How Will Americans Celebrate Valentine's Day with Their Pets? Old Mother Hubbard Treats Finds Out

TEWKSBURY, MA, Feb. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It's no secret, America loves their pets—so much so, that 57 percent of pet parents said it was a deal breaker if their significant other or potential significant other didn't like pets. To really celebrate puppy love this Valentine's Day, Old Mother Hubbard®, makers of wholesome, naturally delicious dog treats, has introduced a limited time only treat: Old Mother Hubbard 'Bits of Love P-Nuttiers' for pooches who love peanut butter, paired with an Old Mother Hubbard staple: 'Mothers Solutions™ Minty Fresh Breath' treats, which feature spearmint, parsley and fennel to help with stinky breath!

The just-released Old Mother Hubbard 'Bits of Love' survey of 600 pet owners nationwide, found that 42 percent of Americans will be buying their dogs a special treat this Valentine's Day and another 11 percent will be preparing a special meal for their loveable furry friend. Want to see what else America had to say about their relationship with their pets? Check out the full survey results below:

• 26% of all pet parents say that their pet gets jealous when they show affection to their significant other

• 54% of American pet owners tell their pets "I Love You" on a daily basis

• American pet parents want to spoil their pets this February 14th. Here's how:
o 21% will be investing in new toys
o 18% will be showing their pooch some extra attention
o 6% will be investing in some chic new clothing
o 4% will be taking their pets to the groomer

• Looking for love online? 1 in 10 American pet parents have used a photo of their pet in an online dating profile

Those looking to share their smooches on social media can enter Old Mother Hubbard's Bits of Love photo contest for a chance to win a year's supply of Old Mother Hubbard natural dog treats. Contestants may also enter on Instagram using #OMHSmoochYourPooch and @oldmotherhubbarddogsnacks! The Smooch Your Pooch Contest runs for the entire month of February.

Old Mother Hubbard® – "Give 'Em Some Snack Love®":

Since 1926, Old Mother Hubbard®, a proud member of the WellPet® family of brands, has used the same simple methods to bake our snacks for dogs. Each home-style recipe is carefully crafted from wholesome ingredients that allow dog owners to feel good about giving their dogs a reward that is healthy and heartfelt. Visit to learn more. Find Old Mother Hubbard on Twitter Join Old Mother Hubbard on Facebook -

About WellPet, LLC:

WellPet is home to the family of premium pet food brands including Wellness®, Old Mother Hubbard®, Eagle Pack® and Holistic Select®. For more than 100 years, WellPet has delivered on the promise of doing whatever it takes to make the healthiest natural products for the pets that depends on us. Today, our team of animal lovers, nutritionists and vets at WellPet are committed to carrying forth our strong heritage, continuing to find new ways to bring innovation, nutritional excellence and product quality to our family of natural brands, always putting pet health first.

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CONTACT: Mary-Catherine Citarelli 360 Public Relations 857-300-6301Source: WellPet