Just like their human friends and masters, dogs become older and eventually get the honor of being called a “senior”. And as dogs age and become older, they too need a specialized vitamin and supplement specifically made for senior dogs to promote continued health and energy. Many senior dog manufacturers also increase the number and quantity of special vitamins, along with additional types of antioxidants and nutrients for older dogs vs. vitamin needs for younger dogs or puppies. We have reviewed the most popular senior dog vitamins and supplements. Below are our choices, ranked with the number of stars, for the best senior dog vitamins for 2017;
Given below are our reviews of each senior and older dog vitamin & supplements. When looking at the reviews, always note the cost per tablet – not the cost per bottle or container; there could be big differences in the price per tablet! The below rankings & reviews are for the best senior and older dog vitamins, multivitamins & supplements.
Reviews & Rankings – Best Vitamins & Supplements for Senior Dogs – 2017
VitaHealth Senior Dog Vitamins ★★★★★
Each bottle of VitaHealth Senior dog vitamins contains 60 chewable tablets. According to the manufacturer, each tablet is a “tasty natural flavor breath aid” as well. VitaHealth Senior’s vitamins include Vitamin E, a known antioxidant, to help with your dog’s muscles, circulatory system and injury healing. Each chewable tablet is also time-released to give the benefits of the vitamins over time – vs. all at once. In addition to a variety of vitamins, VitaHealth Senior Dog Vitamins also contains Glucosamine. Glucosamine aids in joints by assisting in the repair of any damaged cartilage. The soft chew flavored vitamins are made in the United States. A wonderful choice of vitamins for your senior adult dog and our highest ranking!
NaturVet VitaPet Senior Daily Vitamins ★★★★★
Each tablet of NaturVet VitaPet Senior Daily Vitamins is chewable, flavored and time-released. There are 60 tablets in each bottle. Each tablet contains Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc as well as Vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B6, B12, D3, E, & vitamin K. Also contains Niacin, Folic Acid, Choline, Glucosamine, Biotin and Cobalt. The product is manufactured in the US in an an FDA audited, cGMP compliant facility. The company also offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. A great choice of vitamins for your adult dog and our highest ranking!
Nutri-Vet Senior-Vite Chewables for Dogs ★★★
Bottles of Nutri-Vet Senior-Vite Chewable Vitamins for older dogs contain 120 chewable tablets. The tablets include pork and beef liver. As a result, each tablet contains various vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Manufacturer states that each tablet contains, “potent ingredients working together help degenerative mechanisms and oxidative stress to promote vitality in elderly canines…” Some reviewers point out the tablets are harder to chew than others, with a different flavor than most. Flag on bottle states they are made in the USA. We give these a ranking of three stars.
VetriScience Laboratories-Canine Plus Senior, Multivitamin for Older Dogs ★★★★
VetriScience Labs Canine Plus Senior Multivitamin for Older Dogs contains 60 bite-sized chews shaped like small bones. They are vegetable flavored so they don’t have a strong liver or “meat” smell. Each chew has over 25 vitamins and nutrients that address an older dog’s physical needs like heart, brain, liver and immune system. And unlike many other senior dog vitamins, this one contains biotin, which is said to help the skin and hair coat of your dog. Another item added into the vitamin is vitamin B8 (in the form of Inositol). This vitamin, not found in many senior supplements, is said to support your pets heart and hair coat growth. These senior dog supplements are manufactured in the U.S.A and have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Pro-Sense Daily Multivitamin Chewable Tablets for Senior Dogs ★★★★
A bottle of Pro-Sense Daily Multivitamins for senior dogs contains 90 chewable tablets. Each tablet contains vitamins and minerals that most senior dogs need. Included in the ingredients is vitamin C – which is a known antioxidant to help with your dog’s immune system. They also contain the B vitamins which help your pet’s energy levels. We give these senior vitamins for dogs our second highest score and ranking of four stars.
8in1 Excel Time Release Multi-Vitamin for Senior Dogs ★★★★★
Each Excel Senior Dog Multivitamin bottle contains 100 tasty chewable tablets. These chews are time-released and contain antioxidants and beta carotene. Additional ingredients are Lactose, Wheat Germ Meal, Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid, Safflower Acid, Fish Oil, Salt, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Magnesium, Stearate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Magnesium Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Cobalt Carbonate and Vitamin B12. A good choice of vitamins for your senior adult dog and our highest ranking!
Our older and more senior dogs need special attention. In addition to vitamins and supplements, most dogs enjoy being outside and long walks. And don’t forget your senior dog’s emotional needs of continued love and support…