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If you’re like me, you pet is part of your family and this couldn’t be more true for our sweet adopted greyhound Holly. At eleven years young, she’s still got pep in her step and is looking great for her age! Just as we take great care with our own family health, we do the same for Holly including looking after her dental care and giving her nutritious food.
Find Natural and Healthy Pet Products at Stop & Shop
One of the unfortunate traits of the greyhound breed is that they often have bad teeth. While we have had her teeth scaled a few times, we also have to do what we can to prevent more plaque build-up.* We like to give her dental treats like the Purina DentaLife daily oral care dog treats (get a $2 off coupon HERE).
I love that we can get naturally and healthy pet products like Purina ONE True Instinct dog food (and a bunch of other pet care items) at Stop & Shop while I shop for weekly groceries– one stop shopping for the win! In addition to the $2 coupon above, look for these savings in your October 16 Sunday paper insert:
- $2 off any Beyond 3lb bag Dry Dog food
- $3 off any Beyond 13lb or larger bag Dry Dog food
- Buy 5, Get 1 on any Beyond Ground or In Gravy Canned Products,
- Buy 1, Get 1 on any Beyond Purees
- $1 off Beyond Ground Entrees Variety Pack
- $2 off Any Size Beyond Dry cat food
- $1 off the Variety Pack, Buy 3, Get 1 Free
Creating a First Aid Kit for Your Pet
As a part of Holly’s pet health care, we also have a first aid kit for her. We stash one in the house where ours is, and another in the car. Here’s how to make one for your dog or cat:
- Get a plastic bin or other portable container to store the first aid supplies. Take a permanent marker and write your pet’s name on the top of the container, so you can send it with him/her for boarding or pet sitting.
- Purchase products for your pet’s first aid needs. Ideas of items to include are:
- Index card with your veterinarian’s phone number and other important contact information
- Extra nylon leash
- Copies of relevant vaccination records and licensing information.
- Non-stick bandaging, similar to ACE bandages, that doesn’t stick to your pet’s fur.
- Gauze pads
- Adhesive tape
- Tweezers (helpful for removing ticks and splinters!)
- Cotton balls and cotton swabs
- Thermometer (with petroleum jelly)
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Arrange items in your portable container and place along side your family first aid kit (in the home and in the car).
Learn more about the great Purina products you can pick up on your next trip to Stop & Shop!
*Not to be taken as professional veterinary advice. Please consult your veterinarian for recommendations and practices appropriate for your pet.