05947061 is referenced by 79 patents and cites 23 patents.

A pet toy product for holding one or more animal treats has a body member having an outer surface with one or more recesses for removably holding one or more animal treats. The recesses may be of varying depth so that the treats in the deeper recesses are more difficult for the animal to extract than are the treats in the shallower recesses. The recesses may be circular, triangular, irregular, in the form of a groove or any other suitable configuration. The outer surface of the toy may be raised to accommodate the recesses or the recesses may extend into the surface. The pet toy may have recesses forming openings which extend through the side wall of the pet toy product for receiving treats. With the structure recited, the pet owner can replenish the treats as often as necessary to maintain the pet's interest in the toy. Different treats can be provided with different nutritional values and tastes. Because some treats will be more difficult for the animal to remove than others, the animal can be kept occupied for several hours before the treats need to be replaced again. The treats may be held in the recesses by friction, adhesive or adhesion.

Title
Pet toy product with integral treats receiving receptacles
Application Number
663447
Publication Number
5947061
Application Date
November 18, 1997
Publication Date
September 7, 1999
Inventor
Gary D Fields
Parker
CO, US
Brent P Johnson
Littleton
CO, US
Joseph P Markham
Arvada
CO, US
Agent
Fields and Johnson P C
Assignee
Bounce
CO, US
IPC
A01K 29/00
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