Did you know that a healthy dog won’t shed all year round?
Healthy shedding occurs twice a year during seasonal changes. Losing a heavy winter for upcoming spring and summer and gaining a thick warm coat for cold winter months. If you live in a place that’s warm all year, you may not notice as dramatic of a shedding in his coat as you would if you lived where it get’s cold. If your dog is continuously shedding, even when the season’s aren’t changing, he may have a nutritional deficiency. This doesn’t mean he’s starving, it means he’s not receiving certain vitamins, minerals or protein.
Heat Destroys Delicate Nutrients:
Dry kibble is heat processed, leaving only some protein and calories from fillers left after it’s fully processed. Fillers are carbs such as corn, wheat, soy or other grains. They are used to make your dog feel full, but they have no real nutritional value for canines who need mainly meat proteins. Many “top dollar” or “high-end” kibble varieties use potatoes, or potato starch, or oat meal or oats instead because they “sound better” on the label. This being said, not many vitamins can withstand high heat processing and end up being “cooked out” of kibble. If your dog’s main diet is a dry kibble, he may also be missing a few key fats. These fats are needed to keep the skin hydrated and helps hair grow healthier and also boosts the immune system. These fats are known as Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. They are found in poultry fat, and fish oils. They contain many essential nutrients and without them their skin and coat will be dry, brittle, flaky and shedding can occur.
Using a Vitamin Supplement:
Vitamin supplements can be a great way to make sure your dog gets the vitamins he needs and in the quantity he needs. Dinovite liquid Canine Supplement is a easy once-a-day supplement you add to his daily food that incorporates whole food vitamins vs. synthetic vitamins that can be difficult for the body to digest absorb. With the right vitamins and minerals his skin and coat will improve and his shedding greatly reduce! If he’s a finicky eater you can try CarnOyum Canine supplement, it has all the nutritional benefits of the original canine supplement with some extra meat protein to help your dog feel more at ease with trying something new!
Good-by itchy, dry skin! Good-by shedding!