About Dr. Marty's ProPower Plus

By Derek Lakin
HighYa Staff
Published on: Feb 21, 2019

Each dose of Dr. Marty’s ProPower Plus contains a blend of 14 health and digestive ingredients they advertise will deliver a long list of dog-friendly benefits, regardless of breed, age, or size.

Like what? Potential results advertised on their website include improved digestion, increased energy and alertness, boosted immune function, healthier teeth, less anxiety and nervousness, scratch-free skin, and a healthier, shinier coat.

All you have to do is sprinkle one scoop of ProPower Plus’s easy-to-serve powder over your dog’s food or a favorite snack, once per day. From there, Dr. Marty tells us your pooch’s health will be supported from nose to tail.

Your dog is part of your family, so you want to ensure they’re as happy and healthy as possible. But, does your four-legged friend need a dietary supplement and is Dr. Marty’s ProPower Plus necessarily the best option for maximizing value?

We’ll answer those questions by telling you what’s in this supplement, what science says about dog supplements and, specifically, probiotics, as well as how much the supplement costs and how it compares to similar products.

Dr. Marty’s ProPower Plus Ingredients and Nutrition Details

The supplement facts label listed on Dr. Marty’s website indicates that ProPower Plus contains the following ingredients:

  • Super Pet probiotic-enzyme blend 1,000 mg or 2 billion CFU – Protease, Amylase, Cellulase, Hemicellulase, Lipase, Papain, Bromelain, Bacillus coagulans (SEBIOTIC®), Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis/longum, Lactobacillus plantarum, and Fructooligosaccharides (DigebSEB®), Gum Acacia, Cellulose Plant Fiber
  • Champignon mushroom extract 80 mg
  • Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum) thallus powder (Organic) 60 mg

The website also lists these nutrition details:

  • Crude Protein (min) 10.4%
  • Crude Fat (min) 0.31%
  • Crude Fiber (max) 28.1%
  • Moisture (max) 9%
  • Probiotics (min) 2 billion CFU/g

Using these numbers as a guide, Dr. Marty’s recommends the following serving sizes, based on your dog’s weight:

Dog Weight ProPower Daily Serving Size
1 - 10 lbs ½ scoop
11 - 35 lbs 1 scoop
36 - 55 lbs 1 ½ scoop
56 lbs+ 2 scoops

Outside of the ProPower Plus’s probiotic content, we’re left with two remaining ingredients: 80 mg of Champignon mushroom extract and 60 mg of kelp thallus powder.

We didn’t encounter any third-party online articles or clinical support on sites like WebMD and the Natural Medicines Database during our research indicating that Champignon (“white button”) mushroom or kelp are specifically beneficial for humans or dogs.

However, mushrooms are high in fiber and protein, while both it and kelp contain vitamins and minerals like selenium, potassium, copper, zinc, iodine, magnesium, iron, and calcium.

Can Dogs Benefit from Taking Dietary Supplements?

According to WebMD, the typical processed dog food requires enough vitamins and minerals for your dog:

“Most dogs receive a complete and balanced diet - including necessary vitamins and minerals - from commercially processed dog food, according to the FDA. Dogs fed a homemade diet may need supplements.”

WebMD goes on to emphasize that if your dog already receives adequate nutrition, supplementing with additional vitamins or other ingredients can actually harm their health, rather than boost it.

What about from an effectiveness perspective? We talked with Dr. Dawn M. Booth, director of the clinical pharmacology lab at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, to get an answer.

“It’s hard finding quality evidence for the efficacy, much less the need, for these products,” Booth told us.

To help you decide whether or not your dog requires supplementation, as well as assistance choosing the best product (if any at all) while avoiding side effects and medication interactions, it’s essential that you talk with your veterinarian beforehand.

Can Dogs Benefit from Taking Probiotics?

In a nutshell, the American Kennel Club tells us that canine-oriented probiotic supplements are very popular with some veterinarians and that a great deal of anecdotal evidence exists to support their benefits.

Furthermore, the AKC advises there are also several one-off clinical trials indicating that probiotic supplementation could—like in humans—enhance immune response, reduce diarrhea, and eliminate the need for antibiotics in dogs.

Potential Side Effects Related to Dr. Marty’s ProPower Plus

Like humans, dogs can take probiotics without the risk of series side effects.

“We want to use things that are safe long-term. Probiotics fit that bill,” WebMD points out.

The Pet Health Network reports that mushrooms sold in large-chain grocery stores aren’t toxic to humans or dogs, which includes the mushrooms used to make this supplement.

Again, it’s essential to talk with a veterinarian before giving your dog any supplements to help avoid potential side effects or interactions.

How Much Does Dr. Marty’s ProPower Plus Cost?

How much you pay for ProPower Plus supplement depends on which Dr. Marty’s site you order from. For example, if purchased from TheCanineCode.com, customers will pay:

  • 1 jar: $49.95
  • 3 jars: $134.85 ($44.95 per jar)
  • 6 jars: $239.70 ($39.95 per jar)

If ordered from Dr.MartyPets.com, though, prices increase to:

  • 1 jar: $64.95
  • 3 jars: $173.85 ($57.95 per jar)
  • 6 jars: $329.70 ($54.95 per jar)

Both sites offer free shipping and 90-day money-back guarantees, less the cost of return shipping. Customers can request one by calling 800-670-1839 or sending an email to support@drmartypets.com.

Are There Other Dog Supplements Like Dr. Marty’s ProPower Plus?

There are a lot of canine probiotic supplements competing with Dr. Marty’s ProPower Plus, many of which advertise the same general benefits.

They also share many of the same probiotic strains, prebiotics (food for the bacteria once they reach your gut), additional ingredients, and suitability for all ages, sizes, and breeds.

Their differences largely come down to pricing, formats, and specific formulations. Here were some of the top-rated options on Amazon at the time of our research:

Brand Price (Amazon) / Cost Per Serving Format # of Strains / CFU
Dr. Marty’s ProPower Plus $49.95 / $0.83–$3.33 Powder (scoop) 6 / 2 billion
Purina Pro Plan FortiFlora $27.99 / $0.93 Powder (sachets) 1 / 100 million
Zesty Paws Probiotic Bites $25.97 / $0.29–$0.87 Soft chews 5 / 3 billion
Nusentia Probiotic Miracle $39.99 / $0.11–$0.22 Powder (scoop) 6 / 360 billion
Advita Probiotic Supplement for Dogs $17.59 / $0.59 Powder (packets) 4 / 200 million
NutraPet Probiotics for Dogs $19.97 / $0.17–$0.67 Chewable tablets 3 / 200 million

We didn’t test any of these formulas firsthand, so we can’t provide feedback regarding the effectiveness of their ingredients. And like with humans, some formulas might work fantastically for one dog, but not at all for another.

Also, dogs can be picky eaters, too, so you might need to try more than one formula and format (powder, chewable, etc.) before landing on one that agrees with your pooch.

So, looking at these options through a price-per-dose lens, if you own a dog that weighs more than 56 lbs., Dr. Marty’s ProPower Plus costs more than three times the next highest competitor, FortiFlora.

Dr. Marty’s is cheaper than FortiFlora for dogs who weigh less than 10 lbs., but, even at this end of the spectrum, ProPower Plus is priced nearly eight times higher than the lowest-cost option, Nusentia.

» Recommended Reading: Dog Supplements 101: A Detailed Beginner’s Guide

Coming to a Final Conclusion About Dr. Marty’s ProPower Plus

Based on our thorough research of probiotics, and taking into account the commonalities between probiotics for humans and probiotics for dogs, we think there are four important reminders as you consider buying this dog supplement:

  • Making sure the manufacturer lists all bacteria strains and ingredients, including their CFU counts and concentrations
  • Checking online customer reviews, along with organizations like the Better Business Bureau, to ensure the company has mostly positive feedback
  • Browsing sites like ConsumLab.com and the Natural Medicines Database to learn if the specific formula has undergone testing, and if so, what the results were
  • Verifying the company offers a reasonable return policy (at least 30 days), with no restocking fees

Looking at ProPower Plus with these guidelines in mind, the company clearly lists all ingredients and concentrations on the supplement’s label, and the formula comes with wholly positive customer reviews on Dr. Marty’s website.

It hadn’t undergone testing at the time of publishing, but the company stands behind its product with a three-month return policy, which should be more than enough time to figure out if it delivers maximum value for your dog.

» See Also: CBD Oil for Dogs: Benefits, Potential Side Effects and Research Studies


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  • The probiotic powder

    • Sparks, NV,
    • Nov 21, 2019
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    I tried the powder because my beagle was eating grass all the time. I saw the video and wanted to try it.

    She has been eating it now for three weeks and, I notice she doesn’t run to eat grass now at all.

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

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    Stomach issues are a thing of the past

    • Tracy, CA,
    • Nov 19, 2019
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    Our Border Collie just turned 8 years old and has been bothered with a sensitive stomach since we adopted him at 9 months old. Stomach issues were problematic from the start. He would frequently wake us up in the middle of the night retching his dinner. Sometimes he would have red vomit, like blood. We would take him to the vet and nothing was found to be a medical issue. Many times he was eating berries from the neighbor's tree or plums that had fallen from our trees. Regardless of the cause, he was miserable. Once his stomach was emptied, he was back to his loving, playful self. We decided to try Dr. Marty's ProPower Plus. It has been almost two months since we started using ProPower Plus and there has not been one nighttime or daytime throw up. No more visits to the vet for his stomach issues. It has been a god-send. We comfortably recommend ProPower Plus to try.

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

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    Awesome food

    • North Carolina,
    • Nov 18, 2019
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    My dog was diagnosed with pancreatitis and we almost lost her. Dr. Marty's food has done wonders for her and my whole pack loves it. Thank you Dr. Marty, and my 3 dogs thank you as well.

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

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    Two dogs are like puppies

    • Tucson, AZ,
    • Nov 18, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    We have two dogs on ProPower Plus and your food and both dogs are like puppies again. One of our dogs is a ten-year-old Border Collie who was starting to act a bit older and we have been giving him your food and ProPower Plus and he's waking my husband up earlier every morning along with our four-year-old who was experiencing canine epilepsy. Since we have had her on your food (and Keppra) we have not had any seizures in 3.5 months and I know it's due to the food change! And our dogs are real pooping machines! So many people tell us they bathe their dogs all the time, we never bathe our dogs and their coats are just beautiful! They smell wonderful, they shine, and they are very happy dogs that love to go on walks, play and we love our dog family! We highly recommend ALL your dog products!

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

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    ProPower Plus

    • Robertsdale, AL,
    • Nov 18, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have two poms. Both are over 10 years of age and both have cataracts. Both have had very sensitive stomachs. I had been making chicken and rice for them for some time, but they couldn't even tolerate that any longer. I started them on Pet Fresh about three months ago and that made an immediate difference - they were no longer throwing up or passing bloody stools. But they were still lacking energy. I decided I would try ProPower Plus and it has definitely made a difference. They are more active than they have been in quite a while. Thank you for ProPower Plus. It is making their lives a lot better.

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

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    Good

    • Melbourne, FL,
    • Nov 16, 2019
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    My dog is a Black Mouth Cur. Name is Shelia, 7 and 1/2 years old. She's my rescue after I had to put my chocolate lab down after 12 years.

    Shelia is doing good on ProPower Plus. It took a couple of days but really enjoys it.

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

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    Buster's eating habits have changed!

    • Florida,
    • Nov 13, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Before I started giving my dog, Buster (a long-haired Dashound) Dr. Marty's ProPower Plus, Buster would ignore me bringing him his food, we had to coax him most of the time to eat and now since we put this product in the same dog food he just about asks for his supper, his attitude also seems more positive and he likes playing more often. I am convinced about Dr. Marty's research and his product, so far it has been very good.

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

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    Happy dog!

    • Colorado,
    • Nov 13, 2019
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    Our mini Aussie Sara came down with Giardia and was put on some strong meds. I started her on ProPower Plus after meds were done to help heal her digestive system. She showed a fast response and a quick healing period. She loves the powder on her food and I plan to maintain a daily usage of the ProPower Plus. I definitely recommend this product. Thank you.

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

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    Dogs love it

    • Wausau, WI,
    • Nov 13, 2019
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    I’ve been adding this to my 11-year-old Sheltie's food and she loves it. She eats it like I added a steak to her kibble. She is more playful and seems more "regular" since starting this.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Don't need allergy meds anymore

    • Long Island, NY,
    • Nov 12, 2019
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    My senior dog has had a horrible itchy skin rash for years. Prescriptions meds kept it under control but it never completely went away and I was worried about side effects. Within a month of using ProPower Plus the rash is gone, his skin is healthy and his fur is shiny, softer, and smoother. He doesn't eat poop or grass anymore and his breath has no unpleasant smell. I love this product. Thanks, Dr. Marty!

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

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    Thank God for Dr. Marty!

    • Rochester, NY,
    • Nov 12, 2019
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    Our 9-year-old chocolate lab, Guinness, is a wonderful, loving dog. He's perfect in every way but one...horrible breath. We've tried many supposed remedies for this problem and nothing worked...until we found Dr. Marty. The results have been nothing short of miraculous. In less than a week his breath went from "killing you at 20 paces" to no offensive odor at all! We can't believe the transformation. Thank God for Dr. Marty!

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

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