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PetSafe® Introduces 18 Products at 2018 Global Pet Expo

PetSafe® Introduces 18 Products at 2018 Global Pet Expo

Innovations in automatic feeders, travel & access products, remote trainers, toys, litter boxes, leashes and collars.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 16, 2018) – PetSafe® brand, a leader in innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle solutions, will showcase 18 of its newest products and accessories, including newly acquired Solvit™ product line, at the pet industry’s largest annual trade show in Orlando, Fla. The 2018 Global Pet Expo will take place from March 21-23 at the Orange County Convention Center, featuring over 1,000 exhibitors from around the world.  

NEW Feeders

The PetSafe® Six Meal Feeder is designed for the busy pet parent. Whether at work or away for the weekend, the Six Meal Feeder provides more mealtime flexibility. With the ability to schedule one to six meals, each up to one cup of dry or semi-most food, the feeder helps keep a pet’s healthy feeding routine on schedule.

NEW Travel and Access

New to PetSafe® as part of the Solvit acquisition in 2017, the SmartFit Premium Bucket Seat Covers are made from heavy, 100 percent cotton twill with quilting trimmed with genuine leather accents. The SmartFit system improves fit in all vehicles, and the waterproof material and zippers prevent seat damage from water, mud and spills. Bench and hammock sizes are also available.

The Wood Sofa Ramp allows pets up to 100 pounds to access their favorite spot on the couch. The ramp is made with thick carpeting to prevent slipping and folds flat for easy storage, and the cherry finished wood complements the home.

The PupSTEP Wood Stairs, now available in medium size, are made with walnut-stained wood and constructed to help pets up to 100 pounds reach their favorite places safely. The stairs fold for easy storage or transport, and have built in safety side rails to give pets the confidence they need when using the stairs.

NEW Remote Trainers

The waterproof and rechargeable PetSafe® Remote Trainers are easy to use and can quickly improve communication between the pet and pet owner. Available in 100-, 300-, 600- or 900-yard range, Remote Trainers include tone, vibration and 15 levels of static stimulation.

PetSafe® Lite Remote Trainers include the same features as the Remote Trainers, but deliver a gentler static stimulation than the standard trainers, even at higher levels. PetSafe Lite Trainers are best suited for sensitive, timid or smaller dogs. Available in 100-, 300- or 600-yard range.

NEW Bark Collar

The PetSafe® Rechargeable Bark Control Collar discourages nuisance barking, whining and whimpering. It gives a safe static correction by using unique bark-sensing technology. As the dog is trained to bark less, the collar’s corrective levels are reduced.

Designed for sensitive, timid or small dogs, the PetSafe® Lite Rechargeable Bark Control Collar delivers a gentler static stimulation to discourage barking and whining. The device is waterproof and rechargeable. Available to ship in May 2018.

NEW Litter Box

Taking a cat on vacation has never been easier than with the PetSafe® Disposable Litter Box. Perfect for a pet on the move, this compact litter box easily pops up and folds back down for travel convenience. The litter box comes with a full bag of our premium crystal litter for superior odor control and disposable scoops, making it an all-in-one solution.

NEW Dog Toys

The new PetSafe® Treat Ring Variety Pack, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is an irresistible treat filler for ring holding toys. These toys and treats make for a long lasting and more exciting playtime. The variety pack includes five natural rawhide rings and five of each flavor: peanut butter and jelly, turkey, cranberry and pumpkin.

The new PetSafe® Grip ‘n’ Tug makes every tug-of-war game exciting. Its unique handle is designed to protect the pet owner’s hand, while providing a secure hold during any game. The braided toy is durable for every pet’s pull.

Pet owners can keep their pet’s new Grip ‘n’ Tug toy in perfect playing condition with the PetSafe® Grip ‘n’ Tug Replacement Tug. This braided fleece rope tug is both strong and flexible and can easily be used as a stand-alone toy.

The new PetSafe® Squeak Replacement Tug makes the Grip ‘n’ Tug a more exciting play time experience between pet and owner. The squeaker attaches to the grip handle, protecting the pet owner’s hand.

NEW Cat Toys

The new PetSafe® Laser Chase is an automated laser toy that provides endless fun for every cat. The laser toy moves around randomly, and is able to navigate out of corners and from underneath furniture. It also includes an automatic shut-off after 10 minutes of playtime. Available to ship in May 2018. 

The PetSafe® ZOOM has two lasers for double the fun for any cat! ZOOM rotates 360 degrees and creates random patterns for endless fun. The laser automatically shuts-off after 15 minutes of playtime. Available to ship in May 2018.

NEW Leashes and Collars 

The PetSafe® Sport Leash, available in three colors, makes walking pets of any size stress-free without the burden of carrying a leash. Its adjustable hand wrap is designed to fit comfortably around the palm, while a built-in bungee section reduces the impact of sudden jolts and pulls, keeping the pet owner in control on every stroll.

The PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collar, BoPaw Design protects dogs from collar-related accidents and is now available in a paw print pattern. If a dog’s collar becomes entangled or stuck, the buckle releases and the collar will fall off harmlessly to ensure the dog’s safety.

Designed to use with the PetSafe® 3 in 1 harness, the Two Point Control Leash provides more control with less pulling. The unique design includes two leash snaps that attach to the front and the back of the harness, which provides added safety and control while walking the dog. Available to ship in May 2018.

For more information about PetSafe brand and its line of innovative products, please visit booth #2753 at Global Pet Expo or online at To schedule a product demonstration or meeting with a PetSafe representative during the show, please email Jillian Spitz at

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 or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Tomlyn® to Host Jackson Galaxy, AKA “the Cat Daddy” in Booth at 2018 Global Pet Expo

Tomlyn® to Host Jackson Galaxy, AKA “the Cat Daddy” in Booth at 2018 Global Pet Expo

Jackson to sign autographs and host Facebook Live Q&A on March 21

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (March 16, 2018)Tomlyn®, a world-class developer of scientifically developed, veterinarian-approved animal health products, has announced that Jackson Galaxy, TV star, author and pet advocate, will sign fan autographs in its booth during the 2018 Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday, March 21.

In addition to spending time with fans, Jackson will host a live Q&A on the Tomlyn Facebook page. He will answer user-submitted questions, provide tips to create a harmonious home for cats and their guardians and discuss Tomlyn cat health products, including the Pill Masker.

“Jackson is a well-respected animal advocate, and a trusted feline behavior resource for our customers,” said Tabitha Cromer, marketing manager at Tomlyn. “We’re excited to host Jackson in our booth during the expo, and can’t wait to give our social media followers access to his expert insight to help those who may be struggling with a pet at home.”

Jackson Galaxy Fan Autographs:

  • Day: Wednesday, March 21
  • Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Where: Booth #1925

Jackson Galaxy LIVE Facebook Q&A:

Jackson has partnered with Tomlyn to increase awareness of its Pill Masker paste for cats and dogs, which makes the unpleasant job of giving pills to animals so much easier. For more information about Tomlyn and the Pill Masker, visit

In addition to hosting Jackson Galaxy in its booth during the 2018 Global Pet Expo, Tomlyn will have a variety of new products on display, including its new Equistro® Secreta Pro respiratory health supplement for horses, L-Lysine Gel for cats and dogs and its Dr. King’s Natural Pet Pharmaceutical (NPP) Yeast Control product for dogs.

About Tomlyn®:
Tomlyn, a world-class animal health and wellness company founded in 1976, carries a complete line of scientifically developed, veterinarian-approved animal health products. The company’s wide selection of product categories range from immune support, vitamins, digestive support and hairball remedies, to joint and hip support, calming aids and sanitizers. Tomlyn expanded into the equine and bovine industry in 2017 with the EPIC® line and now the addition of three new Equistro® equine health supplements. Tomlyn is owned by, Vetoquinol, the eighth-largest veterinary pharmaceutical company in the world. For more information, please visit, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

About Jackson Galaxy:
Jackson Galaxy is an animal advocate, host of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell and is a New York Times best-selling author with more than 20 years of experience helping humans understand cats and helping cats find their mojo.

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ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam Event Awarded NAVC Veterinary Innovation Council Innovation Award

ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam Event Awarded NAVC Veterinary Innovation Council Innovation Award

MERIDIAN, Idaho (March 6, 2018) – At the heels of its 10th anniversary, the ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam Event program was among the 10 winners of the 2018 Veterinary Innovation Council (VIC) Awards. With five individual categories and five organization categories, this program won in the “Organization: Other” category receiving four out of five votes given in that category; overall more than 180 nominations were up for vote in all categories.

The ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam is a volunteer-based, philanthropic national event that provides free ocular screening eye exams to qualified Service and Working Animals each May. These exams are provided by 300 board certified veterinary ophthalmologist members of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists® (ACVO®) who choose to participate and volunteer their time and resources. In 10 years, the program has provided over 60,000 eye exams to deserving Service and Working Animals across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Dr. Brady Beale, past Public Relations Committee Chair and devoted participating ophthalmologist to the program, accepted the award on ACVO’s behalf during the award ceremony at the NAVC (VMX) meeting in Orlando on February 4, 2018. In addition, Dr. Beale served as a guest panel speaker at the conference representing and discussing the ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam Event.

The 2018 event will be the 11th year this program has been offered to the public. You’ll find more information about the specific program and how it helps Service and Working Animals with this program press release.

About the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO)®
The (ACVO®) is an approved veterinary specialty organization of the American Board of Veterinary Specialties, and is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Its mission is “to advance the quality of veterinary medicine through certification of veterinarians who demonstrate excellence as specialists in veterinary ophthalmology.” To become board certified, a candidate must successfully complete a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, a one-year internship, a three-year ACVO® approved residency and pass a series of credentials and examinations. For more information, please visit

About the Veterinary Innovation Awards Council
The Veterinary Innovation Awards Council was established in 2017 to recognize people and organizations dedicated to innovation for the betterment of the animal health industry. Its mission is to tackle innovation opportunities that lift all segments of animal health care, including caregivers, academia, suppliers and consumers. View program infographic. This year was their inaugural award for the program.

About Stokes Pharmacy
Stokes Pharmacy is a national, full-service compounding pharmacy specializing in the art and science of the custom formulation of prescription medicines for humans and animals. Leading the way in innovation, Stokes invites veterinarians to prescribe compounded medications online securely, quickly, and accurately via iFill, a cloud-based prescription management system. Stokes has chosen to support the event as its namesake sponsor for six years and is very involved in the program. For more information, visit

Dr. Martha Low participating in the 10th anniversary event. Additional photographs are available upon request.

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Bideawee Ball 2018 to be Hosted by Broadway Veteran Gregg Edelman on May 21

Bideawee Ball 2018 to be Hosted by Broadway Veteran Gregg Edelman on May 21

New York, New York, March 5, 2018 – Bideawee, a leading animal welfare and pet adoption organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island, today revealed it will host this year’s Bideawee Ball at The Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on May 21. The Ball is the organization’s premier social event of the year and features cocktails, seated dinner, dancing and awards to those who have made a difference in the lives of homeless animals.

“We are thrilled to announce that in honor of the Broadway theme, our host is Broadway veteran Gregg Edelman,” said Leslie Granger, President and CEO at Bideawee. “We feel privileged to have Gregg’s support of our fundraiser, and are looking forward to celebrating the evening with him as our emcee. Gregg has starred on Broadway and in television and film for more than 20 years, and has received four Tony nominations during his career, so he is the perfect choice for this year’s event.”

The charity gala will also recognize four individuals for their contributions to Bideawee and support for programs that help adoptable pets find forever homes. The 2018 Bideawee Honorees are:

  • Honoree Anthony Milone, the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Cross County Savings Bank is active in his local community, serving on numerous boards and leading various community fundraising efforts, and is a life-long animal lover. 
  • Honoree John Olsen has been an active Bideawee supporter since 2013, contributing as a gala committee member and then as chair in 2015 and 2016. During his time as chair, the gala set new records in total donations, raising more than $1 million.
  • Junior Honoree Matilda Wilkes is a Year 5 student at the British International School in Manhattan. She has volunteered on the weekends at Bideawee for almost two years with her parents. Matilda and her family foster Marlon Brando, the former long-term Bideawee resident who has an auto-immune disorder. Marlon has flourished since becoming a special member of the Wilkes family.
  • Flora Kibbe Humane Hero Recipient William Berloniis the first animal trainer ever to be a Tony Award Honoree.  He has worked with 27 Broadway shows, and all the dogs he trains are rescues.  He is the Animal Director of the new musical, “Because of Winn Dixie,” and has also trained animals for hundreds of off-Broadway shows, regional theater, touring musicals, television, and movies. 

The Ball, which is black tie optional, attracts hundreds of socially active animal lovers from New York City’s business, social and celebrity communities. Attendees have the opportunity to win unique experiences and special offerings during the silent and live auctions. Prizes featured include: a vacation rental in Martha’s Vineyard; a personal chef for the day; VIP tickets to the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall; Yankees, Knicks, Mets, Nets, Islanders and Rangers tickets; two nights for two at The Algonquin Hotel; gift cards to upscale New York City restaurants; golf packages, unique pet gifts and treats; and more!

Visit to purchase tickets. For more information about Bideawee, visit the website and follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

About Bideawee

Bideawee, which means “stay awhile,” in Scottish, is one of the country’s oldest and most respected animal welfare and pet adoption organizations. Founded in 1903, Bideawee’s mission is to be Greater New York’s leader in rescuing, caring for, and placing homeless cats and dogs with people who love them. Bideawee provides an array of high touch services including adoption centers, animal hospitals, pet therapy programs, and pet memorial parks that serve pets and pet lovers on their lifelong journey together. Bideawee is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 humane animal organization and 100% of Bideawee’s funding comes from private sources. Bideawee operates adoption centers in New York City and Westhampton. For more information, visit:

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Bideawee Contact:
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BodeVet Hires New Clinical Coordinator and Lead Apheresis Technician

BodeVet Hires New Clinical Coordinator and Lead Apheresis Technician

ROCKVILLE, MD. (March 1, 2018)BodeVet, a developer of advanced transfusion treatment options for the veterinary industry, is pleased to announce the recent hire of Jessica (Jessie) Brown, LVT. Jessie will serve as the Clinical Coordinator & Lead Apheresis Technician at BodeVet. She has over 15 years of veterinary technical experience in specialty and emergency clinics, plus management and operational experience in creating and running a regional veterinary blood bank.

“We are excited to welcome Jessie as we continue to expand our team at BodeVet,” said Anne Hale, DVM, Chief Technical Officer at BodeVet. “Jessie’s hands-on skills and understanding of the needs for blood and blood products in veterinary practice will help enhance the technical capabilities of BodeVet.”

Jessie will be directly involved in the continued research and promotion around BodeVet’s first product, StablePlate RX™, which is the world’s first injectable freeze-dried platelet derived product. Each shelf-stable, hemostatic agent is tested to ensure its safety. Although it is primarily focused on canine and equine conditions, the company is also supporting work focused on endangered species.

Jessie’s most recent position was Personal Manager and Lead Technician Blood Bank Coordinator at Animal Emergency Clinic in Greenville, South Carolina. Prior to that, she was a Veterinary Technician at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialty and Emergency in Portland, Oregon. Her professional tenure also includes the roles of Veterinary Technician at Oregon Veterinary Specialty, Animal Emergency Clinic and Spartanburg Veterinary Emergency Clinic.

Jessie holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of South Carolina-Upstate and an associate’s degree in veterinary technology from Cedar Valley Community College. She has research experience with canines and sea turtles.

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 borrowed 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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