Dermatological Health: The Importance of Your Pet’s Skin and Coat

Your pet’s skin and coat play vital roles in their health, but how much do you know about how the skin and coat function? Can the health of your pet’s skin and coat be used to predict other essential aspects of their physical health? The answers to these questions might surprise you! Our dermatological health blog will review how your pet’s skin and coat affect their health, including nutrition, exercise, and stress levels. We’ll also address common pet health issues related to the skin and coat so that you can proactively help your pet manage or treat them.

Beauty Begins with Beauty from Within

Our PhD animal nutritionist formulated Daily Regime, our proprietary skin and coat formula that supports dermatological health. Our formula contains five significant portions of hair follicles to help keep your pet looking its best. In addition, our formula is corn and soy-free for all sizes and breeds, making it an excellent option for the whole family. When you take care of your pets from the inside out, you take care of yourself too!
As an owner, I am always relieved when my dogs’ coats are soft and shiny! It’s one less thing I have to worry about on top of everything else. We’ve been using Daily Regime for about six months now, and I can tell they’re also starting to feel more energetic. They used to be sluggish in the mornings but not anymore.

Good Nutrition = Good Looks

Did you know that your pet’s skin and coat are integral to their overall health? Our animal nutritionist formulated Daily Regime to help maintain healthy skin, coat, eyes, teeth, ears, nails, joints, heart and immune system. With a corn- and soy-free diet with five significant portions of hair follicles to support dermatological health for all sizes and breeds, we can help you keep your pet healthy from the inside out. For those who want to ensure their pets are getting the proper nutrients but don’t have time to prepare meals, there are several delicious treats available in our store as well!

What are Hair Follicles?

Hair follicles are clusters of living cells in the skin which produce hair, a protein filament that grows outward from the base of the follicle. Hair follicles have three parts; an outer root sheath, an inner root sheath, and a hair bulb. Many things can disrupt the health of your pet’s skin and coat, including genetic issues, environmental factors like smoke or chemicals, diet or stress. Suppose your pet suffers from dermatological problems like dryness, itchiness, excessive shedding or flaking. In that case, it may be worth checking with your veterinarian to find out if this is a condition they can help you treat.

Why do I need to care about my pet’s fur?

Your pet’s skin and coat play vital roles in their health! Pets with healthy skin and coats, both exterior (fur) and interior (skin), are less likely to have issues such as allergies, infections, eczema, dermatitis or other conditions. But how can you tell if your furry friend has a problem? Keep reading for the key signs that indicate your pet may have a dermatological condition. 1. Flaking around eyes or mouth – this could be caused by food allergy, an ear infection, demodectic mange, ringworm or bacterial infections 2. Excessive scratching – itchy skin is one of the most common reasons pets scratch themselves excessively 3. Dry patches on fur – this could be due to poor nutrition 4. Smelly coat – while many pets have natural odours, when it becomes more intense than usual, this could indicate a medical issue, such as parasites.

How can we start supporting our pets’ fur at home?

When you bring your new dog or cat home for the first time, it can be easy to overlook their skin and coat. After all, they’re still so young! But just like humans, it is best to start caring for them from the beginning. With this in mind, here are a few tips on how to care for your pet’s skin and coat at home. * Be sure to provide plenty of water – pets need about one quart per day. Dogs especially have a high need for water because they have to sweat through their fur while they exercise! If your pet doesn’t drink enough water, it may develop problems with dryness in the skin and eyes. * Avoid any products containing alcohol, artificial colours or fragrances that irritate sensitive skin. If you think your pet may have an allergy-related problem, consult with a veterinarian before using any over-the-counter products.* Brush gently with a soft bristle brush every other day.

What If My Pet Already Has Skin Problems?

It can be challenging to pinpoint the cause of skin problems in pets, but they are typically caused by environmental factors, hormonal fluctuations, or underlying health conditions. If your pet has skin issues you cannot treat on your own, consult with your veterinarian or a veterinary dermatologist. Ask your vet for an initial diagnosis, information about possible causes of the condition, and treatments available for managing symptoms. Treatments may include nutritional changes like adding Omega-3 fatty acids, dietary restrictions like reducing protein intake, and topical medications such as steroids or antibiotics applied to affected areas. Surgery may sometimes be necessary to remove scar tissue from infected wounds.