A shiny coat on your dog is living proof of his or her health – something pet lovers clearly want for their canine friend. The healthy look of a glowing coat means that the individual hairs are in good condition – intact and without split ends, providing good insulation (especially important in winter) and helping to prevent disease.
If a dog’s coat loses its shine and looks dull or lifeless, this can indicate poor nutrition. Of key importance in maintaining a dog’s health, a good diet should contain quantities of some real meat as well as regular protein, ideally with minimum by-products.
Additionally, deterioration in a dog’s coat may also indicate the presence of parasites including worms in the gut, fleas or tics – or even thyroid gland problems and kidney conditions. Here, an appointment to visit the vet will be necessary.
Dog vitamins can help with making a dog feel better and maintaining a shiny coat. For soft skin and strong hair, the right vitamins include healthy omega-3 acids.
Many canine multivitamins contain a combination of Vitamin A to promote hair growth by lubricating hair roots in addition to the Vitamin B complex, which helps to regulate hair growth. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) helps to metabolise protein well, along with Pantothenic Acid. Similarly, vitamin E promotes oxygen circulation in the blood, promoting healthier skin beneath the hair follicles. A combined dog vitamin supplement like our Total Health Plus blend gives the best results.
Finally, most dogs find coconut oil to be a tasty condiment when added to other food in their bowl. This maintains the animal from the inside out, supporting thyroid function and enhancing metabolism.
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