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PATENTS TO PONDER
Enjoy this collection of patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office to inventors of equipment, ingredients and processes related to the pet food and treat industry.

Toothbrush chew

This pet treat appears to have an edible component at the top, potentially
fortified to offer dental health benefits, while the base of the treat could be
holding the dental piece intact.
US Patent No. D835,383 (Dec. 11, 2018), Petersen, T., assigned to Royal
Pet Incorporated, Inver Grove Heights, MN.

Treats of a feather

This simple design resembles a bird's feather, showing an outer layer and
an inner layer possibly using more than one flavor or texture to the treat.
US Patent No. D849,355 (May 28, 2019), Guo, J. et al., assigned to Big
Heart Pet, Inc., Orrville, OH.

Rib pet treat

This design appears to give pet owners the option to link multiple treats
together, possibly offering longer chew time.
US Patent No. D858,931 (Sept. 10, 2019), van Eyk, G. et al., assigned to
Spectrum Brands, Inc., Middleton, WI.

T-bone treat

If it looks like a T-bone, it probably tastes like a T-bone. This pet treat is true
to its name.
US Patent No. D858,932 (Sept. 10, 2019), van Eyk, G. et al., assigned to
Spectrum Brands, Inc., Middleton, WI.

Irregular kibble shape

The front and back of this pet food piece are wrinkled to create irregular
texture, potentially aiding in palatability or mouthfeel.
US Patent No. D858,936 (Sept. 10, 2019), Bataglia, A. et al., assigned to
Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland.

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