Dec 20, 2003, 11:41 PM
Post #15 of 15
Re: [yumiko_masaki] Losing Lots of Fur!!!
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Nutrition plays a big part in helping a dog maintain healthy coat and skin ... So, the better you feed your dog, the better the dog's health and therefore the better its coat/skin will be ...
You can improve a dog's coat by (a) Moving to a higher grade of dog food ... (b) By giving supplements for coat and skin ... (c) ... By feeding your dog with freshly produced food ...
Or a combination of all the above ...
For example: Better brands of dog food will use human grade meats, will minimise corn/wheat fillers (some will use brown rice instead), will add aupplements such as alfafa, brewers yeast, fish and/or egg, lanoleic acid, flaxseed oil, omega oils, vitamins & other trace elements ... for better nutrition. You will need to do some research on the Internet and check the ingredients on the back of the pack before buying the dog food. You can try checking out the following sites:
Example of supplements: You can give supplements like Keeper's Mix, fish oil, safflower oil, kelp supplements, multivitamins, etc ... again do some research ...
As for giving freshly prepared food ... Check the other threads in the forum ... you can also try the following site:
Basically - improve a dog's nutrition and you will generally see improvement in coat & skin ...
(This post was edited by surchinmy on Dec 20, 2003, 11:42 PM)