Dr. Marty ProPower Plus Reviews

Dr. Marty ProPower Plus
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Website: DrMartyPets.com

Dr. Marty ProPower Plus is a powdered probiotic and prebiotic dog supplement from Dr. Marty Pets, a company that markets a selection of dog supplements, treats, and freeze-dried raw foods.

How Does it Work?

ProPower Plus was developed by Dr. Martin Goldstein, one of the country’s most well known veterinarians and author of The Nature of Animal Healing: The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat.

Dr. Marty states he combines his experiences as a veterinarian with his knowledge of Western medicine, blending the two to offer unique nutritional therapy.

He argues that dogs in particular are at an increased risk of developing cancer, a risk that he says can be decreased with the correct supplements.

Dr. Marty ProPower Plus is a dog food supplement that contains a unique probiotic enzyme blend along with additional healthy ingredients.

It works for all breeds of dogs at roughly the same dosage (with a variation of a half scoop to two scoops depending on weight) to boost digestive function, improving gut health, promoting coat shine, and even creating scratch-free skin.

The ingredients are supplement comes in a powder that can be sprinkled over your dog’s food or served as a snack.

With fourteen health-boosting ingredients and more than 2 billion colony forming units (CFUs), the product aims to help keep your dog healthy no matter its size, age, or breed.

Ingredients in Dr Marty ProPower Plus

Probiotic-Enzyme Blend - (Protease, Amylase, Cellulase, Hemicellulase, Lipase, Papain, Bromelain, Bacillus coagulans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis/longum, Lactobacillus plantarum, and Fructooligosaccharides)

This blend contains Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus plantarum, two of the most popular probiotic strains in pet products.  

It also contains key enzymes that help in the breakdown and absorption of key nutrients.  For instance, Amylase is an enzyme that helps breakdown starches.

Gum Acacia - This is a natural source of fiber derived from the sap of the Acacia tree.  It's also commonly used as a food additive for its stabilizing, thickening, and emulsifying properties.

Cellulose Plant Fiber - Powdered cellulose is another common, yet somewhat controversial, dog food additive.

Cellulose makes up the cell walls of most plants and is an insoluble fiber that is indigestible by dogs and provides them no nutritional benefits.  So why add it?

Proponents of its use argue that it plays a necessary role in digestion by stimulating the intestinal villi, causing contractions that aid in food flow.  It also helps with overeating issues as it provides bulk to food without added calories.

One of the main reasons for its use in pet dietary products is for its ability to retain water, promoting firmer, less foul smelling stool.

Some holistic vets argue against its use because most cellulose is derived from wood pulp and dog food companies use it as a cheap filler, essentially adding sawdust to pet foods.  They argue that dogs should be getting their fiber from the food they eat and not from additives.

Cellulose is approved by the FDA for use in human and animal foods, but is not a dietary requirement.  

However it may be a source of inflammation for some pets, so keep an eye out for symptoms such as shedding, yeast infections, ear infections, or itchy skin.

One veterinary website pointed out that insoluble fiber, such as cellulose, should be combined with a soluble fiber or a prebiotic such as Fructooligosaccharide, which is included in ProPower Plus.

  • Champignon Mushroom Extract - This white button mushroom has many health benefits and is a source of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, and antioxidants.  They are also often used in dog food products to improve dog breath by reducing odor causing chemicals in the intestines.
  • Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum) Thallus Powder - Sea Kelp has an incredible amount of benefits for dogs.  It contains 21 amino acids, is 25% protein, and is a good source of vitamins and trace minerals.

It's also high in fiber and easy to digest which allows it to improve your dog’s digestive health.  As long as it’s taken in recommended doses and comes from a clean toxin free source it can have a plethora of benefits.

Note:  It's important to follow the 'Getting Started' guide lines provided by Dr. Marty which state that ProPower Plus should be introduced slowly and gradually to your dog’s diet.

Cost and Price Plans

A jar of Dr. Marty’s won’t come cheap.  In fact, you’ll need to pay $69.95 for a 2.2 oz jar.  Customers can also save 10% or 15% per jar if they purchase 3 or 6 jars in a single order.

The recommended dosage is 1 scoop for a medium sized dog, but it's unclear from the website how many scoops are in a jar, so it's difficult to know the actual cost per serving.  One source stated that there are around 18 scoops in a 62 gram jar.

While shipping is included in the cost (all orders over $50 ship free), such a high price can still be cost-prohibitive for some customers.

Customer Service

Dr Marty Pets has a mailing address in Woodland Hills, CA.

Owned by California Pet Partners and Dr. Marty Goldstein, you can get in touch with customer service at the company by calling 1-800-670-1839.

The company has a 100% hassle-free guarantee that will allow you to send the jars back for a full refund - even if they are empty.

ProPower Plus Reviews/Complaints

There are a lot of positive online customer reviews for ProPower Plus.  Some seem too good to be true, with customers recounting miraculous results from using the supplement.

It's important to note that many of the favorable reviewers are also affiliates for the product and get compensated by the company for promoting the product.

That being said, the positive reviews for ProPower Plus found on Reviewopedia and on other websites do mention a lot of potential benefits.  Reviewers stated their dogs had increased energy, improved stools, better appetite, less stinky breath and more.

There are a handful of complaints from customers whose dogs had negative reactions to the supplement.

If you plan on using the supplement for off-label use (such as for cats), you should contact your veterinarian for a consultation.

See Also: Choosing the Right Dog Food: A Detailed Guide

Where to Buy Dr. Marty's ProPower Plus?

You can purchase this supplement directly from the seller at their website, DrMartyPets.com.

Competitors and Alternatives

There are plenty of other supplements out there for you to choose from.  One of the most similar products on the market is Nutra Thrive from Ultimate Pet Nutrition.  

This powdered supplement is a more robust formula that in addition to digestive enzymes and probiotics also includes an added 23 vitamins and minerals and a superfoods blend.

  • ProPower Plus vs. Purina Pro Plan - Purina is a recognized dog food brand that offers a supplement known as FortiFlora.

    Like ProPower Plus, this supplement contains probiotics and contains 100 million CFUs.  It’s affordable, coming in at close to half the price of ProPower Plus.

  • ProPower Plus vs. Nusentia Probiotic Miracle - Also more affordable than ProPower Plus, this supplement comes in the form of a powder and has more than 360 billion CFUs - much more than Dr. Marty’s blend.

  • ProPower Plus vs. Dinovite - Dinovite is a similar supplement that can address digestive issues as well as odors, skin problems, shedding, and itching.  You can buy it in a shampoo form as well as in a dog or cat treat form.

These aren’t the only probiotic dog supplements on the market - there are countless others.  However, unlike Dr. Marty’s product, none of these claim to be backed by solid veterinary research.

The Bottom Line - Does Your Dog Even Need a Probiotic/Digestive Enzyme Supplement?

Despite all the claims made by manufacturers of such supplements, there is no clear consensus or research supporting their non-medically prescribed use.

The general consensus is that if your dog already eats a balanced, complete diet, there aren’t a lot of reasons to add a supplement to the nutritional lineup.

One study found that “Exogenous enzyme supplementation did not significantly increase digestibility of a typical commercial dry diet in healthy adult dogs and routine use of such products is not recommended”

Ultimately, the best you can do for your dog is the following:

  • Feed them a high quality diet
  • Limit stress
  • Provide plenty of play and exercise
  • Follow your vet’s prescribed treatments for specific ailments

While it’s not unsafe for your dog to consume probiotics, it’s definitely worth consulting with your veterinarian to make sure that it's a smart choice for your pup in particular.

If you have any experience with Dr. Marty ProPower Plus, please leave your reviews below.

See Also: Choosing the Right Dog Food: A Detailed Guide

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Dr. Marty ProPower Plus Customer Reviews

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Good health and more energy
July 26, 2021

My dog is amazing. She used to sleep all the time. Now she walks, plays, smiles a lot,

After a knee replacement last year, she did none of those things and was in pain.

Unfortunately, unless Dr, Marty’s products are sold in Canada, I won’t be able to order them as they are refused at the Border and returned to you.

Problem solved!
July 15, 2021
My cavaliers had various issues, from reflux to loose stools secondary to pancreatitis , and bad breath.. They love the pro-powder and lick their bowls clean! They have had complete resolution of each of their problems!

Bala, got her groove back.
June 18, 2021

We are privileged to have as part of our family Bala a fifteen year old chihuahua mix and her daughter, Pearly, 14 years old. It was bala that was showing signs of old age. Within one week of using Dr. Marty’s, Bala was up to her old perky self! Unbelievable!

Great results
June 17, 2021
Put all 3 of my dogs on this and they are doing great!! No more bad breath, no more eye goop, no more scratching and no more constipation. Thank you Dr Marty!!!

It works when nothing else did
June 7, 2021

My boy Clyde has skin issues and GI issues.

I have found after almost 3 months his GI (loose bowels/anal glad) issues have basically disappeared. I also have seen a drastic change in his skin for the better. I still use his regular medicated shampoo and cocoa oil but he doesn’t get itchy and scaly skin from scratching all the time. I am so glad we tried Pro Power with our boy!

No more Apoquel!
June 7, 2021

I noticed almost immediately how much my dog enjoys her food now that it’s sprinkled with Dr. Marty’s pet formula. My dog is already detoxing with signs of increased junk in the eyes, increased appetite to what I’d say is normal size, increased energy, poor thing, I can’t keep up with her.

I’m impressed with how far one jar actually lasts! I also like that I don’t have to hydrate after sprinkling. So far, I have been able to give her her poison, Apoquel on a much less frequency. Giving it to her later and later.

I’m super excited that I will one day no longer have to give my dog her anti allergy medicine. And that her skin issues will be resolved. She is already showing signs of healthier, pink skin, instead of the dark patches she has had most of her five year life.

Easy tasty natural dog nutrition
June 6, 2021

My little dog was a shelter rescue from a hoarding situation with 40 other dogs, malnourished and unloved. The RSPCA rescued the dogs and advertised them for rehoming.

I fell in love with a little face on line, a chihuahua cross Australian terrier, called Penny. Being retired and wanting the best food for her, I cooked chicken, beef heart, lamb heart and often gave her raw meat until I saw Dr Marty's RAW dehydrated food, which I ordered right away.

This saved me from all that butcher shopping and cooking (not smelling the best in my kitchen) all I had to do was rehydrate your pellets. I introduced it slowly and in just a couple of days she was eating normally. No problem.

Zoom Zoom Zoomies
June 2, 2021
At first XanDer was a little hesitant about this new stuff, but now he reminds me it's time for the zoomies!! He eats this stuff and within 10 mins I can expect the zoomies inside and outside of house. Now to do my part and walk him more since it's safe for me (Cancer survivor) to be out.

This product does work!
June 2, 2021
We love this product, it has helped our little doggie. Our little pal is now 14 years old and is doing well, thanks you Dr. Marty.

May 29, 2021
Truly after a few days of feeding with Dr. Marty`s Propower , I could see our dog became active again with his gradual regaining back of health and strength. Highly recommended for an ageing dog; satisfying and rewarding experience and currently waiting for our last order.

New dog
May 29, 2021

Polo is 10 years old (young now.) He has always had issues with itchy ears and eyes during spring and summer and sometimes throughout the year. We have often tried treating with antihistamines and even a few steroid shots, as well as ointments in the ears for frequent ear infections. Recently, Polo had become a bit lethargic and less active.

We decided to give ProPower Plus a try. Wow! What a difference! Not only is he no longer rubbing his face on the floor, shaking his head and ears or chewing on his feet, but he has more energy! He's back to running all over the dog park again, playing fetch constantly and even playing with his 2 year old "brother." A few benefits I didn't expect include: he is sleeping better, he seems less anxious during the day and he has less gas! (Thank goodness!) We are very grateful for finding this product! Thank you, Dr Marty!

P.S. My husband was a big skeptic. Just two days ago he said, "Do not stop giving him that! I see a huge difference! Order some more!" This is "his" dog. :)

Good health for a long life!
May 28, 2021

Hi Dr. Marty, I last told you I was getting a new puppy soon but that didn't happen. So I am still waiting for a dog. I did however give my sister a jar for her 5 yr. old chiwahwa and he is doing great on it!

He had a problem with bad breath and his digestion as well as dry skin and itching and your product took care of that. Hopefully I will soon have a new dog and it will be put on it also. Pam Hart

How to stop them from eating grass
May 18, 2021

I give this to my Boxer who really needed it for his stomach and pooping issues. And he is doing GREAT!!!! I also give it to my 5 year old Chihuahua who has become so active and more playful it is so funny. They both love to stay outside now and play with each other and play.

Sometimes though Cooper (Boxer) will get an upset stomach and they both still want to go out and nibble on grass. I just don't know how to stop them from doing that.

No more ear infections!
May 17, 2021
My 6 month old standard poodle had chronic ear infections since we brought him home at 2 months of age. He was on various ear drops for almost 2 months without improvement. Since starting powder on his food once daily his ears are healthy, no wax, no odor, no itching. Beautiful, healthy ears!

Very good product
May 12, 2021
My dog Shaka was really gaining weight, her coat was looking like a stray dog that hadn't been taken care of for years. I ordered Dr. Marty's formula and her coat has gotten shinier almost overnight it seems. Sh has more energy, going outside more often. Wanting to get her toys and play way more often. Still working on the weight loss though but she is starting to look like she is starting to slim down. Thanks Dr. Marty!

Dr Marty's vision
May 12, 2021

I didn't notice a huge change, have been using this product for a while. I feel good about it. I believe in Dr. Marty's vision.

Coat and belly much happier after using ProPower Plus
May 5, 2021
His coat is softer and shinier, and no longer having upset tummy.

ProPower Plus
April 30, 2021

We love the ProPower Plus! My 6 lbs Morkie (Yorkie-Maltese mix) is 7 and his teeth was starting to get bad and his breath was terrible. He would eat every other 3 days and slept a lot. I found Dr Marty and decided to give this a try! I know this is expensive little tiny container, but my toy pooch need something to clean out his gut and make him feel better!

Wow!!! After sprinkling it on his new Dr Marty’s food and adding lil bits of water and stirring it, his health shot way up!!!! His teeth turn whiter, healthier, his breath smells a LOT better, he even became smarter and want more food and ate twice a day! His coat is softer and smoother, is manageable to comb, and his skin has no allergies or rashes! His eyes is more clearer too! He looks way so much better! Like a new puppy! He plays more.

Great Product!
April 30, 2021
I have a 11 year old lab mix. We have been giving her probiotics the whole time we have owned her, but she has still had inconsistent potty habits even with medications, food changes, and elimination diets. She has been on the ProPower Plus prebiotics and probiotics for a month and we have seen a huge change in her bowel movements, energy level, and overall disposition. We are so thankful that we found a product that helps her feel better!

Coat improvement
April 6, 2021
I have a silver lab that has a beautiful coat but was getting thin and dry. The vet thought he had alopecia and tested him but he was fine. I saw the Pro Power and decided to try it along with the Nature's Blend and his dryness is gone and his coat is thickening. I'm back to order more. Thank you!