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.
By Victoria on Nov 5, 2023
My corgi is very picky and I wasn’t sure if he’d eat these vitamins. I’m happy to say he likes them. He’s use to eating chicken so I bought the chicken flavored. I feel good that he is getting nutrients he needs.
By Jerel on Nov 1, 2023
I've had my Macy on these vitamins for a few months. So far, so good. She is a VERY picky eater, but eats them like they're treats, so that's a big plus. Thank you, Chewy for all you do to keep our furry family members healthy and happy!!! God bless you!!
Key word "SUPPLEMENT ".
By Scharlene on Oct 24, 2023
Having a picky eater and the hit and miss with dry foods, home cooked foods. I'm secure knowing she is getting supplemental needs met.
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.
Recommended by my vetrinarian
By John on Dec 4, 2023
for my 150 lb newfie, Jack. We gave them to him his entire life. He never had any dysplasia. In his last days he did have trouble getting up on the bed etc but that was due to aging. This is quite a wonderful thing for such a large dog not to have hip and joint issues. He lived to be 11 years old. So I highly recommend this product.
By Tim on Dec 1, 2023
Would highly recommend this! I have been giving it to my boy since he was around 4 just as a preventative thing and now he is 11. He has had some injuries and this has seemed to help!
Great so far!
By Isabell on Dec 1, 2023
Vet recommended and my dog loves them! Just started last month I hope it helps him in the long run!
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.
By Lorri on Dec 4, 2023
I entitled this review "Love Chewy" because every time I order a product or have questions, Chewy representatives are knowledgable, extremely friendly, and helpful. Chewy has always been there for my fur babies, and I have always been happy with the service and products.
Buying dog food at Chewy
By Jackie on Dec 4, 2023
I love getting my dog food thru Chewy. Auto ship is wonderful! Best part: no loading into grocery cart, then having to load in car, then unloading at home. Also I have a product that the vet recommended i give my dog daily cost $30 a month thru Chewy its $20
By Paige on Dec 4, 2023
This is what the emergency vet prescribed to us when one of our dogs was very sick with vomiting and diarrhea. I bought some recently when my other dog was having some diarrhea issues.
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.
By Dawn on Oct 11, 2023
We use these at night. Half of one for our 18lb pup. She seems to settle faster in her kennel and feel less anxiety.
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 Mark 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
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.
My senior pup has liver issues
By Christine on Nov 22, 2023
Denamarin has been helpful in battling her elevated liver enzymes. Although just a supplement, I believe it is an important component in her overall medical care for her liver giving her every chance at a long and healthy life.
Tablets in bottle better
By Rita on Nov 12, 2023
I switched to the brown tablets in the bottle instead of the turquoise tablets in the blister packs. Since my Corgi won’t take tablets any way except pushing down her throat, I no longer have turquoise-stained fingers!!!
By Sandra on Oct 30, 2023
Just to let you know Will not be needing any auto fills on Nutramax. My fur baby Bandit passed away this morning. Thank you for all you've done for Bandit.
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.
I think they help
By Beverly on Dec 4, 2023
Unfortunately our little dog has bladder stones again. However, I do believe these may have helped with kidney infections that accompany them
This helped my female shepherd
By Jeannine on Dec 3, 2023
My poor girl was constantly licking down there, she just looked miserable. Had her to the vet three times and they couldn’t find anything wrong. I ordered these when my breeder recommended them. I am happy to report that she is very rarely licking anymore and she looks so much happier. They took a couple of weeks to really kick in, maybe they need to build up in their system. She likes them ok enough (she eats her biscuits first) but she does eat them. I highly recommend this product!!
No more UTI!
By MakCri on Dec 2, 2023
My vet recommended this as a preventative for UTIs that she would get almost every other month, which included her unable to hold her urine in. This has helped prevent the UTIs and I no longer wake up to a wet bed. She sees these as a treat (which is great because she will eat around the pill and spit the pills out the vet gave us in the past for her other UTIs). Just double check with your vet before using this (as I am not a vet and refuse to give advice as if I know what the hell I’m doing).
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.
It's been doing well for my dogs.
By Dennise on Dec 2, 2023
I'm so glad my dogs like this on their food. My husky in particular would not touch her dog food until I started putting this oil on it. My doberman mix is a little picky but he ends up eating his food before the day ends.
Great dog supplement that our dogs love!
By Amy on Nov 6, 2023
We feed our four dogs this salmon oil daily. It really helps with their coats and they are all happy, healthy dogs.
Great doggie supplement
By Rachel on Nov 1, 2023
My dog likes this oil very much! I put it on top of her dry food and she really enjoys it. I think it’s a great source of good fats.
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.
dental chew night time treat (ment)
By Mary on Nov 24, 2023
even the dog knows how good these are!! runs right in that crate to retrieve and lay down to enjoy.
Great Dental Treat
By Judy on Nov 21, 2023
This not only helps keep my dogs teeth healthy, it's one of her favorite treats. I'm happy with Veggie vs. Rawhide texture base .
By Diane on Nov 9, 2023
Our two dogs scarf down their food at supper just so they can get their Virbac dental chew. They both, a Doberman and a terrier mix (small) look so excited and stare at me while I get it out. They are supposed to sit before getting it but the terrier mix sits up on her hind legs until she gets hers. They love it!
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 joan on Nov 28, 2023
These pet product companies are using peppermint oil for the minty smell we expect in dental products, but also for the natural anti-inflammatory properties and natural flea-repelling properties peppermint possesses when used in a pure form. When high quality sources are used, adding peppermint oil into the product can provide health benefits for dogs.
By Sandra on Nov 16, 2023
My puppy gets one capsule per day. I poke hole in it and squirt the oil on her food. She has been taking it for two years and has a beautiful shiny black coat.
By Alex on Nov 7, 2023
My veterinarian suggested I get this for my dog who has high liver enzymes. I'll squeeze the contents of the capsule onto his food and he eats it.
I'll see how his next blood work looks like after being on it comes out....
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.