Our favorite pet products we use in our home
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I get a lot of questions on products we use, to make it easier to reply to those I sat down and made a list of our favorite items for our top asked about categories.
I’m very picky on what I give my dogs, after lots of research and discussions with their care team of vets we make sure they eat healthy, have treats they gobble up and love (even picky Maggie), and toys they love and last in our household of guest dogs too.
Some of the companies (like their favorite toys from Pet P.L.A.Y, Real Dog, and the CBD Maggie takes), Skouts Honor, Ziwi, and Diggs has been kind enough to provide discounts and coupon codes we can pass down to you!
I’m excited to share with you some of the items that consist in our daily regime:
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WinPro – Mobility
We can never have enough toys in our house. I love to hide some toys and keep rotating them, that keeps them exciting and fun!
Tough chewer? We have a blog post just for you!
You know that squeaky toy sound that goes on and on, squeak squeak squeak? You know what I'm talking about. With Hear Doggy toys it's silent, but your dog can hear it due to an ultrasonic squeaker. Amazing. I love love love these.
Get 20% off with code MaggieRossi on petplay.com If you've been to our house you've probably seen Rossi and his taco obsession. We have the whole food line because of him and for an active puppy like Rossi, these are perfect. Maggie is obsessed with their waffle. Many of the PLAY toys rip into pieces - he has fries that come out of a holder, a hamburger (and taco) that rip and then reattach again and again. Perfect for those busy body pups!
|Fluff & Tuff||
We love these, honest truth. They are durable toys BUT, my dogs aren't crazy destroyers of toys, they do destroy some but not many. These look brand new still. If you want a plush cute toy there are some of the most durable (but still cute) dog toys we have found. They are made with a durable mesh Linder and then double stitched. Rossi is a little obsessed with the Flamingo and thinks that's his girlfriend, but that's another story all together. 😯
Toys for Puppies
Puppies love to chew on things, it’s important we give them toys to help stimulate good behavior on items we want them to chew on, toys instead of our nice couch.
Like our favorite Kong but specialized for sharp tiny puppy teeth. We adore kong, it’s a great way to keep your puppy busy, to reward them (such as in crate training), to make them tired, and of course happy. We love freezing ours with plain yogurt or peanut butter and some treats or kibble. Yum!
|KONG Puppy Tires||
Similar to to puppy kong but great for rolling, chasing, and more! Just like a kong mix with peanut butter for an enriching busy treat.
|Puppy Rope Pet Chew (small to medium dogs)||
Rope toys often feel great for teethng puppies and you cna freeze them too! They can shread them apart and areflossing their teeth too!
|$9.99 ($9.99 / Count)|
|Petstages-Deerhorn Long Lasting Antler Chew Medium||
Petstages bone is a great alternativ to antlers for teething puppies, without the choicking hazzard of antlers these are a great alternative that feels good toteething puppies.
Rossi’s favorite toy as a puppy. We had two of these he loved them so much. It must feel good to teeth on and he loves chewing the fabric pieces too. For puppies it’s great for teething, you can even throw it in the freezer and the little ties are a lot of fun for them to chew on and drag the bone around by. Once he became a big grown boy he seemed to not have any interest in it anymore. But it brought him lots of joy as a puppy.
|Jax & Bones Rope toy (med- large dogs)||
Rope toys often feel great for teethng puppies and you cna freeze them too! They can shread them apart and areflossing their teeth too!
Enrichment Puzzles & Games
We have an entire blog on enrichment with videos and more since this is so important! Highly suggest checking it out here.
|Snuffle Mat||I’ve used snuffle mats with all my clients and with Rossi. You can easily make one, for me this was easier. It’s machine washable too! I often put their dog food in the mat and the dogs have to work to find their food with their noses, this not only helps tire them out, use their minds, but helps dogs eat slowly to prevent bloat. Not to mention they love it.|
|Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff||Super easy to fill and keeps the pups entertained for a long time! It's quiet which is something I personally enjoy while they chase it around the house.||$15.00|
|Stuff-A-Ball||Stuff with your pets favorite treats, a great way to keep them occupied and busy!||$15.99|
|WestPaw Zogoflex Toppl||Super durable and great for all ages. You can freeze your pups food in it, throw in a few treats and even snap the large and small together.||$24.95|
|KONG||We probably have 8 Kongs in our home. You can never have enough. It keeps our dogs busy, keeps them engaged, and tires them out. Also they love it so I love giving it to them. Sneak some peanut butter, cheese, or plain yogurt inside and mix it up with kibble or treats and your pups will be so happy! To make it last longer throw it in the freezer for a few hours.||$13.99|
|Bark Busters Game Changer||How to keep my pets busy for hours? Throw a few treats in here, they paw, dig, bark, throw it, roll on it and everything possible to get the treats out. Pro tip, make sure the treats are small enough to fit through the hole, otherwise you may get a very frustrated dog. Ziwi and Zukes treats fit great! You can use it with your kibble as well if it fits.|
|Nina Ottosson Dog Brick Puzzle Game||I love the puzzle games by Nina Ottosson, don’t waste your money on level one (I promise), Level 2 and 3 are perfect!! Both Rossi and Maggie love these games, they both have different methods of playing, just like us.||$14.97|
|iFetch Idig Digging Toy||Rossi’s favorite toy! Hide some treats OR toys and let your pet dig away. This is the first and only digging toy for dogs, instead of reprimanding them for an innate desire let them dig (in an appropriate place).||$81.48|
|Blue-9 Balance Harness||
The Balance harness is our go to for many reasons. Most importantly it does not restrict shoulder movement or abduction which can lead to many health and join issues down the line. Every strap is adjustable which means no rubbing but also that it can fit every dog! It’s easy to put on and has a back and front D-Ring. The front D-Ring can be used to minimize pulling which is a super helpful aid
|Ruffwear Front Range||
We love to hike in our family, if you’ve ever seen photos of us on hiking adventures you’ve seen my kids wearing these Ruff Wear harnesses. They are padded and super comfy for the pups. They don’t rub, are easy to put on, and super cute too! And for those bit tougher hiking situations it gives me a little extra hold on my pups.
|$49.95 ($49.95 / Count)|
|Sleepypod ClickIt Sport||
Car safety is super important to us, read about why here. Make sure your pet is riding in a Center for Pet Safety tested and approved harness or carrier. SleepyPod is our favorite, rated 5 stars by the Center for Pet Safety. It’s the only harness I would trust to keep my kids safe in the car (for dogs 18lbs and over).
I use treats daily from training to chews that help my pets clean their teeth.
|Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Lamb/Beef/Venison||$11.78 ($3.93 / oz)||
(Or save 20% off your order directly from Ziwi with code Maggie20) Our #1 go to for training. With no added sugar, no grains, and additives it’s perfect for training. I don’t worry about giving them unhealthy items and they are working for meat/food which is fuel and helps them throughout the day. Not to mention even my pickiest dog clients (& Maggie) LOVE Ziwi.
|Blue-9 Pet Inspire Dog Treats||
I love the size, how easy they are to break into small pieces and that there are no crumbs either. Great for training for puppies to adults.
|Freeze-Dried Training Treats from Pupford||$15.99 ($4.00 / oz)||
(Or get 10% off on their site with code nicole10) I absolutely love the Pupford treats, they are small and low-calorie and the dogs love them. These are a go-to in my training sessions and all the dogs love them. The size is perfect for both training and their treat balls (in our mental enrichment section).
These are available in Chicken, Beef Liver, Rabbit and Sweet Potato.
|Full Moon All Natural Human Grade Duck Training Treats For Dogs, 5 Ounce (97541)||$7.49 ($1.50 / oz)||
I really like this company and probably the least expensive on this list. The duck is my go to, these are soft treats so be sure to seal that bag well. It's all human-grade, farm-raised and is actually sold at target (the only good treat company there IMO).
|Northwest Naturals Raw Rewards Freeze-Dried Treats||
I generally stay away from freeze-dried treats for training simply because they are super messy and distracting. But gosh, dogs go CRAZY for these, especially the white fish. So if you are looking for a great item to reward when your dog does amazing I really would consider these. Also great for your mental environment games.
|Full Moon USDA Organic Chicken Training Treats Healthy All Natural Dog Treats Human Grade 175 Treats||$7.99 ($1.33 / oz)||
I really like this company and probably the least expensive on this list. It's all human-grade, farm-raised and is actually sold at target (the only good treat company there IMO).
|ZIWI Venison Deer Hoofer Dog Bone – All Natural, Novel Single Protein, Air-Dried Treat for Gentle Chewers||$13.02||
A longer lasting chew, something for our dogs to focus and chew on from Ziwi
|Full Moon All Natural Wild Jerky||
I love these Bison treats because it's a rare protein most dogs do really well on it, I haven't seen a dog not excited to eat these and they are easy to rip tiny smaller pieces for training.
|Best Bully Sticks Odor-Free Bully Sticks||$54.99 ($2.75 / Count)||
Need to keep your pup busy and occupied? They will love these and you'll love they are odor free. Be careful some companies make theirs in China, this is the brand we use.
|ZIWI Dog Chews Treats – All Natural, Air-Dried, Single Protein, Grain-free, High-Value Treat, Snack, Reward (Beef Weasand)||$15.00 ($6.00 / oz)||
Delicious and healthy chews! These are great for a quick snack that help with oral health too.
|Blue-9 Dog Training Treat Pouch||
This is my go to treat bag of the many I own. It has a zipper on the back to put my key or cards, the front pocket fits my phone and a quick closure to the treat section so no treats are spilled during our adventures.
Probiotics + Oil’s
Both dogs are on probiotics. Puppies should be on them daily in my opinion as they love to put dirty things in their mouths and we need to keep them healthy. Probiotics have a ton of health effects for dogs. just like they do for us. Maggie is on them 3-5x a week to keep her gut healthy and stool formed. If either dog has an upset tummy I give double the dose that day and the following day. Here’s our favorites:
|Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Oil||Omega-3 oil we give the dogs to help with allergies, dry skin, join health, heart and brain health, and eye development, and keep their coat nice and healthy! This is our favorite company and the only one we give.|
|NutriGest RX||A pill capsule that I pour the powder on over Rossi’s food, he gobbles it up. Since Maggie does too I’m guessing it has no taste or doesn’t taste poorly.|
|ProBloom by Honest Kitchen||Highly digestible dehydrated goat’s milk with 5 billion active probiotics and digestive enzymes, just add water. Helps aid digestion, immune system support, and over all well being and health. While Maggie will drink/eat both of these Probiotics she honestly LOVES this one – I catch her licking the bowl even after it’s empty daily, and I haven’t had a client that hasn’t.|
|HempMyPet – CBD Oil||Use coupon code Maggierossi for a 10% discount. I tried a LOT of CBD products but hardly saw any difference. The difference I saw with HempMyPet was beyond all the others. A CO company that grows their own hemp (never outsourced). The ingredients and the farm itself are organic. And it’s a full-spectrum product.|
Grooming, Cleaning & health
Having poodle mixes I get a lot of questions on how my dogs smell nice and don’t have knots, here are our top products we use to keep them tangle-free, keeping their smiles bright, and their paws clean.
Not on the chart below is the health test I do for allergins and gut issues, Use code Maggie for $20 off Petmedella.com. It’s hard to put into worcs what I learned on this test, I took a chance on it and was so blown away I ordered for myself and not long later it solved ALL of Rossi’s skin issues (that no one could answer). Maggie has some weird tummy issues that no one has been able to figure out. We did it! This taught us what’s going on, what isn’t performing properly in her body and what items she is sensitive to (from food to plastic). We are now on the road to get her gut working at 100% and that is AMAZING.
Lastly, pet insurance is health-related and so important! Read more on pet insurance here.
|Skout’s Honor: Probiotic Detangler||
Use code ELLIS10 for a discount on their site. We love their products! From toy cleaners to urine destroyers, it's why our house never smells of dogs, ever, and our toys are squeaky clean years later.
|$16.99 ($2.12 / FL Oz)|
|TrueBlue Detangling Spray||
Another favorite detangler, I love all the TrueBlue products and this is no exception.
|Andis 7-1/2-Inch Steel Comb||
The trick to keep your pets tangle-free, comb then brush.... every day. It will not only be faster in the long run but will feel good to your pet too.
|Show Tech Transgroom Tuffer Than Tangles Slicker with Regular Pins||
My groomer said a nice brush makes grooming so much easier and recommended this one. We bring this brush to set and on all our adventures with us.
|Chris Christensen Dog Brush, Mark II Small Slicker Brush, Groom Like a Professinal, Stainless Steel Pins, Lightweight Beech Wood Body, Ground and Polished Tips||
Chris Christensen makes incredible dog grooming products and the brushes are no exception.
|TrueBlue Parsley & Peppermint Fast and Fresh Dog Dental Swipes||
We LOVE these wipes. Dental health is extremely important, whether your dog is 9 weeks old or 9 years old it's something you should take seriously. While brushing can be a nuisance at times this are quick and easy, a quick wipe before bed can make a big difference. Don't forget to wipe their gums and teeth.
|Chase 'n Chomp Sticky Bone Pet Chew Toy, Sticks to Floor and Flat Surfaces, Provides Hours of Fun for Your Dog, Fillable, Durable & Heavy Duty||$16.89|
For the Home
Be sure to check out our blog post for a full list of products we recommend for keeping a house clean with a dog.
|Diggs Crates||These are beyond our favorite crates (can see why here) and also look the most elegant in the home (IMO). Diggs also makes tons of amazing other products, we are fans of the poop bags you don’t have to rip and the Groov for crate training! Using the link will get you 10% discount on your diggs purchase.|
|Clean Bowls by Kinn, inc.||Did you know that dishwashers don’t get hot enough to kill all the germs in your dogs bowl (and dogs can smell those germs) those germs lead to dental and other health issues. By using sugar fiber bowls I can throw them out and have negative impact on the environment. Klean bowls say pets will drink more and eat more and always choose this bowl over theirs filled with germs, I did the test and never went back. It’s also super easy to travel with as I throw them away. And, don’t worry the replacement bowls are cheap!! (you don’t have to use the metal cover, it keeps it from sliding around, I put the bowls in our regular standing bowl holder too)|
|Ruggable||Ruggable Rugs – Use code FunRossi15 for 15% off on Ruggable.com. These rugs are machine washable, non toxic, spill and stains resistant… with dogs in the house need I say more? We have 3…. and I’m looking at a 4th!|
For the Human (and gifts for pet lovers)
|Away Luggage||Save $20 with our discount link We travel a lot and this is the suitcase that comes with us on on all our adventures keeping our belongings safe. Not only do we love how easily it rolls but it also has a lifetime warrantee) and phone charger too!|
|K9 Sport Sack||A dog backpack made for dogs, with arm holes, air ventilation and padding. It’s how we bring the dogs on so many activities from motorcycle rides to hikes where they may need a break.|
|Ripley & Rue||Our favorite bandanas for the pups (and matching cute gear for the humans too). Use code MaggieRossi10 for 10% off your order.|
|Rescue Strong||Use code Maggie for a discount Our favorite human clothing (Dog themed of course). I own everything from blankets to sweatpants, everything is amazing quality, unique, and a portion of proceeds are donated to help pets in need. Be warned, you’ll want something from here.|
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