It is natural for dogs to shed their coat, usually in the spring and in the autumn. Bitches also lose their coat after they have been in season, after giving birth and during the nursing period. However, it is not normal for dogs to shed constantly. When a dog’s skin and coat are in good condition, shedding is normal, and it does not take long.
Dogs’ nutrition affects their coat quality and shedding
If your dog has poor coat quality and sheds a lot and often, it is worth checking the dog’s food. Usually, there is no need for significant changes to the diet. Introducing a supplement of essential fatty acids into your pet’s diet is often all it takes. Oils in dog kibble are not a sufficient source of essential fatty acids which are easily oxidized.
Essential fatty acids give your dog a healthy coat
Essential fatty acids are fatty acids that need to be obtained from food – dogs’ bodies do not produce essential fatty acids. The essential fatty acids that strengthen the natural protective barrier of the skin and enhance coat quality are omega-6 linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid (omega-3 SDA). These fatty acids are primarily obtained from vegetable oils. Different vegetable oils contain varying amounts of essential fatty acids. Therefore it is best to select an oil supplement that is specially developed to benefit your dog’s skin and coat. Salmon and other fish oils do not contain essential fatty acids to strengthen the skin.
Choose a safe oil supplement that contains a high concentration of essential fatty acids to benefit your dog’s coat
For a supplement to be active on your dog’s skin and coat, it pays to choose an oil supplement that meets the needs of your dog’s skin and coat. The oil supplement should contain a high concentration of essential fatty acids and in particular omega-6 linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid (omega-3 SDA) from vegetable sources.
- Nutrolin® SKIN & COAT is a patented oil supplement that contains a lot of linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid. The product also includes natural tocopherol (alpha-tocopherol, that is, vitamin E, beta-, gamma- and delta-tocopherol) for improved effectiveness. Skin & Coat is 100% natural, safe and effective.
- Nutrolin® SKIN & COAT helps with excessive shedding. The oil supplement ensures that the new coat will have a lustre and a deep colour. The product suits all dogs regardless of their age and type of coat. SKIN & COAT is given together with meals and dogs usually love the taste.
- Nutrolin® Skin & Coat 19.90€ – 54.90€
DETAILS: Fish oils, such as salmon oil, contain a minimal amount of linoleic acid that is needed to maintain healthy skin and coat. Fish oils have very little if any effect on skin and coat issues. To improve your dog’s skin and coat, choose an oil supplement that does not include salmon oil or other fish oils. Nutrolin® SKIN & COAT does not contain any fish oil.