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Is the One Dog Supplement Legit?

Dr. Mark is a veterinarian. He has been working with dogs for more than 40 years.

Is a one-size-fits-all supplement right for your dog?

Is a one-size-fits-all supplement right for your dog?

The One Dog supplement is mainly brewer's yeast and flaxseed with a lot of other ingredients added to provide more vitamins and other beneficial claims made on the label, like probiotics for skin and GI health and glucosamine for joint support.

I have some serious reservations about giving a product like this to my dogs. Even if you are okay with the cost—which is not that bad for a small or medium-sized dog—the benefits of a mixed product do not seem justified.

Targeting Specific Issues Is More Beneficial

My senior Pitbull, for example, who suffers from mild arthritis, benefits from glucosamine and chondroitin but can get a much larger dose through natural foods like chicken feet.

An older Golden needs more antioxidants than are available in this product. A Labrador prone to garbage-gut gastritis, bloating and bad breath is better off with a natural source of probiotics like plain non-flavored yogurt. A Schnauzer with an itchy coat needs a fish oil supplement.

One pill has only small amounts of each of these additives—just enough to put them on the label—and cannot meet the needs of all dogs.

Is the product legit? Sure it is. Does it have limitations? Of course.

This article is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from your veterinarian. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.

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