Every year, we receive hundreds of products to try out for the Pet Product News International Editors’ Choice Awards. Each day during the submission period, we await the arrival of the mail, eager to see what exciting new products we’ll get o play with next. Some days, we’re even graced with a hand
delivery—our favorite guest this year startled the front desk staff by
cracking open a container of cat food and digging in.
After opening the boxes, discarding the packing peanuts and crunching the bubble wrap, we get down to work. With the help of our dogs,
cats and other furry friends—and even a couple of scaly ones—we
spend weeks testing an astonishing array of new pet products.
The hardest part, of course, is deciding on the winners. We spend
hours whittling away at the submission list, weighing one product
against another, until we come away with our top picks.
We’d like to say thank you to all of the manufacturers that submitted
products for us to test—even though they made our job harder, because
there were so many standout products that we loved. Each year, our
industry sees more and more innovation that makes life better for people
and their pets.
—the Pet Product News team
This year marked our biggest and best
Editors’ Choice Awards yet, tipping the
scales at more than 65 products!
ARTVARK PET PRODUCTS offers GoGo 34 in.- 36 in. Full Length Bully Sticks.
The all-natural, high-quality bully sticks are 100 percent bull pizzle and
sourced in South America. The long-lasting chew is roasted to perfection in its
juices with no preservatives or additives. The chew is an excellent source of
natural protein and is designed to help dogs maintain healthy teeth and gums.
AUBURN LEATHERCRAFTERS’ Natural Cotton and Leather Rope Leashes are
strong, soft and comfortable. The 100 percent U.S.-grown and -produced cotton rope
plus genuine Wickett & Craig chestnut bridle leather and solid brass snap make this
leash one owners will love to carry. Available in both snap and slip styles in natural,
natural with red, natural with green and natural with blue.
ANDIS’ PulseZR detachable blade clipper is a heavy-duty, lithium-ion clipper
that provides the power of a corded tool
in a convenient, cord-free design and
delivers up to two hours of continuous
cutting without losing clipping power. Its
precision-engineered rotary motor can be
effortlessly set to five speeds, from 2,500
to 4,500 strokes per minute, for improved
BARKWORTHIES’ Goat Horns
Chews are composed of a
dense keratin outside layer
with nutrient-rich marrow
inside. They’re durable, appetizing and challenging enough to
offer even aggressive chewers
hours of healthful, satisfying
chew time. As with all Barkworthies products, these chews
are 100 percent all natural, as
well as additive, chemical and
Annamaet Sustain is made
with a certified sustainable fish
source as well as turkey and a
sustainable and stable form of
DHA, microalgae. The grain-free,
fresh-meat, extruded formula
is available in 5-lb., 15-lb. and