PetHonesty Multivitamins Vs. Balanced Breed

PetHonesty Multivitamins Vs. Balanced Breed

A great multivitamin is an essential purchase for dog parents looking to do the most for their dog’s health. A dog multivitamin should provide the vitamins and nutrients your dog is not getting from their food alone, aiding your dog’s overall health from digestion to eyesight. Here at Balanced Breed, we are confident that we have curated the best multivitamin on the market using the highest quality ingredients, and NEVER harmful fillers. 

We at Balanced Breed have stayed true to our values which have always been our customers and their furry friends; so we made our multivitamin packed with everything your dog needs to live their healthiest life while staying at a lower price than our competitors. 

Today, we are going to prove why Balanced Breed is the best choice for your pooch with another in-depth comparison between our product, and our competitor’s over at PetHonesty. 

Balanced Breed All-in-1 Canine Supplement and Multivitamin vs. the 10-For-1 Multivitamin from PetHonesty:

pethonesty compared to balanced breed dog multivitamin  

Balanced Breed


Shipping Cost

Free shipping 365 days/year



Transparent Packaging

You know the exact dose of each vitamin your dog is consuming. 

Sneaky Packaging

Pethonesty uses fine print and clever wording to hide the use of artificial ingredients, fillers, and ingredients sourced outside of the United States.


Peanut Butter Banana (non-allergenic)

Chicken, Smoked Salmon, Peanut Butter, or Smoked Duck

(supplements in danger of containing meat by-products)


Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon Oil

(highest quality source of Omegas)

Fish Oil- Unspecified 

Veterinarian Pharmacist Approved


Brand claims the supplement is “Veterinarian Recommended”


Limited ingredient list we pack the most important vitamins for dogs in our product. 


EVERY ingredient is sourced and manufactured in the USA in a cGMP facility.

No Fillers

No meat by-products, corn, sugars, wheat, rice gluten, soy, or dairy.

NO Chemicals, steroids, Xylitol, or Birch Sugar. 

Extensive Ingredient List

Nearly 40 ingredients added to this product that are not recognized as essential nutrients by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles. 

Artificial Flavors and Ingredients in contrast to their packaging which claims natural ingredients in their product. 

Ingredients Sourced Outside of the United States


*Microcrystalline Cellulose (Wood Shavings)- a CHEMICAL compound used for bulking or texturizing this supplement. 

*Manganese Proteinate- Filler or Feed additive for poultry and pet food.

*Brown Rice Syrup used- this refined and concentrated sweetener is worse than sugar for dogs and humans alike. 

*Selenium Yeast- a product derived from brewers yeast which can be harmful to dogs. 

*Vitamin D3- while necessary for humans, vitamin D can be a harmful ingredient for dogs (especially in large doses).

From this table, we can see a clear difference between the two companies before we even take a look at the active ingredient list. 

PetHonesty took a route in their packaging that is quite contradictory to their brand’s catch which is honesty. 

The company preaches its “PetHonesty Promise–When you buy from PetHonesty, you’re getting high quality soft chews with all of the good and none of the bad. This means no wheat, corn, dairy, artificial sweeteners, or chemicals”. This promise is certainly one not kept as one of the first ingredients on the long list is microcrystalline cellulose–a chemical compound derived from wood pulp to act as a filler for their product. Their quality is something also up for further explanation as the company fails to mention where or what they are sourcing their ingredients from. For instance, they go into no detail about their omega source which is one of the most important factors of a dog multivitamin. 

Another cautionary factor of PetHonesty’s Multivitamin is its extensive list of ingredients. Whether buying a supplement for yourself or your pet, you are going to want to buy supplements with a minimal ingredient list to ensure you are getting what you or your pet needs without fillers, chemicals, or other unnecessary ingredients. PetHonesty’s ingredient list consists of almost 60 ingredients, 39 of which are not recognized as essential nutrients by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, which is of course explained in the label’s fine print. 

Of PetHonesty’s large list of ingredients, we found 7 ingredients that under no circumstance should be in a dog multivitamin. This includes the ingredients bolded in the table above that are considered to be fillers, unsafe, or even toxic to dogs, along with one other nitrate. 

At Balanced Breed, we have stayed true to our promise which is to care for your pet as much as our own. This is why our multivitamin maintains a minimal ingredient list. With 22 ingredients total, only 6 of which are inactive and transparently labeled. You are given peace of mind knowing that we have provided the essential vitamins your dog needs–without the stuff they don’t need. We NEVER use fillers or ingredients that could be considered harmful or toxic to dogs. We ALWAYS use ingredients that are the highest of quality, sourced, and manufactured right here in the United States. 

Active Ingredient Comparison Balanced Breed Vs. PetHonesty

Now let’s look at the active ingredient list, you are going to see on the label of both Balanced Breed and PetHonesty. 

Below we are going to go through the list of key ingredients of a dog multivitamin and why they are important for your furry friend’s health and finish with a side-by-side comparison of these ingredients for PetHonesty and Balanced Breed. 

Essential ingredients for a dog multivitamin: 


A naturally occurring substance in your dog's body for the purpose of keeping your dog’s bones and joints lubricated and working properly.

MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)

A natural supplement used as an anti-inflammatory for your dog's hip and joint health aiding and preventing arthritis. It’s also used as an antioxidant for other conditions and even some cancers.


Improves your dog’s cardiovascular health

Folic Acid

Essential for your dog’s metabolic functions.  

Chondroitin Sulfate (porcine)

Provides even more joint support!

Probiotic Blends

Help your dog digest its food, absorb nutrients, and maintain a strong immune system. 


Important for providing energy, absorbing vitamins, processing hormones, reducing inflammation, and aiding brain and heart health for your dog. Omegas are great for promoting a balanced diet for anyone!

Vitamin C

Powerful antioxidant that eliminates free radicals in the body of your dog and can even help with inflammation and cognitive functions. 

Vitamin E

Acts as a defense against oxidation, when there are deficiencies your dog can undergo muscle degeneration and vision problems. 

Vitamin B Complex

Super important for a dog multivitamin. B12 aids in the healthy nervous system and brain function along with the development of blood cells. B6, B2, and B1  are important for your dog’s metabolic processes as they help dogs digest protein, carbs, and fat and turn them into energy.

The table shown below will compare levels of active ingredients in Balanced Breed and PetHonesty multivitamin chewables.


pethonesty ingredients vs. balanced breed ingredients

Balanced Breed







0 (not an ingredient)



0 (not an ingredient)

Folic Acid








500M CFU




Vitamin C



Vitamin E

20 IU

2.5 IU

Vitamin B Complex

-B1: 2mg

-B2: 1.15mg

-B6: 1.35mg

-B12: 5mcg


*active ingredient measurements per single chewable multivitamin*


The comparison between the two companies has made it apparent that Balanced Breed and PetHonesty do not share the same values whatsoever. 

At Balanced Breed, we care for your pets as much as our own. That is why we make our labels completely transparent and pack our multivitamins with the best ingredients that your dog needs. 

It’s unclear what’s in Pethonesty and what you are really getting in your dog’s multivitamin. The essential ingredients for a dog multivitamin are either missing, insufficient, or unmeasured on the PetHonesty packaging. 

Furthermore, PetHonesty has added fillers, artificial flavors, sweeteners, chemicals, and toxins in the 10-for-1 Multivitamin although their packaging promises otherwise.

When buying a supplement for your dog look out for long lists of ingredients, fillers, and dangerous ingredients like Xylitol, Pea Fiber, Vitamin D, Iron, Brewer's yeast, sugars, meat by-products, bone meal, BHT, BHA, Ethoxyquin, and Calcium.

At Balanced Breed, we promise to NEVER use any harmful ingredients, fillers, drugs, or chemicals in our products. We care about your dog, so we ALWAYS use the best, natural ingredients for them, sourced right here in the USA. 

Luckily, if you have already bought from PetHonesty, they have a 100% Money Back Guarantee so you can use that cash to make the switch, pay less, and give your dog more with Balanced Breed. 


  • Daniella M

    very good comparison for both the products. Looks like Pet Honesty is not up to par. It seems to be lacking a lot of essential nutrients that your dog actually needs. These will be a big no from me. Thanks for educating users on the importance of the right ingredients in dog vitamins 👍🏻

  • Eleanor B

    Fish oil is really bad for dogs and I am glad you make a product that does not include it! Its very hard to find one these days that doesn’t have fish oil in it

  • Heidi

    I have tried both and I can say with pure honesty and confidence that your brand is so much better. From the ingredients to the outcome balanced breed WINS. My 16 year old dog benefits so much from your product and he has never felt better. I’ve tried many different vitamins in the past and they truly don’t compare

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