FAQ

FAQ
FAQ
FAQ

What makes SmartyPaws different than other canine supplements?

We know that dogs and their health needs change as they grow. So, SmartyPaws supplements are customized by size and stage of life. Plus, while other supplements may focus on only one issue, our multifunctional formulas were designed by vets to support hip, joint, digestion, immunity, skin, coat and allergy health - all in one easy serving.

We use premium and certified-organic whole ingredients without any synthetic colors or synthetic flavors. SmartyPaws are wheat-free and dairy-free. They’re also free of beef, chicken, eggs and tree nuts. 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.

What will this do for my dog?

We developed our multifunctional SmartyPaws chews to support good health for your dog from head to tail. Our formulas were customized by size and stage to support hip, joint, digestion, immunity, skin, coat and allergy health.

Plus, we use certified-organic whole ingredients based on recommendations from our veterinary advisory board, the experts when it comes to pet nutrition. Our supplements deliver high-quality nutrients to help maintain good health for your four-legged friend 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

Are SmartyPaws made with organic ingredients?

Yes, we include certified-organic, plant-based ingredients including certified-organic alfalfa, chia seeds and turmeric. This means these ingredients are sustainably grown and cultivated in accordance with the National Organic Program’s standards.

100% Natural? Why or why not?

SmartyPaws are made with certified-organic whole 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 supplement. Sometimes, that means using synthetic ingredients, which can be more stable than their natural counterparts. For example, SmartyPaws are made with organic ingredients and natural flavors, but they're also made with synthetic ingredients like MSM.

Probiotics or prebiotics?

SmartyPaws contains one strain of probiotics called Bacillus coagulans, which aids in digestion. 

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

We source our EPA and DHA fatty acids (fish oil) 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. Our organic chews can also be crumbled and sprinkled on your dog's food. 

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

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, our SmartyPaws pouches are green. We use 100% OmnidegradableⓇ packaging by TekPak Solutions that will completely decompose over time when exposed to outdoor microbes (such as in a landfill). No need to recycle! 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 EPA & DHA (fatty acids), glucosamine,* chondroitin,* green-lipped mussel, MSM, and bromelain to promote joint health. Because every dog is different, always consult with your veterinarian regarding their health and 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 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.

What happens if my puppy eats the senior treats?

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.