such a cutie. We'd make a fine pair... you all white and me all black.. Okay I do have a white blaze under my chin, but... Unfortunately i've become a cranky old lady so I might not be so friendly or playful. Hopefully the Omega-3 capsules will help my old bones. Even here in WA it's pretty damm cold right now. My bones aren't too happy about that. I'm barking for summer!
    - Vicki (Furrin) on rafflecopter -

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  17. Oops... Vicki (Furrin) = Vicki Vix on this Rafflecopter. My human mum has two facebook accounts cause she just keep "liking" people and pages.... lots of dog pages too! Fortunately she's nutty about all things dog. @fromfurrin

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  18. My dogs would love to win. This winter has been so hard on them. They love the snow, but not the temps that are in the single digits.

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