Best Dog Supplements for Dogs and Pets

Top 56 Most Popular Dog Supplements

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According to multiple studies, about half of us take supplements and vitamins on a daily basis. The number may not be as high when it comes to pets, but dog supplements and vitamins for dogs are still a popular choice among many pet parents who only wish for their canines to live a long, healthy and comfortable life.

Dogs at all stages of life, from puppies to senior dogs, may benefit from certain types of supplements for dogs. The most popular dog supplements known to pet parents today usually those that assist dogs with joint support, dog's mobility and canine arthritis.

There's a multitude of other dog supplements and vitamins for dogs that can be used to potentially prevent a variety of health issues. However, there's currently no scientific evidence that any supplements (for human or animal consumption) are effective.

Most popular dog supplements for petsFor those curious how holistic veterinary medicine works, we've put together a very extensive guide on Holistic Dog Health. You can find many answers to your questions about different types of alternative medicine, holistic pet care and dog supplements.

In the same vein of light, I also encourage you to familiarize yourself with the other side of this argument: scientific research and the important of factual evidence when it comes to pet health care. This approach is called Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM).

Below we list 56 most popular dog supplements that some of you may find interesting. None of these are endorsed by us and we are not pet health professionals. Make sure you consult with your veterinarian before giving any of these dog supplements to your pet.

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56 Most Popular Dog Supplements

1Grizzly Salmon Oil All-Natural Dog Food Supplement

This wild Alaskan salmon fish oil supplement for dogs makes your canine feel and look bear-ish. It contains over a dozen Omega 3 and 6 and Arachidonic fatty acids that improve canine cardiovascular, and immune system health and give them a beautiful, healthy coat. Manufactured by Grizzly Pet Products, this dog supplement comes in convenient, mess-free 8, 16, 32 and 64 ounce pump-bottles. Get your dog's salmon-shine on!

Used for: healthy coat, heart, and immune system for dogs

MSRP: $25

2 Nutramax Cosequin DS PLUS MSM

A veterinarian favorite, this joint-support and cartilage-health supplement helps your dog run like the wind from puppyhood to old age. Similar to the glucosamine chondroitin product your dog's favorite running mate might take, these chewable Glucosamine Hydrochloride and Sodium chondroitin Sulfate tablets, including MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) for anti-arthritis support, come from Nutramax in 132, 180, 264 and 360-count packages. Zoom baby!

Used for: maintaining joint function for dogs

MSRP: $35

3 Nutramax Dasuquin with MSM

Derived from healthy stuff in avocados and soybeans, Dasuquin goes one step beyond Cosequin in supporting healthy joints by triggering cartilage generation and growth. Help your dog always take that one step beyond, and deliver anti-arthritis support via MSM, with this Nutramax product available in formulations and package sizes for all dog size ranges. “No pain, no gain” is just for people — dogs should never have to suffer.

Used for: comprehensive joint health support

MSRP: $60-80

4 Glyco-Flex III Canine

Produced by Vetri-Science, these bite-sized chews take the bite out of post-orthopedic surgery and working and geriatric dog joint damage and pain. Formulated with GlycOmega Perna for maximum joint support, this supplement is available for all breeds and dog weights and helps them be flexible at play without pain. Between you and your vet, you can almost always help your best friend; helping them recover and soar again after surgery is one great way!

Used for: follow-up to dog orthopedic surgery

MSRP: $35

5 Pet Naturals Hip and Joint Tablets, Extra Strength

Compounded of glucosamine, chondroitin sulfates, MSM, vitamin C and manganese by Pet Naturals of Vermont, these tablets deliver joint support to help your dog feel like it could romp through the New England hills without knee and hip pain. Easily break the tablets in half for small dog dosage, and give the big dogs up to three tablets daily. Strong joints make for strong dogs that embrace adventure at top speed — that's what being a dog is all about after all.

Used for: extra potent dog hip and joint health support

MSRP: $30

6 Nutramax Denamarin Tabs

Formulated by the same company that has joint specialist laboratories, this Nutramax product helps dogs of all sizes and lifestyles maintain healthy liver function. SAMe (S-Adenosylmethionine), a popular people supplement for mental, liver and musculoskeletal health, and silybin, a liver health nutrient, are the foundational ingredients of this tablet supplement. Good for your dog's (and cat's) liver, this formula may even support their brain health. Good boy, smart dog!

Used for: liver support for dogs

MSRP: $60

7 Glucosamine for Dogs by H3 Essentials

Containing the standard chemistry of glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM this supplement also contains vitamins C and E, Omegas 3 and 6, and yucca extract (and anti-inflammatory) to keep your best friend's joints fluid and pain-free whether he has arthritis or other joint challenges. Your furry buddy will enjoy their chewy chicken goodness. Why not give her the advantage of strong, sturdy, elastic joints that last and last through a lifetime of joyful play?

Used for: support and repair dog joints and cartlidge

MSRP: $20

8 Purina Fortiflora Canine Nutritional Supplement for Pets

These post-antibiotic therapy sachets help keep your canine's immune system healthy. Containing liver cultures, and other probiotics like those in yummy yogurt (which dogs love as a frozen treat in the summer, by the way!), these help dogs get back to normal balance after antibiotic treatment, or when they have intestinal imbalances. There's nothing like a healthy, productive digestive tract to keep your dog healthy and, well, productive…

Used for: healthy immune system for dogs

MSRP: $60

9 Veterinarian's Best Aspirin Free Aches and Pains Formula

In tasty chewable tablets, this aspirin-free pain management formula takes the excessive work or play aches away and relieves regular-day pains and old-dog muscle and joint stiffness. Made with glucosamine and MSM for joint health, pineapple-and yucca-based anti-inflammatories bromelain and schidigera, and pain-relieving willow-bark salicin, these chewables can be a dog's best friend. Remember, ask your vet before giving your dog people meds; dog meds are designed to be safe!

Used for: relieve dog's sore, stiff muscles and joints

MSRP: $5

10 Sergeant's Vetscription Joint-Eze Plus Chewables

Containing the joint-health basics of chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine, these dog-choice flavored soft chewables, are great for all dogs, even puppies for the development and maintenance of happy, healthy, painless joints. Your best friend should have an easy, breezy life of fun and frolic, and you can help that be the case.  Joint-Eze for movin' easy.

Used for: promotes and maintains dog joint health

MSRP: $10

11 Pet Naturals Hip and Joint for Dogs

In a lower dose than the extra strength formulation, and compounded of glucosamine, chondroitin sulfates, MSM, vitamin C and manganese, these tablets deliver mild joint support to help your dog feel play and romp without knee and hip pain. Most dogs don't need a lot of joint support all the time, and this chewable compound suits them well. Your vet can help you decide whether your buddy needs full-time, part-time or intermittent support, just ask!

Used for: dog hip and joint health

MSRP: $30

12 Vet's Best Seasonal Allergy Support Supplement for Dog

Even dogs aren't immune to hay fever and other seasonal allergens. Give yours some anti-achoo! support with this all-natural histamine balancer. Made of cool extracts from nettles, perilla leaves, quercetin, and assorted citrus, these chewies help adult dogs of all sizes play happily in the summer hay. If you've had allergies, you know how they can ruin your day, make you sneeze, itch, cry and generally feel like doing nothing. Dogs hate doing nothing!

Used for: help for dogs that suffer from seasonal allergies

MSRP: $10

13 NaturVet Glucosamine-DS with Glucosamine and Chondroitin

These tablets contain the joint-health supporting tried and true glucosamine and chondroitin supplements. They are another way you can help your dog play, run and frolic without joint stiffness and pain. They are chewable, yummy and show your dog you love her. When comparing joint-support supplements, you may want to talk to your vet about how much of which ingredient she thinks your best friend needs…

Used for: healthy hip & joint function

MSRP: $25-30

14 Nutramax Welactin

This high-potency Omega 3 formulation, derived from salmon oil supports your best friend's skin, coat, heart, kidney, eye, brain, muscle, bone and immune system health for overall doggie well-being. Fatty acids, Omega 3, EPA and DHA, are welcomed by and really tasty to dogs whether delivered in soft gels or food-augmenting liquid. Remember, this one is for the dog, but if you can find the same thing for people, you'll feel like Fido too!

Used for: help support dog's overall wellness

MSRP: $20-25

15 PhyCox Soft Chews

Formulated by PhyCox of antioxidants and fatty acids, these yummy soft chews can be used with or without glucosamine-based joint-health products to further assist your doggie in keeping its hips, knees and other joints in good, pain-free working order. Why not give them all the help they can get? Every day, they give you all the love, support and entertainment they can dole out, and this is just one more way you can show them you love them back!

Used for: dog joint mobility and healthy bone structure

MSRP: $50

16 Vetri-Science Laboratories Bladder Strength Tablets

Chewable, flavorful and formulated from olive leaf and palmetto extracts, these tablets help your spayed, neutered or senior dog maintain bladder muscle tone and control while adding healthful probiotics to their digestive system. Even your best friend hates bladder control oopses. It's been scientifically proven that dogs can get embarrassed, and they feel the same way about accidents we would — keep yours from feeling ashamed in every way you can.

Used for: dog normal bladder function and bladder health

MSRP: $15

17 Missing Link Ultimate Hip, Joint and Coat Dog Supplement

These tasty treats contain glucosamine joint health and flexibility and fatty acids (Omega 3) for digestive, skin and coat health. Available in 1- and 5-pound pouches, these supplements also help Fido stay full of pep and vigor. If your pooch is moving slowly after getting up from a nap or seems stiff, have your vet check their joints. They may be developing arthritis, and if you have any you know it hurts and slows you down. There's help for both of you!

Used for: dog joints, coat, digestive system and flexibility

MSRP: $15-20

18 Liquid Health K-9 Glucosamine, Hip and Joint Formula

This quickly digested liquid supplement contains glucosamine and chondroitin for arthritis prevention and joint cartilage strength and flexibility. The MSM element also supports overall health and wellbeing. Your doggie will toast its own good health when he drinks it up. On those days when you're stiff and sore and don't want to move a muscle, you'd like a quick fix, right? This liquid may just get to Fido's problem and help fix it faster.

Used for: structural integrity of dog's joint cartilage

MSRP: $25

19 Angels' Eyes Natural Tear Stain Eliminator Remover

While not technically a supplement, this all-natural product keeps your white and light-colored dog's eyes pretty, which make help it feel good about itself — a healthy thing. Made from Oregon grape root, cranberry and marshmallow root extracts, this powder prevents eye-tear stain. No reason not to include this as part of your dog grooming regimen, after all, what dog wants to be all white and fluffy but have eye ick? Yum; tastes like chicken!

Used for: dog tear stain eliminator

MSRP: $25

20 Cosequin DS Chewables Plus MSM

Manufactured by Cosequin these chewables contain the standard formulation of glucosamine, chondroitin sulfates, and MSM for happy, healthy doggie joints. Veterinary science indicates that certain joint-support ingredients may even help dogs regenerate damaged cartilage and strengthen joints again. That's a win-win for you and your adventure-loving best friend. Keep your adventures going and your dog moving like a pup.

Used for: maintaining joint function for dogs

MSRP: $35

21 Pet Naturals Skin and Coat for Dogs

Full of antioxidants, this Vermont-made formula keeps your dog's coat shiny and lustrous, his skin healthy and balanced, and her hair shafts and follicles strong. Depending on the dog, it may also reduce shedding. Play more, brush and vacuum less! Grooming is an important part of dog health care, too. A clean, shiny coat indicates overall wellbeing, and coat and skin support keeps them comfortable in, well, their own skin!

Used for: coat sheen, luster and proper skin tone

MSRP: $10

22 Missing Link Ultimate Skin and Coat Dog Supplement

Manufactured by Missing Link of enzymes, probiotic bacteria, fatty acids, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, mucilage and trace materials extracted from human-quality foods, these treats help your dog stay healthy longer. Good for overall wellbeing, they keep the coat beautiful and even help re-grow patch coats. Combine these with regular brushing and bathing when needed and your doggie will thank you for the way they feel.

Used for: dog better health and longer life

MSRP: $15

23 Vetri-Mega Probiotic

By Vetri-Science Laboratories, these 5-billion microorganisms per capsule supplements contain only non-dairy probiotics. Formulated for overall digestive tract health, they also replace natural dog intestinal bacteria after antibiotic treatment or digestive health problems. A healthy dog tummy is a happy dog tummy. At the end of the day, when Fido rolls over and say “rub my belly,” you'll know that it feels good inside and out.

Used for: dog's digestive tract health

MSRP: $20

24 Nupro Joint Support All Natural Dog Supplement

Often recommended by veterinarians, this is an all-natural formulation of joint-heath enhancing glucosamine complex MSM and Ester-C. Active, working and senior dogs are this product's best customers. Dogs that spend long days on their feet, running, herding, bringing things back, and senior dogs that may be developing arthritis need that extra joint care to prevent premature lack of mobility and persistent pain. You can do that!

Used for: joint support for working, athletic and senior dogs

MSRP: $35

25 Pet-Tabs-AF, Advanced Formula

Originally retailed as Pet-Tabs Plus, these tasty chewables are daily vitamin and mineral supplements to keep your dear dog nourished and well. They contain full-body health-promoting ingredients like wheat germ, liver meal, iron, essential vitamins, folic acid and more. One-a-day health insurance for your canine companion. Even if you don't take a multi-vitamin, that's no reason not to give your best friend one, they deserve the best health you can supply!

Used for: dog skin and coat

Average price: $30-35

26 Nutri-Vet Grass Guard Max with Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes

This formula helps keep your dog's digestive system balanced and healthy thereby reducing the waste products in dog urine that cause unsightly grass kill. Even dogs prefer to run and play on lush green grass over clumpy, dry, brown turf. Healthy for your best friend, and good for reducing ugly-lawn syndromes like yellow spots an lawn burn, it keeps your dog's potty pretty. Your neighbors and your dog will appreciate this.

Used for: prevent yellow spots on grass and lawn burn

Average price: $15-20

27 Glyco-Flex III Stage III

Made by Vetri-Science and formulated for dogs that need extra joint support — injured, post-surgery, older and hard work-and-play dogs — these chew tabs include Vetri-Science's proprietary joint-health ingredient GlycOmega Perna. They are extra-strength for extra support. This secret ingredient — GlycOmega Perna — can be uncovered with a little research, but knowing it won't change anything. After all, it's just about supple joints that never hurt!

Used for: maximum joint support

Average price: $50

28 Nutri-Pet Research Nupro Dog Supplement

Made of all-natural, human-grade food products, this overall-health supplement includes minerals, vitamins, amino and fatty acids, and enzymes in their naturally occurring, raw states. Concentrated fresh-food nutrition for daily doggie dosing. Some subscribe to the theory that all-natural and fresh is the way to go for anything nutrition-oriented. That practice seems to work for people, so it's probably not a bad approach for Fido food and supplements.

Used for: full range of dog vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and essential fatty acids

Average price: $30-35

29 Nutramax Crananidin Pet Supplement

Made to help keep man's best friend's urinary tract healthy, these tablets clear bad bacteria from the urinary tract, flushing them away to prevent infection. Prevent your pet from urgent, painful and potentially dangerous urinary tract infections with this powerful cranberry (crananidin) extract-based anti-bacterial. You'll find cranberry products in lots of dog nutrition including many brands of all-natural, high vitamin C and antioxidant dog food. Must be more than juice!

Used for: prevent urinary tract infections

Average price: $50

30 Extend – Joint Care for Dogs

Containing glucosamine, MSM, and ascorbic acid, this Extend Pet Health is also formulated from chicken collagen for maximum joint-health support. It helps your dog maintain mobility, healthy connective. Its beefy flavor tastes like a steak to your pet! Why not give your best friend  nutritional supplements that they enjoy? After all, you want to treat them right and give them treats, and not make them fat. Some supplements can deliver that once or twice a day.

Used for: advanced canine joint support formula

Average price: $50

31 TerraMax Pro Liquid Glucosamine for Dogs

Containing all-natural chondroitin, MSM, hyaluronic acid this product helps control arthritis pain and increase joint mobility in man's best friend. Its tasty liquid formulation digests and goes to work quickly, even strengthening nails and teeth and providing anti-inflammatory benefits. Liquids may provide faster results for the dog as they enter its system quickly; even if they don't, it's a good idea to give your active, overweight or senior dog some extra joint help.

Used for: helps to rebuild dog cartilage and joint tissue

Average price: $70

32 Tomlyn High Calorie Nutritional Supplement (Nutri-Cal®) for Puppies

This product gives puppies the extra nutrition that helps them grow up healthy. A yummy gel, it is formulated of essential vitamins and minerals and is easy to digest. It starts your puppy's day healthfully, even if it's a picky eater. Some puppies have a hard time transitioning to solid foods, and this might help them if they just aren't eating as much as you want them to. It's important they get everything they need to start life healthy and strong.

Used for: nutrition for puppies

Average price: $5

33 Joint Max Triple Strength Soft Chews

Pet Health Solutions manufactures this product that is touted to rebuild damage cartilage and solve joint-health issues while managing joint pain. It contains glucosamine and chondroitin, along with zinc, and vitamin C (bacteriostatic supplements). Yummy, chewy and with the added benefit of limiting harmful bacteria, why not give your dog the advantage? After all, the healthier and happier they are, the more fun you'll have with them!

Used for: treats dog arthritis and other joint conditions

Average price: $50-55

34 TerraMax Liquid Omega 3 Fish Oil for Dogs and Cats

This human-grade natural supplement comes from wild-caught, cold-water salmon and only smells like fish to your dog. Full of EPA and DHA fatty acids it's even dolphin safe. Your dog will experience better overall health with this liquid food additive that is advertised as being chemical- and hormone-free. It's getting harder to find sources for fatty acids that haven't ingested everything from steroids to antibiotics; you don't want those in a supplement for you or your dog!

Used for: dog's healthy skin, coat, joints, heart

Average price: $20-25

35 Glyco-Flex II Soft-Chews for Dogs

A Vetri-Science product with manufacturer-exclusive GlycOmega (perna canaliculus) this formulation supports joint health post-surgery, hard work, extended play and in geriatric doggies. Another one of those supplements that dogs think are treats and like to take — they don't think about what's good for them you know — and that makes you feel good about helping them be as healthy and happy as they can be.

Used for: moderate joint support for dogs

Average price: $25-30

36 Brewer's Yeast Tablets with Garlic

Four Paws retails this 100% natural supplement that has numerous health benefits for dogs and humans. Protein rich, it supports general physical and mental wellbeing and promotes activity and fitness. The additional garlic, zinc and biotin ingredients help with general and coat health and may reduce shedding. And, no, Fido won't get garlic breath! And that's important because you know your dog likes to kiss you!

Used for: overall pet well-being

Average price: $10

37 Nutri-Vet Hip and Joint Advanced Strength Chewable

These tablets by Nutri-Vet taste like liver treats and are specially formulated for senior-dog joint health maintenance and pain management. They are high-potency formulations of glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM, and veterinary-approved. Check with your vet about the amount of this type of supplement that will benefit your furry boy or girl the most… No point in giving it more or less than it needs for optimal health.

Used for: healthy joints for dogs

Average price: $40

38 Vet's Best Advanced Hip and Joint

By Veterinarian's Best, and formulated for optimal joint support for dogs, the standard glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM formula includes hyaluronic acid antioxidants that remove free radicals and promote bone and joint strength. This all-natural, tasty chewable is a twice-daily supplement especially for active big and senior dogs. Like people, their joints take more of a beating even during regular activity. Support them!

Used for: healthy cartilage, connective tissue, and joint mobility for dogs

Average price: $15

39 Dechra Phycox Soft Chew

Manufactured by PSPC for reducing joint swelling and pain, this joint-health supplement contains helpful antioxidants and fatty acids. This product helps make arthritic dogs active and comfy. Some supplements contain pain killers; some don't. Regardless, when mobility increases and swelling decreases on affected joints, pain is reduced. There is no reason your dog should suffer for just being a dog!

Used for: reduce joint discomfort and swelling

Average price: $90

40 Cosamin DS Double Strength Joint Care

Cosamin manufactures this double-strength joint care formula for the dogs that need it most: older, hard working and super active ones. It helps prevent the enzyme breakdown that damages cartilage and is the same formula used for humans. This is just one example of a health supplement that works for us and our best friends. Always remember that there are ingredients in what each of us takes that might not be good for the other species and use the right one for the right species.

Used for: canine joint support

Average price: $35-40

41 UroMAXX Urinary Tract, Kidney and Bladder Formula for Cats and Dogs

This liquid by UroMAXX manages the pain and urgency symptoms of bladder urinary tract and kidney infections. Dogs will easily take this chicken-flavored medicinal supplement directly or with food or water. Bladder and urinary tract issues have the same effect on dogs as they do on us; advanced infections can even be fatal. If you suspect any of these problems in your dog, see your vet. Antibiotics may be required. Meanwhile, this is good for the pain-free pee!

Used for: treat the symptoms associated with UTD, dog kidney and bladder infections

Average price: $25-30

42 Probiotic Miracle Dog Probiotics for Dogs

For the ultimate intestinal health of your dog, this natural bacteria-balancer is meat, dairy, soy, and filler/flavor-free. I powder to be added to your dog's food; it prevents loose stool and diarrhea as well as excessive yeast. Probiotics help good digestive bacteria do what they do, and help prevent bad bacteria from growing to unacceptable proportions. Digestive health effects full-body health and probiotics keeps Fido fine, end-to-end.

Used for: dog's dietary, digestive and overall health needs

Average price: $40

43 Vetoquinol AllerG-3 Fish Oil Supplement for Dogs

Full of vitamins A and E and beneficial antioxidants, this fish-oil supplement, is good for general and coat/skin health. It may even keep your dog younger, longer with its cardiovascular health benefits, and happier in its healthy skin.

Used for: dog skin health, glossy coats, promote cardiovascular health

Average price: $45

44 Pro-Sense Daily Multivitamin Chewable

This chewable one-a-day supplement tastes great and delivers all the minerals and vitamins your dog needs to fill any missing gaps in its nutrition. It also features a little extra vitamin C to reduce unhealthy bacteria and promote immune-system health. Dog lovers always say that the one thing they hate is that dogs don't live as long as we do. Sad but true, we can help them live as long as possible and be happy and healthy along the way.

Used for: boost dog's energy levels and support metabolism

Average price: $5

45 Greenies Canine Joint Care, Treats For Dogs

While not all Greenies products are supplements, this hard-chewy dental-aid treat includes the standard glucosamine and chondroitin for promoting joint health. It does double-duty cleaning teeth and gums and supporting joints and cartilage. Talk with your vet about dog food, supplements and treats because many of these items now in include some or a lot of healthful ingredients and you don't want to give your do too much of some things, and not enough of others. It's about balance!

Used for: healthier teeth and gums of dogs, fights dog tartar build up, plaque

Average price: $20

46 Best Value Glucosamine

From Lloyd and Lucy's, this basic joint-care formulation of chondroitin and glucosamine is liver flavored, chewable, and typically less expensive than many other similar supplements. Give's your dog better mobility and pain-free joint action without breaking the bank. You can think of this product as equivalent to human generic medications. Sometimes we pay for the brand; sometimes we can save money going brand-less. If in doubt, get a recommendation from your veterinarian.

Used for: dog's hip and joint health

Average price: $30

47 Pet Tabs OF (Original Formula)

The original doggie one-a-day multi-vitamin from Pet-Tabs, these tasty chewables support overall health. Including all the essential vitamins and minerals that balance your doggie's nutrition, they also give him or her a shinier, healthier coat and healthy, comfy skin. If you use an economical dog food, you may want to supplement it with healthful things it might be light on. A vitamin can't hurt and may be a good value.

Used for: vitamins and minerals for dogs

Average price: $25

48 Amazing Probiotics for Dogs

Your canine best friend benefits from a healthy intestinal balance and this one even includes joint support ingredients along with the natural antibacterials and yeast management elements. This formulation is all-natural, hypoallergenic and comes in a tasty chewable. Your dog's intestinal fitness determines its overall fitness — Fido needs to process the best of nutrition to build muscle and maintain high energy. Probiotics help, especially post-antibiotic.

Used for: probiotics for dogs, digestive health

Average price: $30

49 Nutramax Cosequin Soft Chews Plus MSM

Like the other Nutramax joint-health products, this yummy soft chew combines chondroitin and glucosamine with MSM to deliver effective cartilage support and stiffness/pain management. It works, and the pups like it! Dogs that are very active, older or carry extra weight around are likely to experience more muscle and joint strain and increased cartilage damage. This causes swelling, stiffness and pain you just don't want Fido to experience. You can help.

Used for: canine joint health support

Average price: $20-25

50 Quincy Neutricks Flavored Chewable Tabs

This supplement helps your dog be smart, cognate things, concentrate, learn and retain memories. Older dogs use it to improve their mental agility, and all dogs appreciate its flavorful chew-ability. Made from a high-protein jellyfish extract, this product supports brain cell health, and may increase longevity. Senior dogs may benefit the most. Besides, it's sort of cool to tell your friends that your best friend benefits from jellyfish extract!

Used for: dog's ability to learn, retain memories, think and concentrate

Average price: $35

51 Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Liquid

Not just another fish oil, this liquid digests fast and is exciting for dogs to ingest because it comes from tasty anchovies and sardines. Like the more common salmon-based oils, this fish story also contains lots of doggie-essential fatty acids. They don't need to eat pizza of Caesar salads to get the taste of fish and the good health it supports, just pour the prescribed amount on their dog food and watch them enjoy the flavor of fish!

Used for: dog's overall health

Average price: $15

52 SynergyLabs Shed-X Dog

Formulated to support your dog's healthy coat and skin, this Omega 3/Omega 6 and vitamin supplement encourages healthy follicles and hair shafts thus reducing shedding. Full of anchovy, sardine, organic and flax seed oils, this tasty liquid also contains beneficial antioxidants. Another product that is designed to enhance your dog's general health and wellbeing, it also enhances their enjoyment of their dog food. It's like dressing on a salad for you.

Used for: eliminates excessive shedding

Average price: $15

53 Iceland Pure Unscented Pharmaceutical Grade Sardine Anchovy Oil for Dogs

It doesn't taste as great to dogs because it doesn't smell like fish, but it still delivers all the heart, skin and joint benefits of Omegas and fatty acids. Put it on good dog food or a tasty treat and they'll barely miss the fish! If you are one of those dog owners that hates anything related to fish and have avoided fatty acid supplements because of this, this scent-free Omega oil complex may be just the thing for both of you.

Used for: relieves dry itchy skin in dogs, anti-inflammatory

Average price: $25-30

54 Apocaps CX Apoptogen Formula for Dogs

Apoptosis is the process whereby dogs (and other animals) kill and delete bad or unhealthy cells. This product supports that process. A veterinary consult about the uses and need for your dog should be had before purchase. People and animal bodies constantly cleanse themselves of unwanted, used up cells and other elements. Sometimes, you dog may need a little extra help in this process. Your vet will know if he or she does or doesn't.

Used for: supports the critical biological process of apoptosis in dogs

Average price: $60

55 Advanced CetylM Joint Action Formula for Dogs

This CetylM-formulated meat-tasting tablet is a fatty-acid based joint-support supplement. It may contribute to managing pain from joint problems as it lubricates joints and reduces painful swelling. Like all joint-support supplements, dogs that are aging, are active all the time at work or play, or that carry extra body weight are especially vulnerable to joint damage, swelling and pain. These supplements help overcome these joint issues.

Used for: sustain joint health and function in dogs

Average price: $35-40

56 Natural Hip and Joint Supplement for Dogs with Organic Turmeric

This standard glucosamine/chondroitin-based joint-health product for dogs, by Infinite Pet Supplements, also includes MSM and organic turmeric which is an effective natural anti-inflammatory that helps reduce pain from swelling. Spice up your dog's activity while giving it the added turmeric benefits of heart health, liver detoxification, allergy and parasite relief and stomach health. After all, good health is the spice of life for your best friend!

Used for: anti-inflammatory for dogs, canine arthritis

Average price: $30

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Dom Naish is a Phoenix-based writer, vegan, cupcake addict and dog lover. Years in the animal rescue trenches have taught him every aspect of dog ownership from behavioral problems, personality and breed specific trait differences of all dogs.