Pet Product News International conducted its first Retailers’ Top Pick Awards contest, in which the magazine's pet retailing readers voted on 14 pet product categories, including best cat, dog and bird food products.
Top winners in the edible cat products category include: Bonus Bites Treats by Bravo; Signature Series for cats by Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co.; and Cosmic Catnip brand Catnip Bubbles by OurPet's.
For dogs, the top edible products are: Bravo's Training Treats in first place; Surf 'N Turf raw dinners by Stella & Chewy's in second place; and Instinct Limited Ingredient Diets by Nature's Variety in third place.
Winning bird products include: Sunflower Candy Cups mini by Greenfeather Bird Supply in first place; Ultimate Polly Wanna Pinata by Fetch-It-Pets in second place; and Forage-N-Play Swings by Super Pet in third place.
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