By: Alice Short
August 26, 2017
s that Americans’ devotion to their pets is translating into more of everything — food, vitamins and care products — consider this: We spent $1 billion on pet toys in 2016, compared with $851 million in 2011, according to Packaged Facts, a Maryland-based marketing firm. And while it’s true that feline and canine offerings dominate the market, there are toy opportunities for other species as well.
If you're looking for a little pet diversion, we've got suggestions:
Koi plush toy
When it comes to plush toys for your dog, a fish may not come immediately to mind. But the Fluff & Tuff brand lists several fish in a toy lineup that also includes monkeys, lions and lady bugs. Finn (yes, the Fluff & Tuff Koi has a name) is about 14 inches long, so if your dog actually stops moving for a rest break, Finn might become a pillow. $16. Healthy Spot’s Silver Lake location at 2550 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake. HealthySpot.com
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