What They’re About
We were so excited to receive these cute little puppies in the mail! We jumped at the chance to try out offer a Dandy dog vitamin review. First, we love to try out new things. Second, I had heard of the company and like that they tailor their products to their customers. Third, and perhaps most importantly, Megan, the human, enjoys giving reviews!
Full disclosure, I am NOT being paid for this post, however I do make a small commission if you purchase the product through the link with my coupon code; MEGAN20.
Rather than just a blanket, all-encompassing multivitamin, there are different formulations included in each order. You get to choose 4 different vitamins. They are pre-packaged in little pouches, making them easy to dole out as training treats or just open and dump in the dish at mealtime.
We didn’t choose our vitamin formulations, but there’s a handy insert in the box that tells what each shape is. We’re enjoying our supply of Balance, B-Complex, Chill Pill, and Hemp. (at least that’s what I think they are from the shapes and colors compared to the pictures on the insert).
When you order your own, you get to choose what you want.
- Balance: Selenium and zinc. For thyroid, general wellness, energy
- B-Complex: B-vitamins and L-Carnitine. For energy, metabolism, skin
- Chill Pill: Skullcap and chamomile. For anxiety, stress, sleep
- Free and Clear: Quercetin and Astragalgus. For allergies, inflammation, immunity
- Happy Belly: Probiotic, prebiotic, slippery elm, and ginger. For allergies, inflammation, immunity
- Hemp: Curcumin and hemp. For inflammation, anxiety, pain
- Immunity Blend: Chaga, reishi, cordyceps, turkey tail mushrooms. For immune support and inflammation.
- L-Theanine: For stress, anxiety, sleep
- Magnesium: For stress, anxiety, hip and joint
- Mobility: Glucosamine, boswellia, chondroitin, MSM. For hip and joint, pain, inflammation
- Pure Heart: COQ10, vitamin E, Hawthorne: For heart health, eye health, inflammation
- Restore and Support: Astaxanthin; For eye health, metabolism, energy
- Shine Boost: Salmon oil, DHA, EPA; For skin and coat, inflammation, allergies
- Supergreens: Spirulina, wheatgrass, kelp; For immunity, thyroid, general wellness
- Thrive: NAC and Milk Thistle; For liver support, immunity, overall wellness
Dandy Dog Vitamin Review
Dandy’s website is easy to use. You tell them a little about your dog, their program’s algorithm personalizes your vitamin pack and personalized little packages are delivered to you.
Their facility is NASC certified (National Animal Supplement Council) and products are made in the USA. Additionally, the formulations are formulated by vets and the vitamins are made with non-GMO ingredients.
Both of my dogs seem to like them. Although I do just put them in the food, big Oliver has been pickier and pickier, eating around what he doesn’t like. These have gotten his seal of approval.
Wallace, who eats anything and everything, struggled a little eating these as training treats. They had a definite vitamin smell. He still eats them though.
The Bad, and Maybe a Little Ugly
This is purely my experience and bias. I personally strive to do whatever I can (no matter how small) to minimize my carbon footprint. With that said, I’m not a huge fan of the 30 little plastic packages.
Maybe the packages could be paper. The vitamins are packaged neatly and VERY easy to use. There doesn’t really seem to be a way to package them without it becoming inconvenient to the consumer. This is my only small pet peeve.
Also, I couldn’t help but cringe when Wally woke me up in the middle of the night with blood-curdling vitamin farts. Now, these could have been from something he ate. However, he did smell just like the meaty vitamin. These went away after a few days, but it did happen more than once.
I like these little vitamins. Personally, I will order them again because I am always a little concerned about balancing my dogs’ raw and homemade meals. The price is fairly reasonable too. Their website states that supplements begin around $1.38/day. When I put in my calculations for one dog, it was $50/month. Therefore, budget is something to think about
Bonus! If you use the code MEGAN20 at checkout, you’ll get 20% off your first 3 months.
Feeding a raw and homemade diet, I spend way more than that on the supplements each month. I tend to cycle through different supplements and my two dogs are in good overall health. These vitamins help me know I am supplementing with the right things, and not too much of other vitamins eases my mind.
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