What Are Must-Have Dog Products?

Written by: Benjamin Moore

March 1, 2019

How many times have you found yourself wishing there was a solution for carrying too much stuff at once while on a walk with your pup? Or some sort of technology that could make your busy life a little easier so that you could better take care of your four-legged best friend? Or check-in with them when you’re out running errands?

Thankfully, some smart hoomans out there have done the thinking and inventing for you! Below are some essential dog products that you’ll never believe you were able to live without before today.

1. Nest Dropcam

Nest indoor security cameras let you keep an eye on your pup when you are away from home. The system features 24/7 live streaming, phone alerts, and motion detectors. It even has a built-in speaker and microphone so if hear your dog barking in distress, you can sooth him with a few bars of “You Are My Sunshine.”

2. The Original Fozzy Dog Leash 


Leashes are certainly essential dog products, but this one has the added benefit of making your life a bit easier, too. Walking your dog while trying to juggle a leash, keys, and a phone is every dog owner’s daily struggle. Who knew there was a leash designed so that we never have to go through that again? The Fozzy Dog leash, to be exact. It comes with a pouch to store items so that you never “forget” to have a poop bag.

3. BarkBox Orthopedic Gel Memory Foam Dog Bed

Barkbox bed

According to, the average dog spends 12 – 14 hours sleeping each day. For growing puppies and senior dogs, that number is more like 18 – 20 hours. With so much time spent snoozing, shouldn’t your pooch have a supportive, comfortable bed?

The BarkBox Orthopedic Gel Memory Foam Dog Bed offers firm support for all ages in three different sizes and four colors to match any decor. The fleece cover is waterproof and machine washable for quick, easy cleanup.

4. Grannick’s Bitter Apple for Dogs Spray Bottle 


Keep your dog from chewing the furniture or licking its paws by spraying this taste deterrent. Dogs hate the taste/smell, and it should curb their destructive habits for whenever “No!” isn’t enough. Bitter Apple is one of those essential dog products every puppy parent should have in their arsenal!

5. Benebone Pawplexer

Every pup needs a strong, long-lasting go-to chew bone. The Benebone Pawplexer is made from super tough, peanut butter flavored nylon. Shove a jerky or bully stick in the center to stimulate your dog’s brain and keep him busy for hours.

6. CBD Extract

If your pup suffers from seizures, chronic pain, anxiety, or any number of common ailments, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without this essential dog product. CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in cannabis plants including hemp and marijuana. Unlike the THC that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties, CBD from hemp offers medicinal benefits without causing a “high.”

To help ease your dog’s symptoms simply apply CBD oil to their food or directly into their mouths twice a day. Learn more about the many applications of CBD from hemp and read real customer testimonials here.

7. Membo Dreamfarm_Membo_Scene_DreamfarmBlue_Dog_2-990x660-600x400

If you don’t live alone, chances are you and the other members of your house are all sharing the responsibility of taking care of the dog. But this is where confusion occurs. With so many people feeding the dog, it becomes hard to keep track of how often the dog has been fed each day. Thankfully, this reminder tool puts that problem to rest by letting everyone know when a task has been completed or not. Simply flip the tab over once the task has been completed. Poor Fido. He’s going to miss that fourth meal.

8. Puppy Bumper 

Essential Dog Safety Products

Tiny dogs and big fences don’t mix. Fortunately, if you want to keep your pooch from slipping between the fence, the Puppy Bumper has you covered. Simply slip it over your dog and you have a stylish look that’ll keep you worrying a lot less.

11. iFetch 

Essential Dog Products for Play

A perfect gift for parents of dogs who just can’t get enough playtime, the iFetch makes endless games of catch with your dog a thing of the past. Simply train your dog to drop a ball into the iFetch and the machine spits it back out. You can even set the distance of how far you want the device to throw the ball. Simply go to work, turn on the iFetch, and let your dog entertain themselves.

12. FroBo


Every dog owner knows the struggle of keeping a dog cool in the summer. But frozen ice treats and iced water only last so long. That’s where the FroBo comes in. The bowl comes with a non-toxic gel insert that you freeze in your fridge before inserting it into the bowl. The gel insert stays cold without melting, keeping water ice cold all day long.

13. WoofMints

Essential Breath Products

WoofMints are an easy way to upgrade your dog’s breath from dank to minty fresh. 😉 The small gel capsules are made with organic parsley oil and peppermint that dissolve in your dog’s stomach to actually eliminate your dog’s bad dog breath. Simply mix a WoofMints with your dog’s favorite treat or food and you’re good to go!

14. Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 

Essential Dog Vacuum

Of all the essential dog products, a powerful, easy-to-use vacuum definitely tops the list. When you have a dog that sheds a lot, sometimes it feels like nothing works. This handheld vacuum from the pet lovers at Bissell is specifically designed to battle stubborn dog hair. Simply swipe it along your couch or pet bed and watch the fur just disappear. Hey, they don’t call it the “eraser” for nothing!

15. PetNet SmartFeeder

Essential Dog Products for Feeding

The PetNet SmartFeeder puts an end to overfeeding, helping you keep your dog at a healthy weight. Set up automatic feedings for your pup, with individual portion sizes. Not sure what the perfect portion is for your pooch? The SmartFeeder takes your dog’s age, weight, and activity into account to help you determine the perfect amount.

16. BarkBox

One of the best ways to keep your dog’s mind sharp is to work in new toys every few weeks. With BarkBox, every month brings an exciting new theme, with two toys, two bags of healthy, delicious, all-natural treats, and one specially curated chew to keep those chompers healthy and strong.

More than 2,000,000 dogs have experienced the joy of BarkBox. They know how to choose fun, essential dog products to get any tail wagging – and if you’re not 100% satisfied with every item, they’ll work to make it right!

Sign up here and receive a free extra toy every month. <– This deal is worth up to $120 in value if you sign up for a 12-month subscription! 🙂

17. SuperChewer BarkBox

Think your dog is too “ruff” for BarkBox? The SuperChewer Box contains specially curated products for tough pups and their powerful jaws! Each month your pooch will receive two extra-strong, stuffing-free toys, two full-size bags of delicious treats, and two all-natural meaty chews to keep those teeth busy and away from your favorite shoes!

Just like original BarkBox, your satisfaction is guaranteed! If your super chewer destroys a toy, they’ll send a new one 100% free of charge!

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Written by: Benjamin Moore

March 1, 2019

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