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.
Healthy fats play an important role in keeping your dog’s coat looking clean and shiny. There is a ready availability of quality pet foods which contain enough nutrients to maintain a healthy coat but for those on low-quality diets or those which eat an unbalanced diet, ie: mostly chicken, deficiencies can occur and coats can suffer as a result.
As well as ensuring that your pet has a well maintained coat, be sure to feed him or her a healthy, balanced diet. In order to keep a cat’s skin healthy and clean, many pet owners also choose to use coat shampoos and conditioners. These can moisturise dry skin and restore a coat’s condition, leaving it glossy without a greasy film.
Early signs of Vitamin A deficiencies can be that your dog is suffering from allergies, sinuses, sneezing or dry skin. Vitamin A is required to help grow and repair body tissue so without it, coats can become diseased. Owners looking to replace any deficient Vitamin A in their dog’s diet can find it in the liver of other animals, such as beef liver or cod liver oil.
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