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Kristen Levine Releases Spring Pet Health Checklist in Partnership with Vetericyn® Animal Wellness

Kristen Levine Releases Spring Pet Health Checklist in Partnership with Vetericyn® Animal Wellness

Who: Vetericyn® Animal Wellness, non-toxic wound, skin, eye, ear, and coat care products that help keep animals healthy.

What: Pet living expert and consumer influencer, Kristen Levine, has partnered with  Dr. “Mindy” Melinda J. Mayfield-Davis, the Technical Services Veterinarian with Vetericyn®, to release a free printable Spring Pet Health Checklist. The checklist can be downloaded here.

Why: Every new season brings a new set of pet health issues of which pet parents need to be aware. The Spring Health Checklist is a convenient reminder with expert tips to promote healthy, happy pets. 

Contact: Media interested in learning more about the Spring Pet Health Checklist are asked to contact Kristen Levine at 877-424-6052 or Kristen@kristenlevine.com. 

About Vetericyn®: Vetericyn® Animal Wellness makes innovative, safe, and effective at-home animal wellness products for skin, eye, ear, and coat care. All Vetericyn® products are safe, non-stinging, hypoallergenic, and contain no antibiotics or steroids. 

About Kristen Levine Pet Living: Kristen Levine Pet Living was founded in 2013 by pet expert, speaker, author and advocate Kristen Levine. The multimedia platform offers stories, science and advice for living happier and healthier with pets. An industry insider for more than 25 years, Kristen also launched the first, exclusively pet-focused marketing agency, Fetching Communications, and later acquired PetPR.com. Both Fetching and PetPR.com now operate as a division of French | West | Vaughan, a leading independent agency in the South East serving consumer lifestyle categories.

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Kristen Levine
Kristen@kristenlevine.com
877-424-6052

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PetSafe® Prepares for the Launch of its 2018 Bark for Your Park™ Grant Program and the Second Annual National Dog Park Day Celebration

PetSafe® Prepares for the Launch of its 2018 Bark for Your Park™ Grant Program and the Second Annual National Dog Park Day Celebration

Application submission period begins May 1 — $225,000 of grants available in 2018

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (April 16, 2018) – For the eighth year in a row, PetSafe® brand, an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions, will accept applications from communities around the country for the opportunity to receive grants to help build and enhance local dog parks.

“Since we launched the Bark for Your Park grant program in 2011, we’ve given away over $1 million to build, maintain and enhance dog parks in over 70 communities across the country,” said Justin Young, marketing specialist at PetSafe brand. “Creating safe, off-leash areas for pets and their owners is important to us. Whether we can assist with the funding for a new dog park, or simply help a community install a new fence or watering system, this program is a passion for everyone who works at PetSafe.”

PetSafe received 213 Bark for Your Park grant applications in 2017, and provided 25 communities with grants to build, maintain and enhance local dog parks. In 2018, PetSafe is increasing the number of $25,000 grants for the construction of new parks from five to eight. In addition to the grants for new dog park construction, five communities will receive $5,000 grants to enhance their local dog parks.

May 1 through June 30, communities can submit a grant application at www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark. To apply, each community will need the following items:

  • A letter from a civic leader showing support for the dog park project
  • Photos of the future dog park space or current off-leash dog park
  • Blueprints of the community’s ideal dog park
  • Summary of how the community would benefit from the building, maintaining or enhancing of the dog park
  • A brief of ways your community has shown support for an off-leash dog park

All applications will be reviewed by an internal committee, and the chosen communities will be announced in August of 2018.

To kick off the 2018 Bark for Your Park grant-giving program, PetSafe will celebrate the second annual National Dog Park Day across the country on May 5. This event will encourage pet owners and communities across the country to gather on this day to celebrate their pets, learn about adoption and enjoy meeting with fellow residents of their community. 

The following communities will host events at their dog park in honor of National Dog Park Day:

  • Knoxville, TN
  • Baker City, OR
  • Port Chester, NH
  • Enfield, NH
  • University Place, WA
  • Lodi, WI
  • Truth or Consequences, NM
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Boston, MA

For more information about the Bark for Your Park program, how to get involved in National Dog Park Day or to submit a grant application, please visit www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark, or watch this online video for an inside peek into the program.

About PetSafe®

PetSafe® is an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions. PetSafe is owned by Radio Systems Corporation and headquartered in Knoxville, TN. For more information, please visit www.petsafe.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Media Contact:
Jillian Spitz
(614) 402-0909
jillian.spitz@fetchingcommunications.com

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BodeVet Expands Clinical Trial Sites to Three Additional Veterinary Hospital Locations

BodeVet Expands Clinical Trial Sites to Three Additional Veterinary Hospital Locations

ROCKVILLE, MD. (April 12, 2018) – BodeVet, a developer of advanced transfusion treatment options for the veterinary industry, today announced it has added three new clinical trial sites for its 1-2017 K9 Clinical Trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its first product, StablePlate RX® in clinical canine patients. The world’s first injectable freeze-dried platelet derived product is now being tested in three additional specialty hospitals, including two affiliated with Ethos Veterinary Health and one affiliated with North Carolina State University: Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver and the Randall B. Terry Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

“BodeVet is thrilled to partner with Ethos Veterinary Health and North Carolina State University to increase the number of canine patients enrolled,” said Anne Hale, DVM, Chief Technical Officer at BodeVet. “We now have 40 dogs enrolled in 11 clinical sites across the country to evaluate StablePlate RX CANINE for control of life threatening hemorrhage in thrombocytopenic patients.

BodeVet’s other eight clinical trial sites include:

“Ethos is excited about participating in this trial of StablePlate RX since this is a cutting-edge product that will fill an unmet need in our critical patients,” said Keith Richter, DVM, DACVIM, MSEL, Chief Applied Sciences Officer at Ethos Veterinary Health. “These are the types of innovations that are vital for our profession, and we are so pleased to be able to work with BodeVet to help demonstrate its value in thrombocytopenic patients.”

The findings from the 1-2017-K9 study will be reported later this year. For more information on BodeVet, StablePlate RX and its clinical trial, visit www.bodevet.com.

About BodeVet

BodeVet, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cellphire, Inc., is staffed and advised by world leaders in veterinary transfusion medicine. Formed in 2015, BodeVet’s mission is to promote animal health and welfare by developing and delivering new treatment solutions to veterinary medical practitioners. The company uses technology licensed from Cellphire, a biotechnology company established in early 2006, to develop novel blood products for use in hemostasis and regenerative medicine in veterinary medicine.

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Media Contact:
Mackenzie Smith
Mackenzie.smith@fetchingcommunications.com
(877) 703.3824 x106

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PetSafe® Launches Campaign to Make Pet Health Top of Mind for Customers and Increase Demand for Fountains, Automatic Feeders and Meal Dispensing Toys

PetSafe® Launches Campaign to Make Pet Health Top of Mind for Customers and Increase Demand for Fountains, Automatic Feeders and Meal Dispensing Toys

Eye-catching and creative POP and digital assets available to retailers beginning May 1

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (April 11, 2018) – PetSafe® brand is working with retail partners this July and August to help pet owners recognize the many things their pets are telling them about proper hydration, food frustrations and boredom-induced mischief. In addition to providing hydration-themed materials, which have been available each July since Pet Hydration Month launched in 2014, PetSafe is also offering retailers an assortment of in-store displays and digital assets to drive sales of PetSafe automatic feeders in August.

“We’ve noticed a steady increase of fountain sales each year during Pet Hydration Month,” said Sarah Beene, category manager for PetSafe brand water and feed solutions. “By expanding our focus to include feeders and meal dispensing toys, we’re looking forward to helping our retail partners continue to grow sales in July and August and introduce current water & feed customers to other PetSafe product lines.

As part of Pet Hydration Month this July, PetSafe will offer an MRP holiday on all fountains, including the following Drinkwell® products:

  • Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
  • Drinkwell Outdoor Pet Dog Fountain
  • Drinkwell Seascape Pet Fountain
  • Drinkwell 360 Multi-Pet Stainless Steel Fountain
  • Drinkwell Sedona Pet Fountain

Throughout the month of August, PetSafe will host an MRP reduction on all automatic feeders, including the following featured products:

  • Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder for iPhone and Android
  • Digital Two Meal Feeder
  • Six Meal Feeder
  • Healthy Pet Simply Feed 12-Meal Automatic Pet Feeder

To support retailers and increase sales in July and August, PetSafe has also developed a consumer-facing social media, digital advertising and public relations campaign all under the theme “Your Pet Is Trying to Tell You Something.” All campaign assets are designed to remind pet parents of the importance of keeping their pets happy, healthy and hydrated.

Sales kits are available April 2 and POP displays are available to ship May 1. Retailers interested in participating in the PetSafe Healthy Pets campaign this July and August should contact their PetSafe brand sales manager directly or email RVA_InsideSales@petsafe.net.

About PetSafe®
PetSafe® is an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions. PetSafe is owned by Radio Systems Corporation and headquartered in Knoxville, TN. For more information, please visit www.petsafe.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

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Media Contact:
Jillian Spitz
(614) 402-0909
jillian.spitz@fetchingcommunications.com

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Unauthorized Use of Pet-Ag, Inc.’s Zoologic® Trademark

Unauthorized Use of Pet-Ag, Inc.’s Zoologic® Trademark

Unauthorized Use of Pet-Ag, Inc.’s Zoologic® Trademark

Pet-Ag’s Zoologic® Milk Matrix is the leading multi-animal choice for species specific nutrition.  Zoologic® Milk Matrix is a vet-recommended and scientifically formulated product which is the top choice of zoos and wildlife animal rescue professionals.  For whatever the breed or species, from orphaned neonate squirrels and bunnies, to Siberian tiger cubs and Polar bear cubs, as well as for mature animals needing additional nutrition, Pet-Ag makes the leading milk replacers and nutritional supplements to nourish them and help them grow healthy and strong. 

Pet-Ag has recently learned that Arrow Reliance Inc. d/b/a Darwin’s Natural Pet Products has been selling raw dog food under the unauthorized brand names “ZooLogic” and “Zoologics”.  These products were recently recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration due to an ongoing pattern of pathogenic contamination, including Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli.  More information regarding this recall is available at https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.  Pet-Ag wishes to dispel any confusion that may have arisen as a result of Darwin’s unauthorized and infringing use of the “ZooLogic” and “Zoologics” brand names.  Rest assured, THERE IS NO AFFILIATION OR ASSOCIATION between Pet-Ag’s Zoologic® Milk Matrix and Darwin’s Natural Pet Products’ raw dog food. 

The protection of Pet-Ag’s Zoologic® brand is of the utmost importance, and Pet-Ag is taking action to protect its legal interests to prevent further damage to its products and reputation.

About Pet-Ag, Inc.
Pet-Ag is a leading provider of quality pet products such as milk replacers and nutritional supplements that are designed to enhance and enrich the lives of all animals, marketing such important brands as Zoologic®, KMR®, Esbilac®, Cat-Sip®, Fresh ’n Clean®, Prozyme® and Bene-Bac® Plus. Originally founded as a division of Borden, Inc., Pet-Ag’s first product, Esbilac®, a milk replacement powder, became the world’s first commercially prepared, nutritionally balanced formula for puppies. Pet-Ag is now a 100 percent employee-owned company, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of PBI-Gordon Corporation.

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Media Contact:
Michele Kaminski
Director of Marketing
Mkaminski@petag.com
570.550.3201

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