American Pet Products Association Announces Must-Have Dog Products Ahead of National Dog Day on Aug. 26

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August 18, 2021

STAMFORD, CONN. (Aug. 18, 2021) – The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is introducing dog owners to some of the best, most innovative dog products in preparation for National Dog Day on Aug. 26. According to the 2021-2022 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, an estimated 54% of U.S. households own a dog, up from 50% of households in 2018. As dog ownership continues to increase in the U.S., now is the perfect time for pet parents to explore some of the hottest dog products on the market. 

“Dogs continue their run as the most popular pets, with an estimated 69 million U.S. households having a dog. It is easy to see why, with companionship, love, and affection reported by 61% of Survey respondents as the principle benefits of dog ownership,” said APPA President & CEO Steve King. “For all the pet parents out there that will be celebrating National Dog Day this month, these products are for you.” 

Read on for a list of toys, treats and more perfect for dog owners, courtesy of APPA members:


Brutus Bone Broth

Pet parents searching for a nutritious and tasty snack for dogs will want to try Brutus Bone Broth. Available in various flavors, Brutus Bone Broth is an all-natural, human-grade bone broth fortified with glucosamine, chondroitin and turmeric for joint and digestive health. The delicious product line features snacks that will nourish your pet, ensuring they are happy and healthy.

Price: $7.99


Attitudz™ Collars and Leashes

The Attitudz™ collection of collars and leashes from Omnipet® by Leather Brothers is the perfect accessory for dogs with an attitude! The collection is waterproof, soil-resistant, and 100% made in the USA with Biothane® material to meet the highest quality standards. Ten available patterns will have your pup looking stylish all year long.

Price: Models range from $28.99 to $235.97


Metro Wipes

Metro Wipes from Metro Paws are the largest and thickest pet wipes on the market. Available in Charcoal Peppermint Scented and Unscented Natural Hypoallergenic, these wipes are alcohol- and paraben-free, making them gentle for sensitive pets – the perfect, all-inclusive grooming wipe to keep them looking and smelling their best.

Price:$8.99 to $17.99


Stashios Pet Products

Stashios is committed to creating pet products that encourage pets to learn and support their overall wellness, offering a variety of dog products meant to promote health. The Bacon Flavored Wrap-Ups are the perfect solution for pills, capsules, or tablets of any shape or size. The Soft Chews+™ and Dental+™ treats offer hip and joint or skin and coat support. Dogs love the delicious treats, while pet parents love that their dog gets the wellness support they deserve.

Price:$5.99 to $17.50


Brilliant Salmon Oil

Hofseth Biocare’s Brilliant Salmon Oil is the only salmon oil on the market made with a single ingredient. The human-grade, all-natural product provides numerous benefits for pets, including increased energy, enhanced appetite, soft paws, and a shiny coat. The oil is even safe for human consumption, ensuring your dog is getting the best quality possible.

Price:$16.99 to $34.99


Deli-Licious® Deli Style Dog Treats

For dog treats that are both delicious and nutritious, try Deli-Licious® Deli Style Dog Treats by Loving Pets. The treats are available in classic New York deli flavors like pastrami, corned beef and roast beef with cheddar. Dogs will go crazy for these meaty and tasty treats!

Price: $9.99


Doggijuana Dogginip & Valerian Root Crunchy Dog Treats

If you’re looking for a natural way to calm down your anxious or hyperactive dog, Doggijuana has you covered with its new Dogginip™ & Valerian Root Crunch Dog Treats. The treats have a deliciously crunchy outer shell with a dogginip and valerian root center. By helping to satiate hunger and relieve anxiety, these treats are a must-have for dog owners.

Price: $11.99 


Easy Tug

The newest addition to the Tether Tug™ pack of toys, Easy Tug allows your dog to pull and tug to their heart’s content, without the strain on owners’ arms and shoulders that comes with traditional tug toys. A great indoor alternative during the dog days of summer, the Easy Tug EasyFlex technology stretches as your dog tugs, shakes, and pulls, keeping your pup entertained for hours!

Price: $29.99


Unique Advanced Dog Odor + Stain

Unique Advanced Dog Odor + Stain by Unique Pet Care is the ideal solution for pet owners that need to tackle odors and stains in the toughest places. The advanced probiotic blend eliminates stains and odors and is effective on both old and new messes. The formula can easily remove odors from beds, leashes, collars, and more.

Price: $13.99/24 ounces or $29.99/gallon


Smartmouth™ 7-in-1 Dental Chew

Smartmouth™ 7-in-1 Dental Chews by The Missing Link® are the only dental chews that deeply clean teeth, freshen breath, and support gum health while providing daily vitamins to support your dog’s overall wellness. The Smartmouth™ formula also reduces tartar buildup, helps fight plaque, and supports skin, joint, digestion, heart, and immune health – all in one delicious dog treat.

Price: $8.99 to $34.99


Wellness CORE Digestive Health

New Wellness CORE Digestive Health for dogs is the first recipe from Wellness Natural Pet Food crafted with digestive enzymes, developed in response to the growing number of pet parents looking to naturally support their dogs’ digestive systems. Each recipe is a unique blend of digestive enzymes and prebiotic fibers with guaranteed levels of probiotics to support digestive health, fueling your dog’s best life.

Price: $18.99 to $67.99


WHIMZEES Brushzees

WHIMZEES Brushzees are a revolutionary, daily dental treat engineered with unique grooves and ridges made for how dogs grip and chew. The unique design removes plaque and tartar like never before, leading to fresher breath and cleaner teeth.

Price: $21.99 


goDog Action Plush! Collection

goDog’s new Action Plush! Collection will keep your dog entertained for hours. The collection features unique bite-activated dog toys that don’t require batteries and reward dogs’ natural instincts towards play. Made stronger to last longer with Chew Guard Technology, these toys bring out dogs’ curiosity and keep pups entertained!




ZippyPaws is dedicated to making sure your pet is having fun no matter what. The SmartyPaws Puzzler Donut Slider is a new interactive toy that teaches dogs problem-solving skills at varying levels of difficulty for a fun and engaging way to receive treats. The whimsical Jigglerz® Toy Collection keeps your pet entertained with noisemakers that squeak when they shake. Make mealtime fun with the Happy Bowl Ice Cream slow feed bowl for eager eaters, helping to prevent bloating, belching, and choking.

Price: $9.99 to $14.99


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