|Dental | Ear | Eye | Flea and Tick | Heartworm | Joints | Medications | Pain | Skin and Coat | Supplies | Vitamins | Specials|
Heart Blood Pressure
Urinary Tract and Kidneys
Get that coat to shine bright
Whether it has long or short hair, all dogs look healthier when their coat is shiny, bright and soft. Your dog's coat is an important aspect of its overall appearance, especially if it is participating in shows. You also might simply enjoy when your pet is soft and cuddly, even if no one is judging it. The key to a healthy coat is healthy skin, and the two important aspects for skin health is pet food and fatty acid supplementation.
Diet plays a large role in your dog's skin and coat health because this is where it gets the nutrients to support the cells that make up the skin and fur – a healthy coat is a reflection of a healthy dog. When choosing the best pet food for ultimate skin health, look for one that is meat based with vegetables and only natural preservatives. High-quality foods will not contain any by-products, artificial flavors, sweeteners or dyes. Well balanced food can be dry or wet. Candidae Grain Free Pure Elements Dry Dog Food is a good example of a nutritious, high-quality food. The first three ingredients are meats and meat meals, followed by vegetables. Before Grain Canned Dog Food is a nutritious wet food that contains 96 percent meat plus vitamins and minerals.
Many commercial dog foods contain omega-3 fatty acids, but dogs can usually benefit from a supplement of this vital nutrient if you want an especially shiny coat. Fatty acids are part of all body tissues, and are crucial for the function of skin. Fatty acid deficiency is the number one cause of skin problems in pets, because certain foods contain more "bad" fatty acids than "good" ones. "Bad" fatty acids can cause inflammation in your pooch's body, while "good" ones provide anti-inflammatory effects. In general, omega-3 fatty acids support cells throughout the body, promoting healthy joints, brain, heart, eyes, skin and coat. Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet is a good supplement to try to boost your pooch's skin health.
While what goes inside your dog makes the most difference when it comes to a gleaming coat, a bath with nourishing pet shampoo never hurts, either. Try pet products like Oatmeal & Aloe Vera Shampoo and Conditioner to nourish your pooch's skin and fur.