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SEATTLE (May 21, 2015) – According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), in 2014 in the United States alone the flea and tick category accounted for $2 billion1. Consumers need simple and effective ways to protect their pets from insects and the diseases they can carry. In response, PetEdge, a leading supplier of wholesale grooming supplies and discount pet products, is launching a comprehensive assortment of innovative Insect Shield® repellent products. The Insect Shield® for Pets product launch is also working to fuel needed revenues for Shelters via the PetEdge® Profits for Shelters Program.

The Collection
The Insect Shield® for Pets collection includes blankets, reversible beds, exercise pens, cots, cargo seat covers, premium tees, lightweight hoodies, safety vests, bandanas, and neck gaiters—all with built-in bug protection. Consumers love the convenience, as pets are protected simply while using or wearing everyday pet products.

The Technology
Insect Shield’s EPA-registered technology is the result of years of research and field study conducted by third party laboratories. The technology is utilized by leading outdoor lifestyle brands, work wear distributors, equestrian brands and International relief organizations across the globe. Learn more on our FAQ or Research pages.

The Insect Shield for Pets product launch is also driving increased retail sales for animal shelters nationwide. The PetEdge® Dealer Services division launched the Profits for Shelters Program in 2010 with the goal of adding vital, new revenue streams for shelters in a period where donations were declining. By collaborating with PetEdge® through the Profits for Shelters Program, numerous animal welfare organizations have been guided through the process of building a retail space offering necessary, well-vetted products for new owners that also help generate needed funds. The program, which began with 50 shelter participants has now grown to include over 300 organizations.

New pet owners need everything from collars to crates, bowls, food and toys. PetEdge®’s Insect Shield for Pets collection now offers shelters an exciting line-up of blankets, beds, cots, tees, bandanas and more – all with built-in protection from ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and biting flies.

About PetEdge
Founded in 1956, PetEdge is the leading provider to pet care professionals. For additional information, please visit PetEdgeDS.com, http://www.insectshieldforpets.com or connect with us on Facebook.

About Insect Shield® Technology
Insect Shield Repellent Apparel and Gear are revolutionary products designed to provide long-lasting, effective and convenient personal insect protection. For more information visit insectshield.com or connect with us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter.

1 IRI multi-unit data, 12 months ending 3/31/14.

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Media Contact:
Janine Robertson
(206) 354-9093
janinerobertson@insectshield.com

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