FAQ

FAQ
FAQ
FAQ

What makes SmartyPaws different than other canine health supplements?

We know that dogs and their health needs change as they grow. So, our SmartyPaws Multifunctional Health Supplements were specifically formulated for your dog's individual size and stage of life.

While many other health supplements focus on a single issue or area, our chews are multifunctional and support your dog’s joints, gut, immune, skin, allergy and urinary tract health - all in one easy serving. Each ingredient was carefully-selected by veterinarians in different regions of the United States to ensure both quality and practicality.

We use premium ingredients without any synthetic colors or flavors. Our formulas are wheat-free and dairy-free. They're also free of beef, chicken, eggs, peanuts, and tree nuts.

SmartyPaws is certified by the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) to let consumers know that we’re committed to the highest current standards for manufacturing dog health supplements. Look for the NASC Quality Seal on our SmartyPaws pouches.

When it comes to sustainable packaging, we use 100% OmnidegradableⓇ packaging by TekPak Solutions that will completely decompose over time when exposed to outdoor microbes, like in a landfill. No need to recycle or compost!

Because we want to make the world a better place for everyone, we’re proud supporters of The Humane Society of the United States and make a donation for every product sold.

Who formulated this product? What is their expertise and background?

SmartyPaws is made by the humans at SmartyPants Vitamins. We worked with our internal Veterinary Advisory Board (VAB), some of the brightest and best vets in the industry, to design our custom multifunctional formula. The ingredients and amounts used were thoughtfully-selected based on recommendations from our VAB members and industry experts.

What will this do for my dog?

SmartyPaws multifunctional health supplements were customized by size and stage to help maintain good health for your canine cohabitant throughout their life. Our multifunctional formulas were designed by vets and made with premium ingredients to support your dog’s hip, joint, gut, immune, skin, allergy and urinary tract health - in one easy serving

Plus, we use ingredients carefully-selected by some of the top minds in veterinary medicine to help your dog lead a happy and healthy lifestyle at every age.

What defines a small, medium, or large dog?

We formulate our SmartyPaws chews based on the following weights at maturity:

  • Small: Up to 25 pounds 
  • Medium: 26 - 55 pounds
  • Large Breed: 55 pounds and more

What defines a puppy, adult, or senior dog?

We formulate our SmartyPaws chews based on the following stages:

  • Puppy: 3 - 12 months 
  • Adult: 1 - 7 years
  • Senior: 7+ years

100% Natural? Why or why not?

SmartyPaws are made with premium ingredients. But they are not 100% natural, and for good reason. When we formulate our products, for humans or dogs, we want to use the best possible ingredients, and ingredient forms, in order to make the ideal health supplement. In the vitamin world, if a product contains any synthetic or synthetic component ingredients, it cannot be called natural.

This is tough because while “100% natural” has a nice ring to it, it’s more important to us that we include the highest-quality ingredients that contribute to the overall health of your dog.

Sometimes, that means using synthetic ingredients, which can be more stable than their natural counterparts. For example, SmartyPaws are made with some natural ingredients like Organic Turmeric, Organic Chia Seeds and natural flavors, but they’re also made with synthetic ingredients like MSM.

Probiotics or prebiotics?

We’ve got probiotics! SmartyPaws contain a type of bacteria called Bacillus coagulans, which supports immune function and gut health. We include Probiotics that are naturally-encapsulated to ensure the stability of our chews and that they can withstand harsh stomach conditions. No refrigeration needed!

What type of fish do you use for the omega-3s?

We source our Omega-3 EPA and DHA fatty acids from the whole bodies of anchovies, sardines, and mackerel.

How do I give it to my dog? When should I give it to them?

To start, give your dog 1 chew daily for the first week, 2 chews thereafter. You can also follow the Directions for Use on your SmartyPaws pouch to know when, and how many chews to give your dog based on their size and stage. 

Always consult with your vet before adding any new health supplement to your dog’s diet.

What does your NASC certification mean?

SmartyPaws is certified by the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC).

In order to use the NASC Quality Seal, we had to undergo a rigorous third-party audit by the NASC to ensure we follow Good Manufacturing Processes (GMPs), something we’re an expert on.

These GMPs are a series of very stringent quality control rules based on dietary supplement manufacturing guidelines that the NASC adjusts to address supplements made for pets. A non-profit trade organization, the NASC has strict guidelines for quality assurance, labeling and reporting of any adverse events. They set a high standard for how supplements are manufactured to safeguard the health of the consumer (your precious pup).

This certification lets you know we’re committed to the highest current standards of quality in the pet health supplement industry today. Look for the NASC Quality Seal on our SmartyPaws pouches.

Why was The Humane Society chosen as a partner? How does purchasing SmartyPaws benefit them?

Like our SmartyPants partnership with Vitamin Angels, we wanted to partner with an organization that had similar goals as us when it comes to animals. As the largest non-profit animal protection organization, The Humane Society of the United States felt like the perfect fit.

They confront the largest national and international problems facing animals, which local shelters don’t have the reach or resources to take on. Their desire and ability to help on a global scale lines up perfectly with our mission of good health for the real world, all of it. That’s why we’re proud supporters of this amazing organization and make a donation for every product sold.

What kind of packaging do you use? Is it environmentally-friendly?

Yes. No need to recycle or compost! We use 100% OmnidegradableⓇ packaging by TekPak Solutions that will completely decompose over time when exposed to outdoor microbes (like in a landfill).  

It’s all part of our way of helping to make the world a happier and healthy place for everyone, even our furry, feathered, scaled, slimy (well you get the idea) family members.

Will this interfere with the allergy medication that my dog is on?

Always consult with your veterinarian regarding your dog's diet, especially as it relates to their individual health, including any medical conditions, medications, and procedures.

When will I see improvement in my pet's joints with your product?

SmartyPaws includes Omega-3 EPA and DHA fatty acids (from Fish Oil), Glucosamine,* Chondroitin,* Green-lipped Mussel, MSM, and Bromelain to promote joint health. Because every dog is different, always consult with your veterinarian before adding a new health supplement to their diet.

*Small Breed Puppy products don't contain Glucosamine or Chondroitin.

Will this interfere with the medication that my dog is on? (E.g. renal, thyroid, cardiac, hepatic, urinary, diabetic medications)

Always consult with your veterinarian regarding your dog's diet, especially as it relates to their individual health, including any medical conditions, medications, and procedures.

Is this safe to give my pet after surgery (in recovery)?

Always consult with your veterinarian regarding your dog's diet, especially as it relates to their individual health, including any medical conditions, medications, and procedures.

I have a small and large dog. Can I just give both the large breed or small breed health supplements to be cost effective?

Each SmartyPaws is specially formulated to be the best fit for you dog's size and stage of life. If you want to deviate from formulas or dosage, we recommend consulting with your veterinarian before doing so.

Can a senior dog with no teeth easily chew these?

Yes, these chews are firm but will also crumble easily when chewed.

What happens if my puppy eats the senior chews?

Safety is our biggest concern. While we don’t put anything in our products that could be harmful in large doses, we can't guarantee the safety of our product above the recommended serving size.

If your puppy has taken above the recommended serving and you see any negative symptoms, contact your veterinarian and be sure to let us know at woof@smartypawshealth.com.

What age do I transition my puppy to adult? What about adult to senior?

We recommend transitioning your puppy to our Adult SmartyPaws chews when they are 1 year old. Seniors are defined as any dog 7 years and older. These are our guidelines. We recommend always consulting with your veterinarian regarding your dog's diet.

What happens if my dog accidentally eats an entire bag?

Safety is our biggest concern. While we don’t put anything in our products that could be harmful in large doses, we can't guarantee the safety of our product above the recommended serving size.

If your dog eats more than the recommended serving and they are experiencing any negative symptoms, we recommend contacting your nearest emergency animal hospital, veterinarian, or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control (888-426-4435) immediately. SmartyPants, Inc. is not affiliated with the ASPCA. Be sure to let us know as well by contacting us at woof@smartypawshealth.com.

What happens if they eat more than the recommended dose per day?

Safety is our biggest concern. While we don’t put anything in our products that could be harmful in large doses, we can't guarantee the safety of our product above the recommended serving size.

If your dog eats more than the recommended serving and they are experiencing any negative symptoms, we recommend contacting your nearest emergency animal hospital, veterinarian, or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control (888-426-4435) immediately. SmartyPants, Inc. is not affiliated with the ASPCA. Be sure to also let us know at woof@smartypawshealth.com.

What happens if a human/child eats it?

Although they don't contain any inherently harmful ingredients, SmartyPaws are formulated specifically for dogs and should not be consumed by humans. Contact your health care provider if you notice any negative symptoms. Be sure also to let us know at woof@smartypawshealth.com.

What happens if my cat eats it? Can I give it to my cat?

Although they don't contain any inherently harmful ingredients, SmartyPaws are formulated specifically for dogs and should not be consumed by cats. Contact your veterinarian if you notice any negative symptoms and be sure to let us know at woof@smartypawshealth.com.

How much is shipping?

For a limited time we're offering FREE shipping!

How many chews come in each bag?

Each bag contains a 30-day supply of chews.