On April 26, the Greenies Brand kicked off its second annual “Show Us Your Pet’s Healthy Smile” contest, which aims to educate pet owners on preventive measures they should take to promote their pet’s oral health. Such measures include twice yearly oral assessment and treatment as necessary by the veterinarian and daily oral care at home.
The contest runs through June 18.
“It’s important that pet owners understand how significant a healthy mouth is for the overall health of their pet,” said Jan Bellows, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, Dipl. AVDC. “Many veterinary dental specialists believe that a clean, healthy mouth can actually prolong a pet’s life.”
To participate in the contest, pet owners can upload a picture of their pet showing off their teeth to www.greenies.com and then encourage their friends and family to vote.
Veterinarians can promote the contest to their clients with free “Show Us Your Pets Healthy Smile” materials. To receive the veterinary promotional package, call 641-228-4045, ext. 11.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three finalists and to their veterinary hospitals. The first place winner will receive a year’s supply of free Canine Greenies Dental Chews, be placed “up in lights” on a billboard in Times Square, be featured on the cover of the September/October issue of The Bark and receive a year’s subscription of the magazine.
Second and third place finalists—and the three veterinary hospitals—will receive free Canine Greenies Dental Chews.
Dr. Bellows and Cameron Woo, editor of The Bark magazine, will select the winners from the top ten pets receiving the most votes.
The Greenies Brand is part of the Nutro Co.