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Find the Ideal Pet Product Among These APPMA Award Winners for Best New Pet Products

- The Best New Products Selected From Nearly 600 New Pet Products Launched at APPMA's 46th Annual Pet Products Trade Show -

GREENWICH, CT., March 24, 2004 - The leading pet product industry association, The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, announced today the winners of one of the most prestigious awards within the industry, New Product Showcase Best In Show Winners. You can surely find the ideal pet product to sell or give away here!*

Nearly 600 new, ideal pet products were launched in The New Products Showcase at the American Pet Product Manufacturers Association's 46th Annual Pet Products Trade Show in New Orleans, March 17-19. APPMA awarded first, second and third prizes in 11 categories. The contest, which was judged by national and international industry buyers, is designed to recognize the year's best creative efforts in new pet products and point-of-purchase displays.

2004 APPMA New Pet Products Showcase Winners:

New Pet Product Showcase, Best In Show

  • Aquarium: Casco Biorb - Casco Group, Inc.
  • Bird: Featherstone Heights Bird Homes - Prevue Pet Products, Inc.
  • Cat: Panic Mouse Kitty Go Krazy - Panic Mouse
    *This would be an ideal pet product to use for a contest or give-away for cat lovers! About $30 retail.
  • Dog: Chill-A-Bowl - Marketing & Creative Sales, Inc.
    *An ideal pet product prize for dog owners; at only about $8 each, you can give them for holiday gifts to your best customers!
  • Equine: Bot Fly & Mosquito Repellent For Horses, Ponies - Wellmark International
  • Gift: TFH The Simple Guide To Series - TFH/Nylabone
    *Some of the best pet products I've ever read. About $18 each.
  • Holiday: Halloween Mask Cards - Avanti Press Inc.
  • Point of Purchase: Nylabone NutriDent 8-Tower Floor Stand - TFH/Nylabone
  • Pond: Mosquito Control for Ponds - Ecological Laboratories
  • Reptile: Hermit Crab Endcap -T-Rex
  • Small Animal: Crittertrail Revolution - Super Pet/Pets International Ltd.

    New Pet Product Showcase, Second Place

  • Aquarium: Fairly Odd Parents Goldfish Bowl Starter Kit - Tetra
  • Bird: Polly Wanna Pinata - Fetch-It Pets
  • Cat: Let Meow't - Monitech
  • Dog: Everlasting Treat Ball - Triple Crown Dog Academy, Inc.
  • Equine: Horse Accessories, Saddle, Horse Halter, Legs Buckle - Grupo Industrial Textilero de Mexico
  • Gift: Dog and Cat Sleepover Bags - Bamboo Div. Of Munchkin, Inc.
  • Holiday: Combat Extreme Dog Toys (4 SKU's) - Bamboo Div. Of Munchkin, Inc.
  • Point of Purchase: Petstages Deluxe Toy Rack - Petstages, Inc.
  • Pond: Clear Choice Pressure Filters - Tetra
  • Reptile: Herp Habitat - Lee's Aquarium & Pet Products
  • Small Animal: Kaytee Small Animal Treatsters - Kaytee Products

    New Pet Product Showcase, Third Place

  • Aquarium: Oceanic Natural Sea Salt - Oceanic
  • Bird: Kaytee Avian Treatsters - Kaytee Products
  • Cat: Cat It - Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp
  • Dog: Spotless Paw Dog Paw Cleaning Glove - BrightSpot Solutions, LLC
  • Equine: Wipe Away For Horses & Ponies - Wellmark International
  • Gift: Treasure Knit - Treasure Knit
  • Holiday: Pet Scentsations Holiday Grooming - Winston Co.
  • Point of Purchase: Nachews/Woofy-POP Freestanding Floor Display - Dogmatic Products
  • Pond: Koi's Choice Floating Food Sticks - Kaytee Products
  • Reptile: Large Kricket Keeper - Lee's Aquarium & Pet Products
  • Small Animal: Select Sleepers - Super Pet

    Do YOU have an Ideal Pet Product to suggest?
    If so, please tell us about it! Use our Contact form to describe what it is and why your pet loves it!

    * Emphasis added by Pet Business Central

    Founded in 1958, the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association is the nation’s leading not-for-profit trade organization serving the interests of the pet product industry and educating the public on the many joys and health benefits associated with pet ownership. APPMA’s membership consists of over 750 companies, which include both small businesses, as well as the nation’s leading pet product companies.

    Tierra Griffths, (775) 322-0755,
    Julie Rowe, (775) 322-0755,