Skin and Coat Supplements for Dogs
Dry and flaky skin can be itchy and uncomfortable for your dog, it can also cause their coat to become stiff and brittle. If your beloved canine companion suffers from skin conditions or has an unhealthy coat, consider adding a skin and coat supplement to their daily routine. At The Cheshire Horse, we carry a wide range of capsules, oils, soft gels, powders, and even treats that support the health of the skin and coat. Choose from canine coat supplements that are produced by trusted pet health manufacturers, including Alaska Naturals, Greenies, Grizzly Pet Products, Happy Go Healthy, InClover Research, Nutramax Laboratories (the makers of Cosequin), Uckele, Ultra Oil for Pets, and VitaminSea.
Many of the supplements that we carry contain ingredients that not only promote a shiny coat and soft, pliable skin, but also general health. For example, salmon oils and other fish oils (like pollock oil) contain balanced levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids; these fatty acids give your dog’s coat an amazing shine. They also help your pet maintain a healthy inflammatory and immune response while supporting healthy brain and nervous system function. Other supplements contain vegetation-based ingredients, such as seaweed and flax seeds, to optimize the health of your dog's largest organ: their skin.
Many canine skin conditions will improve and may even clear up with proper supplementation. For example, the inclusion of two common omega-3 fatty acids, eicosatetraenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), in a dog’s diet has been shown to reduce the itching of atopic dermatitis, an allergic skin condition. These are simple, effective, and affordable ways to make your dog look and feel their best.
Proper nutrition can give your dog a glow from the inside out. If your dog suffers from dermatitis or if you would simply like to promote health and wellness, a skin and coat supplement may be appropriate. Senior dogs are wonderful candidates for skincare supplements, but dogs of any age and breed will benefit. We invite you to contact our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff to help you select the best coat supplement for your dog.