FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio – May 25, 2015 – The OurPet’s Company (OPCO), a leading proprietary pet supply company, is launching an exciting new interactive product in its line of OurPets® cat toys. The OurPets® Catty Whack® is an electronic toy designed to captivate cats with a feathery game of hide and seek.
“Everyone knows cats love to play with feathers,” said Gabriella DeSantis, vice president of marketing, “But the Catty Whack takes the cat and feather experience to a whole new level.”
The Catty Whack is designed to be placed on a floor or table. Once switched on, a feather wand begins to dart in and out of each of five “mouse holes” in the toy. The wand mimics the erratic movement of prey in the wild, stimulating cats’ hunting instincts and inspiring play and exercise. To further the appeal, Catty Whack features the proprietary electronic RealMouse™ sound, which sounds just like a squeaking mouse in the wild. Cats can also stretch their paws and groom their claws on the carpet pad on top of the toy.
“The Catty Whack was scientifically developed to appeal to cats’ natural hunting instincts,” said Dr. Steven Tsengas, chairman and CEO. “It is critically important that pet parents provide their cats with safe outlets to express their inner hunters. Allowing a cat to exercise her instincts helps stimulate her mind, exercise her body, and provide an overall sense of fulfillment. Cats who play regularly are less likely to exhibit the kinds of unwanted behavior caused by boredom.”
Catty Whack requires 4 “D” batteries. It includes non-skid rubber feet to keep the toy from sliding across the floor. The toy will be available to the pet specialty market in August.
About The OurPet’s Company
The OurPet’s Company designs, produces and markets a broad line of innovative, trend-setting pet products and accessories sold under the OurPets and Pet Zone brands in the United States and overseas. OurPets and Pet Zone products are sold through leading pet specialty retailers, food, drug and mass merchandisers, direct-mail catalog and internet retailers. The OurPet’s Company has an extensive intellectual property portfolio with more than 160 patents in either issued or pending status. The company was named a Weatherhead Top 100 Fastest Growing Company in Northeast Ohio in 2013 and has been a Lake-Geauga County Fast Track 50 Hall of Fame local business success winner for the last eight consecutive years. In addition, The OurPet’s Company was named 2015 Business of the Year by the Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Investors and customers may visit www.ourpets.com and www.petzonebrand.com for more information about the Company, its products and brands.