Keeping Your Dog’s Coat Thick And Luxurious With The Right Diet

A significant change in the condition of your dog’s coat is one of the first indicators of a nutritional deficiency. Here’s how you can keep their coat – and health – in excellent condition.

My rescue pups are shorthairs, but they have glorious coats. They’re so glossy that they look a bit like seals with legs from a distance. One of the reasons their coats are so beautiful (apart from genetics and my almost maniacal devotion to grooming) is their diet. A Pet Models agency tells us that a nutritious diet rich in protein is crucial to maintaining a magnificent coat, in addition to overall good health. (My pups’ favorite dog food brands are Nutrish, Pedigree, and Zignature). DCM, obesity, and high blood pressure can all be linked to poor diet.

If your dog’s coat isn’t as healthy as it should be, there could be several culprits, but certain aesthetic issues are very likely the result of poor diet. The following skin and coat conditions may be the result of nutrient deficiencies.

  • Coarse, dull fur. While some dog breeds naturally have wiry coats, if your dog’s coat was once shiny and thick only to slowly become brittle and impervious to grooming, the problem could be rooted in a dietary lack of micronutrients.
  • Weak, brittle nails. If your dog’s nails are cracked and split, they could be deficient in several vitamins, notably biotin. Talk to your vet about their symptoms, so any infection or disease can be ruled out.
  • Dry, scaly, and flaky skin. Does your dog scratch excessively, even though you give them regular flea and tick treatments? This could be due to a lack of vitamin A and essential fatty acids.

Always check with your vet before undertaking any medical treatment for your dog, and to rule out any serious health issues.

When it comes to your dog’s diet, providing them with the highest quality products with excellent ingredients is key to their long-term health. You’ll be rewarded with a happy, beautiful pet who will be your companion for years to come!

I’m a blogger, amateur photographer, and an enthusiastic parent of two beautiful puppies. I enjoy combining my love for animals with my passion for writing.

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