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.
Bayer's new Advantage Household Spot and Crevice Spray, Advantage Carpet and Upholstery Spot Spray and Advantage Household Fogger kill indicated pests in the home, according to the company. Advantage Yard and Premise Spray kills pests in the yard and around the house.
"At Bayer, we know how much pet owners love their dogs and cats and that includes helping protect them against fleas and ticks," said Dave Van Brunt, VP, companion animal products marketing, Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health division, North America. "Bayer's new flea and tick treatment and control products, coupled with Bayer's existing product line, provide dog or cat owners with an integrated approach to treating pests on their pet and in their home and yard."
Bayer also introduced Bayer Pest Solution Center, a display in pet specialty retail stores that educates owners about pest prevention so they can choose the appropriate Bayer flea and tick product to meet the needs of their pets. Bayer also is supporting pet specialty retailers with training modules and toolkits for employees that will allow them to better help customers.
"Not all pet owners understand the importance of preventing pests on their dog or cat until they have a problem," said Paris Revoir, DVM, pet specialty national training manager, Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health division. "The Bayer Pest Solution Center organizes our full range of pet, home and yard products so that consumers can easily find the Bayer flea or tick solutions that best suit their needs."