What Foods Make a Dog’s Coat Soft and Shiny?
Your dog’s coat can become dull and dry if they aren’t getting enough fatty nutrients. Just like us, any deficit in nutrition will affect how dry and healthy our skin looks and feels. Omega-6, Omega-3, Vitamin E, and calcium are all perfect for the support of healthy hair, skin, and nails. Many different foods contain these nutrients naturally, but there are supplements to give your pup if they are on a restricted diet.
Oats are great for the skin and digestive system, bathing your dog in an oatmeal bath and even putting some in with their regular food works. Oats improve your dog’s coat making it soft and shiny with the calcium and magnesium content, while the digestive system improves from the oats ability to remove toxins from the body.
With lots of vitamin E and high in fat, almonds are perfect for you and your dog. Storing the almonds in a dark, cool place helps keep them good for a while. Breaking the almonds up and scattering them in your dog’s food is an excellent way to sneak them into their diet. Always give in moderation, and keep an eye on your dog for the next 12-24 hours to see if they have any allergic reactions.
Coconut, once again has been proven to improve health in many aspects. It has anti-inflammatory agents that keep harmful bacteria at bay. Organic coconut has the best results, and can easily be sprinkled on top of your dog’s food, or given to them by itself as a treat; it tastes sweet to your dog, so you don’t need to worry about their dislike.
These are all inexpensive food items that you can buy at your local store and are an easy fix to your dog’s dry coat. If skin irritation or infected wounds are persistent, there may be another issue that needs to be addressed by your vet.