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has anyone heard of this suppliment

September 5th, 2006, 04:07 PM
Has any one heard of a suppliment from KY.U.S. called Dinovite with Canadian shipping comes to $38.24 supose to help a lot of things in dogs such as allergy ect.:dog: :ca:

September 5th, 2006, 04:16 PM
I looked for it and found this:

Dinovite's all natural ingredients:
Ground flax, kelp meal (Ascophyllum nodosum), yeast culture, ground grain sorghum, diatomaceous earth, zinc methionine, montmorillonite clay, yucca schidigera, alfalfa meal, spirulina, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product dehydrated, Lactobacillus casei fermentation product dehydrated, Bifido bacterium bifidium fermentation product dehydrated, Streptococcus faecium fermentation product dehydrated, Aspergillus oryzae fermentation product dehydrated, zinc sulfate, vitamin E, folic acid, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12.Nothing too special in there. You're better to give live probiotics, IMO, either in refridgerated capsules or in lesser quantity in plain yogurt. Flax can cause itchiness in dogs. The kelp and alfalfa are good, but not necessary... Yeast is completely unnecessary and can actually disturb the yeast balance (not good). The clay and dirt are supposed to give minerals I suppose, but those should be already in the food you feed...

I'm just not sure what in there is supposed to help with allergies. :confused: Real probiotics would accomplish more.:shrug:

September 5th, 2006, 04:24 PM
Well I did send for it before you reply darn, but I will try anything at this point he is 9-10 years old so I realize he may need better food than just Med cal from the vet, not demeaning any vet, we only took this dog a year ago because his mom went sailing and could not keep him so he came really scratching bad then in june 2005, since then we put him on organic free grocer store did help a lot his scratching went down considerably. now the dry skin must be fixed. and dinovite says ( they get rid of the oder.) well thanks again we`ll see to-morrow what the vet do I get rid of the bottom image of the dog . I don`t know how it got there.:fingerscr

September 5th, 2006, 05:37 PM
Well, it won't hurt, but don't expect miracles.:)

September 5th, 2006, 09:15 PM

I am a little surprised to see this in a supplement, not what I would use for that purpose

I use Diatomaceous earth as an insecticide outside in the yard example on anthills in the yard in the dog areas rather than using chemicals, it has very fine sharp edges that cut away at the insects body to help kill it, I would think it would be a little to abrassive as part of a supplement

September 9th, 2006, 02:31 AM
I don't see the purpose of the diatomaceous earth either. The trace minerals in it wouldn't be significant to do any good by ingestion. I know some folks recommend the amorphous type for flea control with a direct skin application but you have to be really careful about not inhaling the stuff.

Most of the elements of your supplement will help boost Simba's immune system but I think you'll accomplish the most with the overhaul in his diet. What is the name of the food you are feeding Simba? Are you using any other supplements? Grooming products?

September 9th, 2006, 02:37 PM
I agree with the others.

What is the "organic free grocery store food" you have him on? :confused:

All the dog food from the grocery stores is not very good quality. I think
if you changed his food to a better quality premium brand you would see
a big improvement.

Check out the dog food forum here for some suggestions such as:
Solid Gold, Canidae, Innova, Timberwolf Organics, Go Natural and Natural

September 10th, 2006, 07:05 PM
someone told me about these two products years ago ....and I've been using them myself ever since. The person who recommended them to me is a fantastic breeder of really primo Rottweilers and is some official for the Rottweiler Club of America .... I knew that she was meticulous about what her dogs ate and she was a firm believe in what goes in, is what comes out (in terms of health and looks) ...and she was right! I love what these 2 have done for my dogs (St. Bernards). Their coats have never been whiter and more healthy, no health ailments of any kind (for either dog) and I swear by these two products now. I personally order these from Natures Farmacy, but I believe you can order them elsewhere too. but thats the cheapest place that I've found so far.

One is called DogZymes Digestive Enhancer and the other is DogBloom VM Supreme. While these seem to cost a lot initially, they also last almost a full year for me (with 2 big dogs). I bought the 1 lb dry powder of the Digestive Enhancer and the 5 lb container of the VM Supreme (cheesy powder). You sprinkle a little bit on their food (and the dogs love the taste).

I believe that the Natures Farmacy site has some sort of comparison table between competitor products and these have by far the most probiotics and natural ingredients than all the others. I was impressed by that comparison too.

I think you can't go wrong if you get these 2 products & use them faithfully.

September 10th, 2006, 07:07 PM
Do you have the ingredient lists for either of those?:)

September 12th, 2006, 09:04 PM
ugh, nope, but I think I can dig out the comparison chart somewhere and post it. If you do a search on either one of those two, you should be able to find other vendors who carry it, but I don't believe (I coudl be wrong) had the comparison list. I think I got that from Natures Farmacy. I really (REALLY) like that place because you can call and talk to those people about anything and they don't do a fast-sale, they will ask you alot of questions about what condition your dog is faced with, and recommend what they think will work and they're just so nice and cooperative, very helpful ...just unbelievable customer service.

Anyway, I'll try to find the comparison list and send a link or copy / paste it in a future post.


September 18th, 2006, 12:16 AM
dinovite is okey to use the specialist vet says as she read all the natural ingredients, there is nothing in this too harm or change or alter a dogs health. unbeleivable our 10 year shihtzu now is like a new puppy again. he was put on "Med Cal hypoalergic food" by the vet hard and soft, he was tested and had staff cocci, antibiotics from her and the pharmacy for two weeks now no treats only small greenys it may have cost us $200.00 for shamus but worth every penny. he is so clean no itch no sucking no ear infections just happy crazy now like a little piggy wig ,can`t stop him from eating so we now have to reg his food. unbeleivable after the antibiotics and food change . this dog from what we heard suffered with this for 91/2 years. we only took him last year and he only has one eye and our cat too. one eye. she is on natures choice only from 6 mths and never a problem at all. love them both.