Pet Power Couple Petrendologist Charlotte Reed & Michael Fleck, DVM, Judge and Report LIVE From Fantasy Fest’s Pet Masquerade and Parade in Key West, Florida

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Pet Care & Lifestyle Expert Charlotte Reed and Michael Fleck, DVM, will judge the four-legged, family-friendly costume competition at the Pet Masquerade and Parade, part of the 10-day Fantasy Fest celebration, on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Key West, Florida. In addition to judging the “Party Animals,” Reed and Dr. Fleck will also host their next national radio show, "Pet Halloween Trends," from the Sheraton Key West.

"But, pet safety always comes first, especially at Halloween," says Dr.Fleck.

Ever entered your furry or feathered friend in a costume contest? On October 22, 2014, Petrendologist Charlotte Reed and Michael Fleck, DVM, will judge one of the 40 masquerade contests put on during the 10-day Fantasy Fest celebration… but the only one put on for pets! With costumes ranging from pet-only to pet and pet owner duos, Reed and Fleck will be privy to some of the most creative and outrageous costumes for pets and people alike!

According to Reed, “Dressing up for the holidays is not just for humans. As part of the family, pet owners ensure that their four-legged friends also look their best. Pet owners enjoy finding the right costume for Fido and Fluffy, taking pictures and sharing them on their social media channels, and participating in pet store contests, community parades, private parties as well as other holiday events. I can’t wait to see what pet owners have come up with!” "But, pet safety always comes first, especially at Halloween," says Dr.Fleck.

From October 17-26, 2014, the most imaginative costume designers descend upon Key West, Florida, to showcase and display their talents at Fantasy Fest. This year’s Fantasy Fest theme is “Animated Dreams & Adventures,” inspired by traditional Japanese anime and other animation. The only family friendly event during the adult oriented Fantasy Fest is the Pet Masquerade and Parade. Designed for domestic “party animals” and their human counterparts, the Pet Masquerade and Parade is a seasonal celebration for four-legged friends and their owners that will take place on October 22, 2014 at 5:30pm on an oceanfront stage at the Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.

Not to worry. Reed and Fleck will be providing LIVE, up-to-the-minute updates and photos of the pet masquerade festivities. Ms. Reed and Dr. Fleck will also host their LIVE national radio tour, "Pet Halloween Trends" from the Sheraton Key West to discuss the best costumes, pet safety, and why we go so crazy shopping for our pets this time of year.

About Charlotte Reed
Charlotte Reed is the leading pet trend & lifestyle expert. Millions have had the opportunity to watch her on Better TV, CNN, Comedy Central, Fox & Friends, Nate Berkus, The View, Steve Harvey, Today's Show, VH1 and The Willis Report as well as many other televisions and radio shows around the globe, discussing “The What’s New” for pets and their people. Reed is the co-host of “The Pet Buzz,” a new internet radio show on Blog Talk Radio. She worked as the Pet Solutions columnist for “First for Women” magazine, providing money saving tips to their readers. Charlotte has been a popular blogger for NBC’s Petside.com, Pet360.com and PeoplePets.com. As the Happy & Healthy Pets blogger, Reed provided health and wellness pet care tips for Prevention.com readers. Charlotte is also the author of "The Miss Fido Manners Complete Book of Dog Etiquette" (Adams Media, 2007). Additionally, she served on the New York State Veterinarian Board for nine years, helping to set veterinary policy and educational standards for the State of New York. Reed is a graduate of Lafayette College and Fordham University Law School. For more information, visit CharlotteReed.com.

About Michael Fleck, DVM
Dr. Michael Fleck is a veterinary media expert, frequently appearing on TV and on radio. He lectures around the world primarily on the topic of skin, coat and ear care for companion animals. Additionally, Fleck has written articles for medical and pet-related publications. He is also the co-host of "The Pet Buzz," a new, internet radio show on Blog Talk Radio. As a practicing veterinary for over 35 years, Dr. Fleck has owned and operated veterinary practices in Michigan, Florida and Guam. Presently, he practices at the Animal Medical Center of Bradenton (http://www.amcofbradenton.com), located in Bradenton, Florida, focusing on small animals. He earned a Bachelor of Science and a degree in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University. Additionally, he has a Master's degree in Reproductive Physiology from Western Michigan University. In 2005, Dr. Fleck founded Epiderma Pet which has developed high performance pet skin, coat and ear care as well as other products under the trademark name, Epi-Pet. Dr. Fleck is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the veterinary medical associations of California, Michigan and Florida.

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