An occasional bath can be an effective way to maintain cleanliness and promote healthy skin and coat condition for your dog but sometimes this might not be enough. Like me, I am sure you have researched the best skin and coat supplement for dogs on the internet and discovered a wide range of reviews and opinions on this matter.
If you have a dog with a skin irritation, you will know how distressing this can be for your pet and how difficult it can be to treat. In fact, skin problems are often described as a vet’s ‘worst nightmare’ and are so common they account for nearly all UK vet visits. Before you start experimenting with different shampoos, diets and supplements we would always encourage you to seek the advice of your vet to help diagnose and identify a cause, which is usually a process of elimination. Skin irritation tends to be caused by the diet your dog is on, parasites or an allergy. Once this has been determined you can then set about managing your pets’ issues to bring relief to their discomfort.
But thankfully there are several dog supplements for healthy dog coats in the market that can really make a difference in curbing your dog’s discomfort and distress.
Dog coat oil supplements should contain Scottish Salmon Oil which supports your pooch’s defences for healthy skin and fur. The GudFur Coat and Skin Conditioner is a unique formulation for dogs and contains both Scottish Salmon Oil and Borage Seed Oil (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids)
Omega 3 is an anti-inflammatory whereas Omega 6 helps with growth, immune function, and skin and coat health.
Dog hair coat supplements sometimes contain a few ingredients that are not natural and may not provide relief to the discomfort your pet may be experiencing.
Dog supplements for healthy coats do not always prevent what might be causing your pet’s itching and scratching? There can be a variety of causes, from fleas to seasonal allergies as well as insect bites and low-quality diets lacking in nutrients. So, if you do purchase a skin and coat dog supplement and you do not notice any change within the first 10 days you might want to explore what else might be causing your pets discomfort.
If you want to restore your dog’s coat with a supplement or want to help improve the health and bring back a shiny dog coat with supplements, make sure you combine it with grooming. Grooming your pet is an important part of its care and has many benefits. Not only does it aid the hair renewal process and stimulate production of the coat’s natural oils, thereby supporting coat and skin health, it allows you to keep an eye on the condition of the dermis and notice changes.
A balanced diet rich in digestible proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals, and free from known allergens including wheat, cereals, and soya (amongst others) also plays a pivotal role in determining skin and coat health. Nutritional deficiencies can have a huge influence on their condition. The skin is the body’s largest organ and the rapid turnover rate of its cells needs to be supported from the inside through diet.
Please do share your experience with us and let us know what experiences you have had when it comes to supporting your dog’s skin conditions.