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Can a senior dog with no teeth chew these easily?

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Yes. Our SmartyPaws chews are firm but will also crumble easily when masticated.  They may also be crushed and sprinkled over your dog’s food for easier consumption if necessary. 

If you don’t use peanuts then how is the flavor peanut butter?

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The peanut buttery flavor in our SmartyPaws multivitamins comes from a unique natural flavor blend that dogs love, but we took allergies into account. So, our formulas do not contain any of the following: * CRUSTACEANS * EGGS * FISH * PEANUTS * SOYBEANS * MILK * NUTS/TREE NUTS * WHEAT

Are SmartyPaws soy-free

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Currently, our SmartyPaws canine chews contain ingredients derived from soy, including vegetable oil, mixed tocopherols and lecithin. However, our formula will transition to being soy-free in the next few months! Please contact [email protected] if you’re interested in being notified of when this new formula is available.

Are your supplements for dogs vegan or vegetarian? If not, what are the animal products?

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No. Our SmartyPaws supplements for dogs are not vegetarian or vegan because we include ingredients like green-lipped mussel, glucosamine from shellfish, chondroitin from pork, and EPA and DHA (fatty acids) from small fish to help support hip and joint health.

What makes SmartyPaws different than other canine supplements?

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SmartyPaws supplements were specifically formulated for your dog’s individual size (small, medium, and large breed) and stage of life (puppy, adult, and senior).

While many other canine supplements focus on a single issue or area, our product was designed using a multifunctional approach to deliver a more well-rounded supplement that supports hip, joint, digestion, immunity, skin, coat and allergy health. We specifically designed this product in conjunction with veterinarians in different regions of the United States to ensure both quality and practicality. 

We use premium and certified-organic whole ingredients without any synthetic colors or flavors. They are wheat-free and dairy-free. They’re also free of beef, chicken, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts.

We use 100% Omnidegradable ® packaging by TekPak Solutions that will completely decompose over time when exposed to outdoor microbes, like in a landfill. No need to recycle or compost! Because we want to make the world a better place for everyone, we’re proud supporters of the Humane Society of the United States and make a donation for every product sold. 

Who formulated your SmartyPaws chews for dogs? What is their expertise and background?

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At SmartyPants we worked with our internal Veterinary Advisory Board (VAB), some of the brightest and best vets in the industry, to design our SmartyPaws custom multifunctional chews for dogs. The ingredients and amounts used were thoughtfully-selected based on recommendations from our VAB members and industry experts.

What defines a puppy, adult, or senior dog?

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We formulate our SmartyPaws chews based on the following stages:

  • Puppy: 3 – 12 months
  • Adult: 1 – 7 years
  • Senior: 7+ years

Probiotics or prebiotics?

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Our SmartyPaws formulas each contain one strain of probiotics called Bacillus coagulans, which aids in digestion.

What defines a small, medium, or large dog?

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We formulate our SmartyPaws chews based on the following weights at maturity:

  • Small: Up to 25 pounds
  • Medium: 26 – 55 pounds
  • Large Breed: 55+ pounds

What will this do for my dog?

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We developed our multifunctional SmartyPaws chews to support good health for your dog from head to tail. Our formulas were customized by size and stage to support joint, digestion, immunity, skin, and allergy health. Plus, we use certified-organic whole ingredients based on recommendations from our veterinary advisory board and industry experts. Our supplements help maintain good health for your four-legged friend at every age.

What type of fish do you use for the omega-3s?

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We source our EPA and DHA fatty acids (fish oil) from the whole bodies of anchovies, sardines, and mackerel.

Are SmartyPaws grain-free?

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No, because our SmartyPaws multivitamins for dogs contain flaxseed. However, technically, flaxseed is a pseudo grain. Pseudo grains don’t come from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or other cereal grains, but they have a similar vitamin and mineral profile to grains. They’re actually seeds from shrubs, plants or grass, like flaxseed. They’re also gluten-free. So, technically, we could say that our products are grain-free because there’s no regulation on this terminology. But we want to be transparent and let consumers know exactly what’s inside our formulas. If you’re concerned about maintaining a grain-free diet for your dog, make sure to check other brand labels for this as some may indicate that they’re grain-free when they actually include flaxseed.

Is this product sustainably sourced?

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Yes. Whenever possible, we always choose sustainably-sourced ingredients for our SmartyPaws chews. It’s part of our mission of good health for the real world, including the earth itself. Plus, we use 100% OmnidegradableⓇ packaging by TekPak Solutions that will completely decompose over time.

Is it third-party lab tested?

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Yes. Each final batch of SmartyPaws is third party lab tested for quality assurance.

Is it made in the USA? Are the ingredients sourced in the USA?

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SmartyPaws are made in the United States with globally-sourced ingredients.

What kind of packaging do you use? Is it eco-friendly?

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Yes, our SmartyPaws pouches are sustainable. We use 100% OmnidegradableⓇ packaging by TekPak Solutions that will completely decompose over time when exposed to outdoor microbes, like in a landfill. No need to recycle or compost!

It’s all part of our way of helping to make the world a happier and healthy place for everyone, even our furry, feathered, scaled, slimy (well you get the idea) family members.

Why was The Humane Society chosen as a partner? How does purchasing SmartyPaws benefit them?

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Like our SmartyPants partnership with Vitamin Angels, we wanted to partner with an organization that had similar goals as us when it comes to animals. As the largest non-profit animal protection organization, The Humane Society of the United States felt like the perfect fit for SmartyPaws.

The Humane Society of the United States confronts the largest national and international problems facing animals, which local shelters don’t have the reach or resources to take on. Their desire and ability to help on a global scale lines up perfectly with our mission of good health for the real world, all of it. That’s why we’re proud supporters of this amazing organization.

Are SmartyPaws 100% natural? Why or why not?

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SmartyPaws are made with certified-organic whole ingredients. But they are not 100% natural, and for good reason. When we formulate our products, for humans or dogs, we want to use the best possible ingredients, and ingredient forms, in order to make the ideal supplement. In the vitamin world, if a product contains any synthetic or synthetic component ingredients, it cannot be called natural. This is tough because while “100% natural” has a nice ring to it, it’s more important to us that we include ingredients in our product that are of the highest quality, contributing to the overall health of your dog. Sometimes, that means using synthetic ingredients, which can be more stable than their natural counterparts. For example, SmartyPaws are made with certified-organic ingredients and natural flavors, but they’re also made with synthetic ingredients like MSM.

Is it vegetarian? If not, what are the animal products?

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No, SmartyPaws are not vegetarian because we include ingredients whole ingredients like green-lipped mussel, glucosamine from shellfish, chondroitin from pork, and EPA and DHA from fish to help support joint health.

Are SmartyPaws made in GMP-compliant facilities?

How do I give SmartyPaws to my dog? When should I give it to them?

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As with any change to your dog’s diet, gentle is the best way! To start, give your dog 1 chew daily for the first week, 2 chews thereafter. You can also follow the Directions for Use on your SmartyPaws pouch to know when, and how many chews to give your dog based on their size and stage. Always consult with your veterinarian regarding your dog’s diet.

What happens if my cat eats it? Can I give it to my cat?

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Although they don’t contain any inherently harmful ingredients, SmartyPaws are formulated specifically for dogs and should not be consumed by cats. Contact your veterinarian if you notice any negative symptoms and be sure to let us know at [email protected]

What happens if a human/child eats it?

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Although they don’t contain any inherently harmful ingredients, SmartyPaws are formulated specifically for dogs and should not be consumed by humans. Contact your health care provider if you notice any negative symptoms. Be sure also to let us know at [email protected]

What happens if my dog accidentally eats an entire bag of SmartyPaws?

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Safety is our biggest concern, and each batch of finished product is third-party lab tested for quality assurance. While we don’t put anything in our SmartyPaws formulas that could be harmful in large doses, we can’t guarantee the safety of our product above the recommended serving size. If your dog eats more than the recommended serving and they are experiencing any signs of illness including lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite or other concerning symptoms, we recommend contacting your nearest emergency animal hospital, veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control (888-426-4435) immediately. SmartyPants, Inc. is not affiliated with the ASPCA. Be sure to let us know as well by contacting us at [email protected]

Are SmartyPaws okay to give with my dog’s prescription diet? (Hills, Purina, Royal Canin)

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Always consult with your veterinarian regarding your dog’s diet, especially as it relates to their individual health, including any medical conditions, medications and procedures.

What happens if they eat more than the recommended dose per day?

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Safety is our biggest concern. While we don’t put anything in our products that could be harmful in large doses, we can’t guarantee the safety of our product above the recommended serving size. If your dog eats more than the recommended serving and they are experiencing any negative symptoms, we recommend contacting your nearest emergency animal hospital, veterinarian, or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control (888-426-4435) immediately. SmartyPants, Inc. is not affiliated with the ASPCA. Be sure to also let us know at [email protected]

What age do I transition my puppy to adult? What about adult to senior?

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We recommend transitioning your puppy to our Adult SmartyPaws chews when they are 1 year old. Seniors are defined as any dog 7 years and older. These are our guidelines. We recommend always consulting with your veterinarian regarding your dog’s diet.

What happens if my puppy eats the senior chews?

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Safety is our biggest concern. While we don’t put anything in our products that could be harmful in large doses, we can’t guarantee the safety of our product above the recommended serving size. If your puppy has taken above the recommended serving and you see any negative symptoms, contact your veterinarian and be sure to let us know at [email protected].

I have a small and large dog. Can I just give both dogs the large breed or small breed supplements to be cost effective?

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Each SmartyPaws supplement was custom formulated to be the best fit for your dog’s size and stage of life. If you want to deviate from formulas or dosage, we recommend consulting with your veterinarian before doing so.

Will this interfere with the medication that my dog is on? (E.g. renal, thyroid, cardiac, hepatic, urinary, diabetic medications)

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Always consult with your veterinarian regarding your dog’s diet, especially as it relates to their individual health, including any medical conditions, medications and procedures.

When will I see improvement in my pet’s joints with your product?

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SmartyPaws includes EPA & DHA (fatty acids), glucosamine*, chondroitin*, green-lipped mussel, MSM, and bromelain to promote joint health. Because every dog is different, always consult with your veterinarian regarding their health and diet.

*Small Breed Puppy products do not contain glucosamine or chondroitin.

Will this interfere with the allergy medication that my dog is on?

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Always consult with your veterinarian regarding your dog’s diet, especially as it relates to their individual health, including any medical conditions, medications, and procedures.

Is it non-GMO?

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No, at this time SmartyPaws contains ingredients that are either GMO or derived from GMO materials, including:
• Fish Oil
• Brewer’s Yeast
• Lecithin
• Vegetable Oil
• Mixed Tocopherols
• Rosemary Extract

Is this safe to give my pet after surgery and/or in recovery?

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Always consult with your veterinarian regarding your dog’s diet, especially as it relates to their individual health, including any medical conditions, medications, and procedures.

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