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April 3, 2014

U.S. retail sales of pet medications reached $8 billion in 2013, including sales through veterinarians, brick-and-mortar retailers and online according to a Packaged Facts report released Wednesday.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — U.S. retail sales of pet medications reached $8 billion in 2013, including sales through veterinarians, brick-and-mortar retailers and online according to a Packaged Facts report released Wednesday. This figure reflects a 2% increase over 2012 sales and a compound annual growth rate of 7% during the 2009-2013 period.

March 13, 2014

Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health division on Wednesday launched eight flea and tick treatments and control solutions, which are to be sold at pet specialty retail stores.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health division on Wednesday launched eight flea and tick treatments and control solutions, which are to be sold at pet specialty retail stores. The announcement was made at Global Pet Expo, the pet industry's largest annual trade show.

Four of the new products — Advantage Treatment Spray for dogs, Advantage Treatment Spray for cats, Advantage Treatment Shampoo for dogs and Advantage Treatment Shampoo for cats — aim to give pet owners an array of options for pest treatment.

May 22, 2013

PetArmor is introducing two new products to retail shelves the company states will provide a "1-2-3 punch" to keep pets pest-free.

YARDLEY, Pa. — PetArmor is introducing two new products to retail shelves the company states will provide a "1-2-3 punch" to keep pets pest-free.

FastAct Flea and Tick Shampoo and Spray can be used to provide both immediate relief and long-term prevention of flea and tick infestations, FidoPharm, a science-based pet health company and makers of PetArmor, said.

The "1-2-3 punch" is a three-step process when pet owners first see the signs of fleas or ticks:

May 2, 2013

Bayer HealthCare has introduced a product for controlling fleas and ticks in dogs and cats that lasts eight months, the company's animal health division said Thursday.

SHAWNEE, Kan. — Bayer HealthCare has introduced a product for controlling fleas and ticks in dogs and cats that lasts eight months, the company's animal health division said Thursday.

Seresto is a collar that is designed to provide protection from parasites similar to that provided by monthly topical medications. The collar's active ingredients are flumethrin and imidacloprid, and the company said it kills fleas within 24 hours and ticks within 48 hours after application.

April 3, 2013

To kick off the arrival of flea and tick season, PetArmor last week launched a national TV commercial campaign created by Adrenaline, a Havas Company.

YARDLEY, Pa. — To kick off the arrival of flea and tick season, PetArmor last week launched a national TV commercial campaign created by Adrenaline, a Havas Company. The commercials educate pet parents that value-priced PetArmor is guaranteed to protect pets as well as competitive products at killing adult fleas and ticks. The :30 and :15 spots will air nationally supplemented with local market activity beginning April 1.

April 1, 2013

Perrigo Co. has completed its acquisition of a Pennsylvania-based animal health company, the drug maker said.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Perrigo Co. has completed its acquisition of a Pennsylvania-based animal health company, the drug maker said Monday.

Perrigo announced that it has closed its purchase of Yardley, Pa.-based Velcera for about $160 million. The company makes OTC products for pets, specializing in products traditionally dispensed only by veterinarians. Its products include PetArmor, a flea and tick repellent that had sales of more than $100 million last year.

February 19, 2013

Sergeant's Pet Care Products has launched a generic version of a commonly used spray for killing fleas and ticks in dogs and cats, the company said Tuesday.

OMAHA, Neb. — Sergeant's Pet Care Products has launched a generic version of a commonly used spray for killing fleas and ticks in dogs and cats, the company said Tuesday.

Sergeant's announced the launch of Pronyl, a version of Sanofi's Frontline. Pronyl uses the same active ingredient, Fipronil, but also uses what the company calls Bag-on-Valve technology that allows a continuous and quiet spray from any angle.

September 28, 2012

Bayer HealthCare has signed a deal with a pet expert in a campaign focused on cat health, the company said Friday.

NEW YORK — Bayer HealthCare has signed a deal with a pet expert in a campaign focused on cat health, the company said Friday.

Bayer's animal health division announced that it had hired Wendy Diamond and her Russian blue cat, Pasha, to dispel popular myths about cats and promote its flea treatment, Advantage II. Diamond has appeared on television shows such as "Good Morning America" and "The Today Show" as well as in other media outlets.

September 13, 2012

An expanded offering of private-label pet care products will come soon to retailers' shelves, following the acquisition of Sergeant's Pet Care Products by Perrigo, the leading global provider of store-brand health and personal care items.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — An expanded offering of private-label pet care products will come soon to retailers' shelves, following the acquisition of Sergeant's Pet Care Products by Perrigo, the leading global provider of store-brand health and personal care items.

Perrigo said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Sergeant's, a privately held Omaha-based company, for $285 million in an all cash deal that enables Perrigo to enter the $8 billion pet care market.

March 22, 2012

Central Garden and Pet has launched a topical flea and tick control delivery device under its Adams brand.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Central Garden and Pet has launched a topical flea and tick control delivery device under its Adams brand.

New Adams Smart Shield applicator delivers an application of Adams Flea and Tick Spot On products, providing fast, effective treatment down to pet's skin, where bugs live. The applicator creates a barrier that helps to prevent getting liquid on pet owners' hands, has a specially-designed tip to part hair and help get down to the pet's skin, and clicks to deliver uniform application.

April 22, 2011

Sergeant's Pet Care Products will be launching generic versions of popular flea and tick topical treatments next month.

OMAHA, Neb. — Sergeant's Pet Care Products will be launching generic versions of popular flea and tick topical treatments next month.

The company said that its generic versions of Frontline Plus, FiproGuard Plus and Pronyl OTC Plus will hit retail in May, providing pet owners with a lower-cost option to keep pets healthy.