Dogs are a pleasure to be around and to pet, especially when they have a thick, shiny and healthy coat. Some dogs however suffer from itchy, flaking skin and lacklustre coats. These are problems which can be easily remedied by incorporating a healthy diet into your dog’s routine and with the use of shampoos and conditioners to keep the coat clean. Your dog’s skin and coat rely on a balance of protein and vitamins to keep it looking healthy and when it doesn’t, it often originates from a nutrient deficiency or problems with digestion. Here at Vet Medic, we recommend that all owners feed their dogs a balanced diet which will not only prevent deficiencies from occurring but will also aid in health maintenance, growth and development.