The UK pet trade show Pats in Sandown on 26 and 27 March was attended by 150 companies and brands. The organisers report great success along with satisfied exhibitors and visitors, but did not disclose visitor numbers.
The winners of the New Product Awards, in which more than 200 new products were entered, were chosen by a team of independent pet retailers. The New Product Award winners were:
- Cat Food and Products: Carnilove True Fresh Cat Foods, Carnilove
- Dog Food Products: Vets Menu Tasty Gravy Toppers, Macahl Animal Health
- Dog Treat Products: Doodle’s Deli Natural Treats, Pedigree Wholesale
- Dog Accessories and Toys: Henry Wag Easy Roll Travel Bed, 3P Enterprise
- Dog Harnesses, Leads and Clothing: Comfort Rope Lead with New Screw Lock, Long Paws
- Small Animal and Bird Products: Little One Range of Tasty Maze Tunnels, Mealberry
- Pet Care Products: Pet first aid kits personalised to pet businesses, ProTrainings Europe
- Grooming Products: Oatmeal Dog Shampoo, Buddycare
The next Pats will be held in Telford on 1 and 2 October.