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Pet Skin Care Considerations

Pet Skin Care Considerations

Your pet's skin care may be something that you overlook when it comes to keeping him in the best shape possible, but it is important not to do so. What your pet's skin says about his overall health is enormous. Like any other part of his body, his skin has work to do, and if it is not getting the proper nutrients that it needs, then it is likely that your pet could become subject to rashes, lesions, and other discomforts that affect his overall health and happiness in a negative way. You want your pet to be comfortable, so it is important to give him the tools that he needs to feel that way. Like you, there are certain essentials that he needs for healthy skin, and each serves its own purpose in helping him to look and feel great.


Fatty Acids

Every pet needs fatty acids in his diet. These cannot be manufactured by the pet himself, yet they are so very vital to the sheen and coat that he produces with each passing season. While there is a temptation to think that dogs were fine before they had access to fatty acids, so why bother, you wouldn't say the same thing for your own children about the advancements of modern medicine. Just because children "got along fine" before a life saving medicine came along, that is no reason not to provide it for them. While fatty acids may not save any dog's life, it will certainly make a difference for his skin, and that alone should be enough reason to indulge.


Vitamin Care

No pet owner buys a dog or cat with the intention of burying them as soon as possible. What would be the point of owning a pet if you didn't want years of love and loyalty out of him? With Vitamins it is possible for your pet to live a longer and healthier life. In the process, Vitamins such as A, D and E, have protective properties for the skin that allows it to be nourished and lustrous with each new season that comes along.


Proteins

These are important, just like with humans, in helping the dog to develop stronger and healthier muscles. They also serve to build the integrity of the skin and provide a coat that you as the owner can be proud of.


Additional Health Considerations

You should be on the lookout for excessive itching and scratching. If your pet carries on too much, it could be that there is something he is allergic to that is making him do so. Always be vigilant with your pet's health. His skin is no exception. Give him the tools that he needs to be happy and comfortable his whole life through.