Healthy skin and a shiny coat is one of the first things many dog and cat owners look for to assess the health of their beloved pet. In fact, skin problems and concerns about coat health are thought to be the most common reasons pet-owners seek veterinary advice. Biopets foods all contain a number of carefully selected ingredients known to help skin and coat health.
Omega 3 & 6
Omega 3 & 6 are essential fatty acids. If they exist in the right balance, they can be an effective way to maintain healthy skin, and promote cell growth. The right amount of Omega 3 in your pet’s diet can act to reduce inflamed sore areas, helping fight against skin conditions. A Deficiency in fatty acids could result in dry flaky skin, dull coat or hair loss.
The most common zinc deficiency in pets is a zinc responsive skin condition. A distressing condition for any pet owner, its symptoms involve hair loss, scaling and crusting of the skin around the face, head, and legs. Lesions can appear around the mouth, chin, eyes, and ears. The foot pads may be scaly and the coat is dull and dry. Although zinc toxicities can occur, they are extremely rare. It is important zinc intake is controlled and measured, as it is in Biopets foods.
Biotin is an important B vitamin that is important for the proper metabolism of protein and fatty acids and can be found naturally in many unprocessed foods, like meat, fish and eggs. It is also found in higher concentrations in leafy green vegetables. Biotin is now recognisable for its use in human skin care products and is used in higher quantities to help cure active skin diseases and infections in pets.