In This Issue
Donald Trump dog and cat toys to launch in UK
Centre of excellence opened for reptile welfare
Multi-million pound pet hospital created by TV vet
TV soap star backs raw feeding initiative
Husband and wife team drive ethical pet company
Webbox and Meatiful set to unveil new products
Orvis awards family with dog bed for charitable efforts
Hygiene Cat Litter – absorbing launch from Bestpets
Tackling the worsening tick problem this summer
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Nylabone adds new rawhide alternative chew to range
Food and water are lifesavers for wildlife during hot spells
New Autumn gear from Ruffwear
End of summer could cause peak in separation anxiety, says Lintbells
The best of the previous Pet Trade Xtra
Pet shop cleared of any wrong-doing by local council
Find out who made the shortlist for PetQuip Awards
Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of eight stores to Blue Diamond
What it means to win a New Product Award at PATS
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Find out who made the shortlist for PetQuip Awards


HOWND, who won two awards in 2017 – Marketing Project of the Year and Pet Product of the Year (Accessories) – are a finalist again, this time in the Pet Product of the Year (Food & Treats) category.


The 2018 finalists are:

Business of the Year

  • Broadreach Nature +
  • Danish Design
  • Group 55
  • Loving Pets
  • Naturediet
  • Natures Menu
  • Pedigree Wholesale
  • Wild Wash

Exporter of the Year

  • Burgess Pet Care
  • Chicken Guard
  • Group 55
  • Loving Pets

Marketing Project of the Year

  • Company of Animals
  • HayPigs
  • Hownd
  • Inspired Pet Nutrition/Harringtons
  • Just for Pets
  • Natures Menu/True Instinct
  • Wild Wash

Pet Product of the Year (three categories)

1. Food & Treats:

  • Hownd – Hemp Wellness Treats
  • Kennelpak – Yakers Dog Chews
  • Loving Pets – Ora Bone
  • Meatlove – Training Sausage
  • Naturediet – Moist Meaty Treats
  • Nutriment – Dinner for Cats
  • Poppy’s Picnic – Enhanced Pet Food
  • Poppy’s Picnic – Complete Meatballs
  • Poppy’s Picnic – Follow-on Paste 
  • Slurps – Nutritious Dog Drinks

2. Accessories:

  • Collarways – Mookiemax grooming and massage tool
  • Collarways – WestPaw chew
  • Company of Animals – new launch
  • Danish Design – Dog Duvet
  • K9 Organics – Shampoos/Paw Balm
  • Pet Trade Innovations – Doc & Phoebe No Bowl System

3. Health & Technical:

  • Catipilla – Climbing Frame
  • Chicken Guard – Automatic Chicken Coop Door
  • Collarways – Anti-parasite Collar
  • Doggy’s Cuppa – Daily Dog Brew
  • PetWeighter – Dog Feeding System
  • Sure Petcare – Microchip Pet Door Connect
  • Sure Petcare – Cat Flap Connect
  • WaggleAntics – Tick Defence 

International Pet Retailer/Distributor/ Wholesaler of the Year

  • Saint Vincent Group, Dubai
  • Samohyl, Czech Republic
  •, online retailer, France
  • Whesco, Denmark

UK Pet Retailer of the Year

  • Colchester Pet Stores, Colchester, Essex
  • Hart Pet Supplies, Benfleet, Essex
  • Mutt & Co Pet Boutique, Hartlepool, Teesside
  • Pack and Clowder, Hackney, London
  • The Wet Nose Dog, online retailer
  • WaggleAntics, online retailer

Lifetime Achievement 

To be revealed on 23rd September at the PetQuip Awards dinner.

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