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Old 06-29-2016, 05:53 AM
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Does anyone have real world experience with it? I have a yellow lab with serious allergy issues, and we can't see to find any solutions. He is even starting to become immune to the steriods(not to mention long term side effects)
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really helped my (3) outside stray cats that people periodically dump in our neighborhood
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yeah I have a Catahoula that we just started on meds, was looking at this Dinovite as well would like to know results
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My dog used to have weepy eyes. After a month on Dinovite, the problem is gone. He hates the taste and you have to mix it well with his food.
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I know their radio commercials are annoyingly effective!
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We own a Great Dane. Have used it with excellent results. Helped with his skin, coat, etc
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Does anyone have real world experience with it? I have a yellow lab with serious allergy issues, and we can't see to find any solutions. He is even starting to become immune to the steriods(not to mention long term side effects)
Do you take him swimming...especially in saltwater?

My lab loves it and it cures a lot of his skin problems.

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my dod has been on it for 2 years with great results. used to scratch and bite himself constantly until Dinovite.
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Originally Posted by Ben Had View Post
Do you take him swimming...especially in saltwater?

My lab loves it and it cures a lot of his skin problems.
Every week. . .doesn't help one bit.
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I cannot tell if it was Dinovite or all the special menus that my Dutchess needed to get her to eat it. It helped some, I am guessing. but maybe just princess meals I made for her to eat the Dinovite would have done the same.
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My lab does not have skin problems but I recently substituted about 20% of his dry dog food for canned, no salt added green beans at the advice of my vet. He's slimmed down a bit, has more energy.
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This thread spurred me to buy some Dinovite, so I went to the website and put a ~$80 order in my cart. Then I see a shipping fee of $5.99. So I emailed them... Doesn't an $80 order qualify for free shipping, I asked very nicely?

This was the response I got:

Hi XXX,

Thank you for your email. We charge shipping, because we pay shipping. As owner of Dinovite, I refuse to pretend that shipping is free, because our customers are not that easily deceived. The cost of shipping can be easily hidden in the price of products but I find that to be dishonest.

Instead, we pay for a portion of the shipping costs and charge a flat rate of $5.99 for delivery within the contiguous US.

I hope you find something that is guaranteed to take care of your dog's miseries that is better suited to your budget. We all must make choices that are best for our pets and our bank account.

Blessings,
Cindy


Now, I appreciate the note from the owner. But I find the response poorly written, snarky (my budget?), and mildly patronizing (hope you find something better for your dig, tightwad...).

So, I did some research. Several studies have compared Dinovite to other products, one of which is consistently rated higher. I ordered "Nupro All Natural Dog Supplement" through Chewy.com. It was a little over $30 for the same quantity, and in two weeks I have seen an amazing difference in my Lab's coat and itchiness.

Dinovite can keep their $80 powder and "honest" shipping policy.
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Talk to your vet about Apoquel. It's a new drug our vet prescribed and it knocked out all of our dog's allergy issues in a week. Our Shepard has always suffered from skin allergies - bad! Itching until he bled, hair loss, stinky skin, ear infections; he was so miserable we thought about putting him down a couple of times. Prednesone helped for a bit but eventually stopped working. Our vet finally suggested Apoquel; it's a genetic drug that somehow goes after the part of a dog's DNA that makes the allergy and blocks it. No apparent side effect at all and noticed improvement within two days. The downside is it is very expensive, about $2.50 a pill. Our dog is big so he needed two a day for 10 days then one a day. We figure $75 a month is worth it because he acts like a young dog again. It really changed his life.
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I have a chocolate that had bad skin allergies. He lives inside, but spends a great deal of time outdoors, and we live on the water, so he's overboard alot. (You can't take your eyes off of him this time of year or he'll be in)
Tried dinovite, used the whole tub and followed the directions to the letter.
Although his coat did seem softer, there was no change in his skin condition.

We ended up having allergy tests done with the vet and had a specialized serum (chaching!) concocted that we had to inject monthly.
That sucked. I could never be a heroine addict.
(We also had to change his food.)
We'd have to notify the vet before we ran out of meds, and they'd call the lab and have a fresh batch brewed.
But, we lost track and didn't call in time and ran out.
For the fun of it, the wife started rubbing coconut oil on his bad spots, and that actually seemed to help.
He's been allergy and medication free for probably a year now.
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Originally Posted by nicecast View Post
This thread spurred me to buy some Dinovite, so I went to the website and put a ~$80 order in my cart. Then I see a shipping fee of $5.99. So I emailed them... Doesn't an $80 order qualify for free shipping, I asked very nicely?

This was the response I got:

Hi XXX,

Thank you for your email. We charge shipping, because we pay shipping. As owner of Dinovite, I refuse to pretend that shipping is free, because our customers are not that easily deceived. The cost of shipping can be easily hidden in the price of products but I find that to be dishonest.

Instead, we pay for a portion of the shipping costs and charge a flat rate of $5.99 for delivery within the contiguous US.

I hope you find something that is guaranteed to take care of your dog's miseries that is better suited to your budget. We all must make choices that are best for our pets and our bank account.

Blessings,
Cindy


Now, I appreciate the note from the owner. But I find the response poorly written, snarky (my budget?), and mildly patronizing (hope you find something better for your dig, tightwad...).

So, I did some research. Several studies have compared Dinovite to other products, one of which is consistently rated higher. I ordered "Nupro All Natural Dog Supplement" through Chewy.com. It was a little over $30 for the same quantity, and in two weeks I have seen an amazing difference in my Lab's coat and itchiness.

Dinovite can keep their $80 powder and "honest" shipping policy.
Whoa. Yeah, that response would get under my skin as well.
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