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Promoting Healthy Skin in Pets

As a pet owner, have you ever paid attention to your pet skin? Is it Healthy, Vibrant & Shinny Skin? Just like people, maintenance of pet skin is important too. Skin is a vital tool that diagnosis and gives a warning sign for any major internal health problems. It basically reflects overall health and wellbeing of your pet. If you have observed dry and itchy skin on your pet, then it's time to reevaluate your pet's diet plan. Here are some valuable tips to keep your pet skin vibrant and shinny.
Skin plays a crucial role to protect your pet from any infection or disease. Like our skin, pet skin is made up of different components too like proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, water etc. The most crucial factor in promoting healthy skin lies in a nutritionally well-balanced diet. For omnivorous pets -- such as dogs and cats -- this should include a correct balance of:

Proteins consist of 23 amino acids, 13 of which are naturally created within the body. The other 10 "essential" acids are provided by diet. For pets, the best essential acid sources
include foods made from animal proteins like meat or meal, rather than vegetable proteins, such as corn gluten or soy products. Certain types of proteins, such as raw eggs, contain the enzyme avidin, which causes skin and hair problems and should be avoided.
Fats provide energy, help vitamin absorption and provide essential fatty acids. Without the correct balance, pet skin tends to be greasy and susceptible to inflammation. A lack of essential
acids also leads to dry fur and hair loss. Pet foods high in Omega-3 acids - such as fish oil - promote skin health.

Blue Buffalo Canned Lamb & Rice Dinner (12.5 oz)

PureBites Cat Treats

Omega-Caps ES -
For Large & Giant Dogs

Aller G-3 Omega-3
Fatty Acid Liquid

Carbohydrates come from plant sources -- like vegetables and grain -- and are converted directly to energy. Carbs also serve as protein-sparing nutrients they allow your pet's body to use protein to build muscle tissue.
Like humans, pets need a balance of vitamins and minerals for healthy skin. Most pets get what they need from commercial pet foods containing a correct blend of these nutrients.

Redbarn Sweet Potato Slices with Bully Stick Coating

Veterinary Diet

Simply Wild Chicken
& Brown Rice

NUPRO Nuggets
for Cats (1 lb)

Finally, all pets need a constant source of fresh, clean water to maintain proper hydration and healthy skin

Thermal Bowl (96 oz)

Catit Design Fresh &
Clear Drinking Fountain

Controlling allergens promotes skin health; most allergies are manifested
through skin irritation. Common allergens include:
Allergies can develop during any stage in a pet's life. Medications can help, but many lose effectiveness over time. Instead, decrease allergies -- and resultant skin issues -- through dietary and natural remedies such as:
Applying Aloe Vera Gel
Providing a Hypoallergenic Diet
Adding Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Diet

Supplementing diet with Vitamins A, B, C or E & Minerals calcium, copper, iodine & Zinc

Missing Link - The Original Skin & Coat for Dogs and Cats (1 lb.) Optima 365 for
DOGS - 16 oz
Lambert Kay Fresh N' Clean Scented Shampoo (18 oz) Dermasol Skin Care Gel for Cats & Dogs (2.1 oz) Epi Pet Lavender Skin Treatment Spray (4 oz)