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Nylabone® Adds ‘Softer and Gentler’ Puppy Products to Natural Toro® and Rhino® Lines

Products Promote Nutritional and Dental Benefits, Good Chewing Habits

November 3, 2008

NEPTUNE CITY, NJ

The popular Natural Toro® and Rhino® lines from Nylabone® are growing puppy friendly with the introduction of products that are gentle enough for a young dog’s first teeth, yet strong enough for hours of playtime fun.

 

Nylabone, the leader in responsible animal care for over 50 years, has added two puppy perfect products — the Stuff & Chew and Puppy Braid — to its Toro line of natural rawhide chews. The Stuff & Chew combines a soft rawhide Puppy Roll that is inserted into a rubber toy with dental nubs to help control tartar. The replaceable bacon-flavored chew has no added salt, sugar or preservatives.

 

Specially formulated for puppies over 6 months old, the Puppy Braid comes in a mouth-watering chicken flavor and is calcium enriched to promote strong teeth and bones. Both the Stuff & Chew’s Puppy Roll center and the Puppy Braid are edible and highly digestible — a major benefit for a puppy’s delicate digestive system.

 

Teething puppies will find hours of enjoyment with the new line of Rhino Puppy Teethe n’ Toss and Teethe n’ Tug products. Both interactive toys are specially made of softer rubber with a fresh vanilla scent to promote good chewing habits, as well as to clean teeth, control tartar and plaque build-up. Available in orange, green and yellow, the Teethe n’ Toss is shaped like a bone for fetching fun, while the Teethe n’ Tug features a round design with dental nubs and a rope for tugging pleasure.

 
“When a family welcomes a new puppy into their home, they specifically look for high-quality treats and toys for their ‘new baby.’ These newest arrivals to our Natural Toro and Rhino lines will not only provide hours of fun, but they give pet parents the assurance that they’ve been specifically designed and formulated to help meet the nutritional and dental needs of their puppies,” says Mark E. Johnson, executive vice president of Nylabone Products and parent company T.F.H. Publications, Inc., based in Neptune City, N.J.
 

Since puppies have an instinctive need to chew and natural desire to explore new surroundings, the Natural Toro and Rhino puppy products can help ease the discomfort of teething, satisfy hunger and relieve boredom. “When puppies are given ways that steer them away from inappropriate chewing during those first formative months, they can develop non-destructive chewing habits for a lifetime,” Johnson says.

 

The Natural Toro Stuff & Chew and eight-pack Puppy Braid, and the Rhino Teethe n’ Toss and Teethe n’ Tug are available at most major pet retailers.

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 at http://www.central.com.

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements contained in this release which are not historical facts, including expected earnings guidance, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by forward-looking statements. These risks are described above and in the company’s annual report on Form 10-K and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Central undertakes no obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise.

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