In all, 18 multiparous and 19 primiparous Holstein dairy cows were used in a completely randomized design with restrictions to evaluate the effects of feeding propylene glycol (PG) as a dry product, via two delivery methods, on production and blood parameters. PG treatments were administered from parturition through 21 days postpartum. Treatments were: (i) control, no PG; (ii) top dress, 162.5 g PG/day by top dressing onto the total mixed ration (TMR) and; (iii) mixing, 162.5 g PG/day as a part of the TMR by incorporating it into the TMR. PG used was a dry product which contained 65% pure PG and 35% silicon dioxide as the dry carrier. Coccygeal blood was sampled on 4, 7, 14 and 21 days in milk (±1.50 pooled s.d.). Supplementation of dry PG by top dressing onto, or incorporating into, the TMR had no effects on average dry matter intake, milk yield and composition, serum insulin, serum and plasma metabolites and milk ketones. Concentrations of urine ketones tended (P = 0.10) to be reduced by PG supplementation from 41.5 to 15.2 mg/dl. Supplementation of PG tended (P = 0.07) to decrease the incidence for subclinical ketosis from 39% to 24% and 13% for cows fed a TMR supplemented with no dry PG, with dry PG as a top dress and dry PG as a part of the TMR, respectively. It is concluded that supplementing PG as a dry product via incorporating into the TMR is as effective as when used as a top dress, based on the efficacies of both delivery methods to numerically reduce urine ketones concentrations and, therefore, the incidence for subclinical ketosis during the first 21 days of lactation. However, it should be noted that the number of cows used in the current study was minimal, and more cows are needed to confirm the efficacy of supplementing PG as a dry product on reducing the prevalence of subclinical ketosis in dairy cows during the first month of lactation.