Dog Toys

In the grand scheme of things the selling of dog toys is a magnificent scam. Items are bought and given to an animal whose teeth are efficently designed to rip and shred whatever they touch. (It should be noted that this is sometimes given as a reason to buy dog toys.)
The scam part comes in because stores selling these items have 3 rules in the perchase and marketing of dog toys.
1)The toy should be shaped like something that will please the human owner (dogs would be just as happy with an old gym sock)
2)The item shall be made of the cheapest material availible on the planet earth. If junkier stuff could be found on Venus pet stores would sell it.
3)The item shall be greatly overmarked. Look at a tennis type ball in a pet store and compare price with a can of tennis balls at your local Target or Wal-Mart.

Other Dog related items sold by pet stores are just as bad. These stores will sell pig ears, chicken feet, and cow esophagus'. These are items that are worthless to the meat industry. In the hands of the pet store owners profit is made once again with an item that is availible almost for free.

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