2022 Favorite Dog Products for Summer

This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx. The pups and I received a carefully curated and PAW-some box of dog products to try out, and I am excited to share our favorite dog products for summer. If you are a pet parent, you know all too well how huge the pet product industry is. There is so much stuff to choose from!

I love having the opportunity to try out new things and share my experiences with you.

Favorite Dog Products for Summer 2022

Here is our list of 2022 Top Dog Products for Summer:

  • Outward Hound Interactive Treat Puzzle Toy
  • Outward Hound Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
  • Galaxy Vets Foundation (Top Charitable Organization for Pets)
  • Simple Solution Extreme Pet Stain & Odor Remover
  • Fruitables YOGOS Treats

Outward Hound Interactive Treat Puzzle Toy

Outward Hound is kicking off our 2022 list of favorite dog products for summer. In my opinion, a treat puzzle toy is one of the best things you can get for both you and your pet. When dogs are full of energy or get bored, they tend to get into trouble. For example, my dogs have a thing for flip-flops.

“Dogs and cats have four legs and one head. All five need exercise daily, both physically and mentally. Some require more than others, but everyone needs it.” This is Nina Ottosson’s philosophy.

Nina designs puzzle games and toys for Outward Hound. Nina and the rest of the team at Outward Hound are passionate pet parents who understand that pets are part of the family. It is what motivates them to develop products that inspire tail wags, and put smiles on faces.

A white dog playing with a yellow and blue treat puzzle toy.

The Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado is an intermediate-level treat puzzle dog toy that provides fun physical and mental stimulation for dogs. It is a level 2 puzzle that is ideal for all age groups. The puzzle has three tiers with twelve compartments for dog snacks or kibble. You can even use frozen treats in the summer. Dogs have to spin the interactive puzzle tiers to reveal the rewards.

If you want to make the puzzle more difficult, three bone-shaped scent covers can be placed over the treats or kibble.

Bubbles, Mr. Sprinkles, and the rest of the pack stay very engaged with this puzzle. Our boy, Cupcake, is not a quitter. He doesn’t give up until every treat or piece of kibble has been found.

Dog puzzle toys are a must to keep the dogs entertained, especially since Andy and I work from home. The Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado Interactive Treat Puzzle Toy is made of BPA, PVC & phthalate-free material that can be hand washed with soap and water between each use.

Four small dogs playing with a yellow and blue dog puzzle toy.

Outward Hound Slow Feeder Dog Bowl

My next featured dog product from our summer box is also from Outward Hound.
This is the coolest dog food bowl you’ll ever see, but more important are the great benefits your dog will get by using the Slow Feeder Dog Bowl by Outward Hound.

The bowl features meal-lengthening ridges and multiple challenging mazes that will keep pups engaged for up to 10x longer during mealtimes. The benefit is that it slows down scarfing, and provides improved overall digestion while helping furry friends adapt to a healthier pace.

Three small dogs eating out of a slow feeder dog bowl.  The bowl is designed like a maze.

Eating can be both fun and good for your pup.

If you have a dog that inhales his/her food, this bowl is something you should try. You wouldn’t know by looking at all four pounds of her, but our little girl, Confetti, inhales all of her meals and then promptly belches. It may seem cute, but not really if you think about the tummy discomfort she may be feeling. The Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slo™ Bowl was made for pups like her.

Join the over 1 million who have already purchased a Fun Feeder. It is available in multiple sizes and maze styles. For reference, the Large/Regular holds up to 4 cups of dry kibble, the Medium/Mini holds 2 cups, and the Small/Tiny holds ¾ cup. My pups share a Large/Regular bowl. These bowls are great for dry, wet, or raw food diets.

Three small dogs eating from a puzzle dog bowl that is designed like a maze.

Fruitables YOGOS Treats

I’ve been buying Fruitables® superfood dog treats for quite some time, so I am very familiar with their commitment to quality, advanced nutrition, and using fresh natural ingredients. My pack loves all of the different baked treats. I was excited to see that our box contained Fruitables real yogurt dog treats.

The Morkies hadn’t had the Fruitables Yogos yet. At first glance, Yogos looked a little too big for my tiny 4-pound girls, Confetti and Princess Sparkles, but the fun roll-up treat is soft and chewy. I am easily able to break them into smaller pieces. These yogurt-based strawberry and banana dog treats smell amazing. My boy cupcake doesn’t even bother chewing!

The Fruitables Yogos are free of grains, wheat, corn, and soy protein. I’ve had a dog with a grain allergy, and understand how important it is to know what ingredients are in your pet’s food and treats. Yogos are made with real strawberries, real bananas, and the first ingredient on the label is real yogurt.

Fruitables Yogos come in 3 smoothie-inspired flavors. We’ll be trying them all.

Woman sitting on couch giving fruitables dog treats to five small dogs.

Galaxy Vets Foundation

Our box also included some cool swag from Galaxy Vets Foundation, and I am super excited to share this amazing non-profit organization with you. If you can help, I hope you will.

Galaxy Vets Foundation is a non-profit arm of Galaxy Vets, a US veterinary healthcare system founded by Dr. Ivan Zakharenkov — a veterinarian born in Ukraine.

Due to the atrocities and destruction caused by Russia, the Galaxy Vets Foundation is prioritizing its efforts in Ukraine the best way they know how — helping animals. The charity is raising funds to aid shelters, zoos, service dogs, and volunteer organizations that are helping animals survive the horrors of war. Galaxy Vets Foundation is also providing free online veterinary care to pet owners in Ukraine. Dozens of veterinary professionals from the US, Canada, and other countries are volunteering with this initiative. They were able to help over 1,000 pet owners with their pet health concerns.

Thousands of animals in Ukraine are suffering because of the war as their homes were destroyed or owners were killed

  • Animals in Ukraine need our help. They are in desperate need of food, medications, supplies, and veterinary care.
  • Anyone can help. Any size of donation can make a huge difference.
  • Visit the Galaxy Vets Foundation website to make a donation or learn more.

Woman holding a dog.  The dog is wearing a bandana that says Galaxy Vets.

My little super man.

Simple Solution Extreme Pet Stain & Odor Remover

Let’s face it. Where there are pets, there will be stains and wonders. Fortunately, there are some terrific products out there to help save your home from tough pet stains. Simple Solution is a brand I have relied on for years when it comes to pet stains.

Simple Solution pet Extreme Stain and Odor remover is three times stronger than the company’s regular formula to eliminate tough dog and cat odors and stains, designed for the toughest odors and organic stains.

This professional strength formula helps break down, neutralize and remove stains such as urine, feces, or vomit. Use on most surfaces, including carpet, upholstery, bedding, fabric, and other water-safe surfaces throughout the house. This pet stain and odor remover is crafted to discourage repeat accidents.

Simple Solution Extreme Pet Stain and Odor Remover is made to be safe to use around children and pets when it is applied as directed.

What makes this different from other Simple Solution stain and odor remover products? Extreme Stain and Odor Remover is a professional strength Pro-Bacteria and enzyme formula that breaks down and eliminates stains and odors. It also features a new patented multi-functional 3-in-1 sprayer for foam, mist, and stream.

This product works great! Just be sure to follow the instructions on the package and make sure that you are using enough to saturate the area.

Are you a pet parent? If you try any of these products please let me know what you think at @aboutamom or drop a comment below! The pups and I loved checking out all of these great products, and if you can help the Galaxy Vet Foundation with their efforts please do so. Like always, it is chaos trying to get all five of the dogs to cooperate, especially when it comes to taking pictures. I think they did pretty great this time.

Woman walking two dogs.  She is wearing a Galaxy Vets Foundation hat.


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