Springtime Supplements Started out of Love for a Dog

“Oh, my goodness! We are nearly out of your "Advanced Hip & Joint Chewables," and our 13-year-old Golden is doing SO WELL on them!!! Thanks again.” Sally Bunker & Patrick


Springtime Supplements got its start in 1979 when founder Dennis Hampt needed a solution for his beloved dog’s health issues. His Akita, Buddha, suffered a broken leg as a puppy. Over time his leg deteriorated to the point that veterinarians recommended that he be put down. Dennis, however, had another idea—to help Buddha heal naturally.

Dennis dedicated himself to exhaustive research and experimentation with natural foods. Not only did Buddha recover, but he regained the power and strength that he had in his prime. Buddha would go on to live another five active years. 

“This girl gets Fresh Factors and Joint Health every day…and she loves them! She thinks they are a snack!”
Pat Smith

That discovery became the foundation of Springtime Supplements and their most popular product, Fresh Factors®, a canine supplement that supports good joint and overall health, On Fresh Factors is still among Springtime Supplements’ best-selling products, largely from a groundswell of referrals over the years. The supplement provides natural support with chondroitin, bee pollen, active yeast culture, kelp, desiccated beef liver, and biotin. From puppies to seniors, it’s a great supplement for dogs of all ages to help maintain healthy joints and support healthy skin. The supplement also aids digestion, reduces stool size, supports a healthy immune system, and nourishes skin and muscle tone.

Most dog foods are processed for long term storage and as such, lose a great deal of nutritional benefits. Fresh Factors helps balance the canine diet which is critical for peak health.

Another Springtime Supplement many dogs also benefit from is Longevity, their strongest rejuvenating supplement for our canine pals. Longevity can turn back the clock for older dogs with its blend of 14 natural ingredients including bee pollen, spirulina, glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, vitamin C, and more. Longevity provides the vitamins, nutrients, and live-enzyme factors that are impossible to find in commercial dog food brands.

Like Fresh Factor, Longevity is excellent for dogs of all ages—including puppies. The live enzymes, vitamins, and minerals in Longevity contribute to digestive, immune, and joint health while also maintaining healthy energy levels. Longevity is especially useful in supporting the body’s daily detoxification process, which helps dogs stave off common environmental toxins. 

“I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your Advanced Hip and Joint supplement. My 10-year-old chocolate lab has been taking it for 1-2 years now and it has transformed her mobility and quality of life. She had ACL surgery on both knees as well as elbow dysplasia surgery as a puppy. She has significant arthritis in her elbows but since starting on your Advanced Hip and Joint supplement, you wouldn’t know it. I tell everyone I meet about your product!” -Ben Garden

For dogs that need more targeted joint support, the Advanced Hip and Joint Formula is an excellent option for a comprehensive foundation. The supplement contains Boswellia extract, good for maintaining comfort and mobility associated with aging or post-exercise recovery, as well as a generous dose of chondroitin sulfate and other high-grade ingredients such as MSM and glucosamine for overall joint health. These chewable tablets are flavored with real beef liver, making them a tasty treat that dogs look forward to chowing down on.

For those who suffer from anxiety, Springtime has developed the Stress-Free Calmplex® , a formula containing Panax ginseng that helps your dog deal with stressful situations like boarding, guests, vet visits, and separation. Stress-Free Calmplex comes in easy-to-give liver-flavored chewables. 

This supplement is especially helpful to those with performance dogs. Stress-Free Calmplex helps support focus and concentration without a sedative effect that would dull performance. It also helps the body’s natural processes for managing physical and mental stressors. It works best when given daily, but can be given to target specific events.

“This is my youngest Labrador Retriever, Ozzie. As the breeder of Labradors, I rely on several of Springtime, Inc.’s fine products. I take a holistic approach to raising my Labs and keeps things as natural as possible, so Bug Off Garlic is a must in their diet. I do not use topical chemicals or oral medications to repel ticks and fleas and Bug Off Garlic keeps my ‘pack’ free of eternal parasites. I keep Bee Pollen, Omega 3-6-9, and Skin & Coat Oil on hand at all times. The quality of Springtime products is impressive and they REALLY work!” Sandy Stokes www.RBRandL.com

Whether a performance dog or a family pet, everyone loves healthy skin. Springtime makes it easy to give your dog’s skin and coat top-notch  nutrients. Their Skin and Coat Oil is a blend of seven of the most nutrient-dense oils available. This formula will produce a soft, brilliant, weatherproof coat and healthy skin. Plus, dogs love the taste.

Skin and Coat Oil stores at room temperature and its amber-brown color comes from valuable nutrients normally lost in the refinement process of oils for cooking. Its full-spectrum antioxidants keep it fresh and safe at room temperature. Those same nutrients support a pet’s cellular integrity, contributing to overall health. 

Rice bran oil, universally recognized as one of the world’s healthiest food oils, is one of the key ingredients in the Skin and Coat Oil. The grade they use is by far the best for nutrition. It contains super-rich amounts of phytonutrient antioxidants like oryzanols, tocopherols, tocotrienols, phytosterols, vitamin E and an array of other health-supporting nutrients. Its naturally occurring gamma oryzanol can also support muscle tone.

In addition to rice bran oil, Skin and Coat Oil also contains coconut oil that improves digestion, reduces allergic response, and speeds healing plus extra virgin olive oil that supports normal inflammatory response. Sesame seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, walnut oil, and sunflower seed oil round out the formula with a variety of health benefits.

“I want to let you know how much my English Yellow Lab, Raleigh, loves your Made in America Springtime Bully Sticks! I ordered a huge quantity last year and will be repeating my order again this year. It’s good to know that your product is American Made so I can feed them to my Best Buddy, Raleigh, with confidence that they won’t harm him. He gets all excited when the bag comes out. Thanks for offering this American made product!” Lynn Paresky

Springtime offers more than supplements for dogs. Their dog treats and chews are made from high-quality  ingredients and contain no fillers or preservatives. These simple treats reward dogs for good behavior and satisfy their inevitable cravings for tasty treats. From bully sticks to cookies, every treat Springtime offers is one you’ll feel good about giving your dog.

“These are my three dogs Chase, Kady and Bella. I have been giving the adults Springtime Bug off garlic granules the whole time they have been living with me. No fleas for many years. I decided to try the wafers for my new puppy. She loves them. I love Springtime, the customer service is incredible and the value they provide is top notch. Thanks for your wonderful products. “ Donna Markos

To ensure that your dog is happy and healthy for as long as possible, check out the Springtime Supplements line of dog treats and supplements. For 15% off and free shipping, use coupon code PLAID19 at checkout. If you’d like to chat with someone at Springtime and place your order over the phone, call them at 800-521-3212.