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Skin & Coat Formula by Life's Abundance can help many
common skin conditions found in dogs. Great for Cats, too.
Maintaining healthy skin and a glossy coat is a day-to-day challenge for
many pet parents. In fact, skin and coat problems
account for a significant number of vet visits every
If your companion animal has dry skin or a dull coat, or exhibits
excessive biting or scratching, try Skin & Coat Formula for Dogs and
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Omega 3 fatty acids have soothing properties and also
increase the natural oils in the skin.
Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that protects
the skin at a cellular level.
Zinc works with enzymes in the body to nourish the
skin and help keep it health.
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together, naturally, to maintain skin and coat health.
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Five Essential Nutrients for Skin and Coat Health
By Dr. Jane Bicks
Keeping your companion animal’s skin healthy and coat shiny can prove challenging. Even though you might already feed a quality food, and brush and shampoo regularly, there’s more to this area of pet care than you might think.
Veterinarians will tell you that the
condition of the skin can be a good indicator of a
pet’s overall health and nutrition status. That’s
why wise pet parents should monitor their companion
animal for any of these tell-tale signs: Dry, Flaky
Skin or a Dry Brittle Coat; Oily, Foul Smelling Skin
or a Matted Coat; Thin Coat, Excessive Loss or Red,
Blotch Skin; and Excessive Scratching (Especially
The skin is the largest organ in the body and
requires proteins and other nutrients. It’s not
surprising that subtle changes in the amount of
nutrients supplied to the skin can have a noticeable
affect on its overall condition.
Fortunately, many pets eat complete-and-balanced pet
foods that meet the nutrient profiles specified by
expert panels and regulatory bodies. However, there
are other factors that can lead to nutrient
deficiencies. Pet foods that are improperly stored
in the home, or in warehouses for many months
without climate control prior to entering your home,
can have reduced nutrient availability. Deficiencies
may also arise when an animal is unable to digest,
absorb or utilize nutrients as a result of genetic,
environmental or stress factors, or some diseases.
Even if your companion animal eats a nutritious
diet, her skin takes a backseat to the rest of her
organs … in essence, only receiving the “leftovers”.
Therefore, I believe it’s important to supplement
with additional nutrients, to help your furry one
achieve skin and coat health.
Here are the top five essential nutrients you
should consider for optimal skin and coat health:
1. Omega-3 Poly-Unsaturated Fatty Acids
The importance of balanced supplementation of
omega-3 fatty acids cannot be stressed enough.
Omega-3 fatty acids play a structural role in cell
membranes, help resolve inflammation and are vital
for maintaining normal skin structure and function.
Omega-3’s are fragile molecules and prolonged
storage or improperly balanced vitamin E can deplete
levels of fatty acids in food and supplements. Signs
that your pet may be suffering from a deficiency of
these nutrients include a dull, dry coat and dander.
2. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is an antioxidant vital to the maintenance
of skin cell membrane stability and protection
against free-radical damage. Also, vitamin E
interacts with many nutrients while in the body,
including omega-3 fatty acids, to promote optimal
Zinc is critical for regulating different aspects of
skin cell metabolism. Its presence is involved in
skin cell replication. Zinc is essential to the
body’s response to disease and inflammation and is
involved in the metabolism of another crucial skin
nutrient, vitamin A. Signs of a zinc deficiency
include: a dull, dry coat; localized redness; hair
loss; and scales that appear on the legs, around the
mouth or on the eyelids.
4. Vitamin A
Vitamin A is involved in skin cell growth and
repair. It is essential to maintain the integrity of
the skin barrier and the proper growth of hair and
nails. Vitamin A also supports the production of
healthy oils in the skin. Both deficiency and excess
vitamin A can lead to skin problems such as hair
loss, poor coat quality and increased susceptibility
to bacterial infections, which is why the correct
balance of vitamin A is so critically important in
5. Vitamin B
The B-complex vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, d-pantothenic
acid, niacin, pyridoxine, B12 and biotin) work in
concert with the nutrients mentioned above to
coordinate energy metabolism and synthetic
processes. B vitamins are water-soluble, and
therefore can’t be stored in the body. The balanced
daily intake of these vitamins is vital to overall
health. Dry, flaky dander and hair loss are the
signs most consistently associated with B-vitamin
An important take-away from this discussion is that
all these nutrients, while each important in their
own right, work in concert with one another, and
with other nutrients in the body. That’s why it’s
incredibly important that these nutrients be
provided in a balanced, holistic way. As you can
see, some of the deficiency symptoms overlap (e.g.,
a dull, dry coat and dandruff could signal a
deficiency of any or all of these nutrients). I urge
you to choose a balanced skin-and-coat supplement,
and to work with your veterinarian to ensure that
your companion animal is receiving all the nutrients
he or she needs to shine.
Thank you for everything you do to make the world a
better place for companion animals,
Dr. Jane Bicks, DVM
Ingredients in the Skin and Coat Formula
|60 chewable tablets
*For animal use only. Keep this product out of reach of children and pets to avoid unintended consumption.
Giving your pet more than the recommended dose will not increase results. In case of accidental overdose, contact a veterinarian immediately.
Always consult your veterinarian to ensure proper long term care for your pet. If your pet’s condition worsens or does not improve,
stop product administration and consult your veterinarian. Do not use if product appears to be tampered with or seal is broken. Store this product in cool, dry place.