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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    • Rock Hill, SC,
    • Sep 17, 2019
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    I have been giving my little dog Bruno this for over a month and his itching has gotten worse and he sometimes refuses his food with it in it. Still eating grass and farting just as bad as before. I bought 4 bottles and my friend bought 2 from me. She also has stopped giving to one of her dogs who was throwing up and eating grass after taking it and cut other dogs amount in half but said she seems listless. I finished 1 bottle and threw it away so can't return that one but think I will be returning the open one I'm using now. I will see if she wants me to send back hers too.

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

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    • Ruther Glen, VA,
    • Sep 17, 2019
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    My harrier Maui is suffering from severe itching, scratching, and licking. After several vet trips her problems keep recurring. With ProPower she is starting to show improvement and the redness is improving also.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Great product

    • Greensboro, NC,
    • Sep 16, 2019
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    It’s been over two weeks since I started using ProPowder Plus on my dog's food. My 4-year-old mixed-breed dog has always had very soft poop and the smell was terrible. Since using this product, her stools are more firm and the smell is gone! To me, the powder has cleaned her gut! Thank you Dr. Marty!

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    So far, so good

    • New Jersey,
    • Sep 16, 2019
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    I have been giving both my dogs Dr. Marty's ProPower Plus; 11-month-old Sheppard mix and a 2-year-old Border Collie/Texas Heeler.

    I have only just finished the first jar but they seem to love it and lick the bowl clean. Their poop has been regular and mostly odorless. I am still hoping to see improvements in the puppy's temperament and the 2-year-old's ear allergies, but I am hopeful.

    Thanks!

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Helped with allergies and loose stools

    • Akron, OH,
    • Sep 16, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Our lab Shar-Pei mix has terrible allergies all year round. He has been on Apoquel for the last year and it has given him terrible diarrhea and he still has a rash around his eyes and under his chin. After taking this powder supplement his eyes and chin cleared up and he now has mostly solid stools. We saw a big difference in about a week and a half.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Good result observed

    • Florida,
    • Sep 15, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    My Golden Retriever just passed her 1st birthday and her first heat. I began supplementing her 2x/day with 1.5 scoops of ProPower Plus approximately one month ago. I see changes in the volume of her poop although I did not change her food ration (objective). And I see changes in the color and consistency of her poop (it's less).

    I think she's happier and more affectionate (subjective), but that could also be her heat cycle, which I think is the Estrus stage.

    I was disappointed in the volume of the ProPower Plus supplement, which was insufficient to supplement her for her weight (she is slim) for a month and think the supplement is very expensive, and I'm not sure I will continue with it.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Max's rashes, how he's responding to Dr. Marty's ProPower Plus!

    • Georgia,
    • Sep 13, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    The rashes that Max has been having have improved, also the licking is less. The energy is elevated to a younger dog, he can jump up on to my bed again, is running around more. He never looked his age, but he was acting like a very old senior, sleeping, and nodding off like an old man. He's been on the ProPower for about 10 days now. It was hard getting him started but peanut butter did the trick and he's licking my fingers to get every bit of it.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Best supplement ever!

    • San Francisco, CA,
    • Sep 13, 2019
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    Bought this for my 16-year-old Chihuahua who has kidney disease and has been sleeping and not very active. After giving him this product for 2 weeks he is playing more running and jumping up on the couch. It is an amazing improvement. He’s much happier!

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Success with ProPower Plus

    • Greenview, CA,
    • Sep 13, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Thank you, Dr. Marty, for caring so much about animals to make a special supplement to help them get better.

    I purchased the ProPower Plus because I have a Jack Russell Terrier who had a litter of puppies who were fine but she looked like she needed help. She had gubbers in her eyes and not a lot of energy plus her coat was dull.

    After 3 weeks her eyes are clear, her coat is shiny, she is very alert and thankfully she now has loads of energy to run and play with her puppies.

    Thanks for caring.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    ProPower Plus really works!

    • Washington,
    • Sep 12, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Zoey (our 2-year-old female Havanese) came into our lives when she was about 10 weeks old. She was healthy, but not very interested in the brand of kibble food that her mother’s owner had been feeding the litter. Then we started her on Dr. Marty’s Nature’s Blend. She loved it! And she still does. We were a little concerned about the relatively high percent of crude fat in the Nature’s Blend (23%), so we decided to give her a diet of 50% Nature’s Blend with 50% Natural Balance (Limited Ingredient Diet) Sweet Potato & Fish kibbles. She really likes the combo. About a year ago (after an unusually stressful series of events), Zoey started having loose stools and occasional diarrhea. That’s when we started her on ProPower Plus. Within days her stools became firm and her bowel movement schedule became consistently regular. She’s been on this combination for over a year now and we’re all happy with the results. Thanks Dr. Marty and all the folks on your team.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

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    • Ohio,
    • Sep 12, 2019
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    I started using the ProPower Plus on my two old Maltese. We were very close to putting our almost 15-year-old male down, then I started them both on this ProPower Plus and he runs around like a young dog again. This is not cheap but it's incredible. Trust, my 9-year-old granddaughter, is overjoyed that I tried it instead of putting him asleep. Thank you Dr. Marty.

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

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