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Industry magazines win awards

Your Cat and Your Dog magazines, based in Stamford Lincolnshire, have announced the winners of their first Product Awards.

At a prestigious ceremony at The Kennel Club in central London, awards and certificates were handed out to winners by TV and radio presenter Paul Ross.

Readers of both magazines were asked to vote for their favourite products in surveys published by the titles earlier this year. James Wellbeloved picked up two top awards for both its cat and dog complete dry food ranges. Masterfoods picked up six awards and Nestle Purina four.

Winners included: Molar Ltd’s Molar Plaque Off (Dog Health Product), Bach Original Flower Remedies’ Bach Rescue Remedy (Dog Alternative Health Product), Rolf C. Hagen’s Cabrio (Cat Travelling Product), Barjo’s Vehicle Kennel (Dog Travelling Product), Merial Frontline (Cat Flea Product), Virbac Indorex Spray (Dog Flea Product for the Home), Bob Martin’s Flea Kill (Cat Flea Product for the Home), Merial Frontline (Dog Flea Product), Petlife Vetbed (Dog Bed), Johnson’s Dog Deodorant Shampoo (Dog Shampoo), Pet Porte Ltd’s Cat Flap (New Cat Product), Interpet’s Mikki Undercoat Rake (Dog Grooming Product), The Company of Animals’ Kong (Dog Toy), Masterfoods’ Catsan (Cat Litter), The Company of Animals’ Halti (Dog Training Aid), Pet’s Choice Ltd’s Webbox Cat’s Delight (Cat Treat), Pedigree Dentastix (Dog Treat), James Wellbeloved Complete (Dry Cat Food), Pedigree (Wet Dog Food), Whiskas (Wet Cat Food), James Wellbeloved Complete (Dry Dog Food). There were also awards for 27 highly commended products.

The award for the most innovative product went to Pet Porte Ltd’s cat flap which allows only the feline resident into the home thanks to up-to-the-minute technology. A scanner in the cat flap frame reacts to the cat’s microchip, so dispensing the need for the cat to wear a collar. It was designed by a vet and has the clever ability to automatically detect light levels and can keep your cat in at night.

Publisher of Your Cat and Your Dog magazines Alison Queenborough commented: ‘The launch of the awards has enabled us to engage our readers, some of the most committed pet owners in the UK, and given them the opportunity to give their seal of approval to those products that make all the difference to their pets.

‘Today we are faced with such a myriad of products jostling for our attention in every area of our lives, right down to what’s best for our cat or dog.

‘The Your Dog and Your Cat magazine Pet Product Awards will assist in giving the consumer an informed final choice — helping them identify the best products .’