In December 2014, Burns was honored by Your Dog Magazine’s Products Awards for 2014-15. Burns Original was named Best Dry Dog Food, Burns Weight Control+ was named Best Specialist Dog Food, and Burns Penlan Farm was named Best Wet Dog Food.
Two of Burns’ products – Burns Sensitive+ in the Best Specialist Dog Food category and Burns Kelties for Best Dog Treat – were highly commended.
In March 2015, Burns was voted Manufacturer of the Year in Pet Product Marketing magazine’s annual awards.
“These awards are confirmation that we are doing something right and keeping stockists and customers happy,” said company founder John Burns. “We’re very proud of these achievements, especially since we’re up against a huge number of global brands in a highly competitive industry, and would like to thank everyone who voted for us.
Pet owners want a lot from their pet food brands. They want primary proteins that suit what they believe is best for their animal. They want grains or they don't. They want something customized, but it has to be easy to understand.
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