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Dinovite Dog Food Review 2024: Recalls, Pros & Cons

Written by: Cassidy Sutton

Last Updated on April 30, 2024 by Dogster Team

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Dinovite Dog Food Review 2024: Recalls, Pros & Cons

Review Summary

Our Final Verdict

We give Dinovite food a rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars.

We want our pets to be healthy, so we search across the seas and plunge deep into the Internet to find the best dog food available (that we can afford). And still, that may not be enough.

Like humans, our dog’s food can fall short of providing adequate nutrition. This can be for different reasons, like illness or age. And let’s face it, many of us can’t afford an all-natural, organic, non-GMO diet for ourselves, let alone our pets. That’s where Dinovite comes in.

In a nutshell, Dinovite is a dog supplement containing 10 strains of prebiotics and probiotics to help support your dog’s gut health. With a balanced gut, the idea is that your dog experiences better immunity, digestion, and healthier skin and coat. But is Dinovite worth it? And most importantly, is it safe?

Here’s a summarized version of our verdict: we believe Dinovite can be suitable for dogs that actually need it. Unlike healthy dog food, Dinovite is more for dogs that need an extra boost.

In this review, we’ll go over what we mean by this so you can decide if Dinovite is worth it for your dog.

At a Glance: The Best Dinovite Products

Rating Image Product Details
Our Favorite
Dinovite Large Dog Supplement Dinovite Large Dog Supplement
  • Supports healthy skin and coat
  • Supports digestion and immunity
  • Aids in itchy skin and hot spots
  • Second place
    Dinovite Lickochops Fatty Acid Supplement Dinovite Lickochops Fatty Acid Supplement
  • Great for picky eaters
  • Good for dogs and cats
  • Supports healthy skin and coat
  • Third place
    Dinovite Beef NubOnubs Meal Booster Dinovite Beef NubOnubs Meal Booster
  • Easy to use
  • Great for picky eaters
  • Supports healthy skin and coat
  • Dinovite for Multi Dog Homes Dinovite for Multi Dog Homes
  • 90-day guarantee
  • Good for dogs, cats, and horses
  • Can be added to any dog food
  • Dinovite Nutritional Supplement for Cats Dinovite Nutritional Supplement for Cats
  • Can be added to any dog food
  • 90-day guarantee
  • Good for dogs, cats, and horses
  • Dinovite Dog Foods Reviewed

    Who Makes Dinovite and Where Is It Produced?

    Dinovite was a family-owned business since 2001. All their products are made in Crittenden, Kentucky, and all products come with 100% USA-based ingredients. However, they were acquired by Manna Pro Products in December of 2020.

    Which Type of Dog Is Dinovite Best Suited For?

    Dinovite is best suited for dogs struggling with conditions like:

    • Chronic itching
    • Dry skin and sores
    • Bad odor
    • Excessive shedding
    • Hot spots
    • Paw licking

    Dinovite is also good for dogs prone to nutrient deficiencies. For example, owners feeding homemade diets can add Dinovite to the food to ensure their dog receives essential vitamins and minerals. This could also include seniors and dogs suffering from injury or surgery.

    Dog owners who can’t afford a high-quality diet could also add this to their dog’s food. The problem with this method is that Dinovite is pricey, so you might be better off paying for better food altogether.

    Which Type of Dog Might Do Better With a Different Brand?

    It’s always best to ask your veterinarian for recommendations if you believe your dog needs a supplement. However, Zesty is a great brand featuring all kinds of supplements. Their popular multivitamin is a soft chew, so you don’t have to worry about messy powders or mixing it into food.

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    Image Credit: James Lacy, Unsplash

    Discussion of the Primary Ingredients (Good and Bad)

    And now it’s time for the most important part of this review: the ingredients. We’re breaking down the main ingredients, good and bad, in Dinovite’s most popular product: the powder supplement. We’ll review a couple more products later, but we want to highlight the product Dinovite is known for.

    Let’s see what these ingredients are and what they do.

    • Ground Flax: Ground flax1 comes from crushed flaxseeds. It has a nutty flavor and provides omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to help support healthy skin and coats. It also reduces inflammation in the body, thus improving your dog’s joint health.
    • Vitamin E: Vitamin E is another ingredient responsible for adding shine and silk to your dog’s coat. It’s also a powerful antioxidant2 that helps remove free radicals in the body.
    • Alfalfa: Alfalfa is known as a superfood for dogs. It contains vitamins A, D, C, and K, which are essential for your dog’s health. The problem with alfalfa is that it has coumarin and saponin. These two naturally occurring chemicals can be toxic in large amounts.
    • Dried Kelp: Dried kelp contains iodine and several other minerals and amino acids that supposedly help reduce itching and skin inflammation, although research on this is slim.
    • Dry Yeast and Yeast Culture: Yeast is a controversial subject in pet products. Some people avoid any pet product with yeast because their dogs are prone to yeast infections. Other people believe it’s a good source of vitamin B. The truth is that it can go either way.For this product, yeast culture is an active yeast that helps balance the microbiome in the gut. Dry yeast is a digestible source of amino acids and vitamin B complex.

    May Cause GI Upset

    Gastrointestinal (GI) upset is a common side effect of probiotics. Still, it’s understandable why owners stopped giving Dinovite and opted for medication instead. Their dogs had horrible diarrhea and gas while taking Dinovite.

    Limited Products on Chewy and Amazon

    You can find Dinovite’s powder supplement and fatty acid Lickochops on Amazon and Chewy, but you have to order everything else on their website.


    The Dinovite powder supplement is expensive for large dogs. Basically, the smaller your dog, the cheaper this product will be.

    Some dogs don’t like the powder’s flavor, so owners buy the meal toppers and fatty acid supplements to enhance the flavor. This only raises the price. The good news is Dinovite offers a 90-day guarantee, so you can get your money back if it doesn’t work.

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    Image Credit: Reddogs, Shutterstock


    One of the downsides to Dinovite is the flavor. Many owners with picky eaters have difficulty getting their dogs to eat Dinovite. Some owners add warm water to their dog’s food along with the Dinovite, and the dogs love it. Other owners aren’t so lucky.

    A Quick Look at Dinovite Dog Supplements

    • 90-day guarantee
    • Good for dogs, cats, and horses
    • Can be added to any dog food
    • Pricey
    • Limited products on Chewy and Amazon
    • Can cause GI upset

    Recall History

    Dinovite has had no recalls on any products since this post was published.

    Reviews of the 3 Best Dinovite Products

    Let’s take a look at the three most popular products that Dinovite has to offer.

    1. Dinovite Large Dog Supplement

    Dinovite Probiotic Supplement for Dogs

    Dinovite large dog supplement is the most popular option. It contains all the ingredients mentioned above and helps reduce shedding and odor by relieving itchy skin, supporting gut health, and supporting your dog’s overall immunity. This is best for dogs between 45–75 pounds, but you can order the medium or small dog option if that’s what you need.

    This order is good for 90 days. Your dog gets one scoop daily, which can be mixed into dry or wet food. Because you need more for larger dogs, this order is pricey. It’s a bit of a risk if you have a picky eater. That said, you also get a 90-day trial. So, you can return it if you don’t see any results by the time the product is used.

    • Supports healthy skin and coat
    • Supports digestion and immunity
    • Aids in itchy skin and hot spots
    • Pricey
    • Bad flavor
    • No option for larger dogs over 75 pounds

    2. Dinovite Lickochops Fatty Acid Supplement

    Lickochops Fatty Acid Liquid Supplement for Dogs & Cats

    Dinovite’s Lickochops fatty acid supplement is an oil you can squirt onto your dog’s food. This oil contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E, and has a 97% minimum crude fat content. It’s a very fatty, very oily substance, and dogs seem to love it!

    This oil helps support healthy skin and coat, plus aids in digestion and overall immunity to illness. You can use this in conjunction with the Dinovite supplement powder if needed. It’s an affordable bottle, and cats can eat it as well.

    The biggest con is the pump. Almost every buyer says the pump breaks within a few days, and the oil is thick and difficult to pump. Still, this product is our personal favorite because dogs seem to love the flavor much more than the powder.

    • Great for picky eaters
    • Good for dogs and cats
    • Supports healthy skin and coat
    • Supports digestion and immunity
    • Affordable
    • Bad bottle and pump

    3. Dinovite Beef NubOnubs Meal Booster

    NubOnubs Meal Booster

    NubOnubs is Dinovite’s raw meat food booster. Dinovite Beef NubOnubs Meal Booster has beef muscle and organ meat mixed with salmon skin for a delicious meal topper. Picky eaters go crazy for this stuff at mealtime.

    This meal booster isn’t fortified with nutrients because the organ meat provides crucial vitamins and minerals. It’s high in protein (49%) and fat (34%), so you need to be careful with how much you feed your dog. Otherwise, your dog risks obesity.

    The NubOnubs is pricier than the Lickochops, but you don’t have to deal with a pump. It also tastes better than the powder.

    • Easy to use
    • Great for picky eaters
    • Supports healthy skin and coat
    • Supports digestion and immunity
    • Pricey
    • High calorie

    What Other Users Are Saying

    So, what do the users have to say? Do they like it or don’t they?

    There’s a healthy number of mixed reviews. However, many dog owners say Dinovite is well worth the money. After suffering from itchy skin, losing fur, and terrible skin sores, Dinovite has helped their dogs heal.

    • Amazon- What better place to look for reviews, good and bad, than Amazon? Here’s what people are saying about Dinovite.
    • Chewy- “I have a Doberman who has had a dull-looking coat and dry skin with dandruff…I started giving her Dinovite at the end of January. It’s now a little over 2 months and her coat is black and shiny and the dandruff is practically gone.”
    • Dinovite- “I’ve been giving my two 10-year-old dogs Dinovite for over 3 months. Their coats feel much softer, they aren’t scratching themselves like they used to. They were constantly biting their back paws to the point where the fur was off. The fur had grown back. Overall, they seem a lot healthier. I’m very satisfied!”

    A large number of dog owners admit to their skepticism of Dinovite at first. But after a few weeks (or even days), they were convinced that Dinovite lives up to what it says it does.


    Have you made up your mind? We hope this review has helped!

    Dealing with the pet fur, itchiness, and terrible sores on your dog’s body is all too much to handle sometimes. But many owners say that Dinovite was their saving grace. We hope this product can bring you as much peace as it has for others.

    Just remember that many dogs don’t like the taste of the powder. These products don’t go in a particular order, so you can start with fatty acid oil (a beloved favorite amongst picky eaters) and mix the powder in later.

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