Posted: 20 March 2019
Understanding skin health
Skin Disorders are one of the most common health problems in pets and can be caused by a number of different factors. This is stressful for pets but can also be stressful for owners due to seeing their fur babies in discomfort and pain.
What should your pets skin look like?
A pet’s skin should be smooth and their coat should be clean and in good condition. In order to help identify if a pet has a problem with its skin, it is important to have knowledge of what healthy skin should look like.
- A pet’s skin should be pink or black depending on the breed or their genetics
- There should be no itching, crusting, scaling or hot and inflamed areas
- A healthy coat should be shiny, quite smooth, soft and thick with no broken hairs or bald patches
Examples of skin conditions:
- Food allergies
- Environmental allergies
The skin and coat form the single largest organ of a pet’s body and it is the first protective barrier from the outside. Together, they go hand in hand to provide protection and immunity for the body to prevent bacteria/viruses from entering the body and to ensure thermo-regulation.
Here at DotDot DogFood, all of our Grain Free recipes contain Omega- 3 essential fatty acids which are beneficial in supporting the skin and coat, as well as the control of inflammation. Some research suggests that Omega-3 is also important for brain and eye health in young and growing animals.
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