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New Products Showcase Winners Announced for Global Pet Expo 2018

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(PRESS RELEASE) STAMFORD, CT – The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) announce the New Products Showcase winners from this year’s Global Pet Expo, held March 21-23, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Best in Show, Second and Third Place awards were presented across nine categories, and a newly added award for Best in Show Buyers’ Choice was given for a product representing a clear favorite among buyers. Beyond the designated nine categories in the New Products Showcase, this product garnered significant votes from buyers overall, and trade show officials felt it deserving of recognition. This year, buyers submitted twice as many votes at the 2018 Show over last year’s event.

AQUATIC 

Best in Show
Paludarium
Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc.
Booth 1855

Second Place
CUBE 30 Aquarium with Multi-Color LED Light, 4 Gallon – Translucent
OASE North America
Booth 5272

Third Place
Versagarden
AquaEl
Booth 4690, 4691, 4791

BIRD

Best in Show
Happy Beaks Made in USA Toys
A&E Cage Co., LLC
Booth 1619 

Second Place
Pecking Order Sun Pecks
Red River Commodities, Inc.
Booth 2651

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Third Place
Pizza Party Bird Toy
Sweet Feet & Beak
Booth 3171

BOUTIQUE

Best in Show
Smart Scoops – Goat’s Milk Ice Cream Mix
Puppy Cake
Booth 4254

Second Place
LickiMat
Hyper Pet
Booth3855

Third Place
Mutt Hatter Toy Set
P.L.A.Y.  (Pet Lifestyle And You)
Booth 4121

CAT

Best in Show
Mousr
Petronics, Inc.
Booth 6344 

Second Place
Swan, Stainless Steel Drinking Fountain
Pioneer Pet Products, LLC
Booth 3445 

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Third Place
CatGenie A.I.
Petnovations, Inc.
Booth 3307

DOG

Best in Show
Aquapaw Pet Bathing System
Aquapaw, LLC
Booth 6166

Second Place
Bend-E Branch
StarMark Pet Products
Booth 2471

Third Place
Muffin’s Halo For Blind Dogs
Muffin’s Halo For Blind Dogs
Booth 6274

NATURAL PET

Best in Show
HandsOn Shedding/Bathing/Grooming Gloves
HandsOn Bathing/Grooming Gloves
Booth 5148

Second Place
Pet House Candle 2018 Spring Display
One Fur All
Booth 879 

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Third Place
Black Gold Powder
PetStore.Direct
Booth 5244  

REPTILE

Best in Show
Exo Terra Tiki
Hagen Group
Booth 2701, 2901

Second Place
Zilla Verticle Décor
Central Garden & Pet
Booth 2101

Third Place
Zilla Spring Cave
Central Garden & Pet
Booth 2101 

SMALL ANIMAL

Best in Show
Ferret Finder
Marshall Pet Products, Inc
Booth 2025 

Second Place
Kapok Build-A-Series
Ware Manufacturing
Booth 2867 

Third Place
Kaytee Premium Timothy Hay Treats
Central Garden & Pet
Booth 2101

POINT OF PURCHASE

Best in Show
Ultimate Chew Center Power Wing
Treat Planet, LLC
Booth 691 

Second Place
2018 Shelf Takeover
Honest Kitchen, Inc. (The)
Booth 443 

Third Place
Barnyarn Animals
Chilly Dog
Booth 801

Best in Show Buyers’ Choice Award
Walkin’ Blind Dog Halo
Walkin’ Pets by Handicappedpets.com
Booth 3838

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Tim Siedlaczek Joins PetGuard As Director of Sales

He will be responsible for building even stronger relationships with PetGuard distributors and retail partners.

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(PRESS RELEASE) PetGuard, a producer of pet food and products for 40 years, recently announced that Tim Siedlaczek has been hired to head the company’s national sales force. In his new role as director of sales, Siedlaczek will be responsible for building even stronger relationships with PetGuard distributors and retail partners, as well as guiding and inspiring his associates to take PetGuard sales to new heights.

Siedlaczek most recently served as senior director of sales for Spectrum Brands, where he was instrumental in expanding the size and scope of the pet, home and garden business unit for seventeen years. Prior to that, he held the position of national accounts manager at H.J. Heinz and managed a number of teams selling branded products to pet specialty distributors and retailers, as well as through the food, drug and mass channels.

“Tim has a sterling track record in the pet product industry,” comments Bill Shaner, managing partner and CEO of PetGuard Holdings. “We look forward to the leadership and experience he will bring at this momentous time as we celebrate our 40th anniversary year.”

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Bow Wow Dog Houses Offer Chew-Free Entrances

It has teamed with The Pro Design Group.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Los Angeles-based Bow Wow Dog Houses, a leader in eco-friendly dog house manufacturing, has teamed with Southern California-based company, The Pro Design Group. The companies have announced an alternative choice to the metal flashing typically selected as an option for door openings on Bow Wow Dog Houses’ homes.

The new material used for the doghouse entrance is an extruded ABS molding that will cap the framing trim around the door. ABS is an opaque thermoplastic and amorphous polymer. The ABS molding was designed in a joint creative project with The Pro Design Group’s Jake La Dow and the Bow Wow Dog House team. In working together, they created a product that provides a barrier in the door opening frame that is both durable and matches well with the aesthetic values for which Bow Wow Dog Houses is known.

“PDG has established a stellar reputation as a business-to-business leader of commercial manufacturing for its fabrication of thermoformed goods.” said Larry Hobbs, president and CEO of Bow Wow Dog Houses. “Since the front door entrance of a dog house is a common area for dogs to chew — especially puppies — we were motivated to come up with an alternative to metal flashing. We couldn’t be happier with the outstanding results of this collaborative effort.”

“We were delighted to partner with Bow Wow Dog Houses on a project that has such a positive impact for dog owners,” said La Dow, sales manager of The Pro Design Group. “We have wanted to work with the pet industry for a long time, but wanted to find the right partner, ideally Los Angeles-based. Delivering state-of-the-art solutions is what PDG is all about, so teaming-up with Bow Wow to meet a longtime need for pet owners was particularly rewarding for us.”

All Bow Wow Dog Houses can be retrofitted with the new door flashing material and can be ordered through their web site at bowwowdoghouses.com.

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DôyenWorld Releases Cat FunBox

It provides a comfort zone for cat and helps to reduce and alleviate stress.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Many cat owners know that keeping your feline happy and healthy includes a fun play life; and nobody understands this better than award winning designer, Justice Le, creator and founder of DôyenWorld.

Le fosters several cats so she knows a lot about their uncanny behaviors.

“Not all cats like catnip. Not all cats like treats. Not all cats like the same toys. But what they do love are boxes,” Le explained. “The cats love boxes, but I don’t want to see ugly brown boxes in my house. It made my place looks like I’m moving in or moving out. So I want to design a box that is aesthetically pleasing to compliment the home while providing a safe haven for them to feel calm and content in unfamiliar space.”

DôyenCat FunBox does just that; it provides a comfort zone for cat and helps to reduce and alleviate stress, all while keeping them mentally and physically happy and active — burning off that kitty energy. This is especially important for cat owners who work and are away from home for long periods of time. With the Dôyen Cat FunBox, cat owners can rest assured that their cat is having safe, healthy fun while they are away, and meme creators and cat photographers will love the stand-in cardboard cutout to elevate to the next level of Instagram fames.

It’s wonderful to see DôyenWorld provided a modern twist on traditional cat scratchers by combining the iconic Dôyen Cat shape with décor inspired designs while remaining true to their brand. It is made from pet safe, non-toxic, natural material with an attractive design and sturdy structure that is perfect for a cat’s everyday needs, including scratching and catnapping. FunBox is shipped flat and easy to assemble into a 14-inch cube box. Comes equipped with a long-lasting scratcher board and is available in four themes: Sushi Chef, Ocean Life, Marble, and Wood. Each one offering its own unique playtime fun for cats.

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