Skin & Coat Top 5 Foods!

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After some research you would be surprised at all the super foods that are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help keep your dog’s skin & coat healthy, shiny and glossy.

Chia Seeds

High in vitamins and minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, since and vitamin B. Full of antioxidents and free of gluten these small seeds pack power. The chia seeds work from the inside out and help reduce inflammation and provide fibre to your dog’s diet. They are easy to incorporate into your dog’s feed you can sprinkle some overtop of their dinner or add water and make a paste that can be added to just about anything.

Eggs

Eggs are just as healthy for your dog as they are for your own skin, hair and nails. The protein in eggs is unique and has several health benefits. Organic eggs provide even more benefits because they are enriched with Omega 3 & 6. Eggs can be given raw and with the shell crushed up or if you feel safer cooking them simply scrambling them in the microwave should suffice.

Coconut

There have been a lot of new products to hit the market for dogs containing coconut. Coconut oil, coconut chips and they have added coconut to a number of treats. Unsweetened, organic coconut is great for dogs and can be added to any dish, coconut oil is also a great addition to any meal. Besides being an oil that provides a shiny coat it also has multiple other health benefits like reducing the risk of cancer and help with metabolism,

Salmon

Packed with Omega 3 fatty acids, salmon is a key ingredient to include in your dog’s diet to improve their coat. It is also great to help with overall immune system. Salmon can be given in a variety of ways such as oil (supplement sold at local pet stores), giving them your left over fish skins or in their day to day food.

Sweet Potato

Sweet potato is a great skin & coat addition in your dog’s bowl. There are treats out there made of pure dehydrated sweet potato that provide a quick snack that is great for them. They contain vitamin A, C & E and are full of calcium, iron and thiamine too!

 

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