Charleston, SC (PRWEB) January 15, 2008
Skamper-Ramp® dba Skamper Industries, LLC, manufacturer of the Skamper-Ramp® will be introducing a new product to the pet industry at the APPMA/Global Pet Expo in San Diego February 14-16.
Skamper-Ramp is a pet safety product that helps protect pets and critters from drowning by allowing them to get out of pools or back on boats and docks by themselves. The new Super Skamper-Ramp® is for larger pets or frequent use by any size animal because it is extremely durable, robust and even higher quality than the original Skamper-Ramp.
The company, which produces the patented, award winning water-escape ramp for animals, will introduce the Super Skamper-Ramp at the Global Pet Expo, the pet industry's largest annual trade show. The new Super Skamper-Ramp replaces the existing Skamper-Ramp Big Dog™ and is appropriate for regular/everyday use by any size animal. An international patent is pending on the new design which has also been approved by the APA (American Pet Association).
This water safety device for pets is designed to help protect animals from drowning by allowing them to get out of the water by themselves. The new Super Skamper-Ramp is a much stronger, higher quality version of the original Skamper-Ramp and provides a safe, less stressful way for any size pet to exit a pool or to get back on most docks and some boats.
Dedicated to pet safety, the company has continually worked to improve the design, assembly, versatility and fabrication method of its larger size ramp.
According to Jay Waddell, Managing Partner of the company, the new ramp is now manufactured entirely in the United States using a blow-molding process, giving the ramp greater rigidity, buoyancy and overall higher quality.
The Super Skamper-Ramp is easy to assemble and snaps together. The side wings are engineered to prevent the ramp from going vertical more than 30 degrees when a heavy dog gets on it.
Waddell elaborated, saying "one of the most exciting aspects of the new model is the easy assembly method and the improved strength of the product. We eliminated all of the nuts and bolts, so now the only component parts are the rope, D-ring clips and washers used for installation (as with the original versions)."
Fully assembled, the length of the Super Skamper-Ramp, is 42 inches. The main ramp body -- without the extension (included for people with larger pets or if used in conjunction with a dock or boat) -- measures 25 inches in length. The greater overall strength and rigidity of the device results from the blow-molding fabrication process and the new design. The extension piece locks/snaps into the main body and side wall supports, making it superior for larger dogs as they exit the pool or any size pet as it climbs back onto a dock or aboard a boat. It also can stand up to frequent use of pets using the ramp to enter/exit the water.
Another improvement is that the Super Skamper-Ramp, fabricated from a heavy-duty plastic, is even more durable and robust. Like the original, it is recyclable, chemical- and UV-resistant helping to prevent discoloration, mildew or algae buildup, as well as being cost-effective. It is also still entirely white -- the one color all living things can see.
Carrie Agnew, a partner of and the Marketing Director for the company, points out that Skamper-Ramp gives pet owners and animal lovers another layer of protection for their animals -- providing them with a way of safeguarding against unnecessary pet-panic in the water or death due to drowning.
She says "It provides pet owners and animal lovers alike with all-important peace-of-mind since it provides pet safety by allowing animals to safely exit the water on their own, without any assistance. This is an important attribute we've found to be of tremendous importance to pet owners. Pets are usually considered important family members who need the same protection as children."
Skamper Industries is devoted to pet safety and specifically pet safety in water entrapment. The company is a member of the APPMA (American Pet Products Manufacturers Association), PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), and APSP (Association of Pool and Spa Professionals).
Skamper-Ramp has been honored twice as one of the Top 50 Readers Choice Products by Pool & Spa Magazine readers (2004 and 2006) and selected as one of The 10 Lowcountry Innovators of the Year by the Charleston Regional Business Journal.
The Super Skamper-Ramp is 100% Made in the U.S.A and has been approved by the American Pet Association (APA).
The APA reviews pet products, testing them for reliability, ease of use, structural design integrity, durability and actual benefits to pets and/or their owners. The review is completely unbiased, allowing consumers to buy those products with the APA Seal of Approval with confidence.
The ramp is endorsed by veterinarians across the United States and has been featured on a number of national news and cable television programs, such as Good Morning America, The Early Show and Animal Planet. It was one of only 11 products chosen to be included in the nationally syndicated Animal Radio show segment recorded during the SuperZoo pet show in Las Vegas. The product appeared on the HGTV Outdoor Living special and on "Christmas in July" during the summer of 2007.
Skamper Industries is owned and headquartered in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Established in 2003, Skamper-Ramp is available through resellers, e-tailers and catalogues throughout the United States and Canada, and via distributors in the European Union, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The firm is dedicated to the safety, health and well-being of all pets and other animals.
For more detailed product information, FAQs and retailer listings, visit http://www.skamper-ramp.com.