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The Editors at Pet Product News International (PPNI) created the Retailers’ Top Pick Award to find out what new products retailers would most likely see on their store shelves. PPNI asked manufacturers to provide details about latest and greatest offerings, and they responded with a plethora of the newest, hottest products in the pet market.

There were 14 categories including Aquatic Products, Gift Products, Boutique, and Grooming Products. There were three winners for each category.

In the treats for cats category Bravo’s Bonus Bites Treats line stole the show. There are two new feline-friendly flavors. The freeze-dried North Atlantic lobster meat was selected for its nutritional value and pet appeal, the company reports. And cats will enjoy snacking on the dry-roasted all-natural duck feet treats, the company adds. The treats are made in the USA in the company’s USDA-certified plant from antibiotic free poultry, fresh fish and grass-fed red meats and come in Bravo’s new eco-friendly packaging, according to the manufacturer.

A major player in the home cleaning industry took first place in the indoor products category. Bissell’s yikes! Compact deep cleaner is part of the Pawsitively Clean line of products. The carpet cleaner is a hand held device that has a heating switch, allowing users to continually heat water for improved cleaning performance, the company states. The cleaner uses strong spray and suction to clean up pets’ messes and stains, the company adds.

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