If your pet is scratching or licking their skin until it’s raw and red, if they’re losing fur, or constant scratching is getting in the way of their enjoyment of life, it’s probably more than a simple itch.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (PRWEB) September 01, 2020
All pets love a good scratch, but for some, itching can become a serious problem. If excessive itching is making your pet miserable, an intolerance can be the underlying cause. An intolerance is similar to an allergy, but different in that your pet experiences mild symptoms that are not life-threatening that may occur hours or even days after exposure.
Your pet may have multiple intolerances to just about anything, including ingredients in their food, plants and materials in their environment, or even your other pets. Intolerances can manifest as digestive issues, chronic ear infections, and excessive itching.
“How itchy is too itchy? If your pet is scratching or licking their skin until it’s raw and red, if they’re losing fur, or constant scratching is getting in the way of their enjoyment of life, it’s probably more than a simple itch,” says Larissa Schenck, Director of Marketing at 1-800-PetMeds®.
The at-home Pet Intolerance Test Kit from 5Strands is easy to use. You simply mail a few strands of your pet’s fur to the 5Strands lab using the instructions and special mailing supplies included in the kit. Your pet’s fur is then analyzed for over 300 items, including foods, preservatives, plants, fabrics, and more. Within a few days, your results will be emailed to you. You can use the results to make changes to your pet’s diet and environment, and start a conversation with your veterinarian about managing your pet’s intolerances.
All pet parents are invited to enter for a chance to win a free Pet Intolerance Test. The 1-800-PetMeds® What’s Itching Your Pet Sweepstakes runs from September 1st, 2020 through September 30th, 2020. Everyone who enters from 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET is eligible to win a Pet Intolerance Test Kit. Four (4) winners will be drawn on October 1, 2020. To enter, visit the What’s Itching Your Pet Sweepstakes page.
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