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.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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
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

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

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

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1 Thompson, Andrea. (2016, May 18). ’99 Percent Chance’
2016 Will Be Hottest Year
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