A dog's skin is the primary line of defense against parasites and infection. Benecoat® Professional Hair & Skin Formula bolsters your dog's protection from the natural elements by providing the perfect blend of two nutrients that canines cannot produce on their own: Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
These Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are critical for your dog’s oil glands in his skin as well as maintaining his overall health and immune response. Benecoat® offers a blend of fish oil for dogs, mixed with krill oil for dogs to help provide these essential fatty acids.
What are Essential Fatty Acids?
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) are a type of polyunsaturated fat that are vital for your dog’s overall health. Two types of fatty acids, linolenic and linoleic acid, cannot be manufactured by dogs and must come from either food or supplements. These two main types of fatty acids directly affect dogs’ skin and coat. They are classified into two different groups according to their characteristics:
Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Omega-6’s come from linoleic acid and are obtained by eating grains, seeds, nuts and leafy greens and vegetable oils.
Types of Omega-6’s include:
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3’s originate from linolenic acid and can be acquired by consuming certain nuts and seeds along with their oils such as flax, walnuts, soy, fish and krill.
Types of Omega-3’s include:
The Importance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids in dogs.
Both Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids are essential to your dog’s overall health, as they contribute to soft skin and a shiny coat while maintaining healthy eyes, heart, and immune system.
Why Does My Dog Need Essential Fatty Acid Supplements?
Both Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids are critical for a dog’s overall health including hair, skin, and coat as well as brain and immune functioning. Dogs have basic requirements for the fatty acids that they cannot produce on their own. One of the most important elements to consider when evaluating your dog’s dietary and supplement needs is whether or not he is receiving the proper balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids. The recommended ratio for Omega-3 to Omega-6 is 5:1. Unfortunately, typical household pets do not receive this proper ratio.
Store-bought dog food brands typically contain larger than necessary amounts of Omega-6 Fatty Acids because they end up being served to your pet by way of other animal ingredients in their diet. Livestock raised for the sole purpose of being turned into kibble are usually fed a steady diet of grains during their lifespan. These grains (fats, which are high in Omega-6’s) end up being stored in their tissues and end up inside your dog as a result of eating his food. Also, many dog food brands add corn, grain, and vegetable oils to their list of ingredients during the manufacturing process. As a result, commercial dog food ends up being unbalanced, containing a very high amount of Omega-6 Fatty Acids and minuscule amounts of Omega-3’s.
What Are The Symptoms of Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency in Dogs?
Benecoat® is a dog coat supplement that contains the ideal ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids that dogs need to support oil glands in the skin and help maintain a healthy immune response.
What is the Best Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acid for My Dog?
Because dogs cannot convert Omega-3 Fatty Acids from vegetable oils into DHA, fish and marine body oils are a better-suited supplement than those that come from nuts or seeds. The best fish oil for dogs contains multiple sources of oils to supply the proper ratios of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
An ideal source of Omega-3 Fatty Acid is Krill Oil. Krill oil comes from krill, which are tiny, thriving, and highly sustainable crustacean marine animals that live in the cold waters of the ocean. They serve as a food source for whales, seals, penguins, squid, and fish.
Benecoat® Professional Hair and Skin Formula contains Krill Oil as an active ingredient and natural source of Omega-3 Fatty Acid because of its many benefits and attributes.
Why is Krill Oil the Best Source of Omega-3 for My Dog?
Can Dogs Eat Fish Oil?
Absolutely! There is no toxicity level for fish oil. However, large doses may exceed your dog’s capacity to absorb it, and he may suffer digestive upset such as loose stool, vomiting, and diarrhea. If this happens just lower the dose.
Choosing pet-specific brands, such as BeneCoat® Professional Hair and Skin Formula, will typically provide a higher concentration per dose than human fish oil products.
How Much Fish Oil Can I Give My Dog?
The recommended dose of omega-3 fish oil for dogs varies according to weight. Veterinarians recommend that you give 1,000mg of fish oil containing 300mg of EPA/DHA combined for every 30 pounds of your dog’s weight.
The maximum daily dosage for animals with osteoarthritis is 310 mg/kg0,75 of EPA/DHA per day4. It is important to remember that while fish oil is typically harmless, it may cause some unwelcome side effects in your dog such as weight gain, vomiting, and diarrhea if your dog has other health issues besides osteoarthritis.
Keep in mind that while your dog may tolerate a maximum dose of fish oil, a smaller dose may be more appropriate. It is wise, to begin with, ¼ of the maximum dose and slowly increase the amount while monitoring your dog for side effects.
Additionally, supplementing your dog’s diet with fish oil may contribute to a Vitamin E deficiency. Some dog owners find it helpful to add 1-2 IUs of Vitamin E for every pound of weight.
How Often Can I Give My Dog Fish Oil?
Fish oil for dogs can be given in its recommended dosages either all at once or spread out over the course of the day. Each BeneCoat® Professional soft chew provides the recommended daily amount of fish oil for a 25-pound dog. BeneCoat® fish oil for dogs soft chews can be easily be broken in half for smaller dogs or for the purpose of spreading out doses throughout the day.
Do Essential Fatty Acids for Dogs help all coat types?
Yes! There are six types of coat types in dogs: Smooth, double, wire, curly, long and hairless. Hair follicles reside in the skin and produce your dog's coat. In hairless dogs, the follicle still exists, it just does not produce hair. EFAs for dogs support the hair follicle which produces the hair. A healthy hair follicle produces thick, long, soft and shiny hair.5
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5. Bauer, J. E. (2011). Dietary Fats and Canine Skin and Hair Coat. Retrieved from http://www.nutro.com/pet-care-professionals/veterinarians/nutro-dietary-fats-for-canine-skin-and-coat.pdf Marvelous Products offers a 60 day, no questions asked return policy on all of our products. We can offer this because we have a less than a 1% rate of return. If you need to return an order, you can do so by logging into your account and clicking on the return link.
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Benecoat® Professional Hair & Skin Formula provides essential fatty acids (EFAs) for dogs in a soft chew.
Each chew provides the correct ratio of EFAs to help keep your dog's hair, skin, and coat shiny and healthy.
Benecoat® fish oil for dogs provides EPA and DHA from fish and krill oil.
It also has Zinc Picolinate, MSM, Hydrolyzed Collagen and Linoleic acid (LA) from Safflower Oil.
Learn how these vitamins treat allergies, dry and itchy skin and give your dog a shiny coat. Have your dog look as healthy as the day you brought him home!
60 Soft Chews
5. Bauer, J. E. (2011). Dietary Fats and Canine Skin and Hair Coat. Retrieved from http://www.nutro.com/pet-care-professionals/veterinarians/nutro-dietary-fats-for-canine-skin-and-coat.pdf
Marvelous Products offers a 60 day, no questions asked return policy on all of our products. We can offer this because we have a less than a 1% rate of return. If you need to return an order, you can do so by logging into your account and clicking on the return link.