After years of successfully feeding and grooming your pets, dressing them up in adorable costumes and posting glittery, flashing "Blingees" of them on your friends' Myspace pages, you've grown confident in your animal care-taking skills. But are you doing enough? Probably not: New reports show that both cats and dogs require a steady supply of new toys, treats, and food products just to maintain a base level of happiness. For today's deal, spend just $15 to receive a $30 Groupon at Pet Stuff and ensure that your pets remain cheerful and upbeat.
A friendly, community-focused alternative to the big-box chains, Pet Stuff can supply all of your pet needs: toys, treats, food, collars, carriers, clothes, and much, much more. From Feline Pine to New Zealand Real Meat dog treats, they've got it -- unless they don't, in which rare case they'll special-order it for you (even the super-exclusive "Cristal 4 Cats" champagne). Choose from two convenient locations: 509 N. LaSalle or 1201 N. Clark. Convenience is just one of Pet Stuff's many assets: While the Chicago Sun-Times notes its "hearty selection" of goods for dogs and cats, Yelper Kathy K. calls it "a boutique quality pet store with mass merchandiser-like pricing, plus a really friendly staff." [Yelp readers](http://www.yelp.com/biz/pet-stuff-chicago-2 give Pet Stuff a 3.5 rating, out of five stars.
Today's Groupon isn't just a great savings: It will help your cat or dog to avoid the paralyzing depression suffered by the millions of pets who go without adequate supplies of new toys and treats. "I drank in the basement every morning and night for five years, meow meow, because my owner wouldn't replace my dirty old jingle ball, meow," says Daniel T., a shy calico who used our special cat-to-English translation machine to communicate his past feelings of emptiness. It wasn't until Daniel T. ran away from home and found a more responsive owner that he received the brand-new jingle ball that made him feel whole again. Like Daniel T., many dogs and cats slip into self-destructive habits -- over-napping, catnip abuse and "acting out" behaviors, for example -- to numb their pain. Even pets with better-than-average coping skills are vulnerable, faking a cheerful, playful demeanor in a sad attempt to maintain their owners' affections and receive the goodies for which they so desperately yearn.
Don't let despair overwhelm your beloved pets. Get your Groupon and buy them the treats they deserve.