3rd Annual Pet Care Academy in Cincinnati Offers Tour of the Iams Wellness Plaza and Check Presentation to the Cincinnati Zoo's Angel Fund.

CINCINNATI, OHIO (June 17, 2009) - Cincinnati is the place to be on June 17 and 18, as P&G's Pet Care Academy 2009 showcases our latest in industry-leading innovations, practices and resources for Pet Wellness. Pet Care Academy 2009 welcomes to the Cincinnati area more than 30 veterinarians and veterinary specialists from around the world and 20 Iams Student Representatives from veterinary schools throughout North America. In addition to sharing discoveries in Pet Wellness, this year's Pet Care Academy offers a special behind-the-scenes tour and check presentation at the Cincinnati Zoo's Iams Pet Wellness Plaza. The check presentation takes place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 17. P&G Pet Care will donate $10,000 the Cincinnati Zoo's Angel Fund committed to the survival of both captive and wild cheetahs with the help of guard dogs, the Anatoli Shepherd.

"P&G Pet Care is proud to welcome current and future thought-leaders in pet wellness from around the world," said Dr. Susan Giovengo, professional relations manager, P&G Pet Care in North America. "We anticipate our best Pet Care Academy to date, and hope that our guests capture the passion that P&G Pet Care has for enhancing the lives of dogs and cats."

Pet Care Academy activities include:

  • Nutrition symposium on recent advancements in Gastrointestinal Health
  • Discussions with scientists behind the nutritional innovations
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of the Cincinnati Zoo's Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife and Iams Wellness Plaza
  • Tours of the Pet Care innovation centers
  • Veterinary Student Workshop on Pet Nutrition

Guests from organizations such as The Morris Animal Foundation, University of California -Davis, and more will travel from all parts of the world such as South Africa, Australia, Hungary, and Norway to Cincinnati. P&G Pet Care will share insights and knowledge around pet wellness to elevate their mission of enhancing pet well-being globally.

About P&G Pet Care
For more than 60 years, P&G Pet Care (NYSE:PG), the maker of Iams and Eukanuba, has enhanced the well-being of dogs and cats by providing world-class quality foods and pet-care products. To learn more about Eukanuba® and Iams® Dog & Cat Foods or general pet care and nutrition information, call the Iams Consumer Care Center at (800) 446-3075. You can also visit us on the Web at www.iams.com or www.eukanuba.com.

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