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Long Island Pet Expo Returns March 10-12

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It will highlight new pet products.

(Press Release) HAUPPAUGE, NY – The Long Island Pet Expo returns for the eighth year at Suffolk Community College, March 10-12, 2017, with new animal acts.

Hosted by Long Island’s Family Pet Shows, the expo has something for animal lovers of every age, including pet acts and many educational animal and wildlife exhibits.

The show is also pet-friendly; pet owners can bring their own leashed and well-behaved pets with them to enjoy the show. Pet parents can shop throughout the expo at over 100 vendor booths, meet adoptable pets, learn from veterinarians and groomers and see many new pet products to the market.

Attendees will be able to see dancing and acrobatic dogs, rabbit hopping, dog agility, exotic animals, the rainforest reptile show, a petting zoo, parrots of all kinds and more.

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New this year, adult attendees can purchase a Weekend Pass for $20 online ahead of the show. This will be for repeat admission to the show Friday-Sunday for adults.

Friday night is “Family Night” where kids 12 and under are admitted for free.

Features this year include:

  • Rabbit Hopping, Guinea Pig Agility. It’s not the bunny hop you’re thinking of – but talented rabbits who love to jump. Guinea Pit Agility? Move over border collies, there’s a new agility in town. Allikatt’s Bunnies will present an agility demo of rabbits hopping and guinea pig agility all weekend – and there is a seminar so you can learn how to get involved in this sport with your own hare.
  • TICA Championship Cat Show – for cat lovers who have never been to a cat show, this is a purrific way to see all different breeds of cats up close. TICA cat show returns for the second year to the expo on Saturday and Sunday only.
  • Dancing Dogs – Forget about DWTS! It’s Dancing With Your Dogs! Diana Frohman and her Golden Retrievers will be dancing the weekend away with their Dancing with your Dog performances at the Pet Expo. It is a wonderful display of communication and relationship between dog and handler, set to music.
  • Dachshund Derby Returns – Weiner race anyone? Due to popular demand, the Long Island Dachshund Derby will be back this year both Saturday and Sunday at the expo 1-3 p.m. both days. Pure bred and Doxie mixes are invited to compete in this family friendly event. Competitors will race head-to-head to find out who is the fastest Dachshund on the Island.
  • Rainforest Reptile Show – Kids interested in reptiles? This is an exciting, fascinating adventure through the rare and endangered reptile world. Many exotic reptiles will be at the show, including alligators, snakes, lizards, turtles and more. Reptile and wildlife experts will be talking about all kinds of scaly reptilian friends.
  • Schutzhund Demonstration – Maximum K9 Service will be doing a Schutzhund demonstration which will include obedience, dumbbell retrieval, tracking, protection work and a detection demonstration
  • Dog Agility – Interested in learning about agility with your dog? Doggie U K9 Academy will be doing dog agility demos all weekend in the main show ring.
  • Long Island Parrot Society – If you are a feathered friend enthusiast, you want to be sure to see the LIPS attraction at the show! Learn about parrots of all kinds and how to care for them. Experts will help you decide what bird would suit your home best as a pet.
  • Adoptable Pets – Many local Long Island rescue groups will be there with adoptable pets. It’s the perfect time to find a furry new friend to add to your family. Nearly 100 pets get adopted at the show every year.

The pet expo is expected to bring over 12,000 people throughout the weekend.

“We are always excited to host the LI Pet Expo as Long Island is our home and it is wonderful to bring our show again to Suffolk Community College in Brentwood for the 8th year! We expect over 12,000 people and many pets to enjoy the weekend event – and we are excited to once again bring new entertainment, educational exhibits, exotic pets, local animal rescue groups and tons of shopping of new pet items for pet parents to learn about,” said show organizer Karen Garetano of Family Pet Shows.

Dennis and Karen Garetano, the show organizers, also allow animal rescue groups that are official non-for-profit organizations to have a free space at the event. Potential pet owners or those looking to add another pet to their family are encouraged to visit the Adoption Area at the expo as many of LI’s homeless pets will be available for adoption. Attendees are welcome to bring their own pets to enjoy the show, but the pets must be must leashed, well-behaved and up- -to-date on vaccinations. Their owners must fill out a waiver upon arrival at the show. Attendees can also participate with their purebred dogs in the Parade of Breeds taking place on Saturday at 4 p.m. To participate in the Parade of Breeds, attendees can call (631) 423-0620 or email Karen@FamilyPetShows.com to register.

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Ticket prices are $12 for adults; $5 for children 12 and under (except Friday night) and kids 3 and under free. Discounted tickets can also be purchased on the website, as well as the weekend pass for adults. Friday night is ‘Family Night’ where kids 12 and under are admitted for free. For more information about the Long Island Pet Expo go to www.FamilyPetShows.com or call (631) 423-0620.

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Hikari Herptile: A New Line of Food Products for Reptiles at Global

Include ready-to-use gel items that will entice lizards with their natural food-like texture while providing all of the nutrients and minerals required for optimal health.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Hikari will unveil a variety of innovative new fish food and reptile food products at Global Pet Expo, booth 1735. Hikari is introducing Hikari Herptile, a line of groundbreaking food products for lizards and other reptiles. The new products include ready-to-use gel items that will entice lizards with their natural food-like texture while providing all of the nutrients and minerals required for optimal health.

All Hikari food products are uniquely created for the specific types of animals for which they are intended. Hikari Herptile features the following supplement-rich, scientifically formulated and lab-verified nutrient blends:

  • LeopaGel. Developed for Leopard Geckos and other insect-eating lizards, LeopaGel offers an appealing live food-like texture.
  • CrestGel. Ideal for the Crested Gecko and other fruit and insect-eating lizards, CrestGel has a natural food-like texture that lizards will happily attack.
  • DragonGel. DragonGel boasts a natural food-like texture that Bearded Dragons and other vegetable-eating lizards will adore.
  • Dragon Delite. This scientifically balanced nutrient mix is ideal for adult Bearded Dragons over 8 inches, and other vegetable and insect-eating lizards with larger appetites. Lizards will love the pellets’ texture, which is akin to live food.

Hikari Herptile products are designed to make the process of feeding lizards and other reptiles easier for owners, and tastier and more nutritious for pets. A 30-day supply of each product is packed in an Oxy-Stop dual format package with an easy-feed spout for proper proportion offerings — which eliminates the hassle of mixing food and dealing with odor and wasted product. Most importantly, no additional supplementation is required, as each diet provides the nutrients and minerals that reptiles need to thrive. With continued exclusive use of Hikari Herptile products, pet owners will observe a noticeable reduction in waste odor and stickiness, thereby minimizing the amount of time required to clean their reptiles’ habitats.

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K-9 Adventures ShowcasingDry Land Mushing Technology at Global

It will be at Global Pet Expo, booth 6651.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Dryland Dog Mushing is the newest sensation in active dogs and owners coming together for the ultimate exercise experience. K9 Adventures will be showcasing innovative Dryland Mushing technology, The Newest Sacco Dog Cart, at this year’s Global Pet Expo, booth 6651.

Originally started in Europe to train sled dogs in the summer months when the snow would melt; Dryland Mushing has since turned into a year-round, worldwide activity and/or sport in which a dog or team of dogs pull a human on dryland (sand, dirt, grass, rock or cool pavement). Today, local Urban and Dryland Mushing groups have become increasingly popular and meet-ups are happening through parks and nature trails around the country. With safety training and the highest quality components in place, anyone can participate in Dryland Mushing.

The Sacco Dog Cart is world renowned as Urban Mushing’s top-of-the-line foldable cart. Boasting number one in safety, comfort and durability; K-9 Adventures is offering the Sacco cart Designed By Heine Di Leggerini, Sacco International.

Features of the Sacco Dog Cart include:

  • Foldable high-grade steel chassis with an adjustable folding seat back for easy transport and storage.
  • The wheels are 24 inches with low rolling resistant tires and quick disconnecting wheel axle assembly for easy one-step wheel removal and installation.
  • All four wheels utilize hydraulic disc brakes with separate parking brake levers.
  • With a 59-inch steering radius the cart has an independent front axle with swing free steering assembly and almost 4 inches of adjustable rear wheel suspension.

“It is our goal to bring the Sacco cart into more homes and appeal to not only the mushers but to anyone who wants to adventure and spend time with their high energy dog,” expresses Steven Nornhold, CEO at K9 Adventures, “We are very excited to showcase our product at this year’s Global Pet Expo and we can’t wait to share the many benefits of Dryland Mushing and the Sacco Dog Cart with all who attend!”

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Disposable, Biodegradable Bowls Available to U.S. Retailers

They are made with bamboo fiber available for hotels and retailers to offer the growing number of pet owners.

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(PRESS RELEASE) On-the-go lifestyles and traveling pets means a need for more convenient disposable products for pet owners. Introducing First FWD, LLC’s disposable and biodegradable colorful pet feeding bowls made with bamboo fiber available for hotels and retailers to offer the growing number of pet owners. With more than 1,600 hotels that accommodate pets and many more retailers moving away from plastic, biodegradable pet bowls are a better alternative to helping the environment and peace of mind for pet owners.

First FWD, LLC (https://amzn.to/30Fr0tF) is bringing 100% biodegradable colorful pet bowls to the United States largest hotels and retailers. These pet bowls are made with bamboo fiber that easily decomposes naturally in the environment. There are six different color bowls (Light Blue, Pink, Yellow, Green, Purple and Dark Blue) that come in five different sizes (S, M, L, XL, XXL).

Like many pet owners, First FWD found that traveling with pets meant using multiple plastic bowls or using the same metal bowl throughout a week stay. Leaving a pet’s food and water bowls out for days without cleaning them runs the risk of spreading dangerous bacteria and potentially contracting a foodborne illness. Also, using multiple plastic pet bowls means more plastic pollution for the environment. The solution was to provide a biodegradable pet bowl that was stylish, colorful, functional, as well as sturdy.

The shift toward ethically disposable products is here and First FWD sought out a supplier that is economical; keeping costs affordable for hotels and retailers. Gone are the plain compostable bowls that are single use, flimsy, and boring. As well, no one wants to carry foldable plastic bowls that need to be washed every night when traveling. First FWD, LLC is the first in the United States to bring stylish and colorful biodegradable bowls that are ready for purchase in small quantities or in bulk.

Brenda Button at First FWD, LLC is North American’s Sales Representative working with all businesses to meet budget and supply. Smaller orders can be easily ordered online at: https://amzn.to/30Fr0tF. For larger orders, or a specific color, you can get a quote or sample by speaking directly with Brenda at (403) 681-7225 or 232760@email4pr.com.

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