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A dog's coat is defined as "an animal's covering of fur or hair" and is the first thing most of us notice when greeting one of our canine companions. Your dog's coat is not just a fashion statement however. It fulfills a very important role in maintaining the health and well-being of your pet and is a good indicator of overall health.
The ability to maintain a healthy coat is directly dependent on the quality of food your dog consumes. Choosing a dog food with superior ingredients is critical to the health and quality of your dog's coat.
Omega Fatty Acids:
Omega fatty acids have multiple beneficial effects for your dog's coat. In a paper published in the journal Veterinary Dermatology , researchers reported that omega fatty acids increase the skin barrier function and decrease water loss from the skin.
Fish, fish oils and chicken fat are excellent sources of fatty acids and are common ingredients in high quality dog foods. Some plant oils such as corn oil and flax seedRead More »from What Dog Food Ingredients Promote a Healthy Coat?