Friday, February 4, 2011

Chew on this and GREENIES will donate to AAHA Helping Pets Fund

Do I know that good oral care can help increase a pet's lifespan? You betcha! Do I brush Cosmo's teeth? Well ... uh ...  no, but it seems neither do 99 percent of U.S. dog owners.

So when I received this info from the nice folks at GREENIES, it made me feel just a little better about neglecting Cosmo's oral hygiene choosing the best treats for good dental health.

Cosmo always enjoys a good chew, and that can be a good thing. But as it turns out, not all dental chews are created equal.

That's why the American Veterinary Dental College created the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) -- to establish testing protocols and a Seal of Acceptance for pet products that meet established standards in helping reduce plaque and tartar buildup.

And ... ta-da! ... GREENIES® Canine Dental Chews -- with their special chewy texture for maximum tooth contact -- have the magic VOHC seal for both plaque and tartar control.  See more products that have been awarded the VOHC seal here.

Now, just in time for National Pet Dental Health month, here's what you can do to help pets most in need of veterinary dental care.

The Campaign. The GREENIES® Brand is partnering with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) to support its Helping Pets Fund, a charitable organization that provides financial support for sick or injured pets that need veterinary care. This fund makes a wide range of veterinary services available for pets whose owners have either abandoned them or do not have the financial means to pay for treatment options. 

GREENIES’® donations will help to provide life-saving oral surgeries for dogs and cats in need.  

So how can you help? Just spread the word!
  • For every blog post written about VOHC, The GREENIES® Brand will donate $25 to the AAHA Helping Pets Fund
  • For every use of #VOHC on Twitter (either through an original post or a re-tweet), The GREENIES® Brand will donate $1 to the AAHA Helping Pets Fund
Easy! If you'd like to help spread the word, feel free to bite on anything in this blog post and carry it on over to your blog or twitter!

Cosmo Havanese


  1. Thanks for telling us what the email is all about that is sitting in our inbox right now. We have been so busy we haven't had a change to read past the hello part. We will be sure to post about it on Monday.

    Thanks for linking up. Have an awesome weekend and see your mommy very soon.

    Felissa, Davinia, and Indiana

  2. Very cool...I also have the same email sitting in my inbox, but hadn't read it yet. Like most dogs, Gus goes nut-so for Greenies.

    We brush Gus's teeth often, but he wishes we'd just give him more Greenies instead. :)

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

  3. What a great program!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  4. I got that email too, and it promptly got lost in the shuffle. I'll have to eek out a tweet or something to make up for it.

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