Record Heat Projected for 2016 Triggers Pet Safety Concerns

The Makers of Adams™ Flea and Tick Control Share Pet Safety Tips to Help Pet Owners Navigate the Dog Days of Summer

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--()--Summer is officially underway, and according to recent NASA research1, 2016 is expected to reach higher temperatures than normal. Considering the potential dangers for dogs who might be exposed to extreme heat, the makers of Adams™ Flea & Tick Control products are advising pet owners to take precautions and proactive steps to help ensure their pets’ health and safety for the coming months. Pet owners should be especially mindful of the “dog days of summer” between July 3rd and August 11th, typically the hottest days of the season.

According to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, there is a more than 99 percent chance that 2016 will surpass 2015 as the hottest year on the books.

“Pets are important members of the family. Hot weather can create severe conditions ranging from flea and tick outbreaks to more severe problems like heatstroke,” said Gregory Yeadon, Senior Brand Manager, Adams Pet Products. “It’s important for pet parents to be on alert and take proactive steps all throughout the summer.”

Pet owners can sign up for free flea and tick outbreak alerts for their neighborhood at http://www.adamspetcare.com/startsmart. Additional help comes from following these safety tips:

  • Make flea and tick control a priority all summer long with products like Adams™ flea and ticks sprays and shampoos.
  • Be mindful and avoid hot surfaces. Pets can burn their paws on sun-heated pavements/black asphalts.
  • Keep pets clean and groomed in order to regulate body temperature and prevent skin irritations.
  • Pets need sunscreen, too. Use a pet-friendly sunscreen and apply all over exposed areas including their underbellies.
  • Create a mini oasis for your pet by getting your pet a kiddie pool for a quick, cooling dip in the water.

For a complete Adams product list and more education about flea and tick control, visit www.adamspetcare.com.

About Adams™ Flea and Tick Control

The Adams line of products, which has been sold by veterinarians for more than 30 years, includes easy-to-use and effective topical products, shampoos, collars and sprays for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens, as well as the home and yard. It is imperative to comprehensively treat your pets, home and yard regularly to eliminate the pests as well as their hidden eggs and larvae. For a complete product list and more education about flea and tick control, visit www.adamspetcare.com.

About Central Garden & Pet

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) (NASDAQ: CENTA) is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies markets. Committed to new product innovation, our products are sold to specialty independent and mass retailers. Participating categories in Lawn & Garden include: Grass seed and the brands PENNINGTON®, and THE REBELS®; wild bird feed and the brand PENNINGTON®; weed and insect control and the brands AMDRO®, SEVIN®, IRONITE® and OVER-N-OUT®; and decorative outdoor patio products under the PENNINGTON ® brand. We also provide a host of other regional and application-specific garden brands and supplies. Participating categories in Pet include: Animal health and the brands ADAMS™ and ZODIAC®; aquatics and reptile and the brands AQUEON®, CORALIFE® and ZILLA®; bird & small animal and the brands KAYTEE®, Forti-Diet® and CRITTER TRAIL®; dog & cat and the brands TFH™, NYLABONE®, FOUR PAWS®, IMS™, CADET®, PINNACLE® and AVODERM®; and equine and the brands FARNAM®, HORSE HEALTH™ and VITAFLEX®. We also provide a host of other application-specific pet brands and supplies. Central Garden & Pet Company is based in Walnut Creek, California, and has approximately 3,700 employees, primarily in North America. For additional information on Central Garden & Pet Company, including access to the Company's SEC filings, please visit the Company’s website at www.central.com.

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1 Thompson, Andrea. (2016, May 18). ’99 Percent Chance’ 2016 Will Be Hottest Year. Retrieved from http://www.climatecentral.org/news/99-percent-chance-2016-hottest-year-20359

Contacts

for Central Garden & Pet Company
Evelyn Barrios, 310-264-6965
Evelyn.Barrios@mslgroup.com
or
Mark Newberg, 847-330-5367
MNewberg@central.com

Release Summary

The Makers of Adams™ Flea and Tick Control Share Pet Safety Tips to Help Pet Owners Navigate the Dog Days of Summer

Contacts

for Central Garden & Pet Company
Evelyn Barrios, 310-264-6965
Evelyn.Barrios@mslgroup.com
or
Mark Newberg, 847-330-5367
MNewberg@central.com