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Nylabone® FUN ‘N’ FIT Treat Toys and Treat Refills Now Available Through FDM Channel

Keep Dogs Busy While Making Treats Last Longer

January 16, 2012

NEPTUNE CITY, NJ – — Seven new items from Nylabone®, the makers of safe, healthy chews since 1955, will soon be available in Walmart stores and other fine FDM retailers.  The new interactive toys are designed to keep dogs busy and entertained while making treats last longer.

“Great for interactive toss and retrieval play, our FUN ‘N’ FIT  line can be used with any Nylabone® edible treats, or your dog’s favorite treat or kibble to keep dogs happy and entertained while making the treats last a long, long time,” says Mike Connelly, Vice President of Marketing for Nylabone® Products based in Neptune City, N.J.  “They are all made in the USA of high-grade rubber and the toys are vanilla-scented to really pique your pet’s interest.”

Designed for dogs of all sizes, the line include two Treat-Holder Balls (small and medium), a treat-holder cone, small and large Treat-Holder Wobblers, the large Hollow Stick, and treat refills.

Like all Nylabone products, in addition to being fun, they promote good canine dental health as ridges and nubs help clean teeth and massage gums.  In classic shapes dogs love, the toys are great for interactive toss and retrieval play.

The 5-piece Treat Refills, which slip inside the toys, are all natural and made in the USA with real chicken.  They contain no added sugar, salt, artificial preservatives or artificial colors and are perfect refills for Nylabone treat toys or as an anytime treat.

Nylabone’s FUN ‘N’ FIT line is now available to the FDM channel and will be seen on shelves of Walmart stores and other fine retailers this spring. Suggested retail prices range from $0.00  to $0.00.
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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 at http://www.central.com.
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