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What is The Missing Link for Dogs?

It's no secret . . . Good health starts from within! Missing Links products are formulated from whole foods and food concentrates to deliver nutrients that are bio-active, the way Mother Nature made them. Missing Links proprietary, patented cold-processing method ensures the freshest delivery of precious omega 3 fatty acids in combination with a broad spectrum of natural fiber, flax lignans and phyto (plant) nutrients. We use ingredients that are nutrient rich to address the problems of marginal or empty calories and "missing" nutrients that often are characteristic of companion animal diets. These nutrients synergistically provide support to the digestive, nervous, and immune systems. The result is sustained energy, healthy skin and coat, and much more.



  • Omega 3 also helps with your pet's heart, skin and hair, decreasing shedding
  • With healthy joints, your pet can enjoy a long, healthy, and active life
  • May help a weak immune system, so your pet will be sick less
  • Whole foods encourage better digestion, including less diarrhea
  • Can be sprinkled on food
  • No reported side effects
  • All natural human edible quality
  • Addresses 'empty" calories
  • Easy to give
How it works:

Simply sprinkle and mix The Missing Link granular powder over your pet's normal food on a daily basis. Your dog or cat may need to be introduced to the supplement gradually, due to its high fiber content. The Missing Link's formula includes a whole slew of natural food nutrition, which is a great way to ensure that your pet's meals are complete. The Missing Link reintroduces unprocessed, nutrient rich foods into your dog's diet that are missing in many dog foods.


After opening, store in the refrigerator and use within 90 days.

Brand Name:

The Missing Link Canine Formula (Designing Health)

Active Ingredient(s)

Superfood supplement with 1000mg of Omega-3 per serving. Flax Seed, Rice Bran, Primary Dried Yeast, Blackstrap Molasses, Sunflower Seed, Freeze Dried Beef Liver, Dehydrated Alfalfa, Dried Carrot, Shark Cartilage Powder, Freeze Dried Fish Protein Powder, Barley Grass Leaf Powder, Dried Kelp, Freeze Dried Oyster Powder, Zinc Monomethionine, Lecithin, Chromium Yeast, Selenium Yeast, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Garlic Powder, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, and Cobalamin (Vitamin B12).

What is this product used for:

The Missing Link was developed to target the nutritional gap between what nature provides and what is available in commercial foods. Formulated with all-natural, human-edible quality whole foods and food concentrates, The Missing Link reintroduces unprocessed, nutrient-rich foods into your pet's diet.


The Missing Link Canine Formula is a nonprescription (OTC) product available in 1 lb packages.

How this product should be used:

Add The Missing Link Canine Formula to your animal's food according to its weight. Because of the high fiber content, start with small amounts and gradually increase to the recommended level over the course of a week or two. Some animals with a weak immune system may benefit even more if their intake is doubled for the first 90 days following the adjustment period. For dogs up to 20 lbs give 1 teaspoon. For dogs 20 to 40 lbs give 2 teaspoons, for dogs 40 to 80 lbs give 3 teaspoons, for dogs 80 to 100 lbs give 4 teaspoons and for dogs over 100 lbs give 6 teaspoons.

In the event of overdose:

Contact a veterinarian or veterinary emergency room if taken internally.

What are the side effects:

There are no reported side effects.

What special precautions are there:

This product is for topical use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If eye contact occurs, immediately flush with water.

How should I store this product:

Store this product at controlled room temperature. Store in the original container. Keep out of the reach of children.

How to Use
  • Mix The Missing Link into your dog's food according to its weight (see chart below).
  • Because of the high fiber content, start with small amounts and gradually increase to the recommended level over the course of a week or two.

1 lb. of The Missing Link is approximately a 2-month supply for an average size dog.

Up to 20 lbs
Mix 1 teaspoon into your dog's food
21-40 lbs
Mix 2 teaspoons into your dog's food
41-80 lbs
Mix 3 teaspoons into your dog's food
81-100 lbs
Mix 4 teaspoons into your dog's food
Over 100 lbs
Mix 6 teaspoons into your dog's food
Do not use!
Do not use!

Store in a cool, dry place. Refrigerate after opening.

The Missing Link Ultimate Skin & Coat:
Active Ingredients (per tbsp)
Dried Kelp
Glucosamine Hydrochloride (Vegetarian)
Zinc Monomethionine
Freeze Dried Beef Liver
Blackstrap Molasses
Chromium Yeast
Rice Bran
Selenium Yeast
Primary Dried Yeast
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)
Sunflower Seed
Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Dehydrated Alfalfa
Garlic Powder
Dried Carrot
Yucca Schidigera Extract
Shark Cartilage Powder*
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Freeze Dried Fish Protein Powder
Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1)
Freeze Dried Oyster Powder
Folic Acid
Barley Grass Leaves Powder
Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (not less than)
Crude Fat (not less than)
Crude Fiber (not more than)
Moisture (not more than)
Linoleic Acid (Omega 6)
450 mg
**Linolenic Acid (Omega 3)
1000 mg
**Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat/Dog food nutrient profiles.
Customer Reviews
The Missing Link Ultimate Skin & Coat is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product! My 10 yr old Beagle had a terrible shedding problem. Almost immediately after beginning to add ML to his dry food, along with Omega 3 chews as treats, his shedding is almost nonexistent! We are ecstatic! He is as energetic as a puppy and doesn't seem to be arthritic anymore! Love love love this product.
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from We have been using Brewers Yeast (tablet, once a day with meal) as a skin and coat supplement for several years on our min pin with very satisfactory results. Missing Link looked like it might be something we should try. BAD NEWS. We used it for two months and the dandruff and shedding was the worst we have ever seen. A lot more scratching also. Missing Link went in the garbage can. Back to Brewers Yeast.
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from what a difference My golden suffers from allergies every spring. Bad enough to the point of having numerous hot spots on his body at once. I use Sulfodene to treat them, but that doesn't prevent them. I tried Missing Link before taking him to the vet and within about a week his scratching went down, and now with routine doses I believe his scratching is minimized to normal dog scratching, not the incessant all day scratching...not to mention his coat looks amazing. I'm buying more today!
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth Elbows! I simply could not believe it after trying Ultimate Missing Link on Dazey. Her elbows are no longer ragged and raw. The hair has grown back and they are smooth as a puppy's!
Date published: 2015-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product I have no scientific proof about how this product works, but my Westie lived to be 17.5 years old taking this every day. All of our other Westies never made it past 15. While care and medications have gotten much better too, I believe that taking this every day made a huge difference. He actually didn't start even acting old until he was beyond 15 and our 9 year old Cairns are still very active. A great benefit of this is that it really helps their skin and hair.
Date published: 2013-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only product that has worked for my dog! I have a horribly allergic bull mastiff and with this product I have seen the best results! He no longer breaks out in hives or gets acne on his chin! He also started having adverse effects from his allergies; the skin on his belly went from bright and pink to a dark brown (no he wasn't dirty, his skin literally got darker) and bumpy...three weeks later his belly is going back to being pink!!!
Date published: 2012-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product! I have a beautiful black lab, Sasha who is four years old. Her shedding was driving me crazy. Being something of a neat freak it seems like I spent most of my time sweeping up black hair all over my house. I had tried everything, special brushes, vitamin supplements, you name it nothing helped. While doing research on shedding I came across an article on Missing Link and figured I had nothing to lose. It did take a while to start working (about 6 weeks) but the change has been amazing. Her coat is healthy and shiny and best of all the shedding has decreased dramatically. Highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2010-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome stuff! I foster Yorkshire Terriers and often get strays or puppy mill survivors with bad skin conditions, mange, etc., from poor nutrition. As soon as they arrive in my home I start giving them food mixed with Missing Link. For their size, the recommended amount is 1 tsp per day but you should start slowly so I go with 1/4 tsp for the first couple of days, 1/2 for a couple of days, 3/4 tsp and so on. A female I recently fostered came to our rescue right after treatment for sarcoptic mange. Her skin was waxy and scaly and she had developed a yeast infection. With the help of the right medications and Missing Link supplement, her hair was growing out in no time and she was adopted two weeks after arriving in foster care!
Date published: 2010-08-02
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Refrigerator Required

We bought a bag of this from 1800PetMeds and it wasn't refrigerated. We didn't know it had to be. So, now I've had it on the shelf (unused) for a very long time. I've been trying to find out if it has gone bad now because it was not refrigerated. Please let me know.
Asked by: Kim
Yes, after opening, store in the refrigerator and use within 90 days.
Answered by: Laura PetMed Pro
Date published: 2015-04-14

see below

Your ingredient list is in tablespoons; usage is listed in teaspoons. Please explain.
Asked by: char
Thank you for your question. We will have this addressed with the appropriate department. However, the conversion would be 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2015-03-03

Is this product safe to give dogs who have Epilepsy

Asked by: The Beagle Mom
Thank you for your question. Please consult with your vet prior to using this for your furry pal.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2014-11-04


What is the caloric content of one serving for a 13 pound Shih Tzu? Thank you! Diane Kiszonas
Asked by: Anonymous
Thank you for your question. There are 14 calories per teaspoon.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2014-09-12

How long after starting to feed can I expect results?

After starting to add this to my dog's food, how many days/weeks can I expect to see results? My dog has a thin coat and the vet recommended this to help with that so when can I expect her to grow more hair?
Asked by: Anonymous
Thank you for your question. The results can vary from dog to dog but you should notice a difference within a few weeks.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2014-09-11

How many doses per container

According to directions, it looks like my dog would use 3 tsps per day. How many tsps. in the 1 lb package?
Asked by: DianaPt1
Thank you for your question. This package has 96 teaspoons of use in the bag which is one month's worth of usage.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2014-08-22

Will this help our dog with warts/bumps all over his skin?

The vet blog suggested Thuja. How can I buy some?
Asked by: Granny
Follow Up to my question: I bought Thuja at a health supplement store and gave it to our dog in his water. Very good results - over half of his wart/bumps are gone all over his back! Thuja is an excellent product for treating this.
Answered by: Granny
Date published: 2014-07-03

Is this safe for a dog with pancreatitis?

Or is it too high in fat?
Asked by: jenreit
Thank you for your question. Please consult with your vet in regards to adding this to your furry pal's daily intake.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2014-04-14
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