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

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

“Dogs continue to be the most popular pets, with an estimated 69 million US households having dogs. It’s easy to see why, as 61% of respondents named camaraderie, love and affection as the main benefits of keeping a dog, “said Steve King, President and CEO of APPA. “For all of the pet parents out there 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 looking for a nutritious and tasty snack for dogs should try Brutus Bone Broth. Available in a variety of flavors, Brutus Bone Broth is a human-grade natural bone broth fortified with glucosamine, chondroitin, and turmeric for joint and digestive health. The delicious line of products includes snacks that will nourish your pet and keep them happy and healthy.

Price: $ 7.99

Attitudz ™ collars and leashes

The Attitudz ™ collar and leash collection from Omnipet® by Leather Brothers is the perfect accessory for dogs with attitude! The collection is waterproof, dirt-repellent and is made 100% in the USA with Biothane® material to meet the highest quality standards. Ten patterns available to keep your pup looking stylish all year round.

Price: Models range from $ 28.99 to $ 235.97

Metro towels

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

Price: $ 8.99 to $ 17.99

Stashio’s pet products

Dedicated to developing pet products that encourage pets to learn and support their overall wellbeing, Stashios offers a variety of dog products designed to promote health. The bacon flavored wrap-ups are the perfect solution for pills, capsules or tablets of any shape and size. The delicacies Soft Chews + ™ and Dental + ™ offer support for hips and joints or skin and coat. Dogs love the delicious treats, while pet parents love making sure 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 that is made from a single ingredient. The purely natural product for humans offers numerous advantages for pets, including more energy, increased appetite, soft paws and a shiny coat. The oil is even safe for human consumption and ensures that your dog receives the best possible quality.

Price: $ 16.99 to $ 34.99

Deli-Licious® Deli-style dog treats

Try Deli-Licious® Deli Style Dog Treats from Loving Pets for dog treats that are both delicious and nutritious. The treats come in classic New York deli flavors like pastrami, corned beef, and roast beef with cheddar. Dogs 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 your anxious or hyperactive dog, Doggijuana has you covered with its new Dogginip ™ & Valerian Root Crunch Dog Treats. The delicacies have a wonderfully crispy outer shell with a dogginip and valerian root. By helping satisfy hunger and relieving anxiety, these treats are a must-have for dog owners.

Price: $ 11.99

Simple tractor

The latest addition to the Tether Tug ™ toy suite, Easy Tug allows your dog to pull and pull to their heart’s content without straining the owner’s arms and shoulders associated with traditional tow toys. A great indoor alternative during dog days in summer, Easy Tug EasyFlex technology expands as your dog pulls, shakes and pulls, keeping your pup entertained for hours!

Price: $ 29.99

Unique advanced dog smell + stain

Unique Advanced Dog Odor + Stain from Unique Pet Care is the ideal solution for pet owners who need to tackle odors and stains in the toughest places. The advanced probiotic blend removes stains and odors and is effective on both old and new soiling. 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 chews

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

Price: $ 8.99 to $ 34.99

Wellness CORE digestive health

The new Wellness CORE Digestive Health for Dogs is Wellness Natural Pet Food’s first recipe made with digestive enzymes and designed 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 fiber with a guaranteed level of probiotics to aid digestive health and promote your dog’s best life.

Price: $ 18.99 to $ 67.99

WHIMZEES Brushzees

WHIMZEES Brushzees are a revolutionary daily tooth snack with unique grooves and grooves specially designed for dog grasping and chewing. The unique design removes plaque and tartar like never before, resulting in fresher breath and cleaner teeth.

Price: $ 21.99

goDog action plush! collection

goDog’s new action plush! The collection will keep your dog entertained for hours. The collection includes unique bite-activated dog toys that do not require batteries and reward the dog’s natural play instinct. Made stronger for longer life with Chew Guard technology, these toys will pique the dogs curiosity and keep the puppies happy!

Price: $ 16.99


ZippyPaws is committed 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 various levels of difficulty for a fun and engaging way to get treats. The whimsical Jigglerz® Toy Collection will keep your pet entertained with noisemakers that squeak when shaken. Make your meals a pleasure with the Happy Bowl Ice Cream slow food bowl for avid eaters that prevents gas, belching and choking.

Price: $ 9.99 to $ 14.99

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The American Pet Products Association (APPA) has been the leading trade association representing the interests of the pet industry since 1958. APPA members include nearly 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their agents, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing companies. APPA’s mission is to promote, develop, and advance the pet ownership and pet product industry, and to provide the services necessary to make its members thrive. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following APPA Gives Back initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), Tony La Russas Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Pets and Vets Program, the Joint Pet Industry Advisory Council (PIJAC) and Pet Care Trust and Pets in the Classroom. Visit for more information and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

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