Pet Dental Checkup Days Event Coming to PETSMART® Stores

           Pet Dental Checkup Days Event Coming to PETSMART® Stores

The GREENIES® Brand and Banfield Pet Hospital® partner with PetSmart to
promote pet oral health

PR Newswire

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2013

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.

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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

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 ( 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.

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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 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 and 

*Fortified with added vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
**Among U.S. veterinarians that recommend dental chews/treats for at-home oral

®/™ Trademarks © The Nutro Company and its affiliates 2013. U.S. Pat. Nos.
D578,727 and D587,428. The PETSMART® marks and HAPPINESS IN STORE® are
trademarks of PetSmart, Inc.


Contact: Amanda LeGaux, Trone Brand Energy,,
+1-336-812-2023; Monica Barrett, The Nutro Company,,
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