There are dog vitamins and supplements from A to Z, but how do you know which, if any, are the best dog vitamins for your precious pet? Generally, a commercially manufactured pet food should meet your dog's daily nutrient needs, but they may benefit from supplements that target specific conditions. Arthritic dogs, for example, may benefit from a supplement that maintains joint function, and dogs with digestive issues may benefit from a supplement that supports gut health.
To get you started in your search for the best dog vitamins and supplements for your pet, here are the top veterinarian-recommended options across several different categories. But no matter the reason you are considering dog supplements, all of the vets we spoke with recommend you look for products with a National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) quality seal. This certification helps ensure that the dog supplements come from a reputable company. And always consult with your veterinarian before adding any new vitamins or supplements to your dog’s diet.
If your vet recommends your dog take a multivitamin, Dr. Katy Nelson, Chewy’s senior veterinarian, likes these 8-in-1 bites from Zesty Paws. As the name implies, this dog multivitamin provides support across eight different areas, including gut health, immunity and hip and joint function. Plus, the soft chews are easy to feed to your dog.
Puppy loves, gone in one bite
By Cynthia on Jun 24, 2023
I thought I'd try these supplements to see if my puppy would stop eating her poop. They're extra vitamins so figured it would be beneficial either way. My puppy loves them! So far, they seem to be helping with her not eating her poop. She used to sneak a bite of her poop, very quickly, but doesn't anymore and walks away from her poop now.
My picky eater likes these!
By DaisysMom on Jun 20, 2023
I have a picky dachshund that turns her nose at most foods and treats, so I was a little worried about whether or not she’d eat these. She’s even been known to spit out any kibble i try to mix with her wet food lol. I break these vitamins in half and give her one half with breakfast and one with dinner and she actually eats them! I was worried they might give her some gas or otherwise mess with her digestion briefly but have had no issues.
Amazing Little Chews
By Wheaty on Jun 9, 2023
Pitties are known for having skin issues, mine was no different. He would get these tiny little bumps all over his body and the vets medicated shampoo didn’t help. I decided to try a supplement to help support healthy skin and bought this multivitamin as the hip joint support was a plus! About a week or 2 later, all of his bumps were gone or mostly gone. I continue to give him these supplements daily and the bumps have never returned. So happy with the product. And he loves to eat them too! Win win!
Older pups or dogs experiencing the first signs of arthritis may benefit from a hip and joint supplement. Dr. Jonathan S. Block, DVM, CVA, CCRT, of West Delray Veterinary in Florida, likes the research-backed products from Nutramax. This soft chew is formulated with glucosamine, chondroitin and ASU (an extract made from avocado and soybean oils)—three ingredients commonly found in the best joint supplement for dogs.
Easy to chew
By TinaK on Aug 26, 2023
Dasuqin is highly recommended, and my golden retriever mix puppy needs joint supplements for his future health. He likes the taste and eats it without peanut butter. Really easy to give him since he likes it. I guess I won't know if Dasuquin is helping his joints until he's old but I'm counting on the recommendation of others.
By KRL on Aug 25, 2023
So far so good will update after he’s been on them for awhile.
he doesn’t seem to like the taste that well and he’s not a picky eater.
By JPBUDGIRL on Aug 17, 2023
This is an amazing product and has resulted in the ability to take my dog off of pain medication which was dangerous. He still has a minor flare up on occasion but he's no longer suffering. This large bag was cost-effective with the discount I received in the mail.
A healthy pup has a healthy gut, and your veterinarian may recommend a digestive health supplement to keep your dog’s digestive enzymes in balance. Dr. Nelson recommends Purina FortiFlora which she says has the perfect balance of healthy probiotics and a delicious taste that pets love.
Great Topper for dog food & helps them too!
By Ginger on Sep 18, 2023
I have been using this product on my picky eater Sheltie dog and can't say enough about it. This powder will get her eating and it is so good for her tummy. Great way to keep your dog's gut health pawfect! All dogs love this stuff because it taste like liver to them and as I sprinkle it on top of her food she wants the packet. I sprinkle half in the morning and the other half in the evening. Then I open it completely up and she licks it clean and gets every bit of the powder each night off the packet. She poops nicely because of this stuff.
FortiFlora works great!
By Elizabeth on Sep 17, 2023
Our dog has had problems with retching and spitting up in the early morning hours. He also had diarrhea at times for no reason that we could figure out. Fortiflora has eliminated all the issues. Wonderful product.
Perfect to send home with new pups
By Kimberly on Sep 16, 2023
Adjusting to their new home, water, etc... can be hard on little digestive systems. I always send home a few packs in the puppy packet. Works like a charm.
For dogs who are anxious, hyperactive or easily stressed out by new environments, these bite-sized, chicken-flavored chews are formulated to help promote calm in stressful situations. “Organic ingredients like hemp and chamomile have been shown to have a calming effect on pets,” Dr. Nelson says.
Definitely worth a try
By Rose on Aug 13, 2023
First of all, having been a professional dog trainer for several decades, I know that each dog is an individual, and what works for one will not necessarily work for another (as is true for humans). I have a male Standard Poodle who is terrified of fireworks and thunder. Up until now, only tranquilizers prescribed by the vet have given him relief, though not 100%. Because I don't like to give him tranqs too often, I have tried melatonin (with some limited success), and a Thundershirt (0 effect). I decided to try these Hemp Calming chews, just to see if they would have any effect on his anxiety.
I must say that I see a noticeable difference...
I think it works
By MarkRobi on Aug 8, 2023
As always, Chewy's service and timing was great.
I think the product works, not a miracle cure, but seems to have took the edge of our terriers anxiety
By Marysia on Aug 1, 2023
Calming Hemp is a great product with quality ingredients. My dogs love them and, more importantly, they work as stated.
SAMe, the active ingredient in Denamarin, helps protect healthy liver cells and may help repair damaged ones. These tablets also contain Silybin which helps your dog’s liver maintain a healthy oxidative balance. "The SAMe and Silybin in Denamarin provide a powerful combination of support for liver health, as well as cognitive function in dogs," Dr. Nelson says.
By Shannon on Sep 15, 2023
Chewy took care of confirmation with my vet, I had to do nothing. They communicated every step. The shipment came fast.
By Donna on Sep 13, 2023
Molly has an enlarged liver and needs liver supplements. She’s been taking them for more than a month and seems to be feeling better.
Beware of melting in summer heat
By Lucy on Sep 3, 2023
This product in all of its forms has been a life saver for several of my dogs over the years. Somehow my product was changed from the blister pack with blue tablets to these tan coated bottle of tablets. This product has several storage reuirements and we've had some record breaking heat waves so i checked the temperature in the box when it arrived and it was over 100F degrees and the tablets were melted inside. I also noticed my dog was not feeling well. Anyway, the blister pack tablets seem to be better in the heat. I'm grateful for this product and of course, we all know Chewy is going to make everything okay again. Just a...
Crananidin uses scientifically formulated cranberry extract to help promote urinary tract health in dogs. The extract has bacteria-fighting compounds called proanthocyanidins (PACs), which help prevent urinary tract infections and kidney stones. Dr. Block says that the bioactive PACs formula improve the effectiveness, making this one of his go-to recommendations.
100% RECOMMEND! Investing in your pup!
By emmy on Sep 6, 2023
Our GSP rescue has had multiple flare ups so we wound up switching her to rX food but this product absolutely helps and makes a difference. Although it is pricey, as is the food, it's investing in her health and future. She also is VERY skeptical about being "tricked" into taking meds because she is way too smart! But she will take one of these like any other treat, no problem! We call them "tricky treats" and now she gets excited when we ask her if she wants a tricky treat!
For a diabetic dog
By 2dogs on Aug 19, 2023
At my vets request, we put her on a cranberry to help with her UTIs. More as a prevention than as a cure. Having diabetes, she is very prone to UTIs.
By Loki on Jul 24, 2023
This product can be taken every day where as others cannot. It naturally helps keep your dog healthy when suffering from urinary issues. Once the bladder and urinary tract condition has medically been addressed this product can help maintain wellness with no upset stomach or side effects from long term use.
Dr. Nelson recommends this Zesty Paws supplement for healthy skin and shiny coats. The oil is made from Alaskan salmon, and the mess-free bottle allows you to easily dish it up on top of your dog’s daily meal. “Coldwater fish oils contain higher concentrations of healthy omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids, which are great for skin and coat, as well as joints,” Dr. Nelson says.
By HopesFamily on Sep 14, 2023
All the dogs (7) LOVE it. Super consistent, quality product. Great addition to the diet of a dog with skin issues as part of the routine - adds a gorgeous sheen and luster to the coat with consistent use. Well packaged, we don’t use the pump because of the number and size of the dogs and find that works best for us. Great product, thank you.
Super shiny coat
By Sunni on Sep 10, 2023
My sister in law recommended this product to me for my mini dachshund's dull coat. She uses it on her catahoula mix baby and he's always so super soft and shiny. My boy wasn't a big eater before but since I've started using this in his food, he inhales it right away when I fix it. It's only been a couple weeks and I notice a huge difference in his coat. Even our vet commented on how shiny he is. I now have it on auto ship and absolutely recommend this product.
this stuff does WONDERS for cats fur
By amazing on Sep 5, 2023
I was skeptical of this product but I have it a try, before, my cats fur was coarse, now after about a month and a half of use, their fur is SO soft. Try it!!
We understand you love your dog, but you don’t love their dog breath. If your pup needs a little help keeping their tartar in check, Dr. Block recommends these Virbac dog chews as one good option. These plant-based chews are formulated to help freshen breath and reduce plaque and tartar.
Chewy loves our dogs
By Carol on Aug 21, 2023
Chewy also makes it easy to get what you need delivered to my door. High praise to chewy delivery people for carrying the load !!!
By Snar on Aug 10, 2023
I've been giving my dog these bones for about 4 years now. My dog has never had a teeth cleaning and is a little over 7 years old. We changed vets recently and the vet said my dogs teeth looked so good. When asked how often I get the dog's teeth cleaned, I said never. The vet couldn't believe it and said to keep doing what I've been doing. I give all my dogs 1-2 med size bones a day. They should get the large but they beg for them so giving 1 in the am and 1 at night is like getting one big one.
Used for many years
By JillNF on Aug 9, 2023
My golden retriever loves these chews. She takes and eats them every time, even when she’s picky about other things.
If you’re looking to promote your dog's overall immune system wellness, Dr. Nelson likes these softgel capsules from Nutramax. “Welactin is a rich source of omega fatty acids, which deliver DHA and EPA in an optimally absorbable form to support skin and coat, kidney, brain and vision health and support joint, heart and immune function,” she says.
By LabMom on Aug 28, 2023
We started our 5 year-old Lab on these 3 weeks ago for dry skin/dandruff at the recommendation of our vet. She takes them twice daily and we have seen no further dry skin. I had given her 1200 mg fish oil capsules (that people take, at the recommendation of a different vet). The Welactin seems to work much better for our girl. They are not too expensive, either.
By Brigida on Aug 2, 2023
My 11 yo 21 lb Aussie Mini broke his neck last Summer. Post surgery, he is fine today. We learned he had IVDD. He takes 1 capsule in a pill pocket daily along with Dasaquin -both by Nutramax. No one can believe he is 11. Not even his Vets. He has a beautiful coat, bright eyes and wiggles his playful self to all he meets
By Dogmom on Jun 26, 2023
I purchased Welactin for mom Beagle who developed an awful allergy. He's on allergy meds but was still losing hair in just a week its made a difference and he's got his hair back
In certain cases, vitamins or supplements can be a beneficial addition to your pup’s diet. As always, consult with your veterinarian to determine the best dog vitamins and supplements for your furry friend.