This year, manufacturers submitted an exciting array of new products to be considered for Pet Product News’ annual Editors’ Choice Awards. We’ve selected the most promising products of the bunch and designated them finalists. Check back in January 2022 to discover which of these exceptional products has earned an Editors’ Choice Award.

Here are the finalists by category: 

Cat

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DuckyWorld Products

Yeowww! Catnip Chi-CAT-a Banana Peeled

Made of durable cotton twill and filled with 100% organically grown catnip.

yeowww.com


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Evanger’s Food for Dogs & Cats

EVx Restricted Diet Dinners for Cats

A line of food formulated for common feline health issues.

evangersdogfood.com


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Tiki Cat

Tiki Cat Baby

A range of life-stage nutrition that takes kittens through their first year.

tikipets.com


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Emerald Pet Products

Feline Dental Stixx

Address dental hygiene and fresh breath for cats.

emeraldpet.com


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Spot Pet Products

Flippin’ Fish

This animated interactive cat toy flips and flops its tail fin.

ethicalpet.com


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Stella & Chewy’s

Carnivore Cravings Savory Shreds and Purrfect Patés

Cat food rich in animal protein and low in carbs.

stellaandchewys.com


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H&C Animal Health

Scientia Pet bSerene line

The calming line features three pheromone-based products.

bserenepet.com


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Sure Petcare

Felaqua Connect

A water delivery and drinking monitoring system for cats.

surepetcare.com


Dog 

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Ancestry Pet Food

Canned recipes

Meat-first pâtés available in three wholesome recipes.

ancestrypetfood.com


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BarknBig

Liver Licks

Dog chews coated with 100% beef liver.

barknbig.shop


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Cloud Star

Wag More Bark Less Meat Cravers Oven Baked Biscuits

A dog treat that’s both crunchy and meaty in one savory bite.

cloudstar.com


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Bixbi

Liberty dog food

Made from 100% fresh meat with no meat meals or byproducts.

bixbipet.com


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Champion Petfoods

Acana Rescue Care for Adopted Dogs

Recipe specifically formulated to help rescue dogs transition from shelters to forever homes.

acana.com


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Best Shot Pet Products

UltraMAX Hair Hold Spray

A handy and reliable sculpting spray for groomers and breeders. 

bestshotpet.com


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BuddyRest

Soothe Anti-Anxiety Weighted Dog Blanket and Pillow Combo

Provides a soothing soft pressure that helps calm anxiety and overexcitement in dogs.

buddyrest.com


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Clear Conscience Pet

Sliders Beef Cheddavegg Dog Treats

Grass-fed beef with natural cheddar cheese, whole superfoods and the BTC Bio-Active Turmeric Complex.

clearconsciencepet.com


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Dogswell

Dogswell Nutrisca Functional Food for Dogs

USA-manufactured, GMO-free dog food with high protein and supplemental benefits.

dogswell.com 


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Einstein Pets

Love Bites treats

Oven-baked, USA-made heart-shaped treats for dogs.

www.einsteinpets.com


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EzyDog

X-Link Harness

The harness allows freedom of movement for the dog’s front legs.

ezydog.com


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Earth Heart

Canine Calm, Travel Calm, Guard Well and Buzz Guard

These gently aromatic remedies are now even safer with 100% plant-derived ingredients.

earthheartinc.com


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GivePet

soft and chewy treats

Givepet donates enough treats for at least 10 shelter dogs with every purchase.

givepet.com


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Fluff & Tuff

Bones

Beautiful premium fabrics in a classic bone shape.

fluffandtuff.com


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Healthy Dogma

PetMix Super Green

Made with premium ingredients including superfoods.

healthydogma.com


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Jiminy’s

Good Grub Training Treat

Soft and chewy training treat made with grub protein.

jiminys.com


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Lazy Dog Cookie Co.

Soft-Baked Coconut Snowballs and Soft-Baked Vanilla Shortbread

Vintage-inspired stocking-stuffer dog treats.

lazydogcookies.com


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Loving Pets

Toothsticks DailyDental Dog Treats

Mechanically cleans teeth while reducing tartar and massaging gums.

lovingpetsproducts.com


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P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle And You)

Camp Corbin Plush Toy Collection

Collection of camping essentials in plush toy form for dogs.

petplay.com


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Luv Tails

Pupsiclez! Pooch Ice Pops

Shelf-stable, freeze-at-home dog treats that are USA made.

pupsiclez.com


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Paw CBD

Travel Size Paw CBD Baked Treats for Dogs

Small and portable, this five-count bag of cannabidiol (CBD) chews makes the perfect travel companion.

pawcbd.com


Print

Midwestern Pet Foods

Wholesomes Sensitive Skin and Stomach for Dogs and Puppies

Recipes made with gentle ancient grains and easy-to-digest proteins like lamb, salmon and chicken.

sportmix.com


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Pet Releaf

Peppered Bacon Edibites

Chews containing full-spectrum hemp extract with naturally occurring cannabidiol (CBD).

petreleaf.com


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SodaPup

Starfish Nylon Chew & Enrichment Toy

U.S.-made enrichment nylon dog toy with treat pockets.

sodapup.com


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WellPet

Wellness Core Bowl Boosters functional toppers

Toppers that add a boost of nutrients and flavor to a dog’s bowl.

wellnesspetfood.com


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Worldwise

Sherpa Airline Approved Travel 2-in-1 Backpack Pet Carrier

Airline-approved carrier perfect for traveling in style and comfort.

sherpapet.com


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Ruff Dawg

Crinkit and Crinkit XL

Water bottle toy that makes the crinkly-crunchy sounds dogs can’t resist.

ruffdawg.com


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Redbarn Pet Products

Redbarn Chew-A-Bulls

Treats with fun ridges and grooves to reach the nooks and crannies between a dog’s teeth and gums.

redbarn.com


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Pure Treats

Mini-PureBites Trainers

Made in the USA with only one human-grade ingredient: chicken breast, beef liver or lamb liver.

purebites.com


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Pets First Co.

Mesh and Satin Pet Jersey

Football-style jerseys made of satin and poly-mesh panels.

petsfirstcompany.com


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Plato Pet Treats

On the Go! Energy Bars

Convenient, single-serve bars that will travel with customers and their dogs.

platopettreats.com


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Warren London

Dog Gift Box

A gift box of essential grooming products to keep dogs looking and feeling great.

warrenlondon.com


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Worldwise

goDog Dog Toys Action Plush! Collection

Bite-activated dog toys that do not require batteries.

godogfun.com


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Three Dog Bakery

Double Rewards

Soft cookie with a chewy filling that balances sweet apple and savory cheddar cheese flavors.

threedog.com


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Lafayette Bay Products

Spunky Pup dog treats

Semi-moist dog treats in fun, iconic packaging.

spunkypup.com


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ZippyPaws

Happy Bowl

Slow-feed bowl to help prevent bloating, belching and choking.

zippypaws.com


Dog & Cat

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Petique

Eco-System Collection

The line includes Instant Odor Eliminator X+, Multi-Purpose Odor Eliminator, Litter Magic and Ear Cleaner.

petique.com


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EQyss Grooming Products

Canadian Marigold Coat Conditioning Pet Spray

Spray that moisturizes and conditions the skin and coat.

eqyss.com


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Earthwhile Endeavors

Earthbath Grooming Wipes

The wipes are now plant based and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.

earthbath.com


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Boo Boo’s Best

SuperFood Exotics Treats

Superfood treats in Bison, Rabbit, Venison and Mighty Mussels varieties.

booboosbest.com


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OrgaNOMics Pet Food

OrgaNOMics Canned Dog and Cat Food

Affordable, organically sourced and made in the USA pet food.

organomicspetfood.com


USB Robot

Petsport

USB Rechargeable Laser Chase Robot

Its integrated USB port recharges in 30 minutes, providing up to five hours of continuous play.

petsport.com


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Scout & Zoe’s

Super Fly pet treats

Pet treats created with black soldier fly larvae.

scoutandzoes.com


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Treatibles

Treatibles Soft Chewables Intro Packs

Available for dogs and cats, intro packs contain several days’ worth of product.

treatibles.com


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Undercollar

Undercollar pet collar

A comfortable stretch slip-on digital pet ID collar meant to be worn 24/7. 

undercollar.com


Aquatics

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Acurel

Infused Media Pads

Infused Media Pads can quickly improve the aquarium environment for fish.

acurel.com


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Mars Fishcare

API Aqua Essential

An all-in-one concentrated aquarium water conditioner.

apifishcare.com


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Sera

Insect Nature, Pond Insect Nature and Turtle Adult Nature

Sustainable foods that do not contain any dyes or preservatives.

sera-usa.com


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Penn-Plax

AquaFloras Grow Resins

Watch as a lush, organic garden blooms before your eyes.

penn-plax.com


Exotics

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W.F. Young

The Missing Link Original Avian Supplement

Powder supplement created to help captive birds thrive.

missinglinkproducts.com


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F.M. Brown’s Sons

Brown’s Tropical Carnival Natural Behaviors Grain-Free Daily Diets

Allows pets to perform the natural behaviors of foraging, chewing and bunching.

fmbrown.com


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Fetch-It Pets

Polly Wanna Piñata Bird Toys

Nontoxic, biodegradable, all-natural toys for birds that love to chew.

fetch-itpets.com


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Greenfeather Bird Supply

Clown Pants

Toy designed for the chewing and shredding enjoyment of birds and small mammals.

greenfeatherbirdsupply.com


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Supreme Petfoods

Selective Naturals Berry Loops and Orchard Loops

Treats combining nutritious timothy hay with cranberry and apple flavors.

supremepetfoods.com


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Kaytee

Field+Forest Mini Hay Bale

Made with all-natural timothy hay and topped with veggies, fruit or botanicals.

fieldandforestpet.com


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Zoo Med Laboratories

ReptiSun UVB/LED

Full-spectrum light for reptiles and amphibians using LED technology.

zoomed.com


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Ware Pet Products

Health-e Duo Small Animal Chews

Pressed carrot plus pressed timothy hay treats packed in a vacuum-sealed foil wrap.

warepet.com


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Nekton USA

Nekton Crested Gecko

A rich, balanced and versatile feed with all the essential nutrients.

nekton.net