Dinovite Review: Is It Worth It?

By HighYa Editorial Team
Updated on: Dec 5, 2019

Dinovite is a pet company that sells a variety of products, the most notable of which is its flagship line of pet foods and supplements.

The company’s food and supplements focus on providing complete health for your pet. Because of this, these pet-health products contain ingredients Dinovite claims can boost your pet’s overall health.

If you’re a pet owner looking for a comprehensive diet solution, then Dinovite’s ingredients mix could provide a solution that addresses your pet’s digestive system and overall health.

In our review, we’ll give you an overview of the company's products, focus on its supplement’s ingredients and their efficacy, then talk about the Dinovite’s pricing.

Dinovite’s Products

Dinovite sells hundreds of products on its website that you can classify in three groups: nutrition, pet care, and play.

The company’s nutrition products include its Dinovite dog, cat, and horse powdered supplements, “Lickochops” liquid omega fatty acids, “Supromega” fish oil pills and liquid, “Fidocal” calcium supplements for dogs, and “Nubonubs” freeze-dried dog treats.

Dinovite’s pet care products include “Dogosuds” essential oil shampoos, “Gentoclean” pet shampoo, iodine pet shampoo and “Nomoflea” flea spray.

Dinovite sells a variety of pet toys, too: balls, chew toys and cat feathers.

If you’re someone who wants to get all your pet products from a health-conscious company, then there’s a good chance Dinovite’s supplements and essential-oil shampoos will appeal to you.

Dinovite Supplement Ingredients, Efficacy, and Side Effects

Dinovite’s most popular product is its supplement powder. The powder is available for dogs, cats, and horses.

The supplement’s ingredients are slightly different for each animal but all three blends (dogs, cats, horses) contain the same mix of seven probiotics. Dinovite’s cat and dog supplements contain the same three enzymes, too.

Because Dinovite’s dog and cat supplements are more popular than the horse supplement, we’ll examine the scientific evidence for probiotics and enzymes.

The first thing to understand about Dintovite’s probiotics and enzymes is that the Association of American Feed Control Officials (pet food regulators) doesn’t consider probiotics and enzymes as essential nutrients in your dog or cat’s food.

What this means is that giving Dinovite to your pet isn’t essential to their daily health; it’s an added boost. Your dog or cat will most likely get all the nutrients it needs from the food you feed him or her.

That being said, it’s important to understand what effect (if any) Dinovite supplement ingredients can have on your pet.

Probiotic Blend

Dinovite’s dog, horse and cat supplement contain a mix of seven probiotics, which are good bacteria and yeast that help regulate your pet’s digestive health:

  • E. faecium
  • B. subtilis
  • B. licheniformis
  • L. acidophilus
  • B. pumilus
  • L. casei
  • B. thermophilum

The research into dog probiotics isn’t nearly as extensive as the research for probiotics use in humans. Therefore, there are only a few studies backing up Dinovite’s ingredients.

E. faecium may have the ability to improve your dog’s immune system if you feed it to your puppy from the time he or she is born up until one year of age.

L. acidophilus has the ability to strengthen your dog’s immune health, including boosting red and white blood cells and reducing the number of bad bacteria that can cause diarrhea.

B. subtilis and B. licheniformis might be able to reduce your dog’s bouts of diarrhea from about two days to one day.

If you don’t want to give your pet a prescription medication to stop diarrhea, it would be worth trying Dinovite because the research backing its diarrhea benefits used a relatively large sample size of dogs and used sound research techniques.

In general, the probiotics in Dinovite supplement powder can be of help at the right time. Your dog’s immune system can get a boost from E. faecium and L. acidophilus, especially if you start your pup on E. faecium after he or she is born.

Once your dog matures into adulthood, using this supplement can contribute to a stronger immune system and, in some cases, shorten a bout of diarrhea.

Beyond that, there isn’t specific evidence that this supplement’s probiotics can produce consistent, beneficial results for your healthy cats or horses.

For cats and horses dealing with diarrhea and gut issues resulting from stress, you may be able to help them with probiotics but there is no general veterinary consensus about dosages and the specific strains that can ease the symptoms.

Enzymes: Amylase, Protease, Lipase

The three enzymes in Dinovite’s dog and cat supplements are meant to help with digestion. However, there isn’t much research that indicates giving your pet enzymes is going to give them clear benefits in the short- or long-term.

Both PetMd and Tufts University’s veterinary department are straightforward in their conclusion that supplemental enzymes aren’t helpful for dogs with otherwise normal digestion.

“While many of these products may be advertised as if they are critical to your pet’s health and would provide many benefits, they are very unlikely to live up to the hype. Unfortunately, like many nutritional supplements, enzyme supplements for healthy pets are often a case where the science doesn’t support the marketing,” veterinarian Dr. Cailin Heinze wrote for Tufts University’s Cummings Veterinary Medical Center.

Dinovite’s enzymes could be helpful if your pet has a rare pancreatic disorder called exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. However, an otherwise healthy dog or cat probably won’t see any benefits.

Side Effects

The most common side effects your dog or cat will experience will be related to the probiotics in Dinovite. Symptoms tend to be gut-related: bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation.

Overall, they’re considered safe for dogs, cats, and horses.

Pricing and Return Policy

Dinovite’s health products range in price from $2.99 for a bag of Nubonubs dog treats to $349.99 for a 90-day supply of Dinovite horse food supplement.

The company’s pet care products range in price from $8.49 for Dogosuds and Gentoclean shampoos to $39.98 for a two-bottle bundle of Nomoflea flea spray.

Dinovite’s pet toys cost between $3.99 to $10.99.

All products sold on the website have a 90-day trial period, which means you can try them for 90 days to see if you like them. If you don’t, you can call Dinovite at (859) 428-1000 to start a return.

The phone rep will give you a return authorization number you’ll include in your return. Dinovite will not pay for your return shipping and you must include any unused or used products and packaging in your return.

This 90-day guarantee is only good on your first purchase. The guarantee is void for subsequent purchases.

Subsequent purchases are covered by a 30-day return period that applies to new, unopened items.

Key Takeaways from Customer Reviews

Customers who have used Dinovite’s various products give the company average ratings on HighYa and other review platforms.

Top Compliment: Dogs Stopped Itching

Many of the positive reviews we read talked about how effective Dinovite’s supplements, treats, and shampoos were in alleviating itching. While the reviewers didn’t specify why their dogs were itching in the first place, they emphasized how their dogs stopped itching.

Top Complaint: Dogs Experienced Side Effects

Many of the negative reviews we read indicated that the pet who took Dinovite products became sick after taking Dinovite’s supplements and treats.

There were multiple reports of dogs vomiting and having intestinal issues. While these may sound scary, they are within the realm of side effects for dogs taking probiotics.

The Bottom Line: Will Dinovite Products Benefit Your Pet?

For Dogs

As a supplement brand, we think that they’ve chosen ingredients (probiotics, enzymes) that have some scientific backing to suggest they'll help your dog boost his or her immune system at an early age.

We also think your dog will benefit from the supplement if he or she has occasional bouts of diarrhea that last a couple of days.

But because Dinovite is more than just a supplement company, it’s important to look at its entire lineup of products to understand if they can be a comprehensive resource for your pet.

If you prefer to use dog shampoos infused with essential oils, Dinovite is a good resource, as they provide three different types of oil-infused shampoos.

For Cats

If you’re a cat owner looking for a single brand selling a variety of options for cat care, you’ll find Dinovite pretty limiting. They offer one option for cat shampoo, a flea spray, a couple of cat toys and a hair remover.

When you consider that Dinovite’s supplement powder shows the best results for dogs, you may want to look for a bigger online pet marketplace like Chewy if you need a comprehensive solution for your cat’s health and care.

For Horses

Dinovite’s supplement is the only product they sell for horses. Therefore, we believe shopping on a horse-specific online marketplace is your best bet for finding a wide variety of food, health and horse-care options.


Customer Reviews

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  • 51 Customer Reviews
  • 49% Recommend This Company
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  • Relief for my fur baby!

    • By Virginia B.,
    • Hesperia, CA,
    • Nov 18, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: 3–6 months
    Overall Experience:

    My 11-year-old corgi-pom mix was losing her hair and scratching herself raw. Nothing the vet gave was effective for it. I've been hearing about Dinovite on the radio for years and finally "heard" it.

    It took a few weeks before it kicked in but it was really effective on her scratching once it did. After 3 months, her groomer commented on how much better her hair and skin were. She's back to being the fluffy butt she's always been.

    She's also gotten her playful personality back and is less anxious.

    I had some questions regarding how much to use for her size. Customer service responded quickly to my concerns.

    I'll keep using it forever! Thank you Dinovite!

    Pros and Cons:

    • Product was really effective as advertised
    • Stopped scratching
    • Improved skin and hair
    • Customer service responded quickly
    • Took a while to get product

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Helped my cat's fur and vomiting and bad breath

    • By John U.,
    • New Jersey,
    • Aug 18, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: 1–2 years
    Overall Experience:

    We adopted an older cat with a thyroid problem. Her hair was stringy and dry and she was vomiting 2 or 3 times a week. She weighed 6 lbs and was very thin. After 6 weeks on Dinovite her fur was getting thicker, shiny, and soft. Her weight went up to 8 lbs and her vomiting went down to once a month. Her breath wasn’t nearly as bad as it was. Well, we’re 2 years in with her and she had the radioiodine treatment a year ago. She’s now 10lbs and her fur is beautiful and soft. We still give her about 1/2 a scoop of Dinovite a day and it seems to help.

    Pros and Cons:

    • Dinovite seems to work for my cat
    • No “cons” were specified in this review

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • We now make our dog food around Dinovite

    • By Nickolas P.,
    • California,
    • Mar 17, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    We have fed our 10-year-old pug a variety of dry and canned foods the 8 years we have had him. I grew increasingly aware the ingredients in the commercial dog foods, some quite expensive, were just plain garbage. Six months ago we decided to begin making our own food alternating with cooked ground chicken and cooked ground beef, eggs, eggshells, and Dinovite, including fish oil. The pug's skin has gone from dry to normal, his fur is lush, and he seems happier. We feed him two to three times a day, very moderate amounts, all Dinovite recipe. I encourage folks to follow the Dinovite recipe on YouTube and you will be glad you did.

    Note: We decided to cook the meat, although the Dinovite recipe used raw meat. Either way, the homemade food far exceeds that mystery meat in the can.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Good luck

    • By Chris F.,
    • Wyoming,
    • Mar 9, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I’ve been trying to get my dog to enjoy eating Dinovite for some time now. Impossible. Dogs naturally hate this stuff. First, the company sells you on how great Dinovite is and then they ask you to change to canned food as well as ask you to buy more of their products to help make it eatable for your dog. My advice to anyone considering trying this product is to simply buy the best dog food you can afford and throw an egg or some olive oil in with the food once in a while. We don’t eat food that we hate, why should we make our dogs eat food that they hate? Good luck to anyone trying this product!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Scratching has stopped!

    • By Steven B.,
    • Tennessee,
    • Jan 31, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    My wife and I adopted a small breed rescue, "Sara" from the East TN Humane society several weeks ago. She came home smelly, matted, and constantly chewing and scratching on herself. She had chewed most of the hair off her tail, as well as her front legs and back. I had pre-ordered Dinovite and LickOChops so was able to start with her first meal. In just a couple of weeks the chewing and scratching has all but stopped, the hair is returning, and she is happy and playing all the time. She is the diamond in the rough I thought she would be. I am one happy customer!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • We are delighted we found Dinovite

    • By Michael E.,
    • Washington,
    • Dec 31, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    Our Lhasa Apso had terrible itching problems for years and was chewing her paws, tail, and everywhere else. We went to the vet numerous times with no help and she even had to wear a cone most of the time. I heard the Dinovite ads and within a week we were amazed. She is much better and her fur coat looks terrific. I can't say how much we appreciate this and have zero doubt it was the product.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Returning Dinovite and Like o Chops

    • By Karen T.,
    • Bloomington, IN,
    • Oct 30, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    My dog won't go near his food with these supplements on it.

    However, I do like the shampoo. I will be returning the other products. I had high hopes as I couldn't spell any smell with this product but he must have as he sniffed it and walked away.

    If my dog had liked I would have given a 5.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Using Dinovite

    • By Sally F.,
    • Bay City, TX,
    • Oct 9, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    Old English Sheepdog, in perfect health, except for itchy skin. 9 years old. Dog had current CBC and chemical panel done in April. Because of itchy skin, I ordered Dinovite in July 2019. Started giving it August 1, 2019. She declined rapidly, went into renal failure September 27, 2019, and humanely euthanized September 30, 2019. I feel certain her renal failure was due to Dinovite, as I’d read reviews of this happening to other dogs. Our second dog was also on it. He quit eating October 3, so we took him in immediately to have CBC and chem panel run. Both dogs did not want to eat any food that had been contaminated with Dinovite! Wish we had "listened" to them...DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT! It will kill your beloved sweet dog! I didn’t want to give it even one star, but couldn’t post without a rating.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • My pets won't touch their food with Dinovite in it.

    • By Dotty H.,
    • Napa, CA,
    • Oct 1, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    It may be terrific stuff, but I have thrown out every bowl of food that contains Dinovite as both the dog and the cat won't touch it. It's expensive and with the food waste, it's even more expensive. I followed the directions introducing a bit at a time, but they won't be fooled. I feel misled as none of the ads mentioned how horrible it must smell to a sensitive pet nose. There is a 90-day return policy and I'm going to send it back.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Dinovite caused pancreatitis and diabetes in my Miniature Schnauzer

    • By Doug H.,
    • Lebanon, OR,
    • Sep 26, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    Please do research on the High Chicken Fat supplement. Within 2 weeks of using the lick chops supplement my Schnauzer lost 5 pounds, was weak and sickly, drinking excess water and urinating many times during the night. Turns out the high fat triggered Pancreatitis, which led to Diabetes. Needless to say, I quit using the supplement and my Oskar is now in two insulin shots daily.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Dinovite has helped to restore my dog's fur coat and improved his smell

    • By Kenneth H.,
    • Alabama,
    • Aug 14, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I purchased Dinovite and tried the egg hamburger diet and none of my dogs liked it. I then started putting it in their food and they gobbled it up. I know it is responsible for both my older dogs improved fur coat and less itching. Their smell has been reduced and is noticeably not as strong. They show more energy and their eyes are brighter. I am buying my second boxes and added the Lickochops and Omega 3 & 6 supplement! Looking for even more improvement and hopefully happier dogs! will Keep you updated!!!!

    P.S. Two of my dogs are 14 years old and 3 of them are 3 or less! Two medium sized and 3 small!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


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