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The Makers of Bio Spot® Provide Heroic Protection with The New Bio Spot® Smart Shield(TM) Applicator

April 10, 2012

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Central Garden & Pet recently announced the launch of the Bio Spot® Smart Shield(TM) Applicator, a breakthrough topical flea and tick control delivery device with an exclusive, patent-pending design providing a more convenient, secure and confident way to protect pets from fleas and ticks.

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The Bio Spot® Smart Shield(TM) Applicator, designed with veterinarians’ and pet owners’ input, makes Bio Spot Defense(TM) Flea & Tick Spot On® topical treatment even better. Bio Spot Defense(TM) Flea & Tick Spot On® for Dogs starts killing fleas and ticks within 15 minutes and kills flea eggs and larvae with InfestStop(TM) Insect Growth Regulator (IGR). With the Bio Spot® Smart Shield(TM) Applicator, pet owners can apply the fast acting and long lasting product while keeping the liquid off their hands. The applicator helps keep liquid off hands and has a specially-designed tip to part hair and help get the treatment down to the pet’s skin.

“Last year, we launched Bio Spot Defense(TM) Flea & Tick Spot On® topical which starts killing fleas and ticks on dogs within 15 minutes of application and stops the flea life cycle,” said Steve LeVeau, Director of Marketing – Animal Health for Central Garden & Pet Company. “We are thrilled to be making Bio Spot Defense(TM) products even better with the Bio Spot® Smart Shield(TM) Applicator. Now, not only can pet owners effectively treat their pets for fleas and ticks, but they can also treat them securely and with confidence.”

Features and benefits of the new Bio Spot® Smart Shield(TM) Applicator:

  • The Bio Spot® Smart Shield(TM) Applicator tip is specially designed for parting hair to ensure that product gets down to the pet’s skin
  • When the treatment tube is loaded, the applicator automatically opens the tube and helps keep the liquid off your hands
  • Ergonomically contoured design provides a secure grip and frees up one hand to hold a pet as the product is applied
  • When set on a table or counter top, the applicator tip is angled upward to help prevent dripping
  • The Bio Spot® Smart Shield(TM) Applicator is species-specific, reducing risk for product misapplication in mixed cat/dog households
  • The Bio Spot® Smart Shield(TM) Applicator comes in resealable case, allowing for easy storage

Features and benefits of Bio Spot Defense(TM) Flea & Tick Spot On® for Dogs:

  • The Bio Spot Defense(TM) formula starts killing fleas and ticks within 15 minutes
  • InfestStop(TM) IGR kills flea eggs and flea larvae, preventing re-infestation for up to two months
  • Kills and repels mosquitoes, a carrier of canine heartworm, for up to four weeks
  • Kills Deer Ticks, which may transmit Lyme disease
  • Spreads naturally with the dog’s movement
  • Water resistant to keep killing fleas and ticks in humid and wet conditions
  • Contains Lanolin for coat conditioning

Bio Spot® flea and tick products with the New Smart Shield(TM) applicator are also available for cats.

Bio Spot Defense(TM) Flea & Tick Spot On® with the Bio Spot® Smart Shield(TM) Applicator is currently available to the public at PetSmart, Petco, Pet Supply Plus, Drs. Foster & Smith and other pet specialty retailers. The suggested retail price is $9.99 for a one-month supply and $24.99 for a three-month supply.

About Bio Spot
The Bio Spot® brand offers a line of high-quality products for your home, dogs, puppies, cats and kittens that treats and controls fleas and ticks. The line includes a variety of topical treatments, shampoos, collars and sprays, which helps kill unwanted pests and prevents reinfestation of your pets, home and yard. Products include: Bio Spot Defense(TM) Flea & Tick Spot On® for Dogs, and Bio Spot Defense(TM) Flea & Tick Spot On® for Cats, Bio Spot® Shampoo for Dogs and Puppies, Bio Spot® Flea & Tick Collar with IGR for Dogs, Bio Spot® BreakAway® Flea & Tick Collar for Cats & Kittens , Bio Spot Defense(TM) Flea & Tick Spray for Dogs and Puppies, Bio Spot® Carpet Powder with Linalool and Nylar®, Bio Spot® Room Fogger with Sykillstop®, and Bio Spot® Yard & Garden Spray. For more information about Bio Spot® products call (800) 234-2269 or visit www.biospot.com.

About Central Garden & Pet
Central Garden & Pet Company 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®, SMART SEED® 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 and the brands NORCAL ®, NEW ENGLAND POTTERY® and MATTHEWS FOUR SEASONS(TM). 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(TM), BIO SPOT® and ZODIAC®; aquatics and reptile and the brands OCEANIC®, AQUEON® and ZILLA®; bird & small animal and the brands KAYTEE®, SUPER PET® and CRITTER TRAIL®; dog & cat and the brands T.F.H.®, NYLABONE®, FOUR PAWS®, PINNACLE® and AVO-DERM®; and equine and the brands FARNAM®, BRONCO® and SUPERMASK®. 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 4,100 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.

Amdro, Aqueon, Avo-Derm, Central Garden & Pet, Central Garden & Pet with design, Ironite, New England Pottery, Norcal, Oceanic, Pinnacle, and Zilla are trademarks of Central Garden & Pet Company. BreakAway, Spot On and Zodiac are registered trademarks of Wellmark International. Over-N-Out is a registered trademark of Tech Pac, L.L.C. Matthews Four Seasons is a trademark of Matthews Redwood And Nursery Supply, Inc. Kaytee is a registered trademark of Kaytee Products, Incorporated. Super Pet and Critter Trail are registered trademarks of Pets International, Ltd. T.F.H. and Nylabone are registered trademarks of T.F.H. Publications, Inc. Four Paws is a registered trademark of Four Paws Products, Ltd. Pennington, and Smart Seed are registered trademarks of Pennington Seed, Inc. of Nebraska. The Rebels is a registered trademark of Pennington Seed, Inc .Bio Spot, Bio Spot with design, Bio Spot Defense, Bronco, Farnam, InfestStop, Smart Shield, Supermask and Sykillstop are trademarks of Farnam Companies, Inc. Sevin is a registered trademark of Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. Nylar is a registered trademark of McLaughlin Gormley King Co. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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