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The Editors’ Choice Awards are an exciting annual event for the editors at Pet Product News. We get to review some of the year’s best new products, with an eye toward deciding which are most worthy of sitting on your store shelves. From aquatics and exotics to boutique and dog and cat products, we have you covered. And it doesn’t end here. This month, we’re showcasing our list of finalists, but you can check back in January next year to find out which products made the cut to become winners of an Editors’ Choice Award.

Here are the finalists by category:

Aquatics & Exotics

 

Central Garden & Pet

Aqueon Edgelit Rimless Glass Aquarium

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The aquarium is equipped with concealed LEDs that illuminate the base and side seams.

aqueon.com


Exotic Nutrition

Instant-HPW Insect & Fruit Recipe

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Formulated to provide a natural insect-based protein source high in calcium for sugar gliders.

exoticnutrition.com


Supreme Petfoods

Selective Rat & Mouse

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The formulation offers 14 percent protein from wholesome whole grains, providing the building blocks for tissue repair and a thick coat.

supremepetfoods.com


New Age Pet

Sonoran Tortoise House

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A weather-resistant enclosure for tortoises to live in year-round, indoors or outdoors.

newagepet.com


Higgins Premium Pet Foods

inTune Harmony

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Brings variety to pellet diets for birds by adding healthful, natural treats in appropriate portions.

higginspremium.com


Central Garden & Pet

Kaytee Superfood Treat Sticks

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Each stick provides pets with a source of vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber and omega 3.

kaytee.com


Boutique

 

Teddy the Dog Apparel

face mask collection

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Fun face masks with a super-soft outer polyester lining, inner cotton gauze lining and three filters.

teddythedog.com


Cat

 

DuckyWorld Products

Yeowww! Catnip Sun, Moon & Stars

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The set of catnip-filled toys features fun shapes and textures, including a crinkly solar corona.

yeowww.com


WiseWhisker

Happystack

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Modular, standalone cat furniture with a functional design that looks great with any home décor.

wisewhisker.com


Ware Pet Products

Cat Patio

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Provides outdoor enrichment for cats in the safety of a protected patio.

warepet.com


Stella & Chewy’s

Raw Blend and Raw Coated Kibble

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The kibble is high protein and grain free, with meat being the No. 1 ingredient and animal meal the second.

stellaandchewys.com


Boo Boo’s Best

SuperFood Nuggets Treats for Cats

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This low-calorie line includes four varieties: Duck, Turkey, Salmon and Whitefish.

booboosbest.com


Primetime Petz

Hauspanther Freeze-dried Raw Toppers Just for Cats

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These freeze-dried toppers add variety to mealtime and are great for enticing picky eaters.

primetimepetz.com


Innovative Pet Products

LickiMat Felix and LickiMat Casper

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LickiMat Felix

These mats mimic the bone structure of wild-caught prey. Owners simply press raw food, wet food or a fishy treat into the grooves.

lickimat.com


Kent Pet Group

World’s Best Cat Litter Multiple Cat Lotus Blossom Scented

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Pairs the long-lasting odor control and easy cleanup of the brand’s multiple-cat formula with a light floral scent.

worldsbestcatlitter.com


Dog

Fresh Pawz

Beluga 544 Dog Sneaker

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The sneaker combines rugged good looks with cool comfort to protect paws without sacrificing style.

freshpawz.com


Paikka International Oy

Paikka Visibility Raincoat

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Made of special all-over-reflective fabric that looks dark but has a bright reflective effect when light hits the fabric.

paikka.pet


Spunky Pup Dog Toys

Clean Earth line

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Made from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles taken from our oceans and the environment.

spunkypup.com


Ruff Dawg

Dawg-Buster

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Designed to provide safe, fun and durable play—for even the largest and toughest toy-destroying dogs.

ruffdawg.com


Ethical Products

Fun Food Chips

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Realistic chip designs on durable fabric with crinkle paper and a squeaker inside.

ethicalpet.com


Gott Pet Products

Charlee Bear Bearnola Bites

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Crafted with wholesome ingredients that pet owners might find in their own kitchen, such as real oats, honey and vanilla.

charleebear.com


Ruffwear

Front Range Harness

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This padded everyday harness is easy to put on and features two leash attachment options.

ruffwear.com


Kradle

Calming CBD Toppers

These single-serve packs are a snap to use and come in a Chicken flavor that dogs love.

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kradlemypet.com


Annamaet Petfoods

Annamaet Enhance

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Designed with raw and home-prepared feeders in mind, it provides critical nutrients to dogs.

annamaet.com


2 Hounds Design

Earthstyle Collection

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Combines colorful, upbeat designs with earth-friendly webbing made out of 100 percent recycled plastic bottles.

2houndsdesign.com


Gold Paw Series

Portland Pullover–Redux

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Features a high-tech, low-impact soft shell that is waterproof, windproof and nontoxic.

goldpawseries.com


Emerald Pet Products

Pumpkin Harvest dog treats

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These oven-baked, low-fat chewy treats are made using pumpkin puree as the first ingredient.

emeraldpet.com


Clear Conscience Pet

Bon A’ La Goat SuperGravy

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The blend consists of beef bone broth, goat’s milk, Trigestive gut health supplements and the BTC Bio-Active Turmeric Complex.

clearconsciencepet.com


Fluff & Tuff

Phoebe & Joey Kangaroo

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Joey sits in Pheobe’s pouch and is connected by a removable string that doubles the fun.

fluffandtuff.com


MiracleCorp

Stewart Pro-Treat Bacon Pop-It Freeze-Dried Treats

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Made with real pork bacon, pork loin and reduced-fat cheddar cheese, these treats contain no artificial preservatives.

miraclecorp.com


Pet Factory

CareChewz

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Long-lasting chew combines excellent dental care and the benefits of all-natural collagen from beefhide.

carechewz.com


Petsport USA

Happy Birthday Collection

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Includes a Happy Birthday Party Hat, Happy Birthday Bandana, Happy Birthday Tuff Balls three-pack and Happy Birthday Cupcake.

petsport.com


Nature’s Logic

Distinction Grain-Free

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Available in Red, Fowl and Land & Sea formulas, the diets are 100 percent natural with no synthetic vitamins or minerals.

natureslogic.com


Fromm Family Foods

Zealambder Recipe

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The entrée brings together the goodness of lamb, salmon, venison, wholesome grains, and select fruits and vegetables.

frommfamily.com


The Missing Link/W.F. Young

Collagen Care

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Available formulations providing three distinct benefits to dogs: Skin & Coat, Hips & Joints and Calm & Focus.

missinglinkproducts.com


Plato Pet Treats

Lamb Thinkers and Lamb Mini Thinkers

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Made with real New Zealand lamb as the first ingredient and boosted with EPA and DHA from fish oil.

platopettreats.com


TFH Nylabone

Power Play Dog Football Gripz

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The indented shape makes it easy for owners and dogs to catch, pick up and carry the toy from any angle.

nylabone.com


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

Barking Brunch Plush Toy Collection

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Packed with hidden features like the Buddy Mary’s bungee shrimp and detachable egg in Benny’s Benedict.

petplay.com


Warren London

Hydrating Butter Balm for Nose and Paws

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Provides soothing hydration to dog noses and paws and has a creamy lotion consistency.

warrenlondon.com


Dog & Cat

 

Angel Pet Supplies

6-ft.-by-3/8 -in. Braided Leather Leash

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The newest size in the braided leash is suited for breeds and animals that require minimal weight yet long-lasting durability.

angelpetsupplies.com


Hofseth BioCare

Brilliant Salmon Oil

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A pure, unrefined and gently liberated product derived from fresh Norwegian Atlantic salmon.

brilliantsalmonoil.com


Jax & Cali

25-Pack Paw and Body Wipes

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These pH-balanced, fragrance-free wipes cleanse, nourish and protect using vitamins B3 and E.

jaxandcali.com


Now Pets

Cardiovascular Support Powder for Dogs and Cats

Designed to support normal circulation and cardiovascular function, the powder easily mixes into most pet foods.

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nowfoods.com


The Green Pet Shop

CBD Pet Care Transdermal Pen

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A combination of all-natural, sustainably sourced essential oils, broad-spectrum hemp with naturally occurring CBD and a proprietary transdermal gel base.

cbdpetcare.com


Evanger’s Food for Dogs & Cats

Hi-Bio Superfood for Dogs & Cats

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A raw diet alternative, it can be used as a treat, meal enhancer or complete balanced meal.

evangersdogfood.com