NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The GREENIES® Brand, makers of the #1 veterinary-recommended pet specialty dental chews and treats, announces Pet Dental Checkup Days, an event on March 2 and 3 from 2–4 p.m. Banfield Pet Hospital® veterinary technicians and GREENIES® Brand representatives will facilitate free in-store oral health assessments for dogs and cats at participating PETSMART® stores that have a Banfield Pet Hospital®. Pet parents will also receive product offers and educational take-home tools to help them provide good pet oral health care.
Dental disease continues to be the most common health condition affecting dogs and cats in the United States. However, it's easier than many pet parents may think to recognize and prevent oral health issues in their pets.
The Pet Dental Checkup Days event will help pet parents better understand the significance of good pet oral health. Along with the free dental assessment, the event will emphasize the importance of regular professional oral care by a veterinarian and at-home preventive care through daily tooth brushing or proven efficacious products like GREENIES® Dental Chews and Treats. Pet parents attending the event will also receive valuable product and veterinary service coupons redeemable at PETSMART® stores and Banfield Pet Hospital's®."The Pet Dental Checkup Days event offers pet parents the expertise of dedicated veterinary professionals from Banfield Pet Hospital®, supported by the leading dental treat brand and pet specialty store, to collectively educate pet parents on their pets' oral care and how essential it is to the overall health of pets," said Monica Barrett, senior corporate affairs manager for The Nutro Company. The Pet Dental Checkup Days event will take place at participating PETSMART® stores that have a Banfield Pet Hospital® on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 from 2–4 p.m. For more information pet parents can stop by their local PETSMART® store or find the closest location by visiting http://stores.petsmart.com About PetSmart PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company employs approximately 50,000 associates and operates more than 1,269 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, over 195 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information ( http://www.petsmart.com). PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day CampSMday care services and pet adoption services. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization and the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, has provided more than $165 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets. Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmartFind PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart About Banfield Pet Hospital® Founded in Portland, Ore., in 1955, Banfield is the largest general veterinary practice in the world. In 2007, Banfield joined the Mars, Inc. family of businesses, and today we are more than 800 hospitals strong in neighborhoods across the United States. More than 2,600 veterinarians at Banfield are committed to giving pets the highest quality of veterinary care. Banfield hospitals offer a full range of comprehensive medical services, computerized medical records, preventive care plans for pets and extended operating hours. Banfield Pet Hospital helps extend the lives of millions of pets each year through Optimum Wellness Plans®. For journalists seeking more information, please visit our press room at http://www.Banfield.com or contact our Media Hotline at 888-355-0595. 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 86 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 vet-recommended pet specialty canine dental chews and feline dental treats**, PILL POCKETS ® treats, GREENIES® JointCare Canine treats and SMARTBITES® Feline treats. For more information, please visit www.nutro.com and www.greenies.com. *Fortified with added vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.**Among U.S. veterinarians that recommend dental chews/treats for at-home oral care