Comfort Zone® Products Earns Recognition for Commitment to Pet Adoption through Prestigious Petfinder Seal of Approval

  Comfort Zone® Products Earns Recognition for Commitment to Pet Adoption
  through Prestigious Petfinder Seal of Approval

Business Wire

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- March 27, 2013

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) (NASDAQ: CENTA) is proud to
announce its Comfort Zone® brand has been recognized with the coveted
Petfinder Seal of Approval. Petfinder is widely recognized as one of the
largest and most trusted searchable online databases of animals who need
homes.

Comfort Zone® products earned Petfinder’s Seal of Approval, thanks to its
dedication to improving the lives of pets and pet owners. Petfinder
individually qualifies all Seal of Approval applicants. To be recognized with
the seal, each brand, product, service, or initiative must meet strict
pet-friendly criteria. Mimicking naturally-occurring pheromones which help
animals cope with fears and stress, Comfort Zone® products help to treat
behavior issues such as scratching, spraying, and urinating for cats, and help
adopted puppies and adult dogs transition to their new home environments. By
preventing behaviors that can cause frustration and stress, the brand
transforms the pet ownership experience and creates healthy and happy homes
for pets and their owners alike.

“The Comfort Zone team is honored that Petfinder is extending the trust and
authority of their name to our products through their Seal of Approval,” said
Cristina Weekes, SVP Marketing - Animal Health for Central Garden & Pet
Company. “As a committed partner of Petfinder, Comfort Zone is proud to
support their mission to help all pets become members of a family through
adoption. We take great pride in offering a product that can play a pivotal
role in helping shelter pets transition to their new homes.”

Comfort Zone® products recently conducted a promotion on its Facebook page,
Facebook.com/ComfortZoneProducts, in which the brand donated $7,000 to the
Petfinder Foundation. The foundation works with shelters, rescue organizations
and animal welfare organizations nationwide to help ensure that no adoptable
pet is euthanized for lack of a good home.

To learn more about Comfort Zone® products, visit www.petcomfortzone.com. To
learn more about the Petfinder Seal of Approval, visit
http://www.petfinder.com/petfinder-seal-approval/.

About Comfort Zone® Products

Comfort Zone® behavior products for cats and dogs help reduce stress-related
behavior in your pets by mimicking the calming pheromone naturally secreted by
cats and dogs that help them feel safe and comfortable. Comfort Zone® with
Feliway® products for cats help control destructive urine marking and
scratching associated with fear or stressful situations. Comfort Zone®with
D.A.P.® (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) products for dogs helps reduce fear and
stress-related barking, whining and howling behavior.* For a complete product
list, benefits and store locator, visit http://petcomfortzone.com. *Data on
file

About Central Garden & Pet

Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of
quality branded products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies markets.
Committed to new product innovation, our products are sold to specialty
independent and mass retailers. Participating categories in Lawn & Garden
include: Grass seed and the brands PENNINGTON®, SMART SEED® and THE REBELS®;
wild bird feed and the brand PENNINGTON®; weed and insect control and the
brands AMDRO®, SEVIN®, IRONITE® and OVER-N-OUT®; and decorative outdoor patio
products and the brands NORCAL POTTERY®, NEW ENGLAND POTTERY® and MATTHEWS
FOUR SEASONS™. We also provide a host of other regional and
application-specific garden brands and supplies. Participating categories in
Pet include: Animal health and the brands ADAMS™ and ZODIAC®; aquatics and
reptile and the brands OCEANIC SYSTEMS®, AQUEON® and ZILLA®; bird & small
animal and the brands KAYTEE®, SUPER PET® and CRITTER TRAIL®; dog & cat and
the brands TFH™, NYLABONE®, FOUR PAWS®, PINNACLE® and AVODERM®; and equine and
the brands FARNAM®, VITA FLEX® and HORSE HEALTH™ PRODUCTS. We also provide a
host of other application-specific pet brands and supplies. Central Garden &
Pet Company is based in Walnut Creek, California, and has approximately 3,600
employees, primarily in North America. For additional information on Central
Garden & Pet Company, including access to the Company's SEC filings, please
visit the Company’s website at www.central.com.

D.A.P. and Feliway are registered trademarks of Ceva Santé Animale. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners.

©2013 Central Garden and Pet Company

Contact:

Central Garden & Pet
Mark Newberg, 847-330-5367
mnewberg@central.com
 
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