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 & Nutrition Details

The supplement facts label listed on the 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, chewables, 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.

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 the 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.

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Good but not great

    • Lancaster, PA,
    • May 22, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I’ve had my Siberian husky Brady on the ProPower Plus for almost a month now and initially did not see much of an improvement but as of lately he seems to have a little more energy, his stools have been more solid but he still has bad breath. His coat looks much better and his eyes seem to have brightened up as well so I think that the ProPower Plus is working but I just believe it’s gonna take more time with him as he is almost 10 years old. I’m hoping with continued use hopefully his breath improves. Overall I would definitely recommend the product as before we purchased it he was very lethargic and I believe that it’s probably working on his digestive track because he had a lot of problems in that area as well and he seems to have less now as he used to pass gas but he doesn’t seem to anymore.

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

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  • Give it time

    • New York,
    • May 22, 2019
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    I started my dog Ritz on the probiotic about 3 weeks ago and didn't see a difference right away but now his eating twigs bark and occasionally grass seems to have subsided. He is a black lab mixed breed rescue about a year old so still a very energetic puppy.

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

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  • Great progress

    • California,
    • May 21, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have a 10-year-old dog. I have noticed that his breath is better and he has a little more pep in his step! That is really good to see! I haven't seen a lot of difference in his coat yet but I am anticipating it. I look forward to seeing more changes coming! So I will be using this product in the future!

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

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  • My dog

    • Maryland,
    • May 20, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    My dog of 11 years seems to have more energy. So far I’m happy with the results but would like to see how she is doing in a month of using your product. I hope to see a big improvement over this month.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Like a puppy

    • Philadelphia, PA,
    • May 9, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Before ProPower Plus, Gizmo was always looking into space as if he didn't notice or hear a thing. He would hide in the corner to avoid the other 2 dogs and my 2 cays. With him approaching 12 years old and being a Pekingnese having breathing problems, I knew my time with him would be limited. I saw Dr. Marty's article and thought why not give it a try, so I did. After adding just 1/2 scoop to both his meals he began to show signs of virality once again. He is up and running and the other dogs are so happy to have their buddy back. However, the cats aren't as happy, they want to sit and relax but Gizmo wants to relive the old days when it was he and the 2 of them and just wants to play. He is like a puppy all over again.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    No more stinky dog!

    • Colorado,
    • May 8, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    After trying several shampoos on my dog (even a couple Rx shampoos) for her smelly skin, I had given up. Then I tried this product. Even the vet commented on her lack of smell, and her skin and coat appearance! She asked me what I was using and I told her. She said her mother is using the same product for her dog!

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Concerned

    • Miami Gardens, FL,
    • May 8, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have Bella (Maltese) on the Natures Blend, Free and Active, and the ProPower, and she seems to do be doing pretty well health-wise, but the staining around her eyes has become even darker.

    When I had her on just the food it was fine, but with supplements, she is staining badly.

    I want a healthy dog but the staining has to go!

    Any suggestions appreciated.

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

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    • May 9, 2019

      Dr. Marty Pets

      Hello Cyndi. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We always advise our customers to consult their dog’s veterinarian prior to any changes in their daily regimen. The staining is not a common side effect and we would like more information. Please reach out to me at kat@drmartypets.com so that we may know more. I wish the best for you and Bella.


  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Better should be a choice

    • Missouri,
    • May 8, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    He was in poor health when I ordered the product. Diagnosed with Hydro Encephalitis. Not eating and on 3 kinds of medication, stools were loose and had pus in it. Now he is better. Eating and better stools.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Excellent progress!

    • Colorado,
    • May 8, 2019
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    My dog, Sherlock, is between 8 - 10 years old. I adopted him from a rescue on February 14, 2019. He weighs 44 lbs and is a Bassett Hound/Border Collie mix. I started out feeding him Chicken Whole Grain Honest Kitchen freeze dried food with chicken or beef broth. He was supposed to be fed 2 cups per day, but he would only eat 1 cup per day.

    I have been giving him Dr. Marty's ProPower Plus for about 4 weeks, the Dr. Marty's Dog Food about 6 weeks, and the joint supplement for 4 weeks. His coat is shiny and soft and less itching. His endurance, energy level, alertness, engagement, obedience, playfulness, and flexibility have increased significantly. His breath has gone from horrible to tolerable. Anxiety has decreased. We walk briskly 2 - 4 miles per day. He is now eating 2 cups of food, 1 cup broth, and 1/4 pound of grass-fed raw ground beef per day. He loves his food! Appetite is definitely improved!

    Very pleased with all of Dr. Marty's products, including the liver treats. I will be adding the skin supplement upon its arrival.

    Sherlock and I are very happy customers!

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    When we were at wits end...

    • Washington, DC,
    • May 7, 2019
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    I have a 13 and a 1/2 year old golden - with allergies, taking Apoquel and chronic ear infections and arthritis. We were trying to do the right thing for our dear girl, and whatever we gave her, or food changes we made, she had diarrhea as well and it made treatment difficult. We started the product after a week of drug treatment for her ears (they were bad). At the end of treatment period, her ears were still bad. After literally 4 days of this product, her ears began to improve. In a week, the ears were fine and so was her GI tract. We are so grateful for this product.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    It works

    • Bellingham, WA,
    • May 7, 2019
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    This product is working but her weight is not going down. My dad is still feeding her from the table. Lol. I’m sure if that stopped this product would work so much better. Overall, she is 3 years old and she is more active than before we started her on ProPower.

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

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