Cozytime™ Pet Home & Carrier Designed for Pet Comfort, Style and Convenience
Contemporary Look Complements Any Home’s Décor
February 5, 2008NEPTUNE CITY, NJ –
The new Cozytime™ Pet Home & Carrier by Nylabone® Products takes pet living to a new level of comfort, style and convenience.
Developed by Nylabone, the leader in responsible pet care for over 50 years, Cozytime features a fashion-forward look that can blend into any home’s décor, providing cats and small dogs with a comfortable and spacious “place of their own,” anytime day or night, says Mark E. Johnson, executive vice president of Nylabone Products and parent company T.F.H. Publications, Inc., based in Neptune City, N.J.
Pointing to consumer market research that shows nearly 60 percent of pet parents report that their pets use a carrier on a daily basis, Johnson says, “While many pets find Cozytime an ideal place to sleep, play or relax, pet parents are attracted to its contemporary, stylish look and easy-access features.”
The patented Cozytime’s open-air design offers maximum ventilation on all four sides, and a clear dome top that brings in more natural light and offers added headroom. Its top door and removable chrome-plated steel front door allow for quick access, especially at those times when getting a feline into or out of the carrier can be a challenge.
Nylabone has specially tailored Cozytime to make traveling with a pet a pleasant, secure and safe experience — whether it’s a visit to the vet’s or a vacation that involves a car trip. Equipped with a secure latching system, it has comfort-grip top and side handles, and folds flat for easy storage. Measuring 16 inches wide, 15 inches high and 21 inches deep, the Cozytime is made from sturdy, durable ABS plastic and is available in a two-color combination of Nantucket Sand and Sea Mist Green. It is available at most major retailers.
Nylabone® Products, a trusted and innovative leader in responsible pet care for more than 50 years, has introduced the Cozytime™ Pet Home & Carrier, which takes pet living to a new level of comfort, style and convenience.
About Nylabone® Products
Nylabone® Products is a respected producer of premium dog products, and the Leader in Responsible Pet Care for Over 50 Years®. Nylabone is a division of T.F.H. Publications, Inc., the world’s most distinguished publisher of high-quality care and training books for pets, and a founding member of the American Pet Products Manufacturing Association (APPMA). Nylabone is recognized for its excellence, quality, innovation and leadership in today’s pet industry. Its patented and patent-pending products are frequently industry award-winners. T.F.H./Nylabone is a subsidiary of Central Garden & Pet Company. For more information, visit www.nylabone.com.
About Central Garden & Pet Company
Central Garden & Pet Company (Nasdaq: CENT) is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet and lawn and garden supplies markets. Committed to new product innovation, its products are sold to specialty independent and mass retailers in the following categories: Lawn and Garden – Grass seed including the brands Pennington and the Rebels; wildbird feed and the brands Pennington and Kaytee; 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. It also provides a host of regional and application-specific garden brands and supplies.
Pet – Animal health and the brands Adams and Zodiac; aquatics and reptile and the brands Oceanic, Aqueon and Zilla; bird and small animal and the brands Kaytee, Super Pet, and CritterTrail; dog and cat and the brands T.F.H./Nylabone, Four Paws, Pinnacle and Avoderm; and equine and the brands Farnam, Bronco and Super Mask. It also provides a host of other applications-specific pet brands and supplies. Central Garden & Pet is based in Walnut Creek, Calif., and has approximately 5,000 employees, primarily in North America and Europe.
For additional information on Central Garden & Pet, including access to the company's SEC filings, please visit the company’s Web site athttp://www.central.com.
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