Bayer HealthCare Wants You To Vote For Your Favorite "Chatty Cat"!

      Bayer HealthCare Wants You To Vote For Your Favorite "Chatty Cat"!

The cats have spoken, now it's your turn to choose the Top 10 finalists in
Bayer's Advantage II Chatty Cat Challenge

PR Newswire

SHAWNEE, Kan., Oct. 1, 2013

SHAWNEE, Kan., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The official voting period for
Bayer HealthCare Animal Health's Advantage^® II for cats Chatty Cat Challenge
opens today. The Chatty Cat Challenge is a competition that gave cat owners
across America the chance to tell the world what their cats would say are the
secrets to their health and happiness. Between October 1 and 21, it will be up
to the public to vote for their favorite Chatty Cat videos, photos and memes
at www.chattycatchallenge.com/vote. The Top 10 feline finalists will compete
for the ultimate title of "America's Chattiest Cat."

"We all know that two of the keys to managing feline health are regular
veterinary care and year-round use of a monthly flea preventive—but as cats
told us through their owners, there's more to it," said Dave Van Brunt, vice
president, Companion Animal Business Unit, Bayer HealthCare's North American
Animal Health division. "Bayer HealthCare is proud to have given cats a chance
to express what makes them healthy and happy felines, so now it's up to the
American public to exercise their right to vote for their favorite Chatty
Cats."

About Chatty Cat and How to Vote
Advantage^®II for cats' Chatty Cat Challenge asked owners to submit a video,
photo or meme of their cat, along with a narrative, that revealed the secrets
to keeping their cats healthy and happy—and the cats have spoken! Between
October 1 and 21, your votes at www.chattycatchallenge.com/vote will determine
the Top 10 finalists. So be sure to "vote early and often"—up to once
daily—for your favorite Chatty Cat. Nine finalists will each receive a
one-year supply of Advantage^® II for cats and a premium cat carrier. From
among these Top 10 finalists, one grand prize winner will be chosen by a
three-member panel of feline aficionados from the American Association of
Feline Practitioners (AAFP), Adopt-a-Pet.com and Bayer HealthCare Animal
Health division. The grand prize winner will receive a three-year supply of
Advantage^® II for cats, a premium cat carrier and an iPad mini™. To learn
more about the Chatty Cat Challenge, including official rules, visit
www.ChattyCatChallenge.com.

The Chatty Cat Challenge is sponsored by Advantage^® II for cats, a monthly
topical flea preventive that kills fleas through contact. A single flea can
bite up to 400 times per day[1], and Advantage^® II helps prevent
misery-causing biting fleas.

About Advantage^® II for cats
Advantage^® II for cats is a once-monthly topical solution for cats, and
includes an application for kittens age 8 weeks and older. Advantage^® II has
adulticidal, larvicidal and ovicidal properties, killing adult fleas and
preventing the emergence of new ones. Advantage^® II kills fleas through
contact. Fleas don't have to bite to die.

About Bayer HealthCare
The Bayer Group is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of
health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer HealthCare, a subgroup
of Bayer AG with annual sales of EUR 18.6 million (2012), is one of the
world's leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products
industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company combines the global
activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Medical Care and
Pharmaceuticals divisions. Bayer HealthCare's aim is to discover, develop,
manufacture and market products that will improve human and animal health
worldwide. Bayer HealthCare has a global workforce of 55,300 employees
(Dec.31, 2012) and is represented in more than 100 countries. More
information at www.healthcare.bayer.com.

Contact:
Staci Gouveia, Tel. 913.268.2577
Email: staci.gouveia@bayer.com

Lauren Dorsch, Tel. 913.268.2747
Email: lauren.dorsch@bayer.com

Find more information about the Chatty Cat Challenge at
www.ChattyCatChallenge.com
Find more information about Bayer HealthCare Animal Health at
www.animalhealth.bayerhealthcare.com
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known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to
material differences between the actual future results, financial situation,
development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These
factors include those discussed in Bayer's public reports which are available
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whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform  them to
future events or developments.

[1]Taking the bite out of fleas and ticks. FDA website. Available at:
http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/FDAVeterinarianNewsletter/ucm130778.htm.
Accessed June 14, 2013

SOURCE Bayer HealthCare

Website: http://www.healthcare.bayer.com