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Kaytee Expands Small Animal Lineup with Toys, Accessories, Habitats

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(Press Release) CHILTON, WI – Kaytee announces the release of its largest available habitat and 11 new toys and accessories, expanding its industry leading portfolio of small animal pet products in the U.S. The new products joining the Kaytee line of solutions include:

  • Kaytee My First Home Deluxe Giant – The largest habitat sold by Kaytee, this giant habitat measures 47.5″ x 24″ to provide eight square feet of living space. It includes a height adjustable comfort shelf, safety ramp and easy-to-clean deep scatterless base. (Suggested Retail Price: $149.95)
  • Kaytee CritterTrail Fun-nel Mystery Tube – Hiding inside each foil surprise pack is one of 20 collectible CritterTrail connectable accessory tubes in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Tubes feature ventilation holes and can be combined into nearly any imaginable shape to expand all CritterTrail habitats. (Suggested Retail Price: $3.49)
  • Kaytee CritterTrail Fun-nel Add-Ons – These new accessories would make a great addition to any CritterTrail habitat. The Kaytee CritterTrail Fun-nel Hideout Outhouse can be used for a pet hideaway or to help potty train (Suggested Retail Price: $6.99). Give pets a 360-degree view with the Kaytee CritterTrail Fun-nel Look-Out (Suggested Retail Price: $9.99) or add some room to play with the Kaytee CritterTrail Fun-nel Loop-D-Loop (Suggested Retail Price: $9.99).
  • Kaytee LED Lighted Run-About Ball, 7″ – Winner of the “Best in Show” distinction in the small animal category at Global Pet Expo 2017, this exercise ball provides a soft glow for ideal pet viewing and a 10-minute “workout” timer. (Suggested Retail Price: $14.99)
  • Kaytee Kapok Nest & Chew Pods – A natural pod from a white silk-cotton tree, this product provides a chew source and nesting material that will help pets clean and trim their teeth. (1-Pack Suggested Retail Price: $3.29; 2-Pack Suggested Retail Price: $4.99)
  • Kaytee Chew-Moji – These emoji-inspired wooden chews feature facial expressions created with pet-safe vegetable dye colors to help clean and trim teeth. The chews can be added to any Kaytee Ka-Bob holder. (Holder with 2-Pack of Chews Suggested Retail Price: $4.99; 4-Pack Suggested Retail Price: $3.99)
  • Kaytee Toss & Learn Carrot Game – Encourage hours of healthy activity and interactive play during treat time with this game that easily mounts to any wire cage. (Suggested Retail Price: $7.99)
  • Kaytee Hammock with Stand – The freestanding hammock offers a comfortable and secure resting spot for guinea pigs and other small animals with low and easy access for pets. The durable nylon material is available in four colors and is constructed to withstand multiple washes. (Suggested Retail Price: $16.95)

“We’re inspired by the passion our loyal customers have for their small animal pets, and we take pride in offering a comprehensive collection of solutions to meet their every need,” said Jason Casto, director of Pets International, Kaytee Hard Goods. “Each of these new releases is a reflection of our mission to provide fun and innovative products for our customers and their pets to enjoy together.”

The new offerings from Kaytee join a line of more than 300 small animal products that includes food, treats, bedding, toys, habitats and accessories designed for guinea pigs, ferrets, gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, rats and more.

For more information about Kaytee and complete details on each of the new products, visit www.kaytee.com.

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Show off Your Pet’s Tricks with the Vital Essentials Nationwide Contest

It runs through Jan. 27.

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(PRESS RELEASE)With the new year comes new goals and adventures. So, while you’re working on your personal goals, don’t forget about your four-legged family members. January is National Train Your Dog Month and an excellent opportunity to make a resolution to learn something new with your dog.

Vital Essentials is hosting its first ever “Train Your Dog” Contest on Instagram to help promote the importance of socialization and training for happier, healthier dogs. The contest runs Jan. 13-27. Two winners will be selected from photos posted on Instagram with #TricksforVETreats.

Pet parents can enter our “Train Your Dog” Contest in three easy steps:

  1. Teach your dog a new trick or help them perfect one they already know.
  2. Capture a photo or video of your dog showing off their trick.
  3. Post the photo or video on Instagram with #TricksforVETreats.

All entries will be featured in Vital Essentials Instagram highlights. Winners will be selected on Jan. 31 and will receive a prize pack that includes five Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Family Size Treats, an $80 value. These newest additions to the Vital Essentials lineup are great for multi-dog families or for sharing on your pup’s play dates.

“Our high value treats are ideally suited for training puppies, teaching new tricks or reinforcing positive behaviors,” commented Melissa Olson, VP marketing and sales. “Because our treats are made from single protein and freeze-dried, their nutritional value is much higher than other treats that are highly processed. Dogs eagerly follow commands to get their Vital Essentials reward!”

National Train Your Dog Month was established in 2010 and is designed to promote the importance and benefits of training dogs. Too many dogs are turned into animal shelters each year for behavior and training issues that could be easily solved with proper socialization and positive training. Most importantly, training your dog is not just beneficial, it’s FUN!

For more information and to see some great pet tricks, follow Vital Essentials on Instagram. Contest rules available at vitalessentialsraw.com/sweepstakes

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Oxyfresh Launching Cage Cleaner and New POP Display at Global

The company will be at booth 5970.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Oxyfresh will be exhibiting and showcasing its full line of premium pet dental health and grooming products at Global Pet Expo. The Oxyfresh booth 5970 will be launching its new point-of-purchase display featuring products from its dental line, as well as its new non-toxic Cage Cleaner.

Oxyfresh does not use harsh chemicals or additives that can be harmful to pets. Its groundbreaking, proprietary ingredient Oxygene is what sets the company’s products apart. It is unique because it gently and safely neutralizes the bacteria that causes pet bad breath and periodontal disease, helping pets live longer, happier lives.

The Oxyfresh booth will showcase some of its most popular and beneficial innovations. These include: Pet Dental Water Additive, Pet Ear Cleaner, Pet Shampoo, Pet Dental Gel Toothpaste, Pet Dental Breath Spray and Pet Deodorizer, to name a few. The recently launched Pet Dental Kit will also be displayed, which includes everything needed to help pets achieve a healthy mouth and fresh breath.

“Our Pet Dental line has had tremendous success over the years, which is why we are very excited to offer our new point-of-purchase display highlighting some of our most popular dental products at Global Pet Expo,” says Mariano Tellarini, president of Oxyfresh. “This new eye-catching, high-resolution POP display will help us to continue establishing brand awareness, increase revenue, and promote our innovative pet dental care creations.”

In addition, Oxyfresh is excited to officially launch its new Cage Cleaner at this year’s show. The Cage Cleaner is ideal for cleaning kennels and cages for small animals (birds, gerbils, mice, etc.) Like all products at Oxyfresh, Cage Cleaner is made in the USA, cruelty-free, non-toxic, safe, gentle, effective and won’t disrupt immune system.

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Europet Brings Unique Pet Products to US

The first two brands to be intoduced are Croci Spa from Italy and RelaxoPet from Germany.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Europet’s mission is to bring new European pet products to the U.S. market.

“We will be supplying “Europe’s best kept secrets” to American pet retailers across the country,” says Daniel Stopnicki, owner and founder of Europet, which is a subsidiary of My Family Canada.

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Stopnicki has been in the pet industry for nearly 40 years, specializing in market development for high quality European brands. Having been dedicated to the aquatics segment from the 1990s into the 2000s, he made the switch in 2016 when he introduced the revolutionary My Family Engraving system brand to both the USA and Canadian market place. As the owner of My Family Canada, he is the exclusive Canadian distribution partner for My Family.

Having solidified the My Family distribution network in the U.S., Stopnicki has transitioned out of the market development role with My Family USA. He is now able to focus on bringing his passion for high-end products and unique pet industry marketing expertise by providing access to the lucrative U.S. pet supply industry to a select number of European brands.

The first two brands that Europet will introduce are Croci Spa from Italy and RelaxoPet from Germany.

Europet is the exclusive U.S. distribution partner for Croci Spa, Pet Products from Italy. Croci was founded in Varese in the 1990 thanks to the entrepreneurial intuition of the Croci brothers. The company later gained success in Italy and abroad developing its own high-quality branded products.

Europet is also the exclusive U.S. distribution partner for RelaxoPet, a compact sound module that provides high-frequency vibrations for deep relaxation in dogs, cats, birds and even horses. Invented by Frank Bendix, the RelaxoPet pro Animal relaxation trainer can be used to relieve anxiety-related stress situations in most pets by influencingstress reaction in a subtle and hardly noticeable way — even preventively.

Europet will be exhibiting at the upcoming Global Pet Expo where it will have officially launch its new products.

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