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Reference Desk July 2011

The Second Annual GREENIES® Pet Oral Health Event Is Coming To PETCO July 30, 31

    The GREENIES® Brand and PETCO partner to promote pet oral health

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 19, 2011—The GREENIES® Brand – makers of the #1 veterinary-recommended pet specialty dental chew – is excited to announce the second annual GREENIES® Pet Oral Health Event, which will take place at PETCO stores across the country on July 30 and 31. GREENIES® Brand representatives and local veterinary technicians will be on hand at select PETCO stores; pet parents are encouraged to bring their pets in to participate.

    Almost 160 million pets in the U.S. do not receive any oral care. Approximately 75 percent of pets three years and older show signs of poor dental health – the most commonly diagnosed health issue in pets. The good news is that it's easy to prevent oral health issues; that's why The GREENIES® Brand team is partnering with PETCO to educate pet owners on good oral health and its benefit to overall pet health.

    The GREENIES® Pet Oral Health Event is a free, in-store event designed to help pet parents better understand the significance of pet oral health.  The event will emphasize the importance of regular professional oral care by a veterinarian and at-home preventive care through daily tooth brushing or efficacious products like GREENIES® Dental Chews and Treats. Pet parents attending the event will not only learn about the most common oral diseases in pets and how to prevent them, but will also receive valuable product coupons redeemable at PETCO.

    "We're proud to bring veterinary professionals and PETCO stores together to help educate pet parents on the importance of good oral health in pets," said Monica Barrett, corporate affairs manager for The GREENIES® Brand.

    The GREENIES® Pet Oral Health Event will take place in PETCO stores nationwide on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, July 31, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Local veterinary technicians will be participating in the event at select stores from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

    For more information about the event, stop by your local PETCO store. www.petco.com/storelocator

    About PETCO
    PETCO is a privately held specialty retailer that provides products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. We operate nearly 1,100 stores in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as a leading pet products and information destination at www.petco.com. Our nonprofit organization, The PETCO Foundation, has raised more than $75 million since its inception in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support approximately 7,000 local animal welfare groups across the country to help find homes for more than 200,000 adoptable animals every year.

    About The Nutro Company
    The Nutro Company is a leading manufacturer of natural* pet food products sold exclusively at pet specialty stores.  The company has been making "The World's Best Pet Food" for more than 80 years and is dedicated to quality, excellence and innovation in dog and cat nutrition offering healthful formulas for every pet's life stage, activity level and size.  The Nutro Company's family of brands includes MAX®, NATURAL CHOICE® dog and cat foods and ULTRA™ food for dogs in addition to the GREENIES® brands, which include the #1 veterinary-recommended pet specialty dental chews**, PILL POCKETS® treats and GREENIES® JointCare Canine treats.  For more information, please visit www.nutro.com and www.greenies.com.

    *Fortified with added vitamins and minerals.
    **Among veterinarians that recommend dental chews/treats for at home oral care
    ®/™ Trademarks © TheNutro Company 2011.  The PETCO® marks are trademarks of Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc.
    U.S. Pat. No. D587,428

    Source: The Nutro Company
     

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