Does your dog need a skin and coat supplement?
From itchy skin to dandruff, and even hair loss, lots of dogs have it ruff due to skin problems. Healthy skin and a shiny coat are indicative of overall health, but allergies, parasites, genetics, a weakened immune system, and even poor diet can all contribute to over 160 different types of canine skin and coat ailments. Did you know that some commercial dog food does not include the right ingredients for optimal skin and coat health? Indoor dogs who eat dry kibble and spend most of their time in an air-conditioned home are also prone to dry skin. But, no worries—one simple way to give your pup some relief is to add a skin and coat supplement to their daily routine!
As dog lovers, we always recommend checking with a vet before altering your pet’s diet or lifestyle. If your dog has noticeable irritation like redness or scabs, definitely contact your veterinarian to rule out any underlying issues before you try a supplement. Once your vet gives you the okay, find the best supplement for your dog—our all-natural, bite-size tasty chew may be just the ticket!
The best ingredients to help soothe your pup
If you’ve ever taken a supplement for dry skin, some of these should sound familiar—much like many humans, some dogs need a little boost to get all they need for optimal health. The main ingredients in Natural Dog Company’s Skin & Coat supplement are Slmon, Flax Seed, Echinacea, and Biotin.
Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil
Like DHA, fish oils help promote healthy skin. Wild Alaskan salmon oil is full of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which can help to support a healthy inflammatory response.
Flaxseed is a plant-based powerhouse of nutrients that contribute to healthier fur, including high amounts of protein. Some of the flaxseed’s strongest skin supporters include B vitamins and vitamin E.
Echinacea is a natural, plant derived antioxidant. It has great benefits towards the skin and also helps promote immune system function.
Biotin is a vitamin that absorbs excess fatty acid to help create healthy fur and nails. It turns the food your dog eats into energy, producing keratin—the necessary building block for coat, skin, and nails. If your dog does not have enough biotin in its diet, this can lead to hair loss, thinning hair, and even brittle nails.
This may sound familiar, that's because Ascorbic acid is the scientific name for Vitamin C! Vitamin C helps protect cells from decay associated with aging and the effects of free radicals. Vitamin C is also a great boon to tissue health.
All of our superior ingredients are naturally packed with essential nutrients your dog needs. These nutrients all play a part in skin and coat maintenance but have additional benefits as well, such as supporting the immune system.
DHA stands for ‘Docosahexaenoic acid;’ despite this cumbersome term, it’s simply an omega-3 fatty acid sourced from algae. Algae is easily farmed, does not harm the environment, and contains beneficial nutrients for humans and dogs alike. DHA is essential for many of the body’s systems, including the heart, eyes, digestive tract, and immune system. Studies have proven that DHA can help promote a healthy coat and skin, which is why it’s our first ingredient.
Alpha Linoleic Acid (ALA)
This type of Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that your dog must acquire through their food because their body does not make it naturally. ALA reduces skin inflammation and prevents diseases that stunt fur growth. If your dog does not get enough ALA in their diet, their skin may show irritation.
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
Another essential fatty acid prevalent in fish oils, EPA produces molecules known as eicosanoids that reduce inflammation. Skin inflammation causes most itching, but EPA can act as an itch-reducing ingredient.
Vitamin E reduces free radicals: molecules that cause oxidation in your dog’s skin and coat. The fewer free radicals there are, the stronger your dog’s skin and coat will be, leading to a thick and plush coat.
The best supplements are safe and ethically sourced
At Natural Dog Company, we care about dogs, people, and the planet. Founded by a nutrition consultant and master herbalist, we specialize in toxin-free products made from ingredients that are as close to their natural form as possible. This means we avoid processed ingredients and start with only the best building blocks for all of our pet products.
Responsible pet owners know that the origins of their pet products are important. We source our ingredients only from responsible suppliers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Indonesia, Hawaii, Spain, and Ghana. We never import ingredients from China or disreputable manufacturers, and use only FDA- and GMP-certified facilities for production. Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) standards mean that every step of the process, from raw material sourcing to employee hygiene, is closely monitored and confirmed to be above board.
Additionally, the salmon oil sourced for this supplement comes from fish caught in clean waters, meaning they are low in toxins. Wild Alaskan salmon populations are robust and U.S. fishing is well-managed, making this a sustainable ingredient.
Just what your pup needs, with nothing extra
We know that many dogs suffer from food sensitivities, allergies, and sensitive tummies, so we use limited ingredients in all of our products to avoid any non-essential additives.
The additional ingredients in our Skin & Coat supplement are Vitamin H, salmon hydro, pea flour, flaxseed meal, navy bean powder, garbanzo flour, coconut oil, palm fruit oil, powdered cellulose, sunflower lecithin, coconut glycerin, sorbic acid, rosemary extract, and mixed tocopherol; all are essential to make these chews effective and delicious!
Dogs love these chews, and vets do too
This is the part where your dog’s tail will start wagging. Not only can Natural Dog Company’s Skin & Coat supplement improve your pooch’s dermatological health, it’s also delicious. We have this on good pawthority from several four-legged customers! This supplement chewable comes in a tasty salmon and pea flavor, so convincing your pup to take their vitamins is super simple.
It’s not just your dog who’ll offer their stamp of approval, veterinarians approve too! Practicing veterinarian Dr. Michele King recommends our Skin & Coat supplement to her clients and even gives it to her own pups. She evaluated our supplement as “a high quality, well formulated product with excellent ingredients."
How much should your pup take?
Dosage for our Skin & Coat supplement is simple, you just need to know your dog’s weight! Here’s the breakdown from smol pooches to bigger doggos:
- Up to 25lbs = 1 chew per day
- 26-75lbs = 2 chews per day
- Over 75lbs = 3 chews per day
Each Skin & Coat supplement tub contains 90 chews—that’s a 3-month supply for small dogs, a month and a half for medium to large dogs, and one month for extra large dogs.
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