We know your dog means the world to you, which is what makes Aug. 26 such a special day. That date marks National Dog Day, when dog owners across the country can take the time to show a little extra appreciation for their pooch.
To help celebrate the day dedicated to man’s best friend, Tristar Inc. reviews the best inventions for dogs.
The Kong Company has revolutionized the industry of doggie toys. Kong offers many great products these days, but the original Kong toy changed the way we play fetch with our dogs. Its rugged construction and unique shape makes it a durable chew toy that will take unpredictable bounces when thrown. But what really makes Kong toys special are the spot that holds a dog treat. This helps keep dogs focused, motivated and entertained while playing.
When Fred Morrison and his wife, Lucile, inadvertently invented the Frisbee by tossing a cake pan back and forth on the beach in 1938, they likely didn’t have dogs in mind. But the product that was trademarked as the “Frisbee” by toy company Wham-O in the 1950s has become an all-time classic toy for dogs everywhere. This simple invention has become a dog and dog owner favorite.
Like Kong toys, Varsity Balls are an innovative dog invention that is meant to keep them entertained for longer. These giant balls that are meant to imitate baseballs, basketballs and tennis balls are made in the U.S. and virtually indestructible. They’re too big for a dog to fit its mouth around, so Varsity Balls should outlast any ball you give your dog.
Dog Life Jackets
It’s no secret that dogs love swimming. Taking a dog to the beach, lake or out on the boat can be a blast for a dog and its owner. But even humans that know how to swim typically wear life jackets when out on a boat. Why should it be any different for even the most marine-qualified dogs? Dog life jackets are an ingenious invention that allow your dog to have as much fun in the water as it wants while giving owners peace of mind that they’re safe.
Dogs everywhere can thank George Washington Carver for the invention of peanut butter. This delicious, gooey treat is one of the most nutritious snacks you can give your dogs and is easily applied to various toys and bones. Dogs absolutely love it and will go nuts (pun intended) for a toy or bone stuffed with peanut butter.