Fish Oil for Dogs Hair, Skin and Coat | Benecoat®

Benecoat® Professional Hair & Skin Formula has essential fatty acids (EFAs) from fish and krill oil.

Your dog needs EPA and DHA oil because it can't make them on its own.

BeneCoat® is the perfect blend of EFAs that your dog needs for the health of its hair, skin, and coat.

EFAs improve allergies, itchy skin and revitalizes your dog's coat.

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A dog's skin is its main defense against parasites and infection. Benecoat® Professional Hair & Skin Formula bolsters your dog's skin. It's two nutrients that canines can't produce themselves: Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids.

These Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are critical for his skin's oil glands. They improve his overall health and immune response. Benecoat® is a blend of fish and krill oil for dogs with these essential fatty acids.

What are Essential Fatty Acids?

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are polyunsaturated fats. They're vital to your dog's health. Dogs can't make linolenic and linoleic fatty acids. They must come from food or supplements. These two main types of fatty acids affect a dogs' skin and coat. They fall into two groups based on the following qualities:

Omega-6 Fatty Acids

Grains, seeds, nuts and leafy greens are healthy sources of Omega-6.

Types of Omega-6's include:

  • Linoleic acid (LA) - is a polyunsaturated fat. It is in nuts, seeds, and vegetable oil. It lowers the risk of coronary heart disease1.
  • Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) - a fatty acid in vegetable oils. Skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema benefit from GLA.
  • Dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA) - made in the body from GLA. It is helpful in fighting inflammation.
  • Arachidonic acid (AA) is a polyunsaturated fatty acid found in meats and animal fats. It is essential for metabolism. And it is vital for brain, liver, and organ function.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3's come from linolenic acid. Flax, walnuts, soy, fish and kril contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

Types of Omega-3’s include:

  • Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) - a fatty acid. It is in the tissues of coldwater fish. It helps lower risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and inflammation.2
  • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) - is another fatty acid. It is present in the tissues of coldwater fish. It's critical for brain development and function.3
  • Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) - is a fatty acid found in plants. It helps build cell membranes, control blood clotting, and reduce inflammation

The Importance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids in dogs.

Omega Fatty Acids are essential to your dog's overall health. They contribute to soft skin and a shiny coat. They maintain healthy eyes, heart, and immune system.

Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids benefits start at the cellular level. They keep cell membranes permeable and flexible. They allow nutrients and waste to pass in and out of the cell. EFAs assist the different organs and systems in your dog's body. This leads to better energy production, oxygen uptake, and immune function.

In addition, Omega-3 Fatty Acids support:

  • Eye, retinal and visual cortex development
  • Maintenance of healthy blood pressure levels
  • Regulation of blood clotting abilities
  • Decreasing triglyceride and cholesterol levels. This prevents heart problems.
  • Improve skin allergies in dogs
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Support brain function and behavior

Why Does My Dog Need Essential Fatty Acid Supplements?

Omega Fatty Acids are critical for a dog's health. They are vital for hair, skin and coat, brain and immune function. Dogs need the fatty acids that they cannot produce. Make sure your dog receives the proper balance of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids. The recommended ratio for Omega-3 to Omega-6 is 5:1. Household pets rarely receive the proper ratio.

Store-bought dog food brands can have problems. They typically contain larger than necessary amounts of Omega-6 Fatty Acids. Livestock raised to become pet food eat a diet of grains. These grains (fats, which are high in Omega-6's) stay in their tissues. Your dog eats this food and the improper amounts of Omega-6 that it contains. Many dog food brands add corn, grain, and vegetable oils to their list of ingredients. These commercial dog foods are incorrectly formulated. They have high amounts of Omega-6's and small amounts of Omega-3's.

What Are The Symptoms of Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency in Dogs?

  • Dry Skin
  • Skin irritation such as itching or redness, eczema, psoriasis, or an infection
  • Skin allergies
  • Dermatitis
  • Bacterial and yeast infections of the skin
  • Bad odor or smell
  • Dull coat
  • Flaking skin or dry, scaly spots
  • Greasy spots on coat or skin
  • Shedding

Benecoat® is a dog coat supplement. It has the ideal ratio of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that dogs need. It supports oil glands in the skin and maintains a healthy immune response.

What is the Best Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acid for My Dog?

Fish and marine body oils are healthier than those from nuts or seeds. The best fish oil formulas contain multiple sources of oils. They supply the proper ratios of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

An ideal source of Omega-3 Fatty Acid is Krill Oil. Krill is a tiny, sustainable crustacean marine animal. They 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 uses Krill Oil. It is a natural source of Omega-3 with many benefits.

Why is Krill Oil the Best Source of Omega-3 for My Dog?

  • It's highly absorbable, which means you can give smaller doses for your pet
  • It delivers DHA and EPA phospholipids directly to the cells
  • It's free from heavy metals, toxins and pollutants
  • It's renewable and a sustainable food source

Can Dogs Eat Fish Oil?

Yes! There is no toxicity level for fish oil. However, large doses may exceed your dog’s capacity to absorb it. This may lead to digestive upset such as loose stools, vomiting, and diarrhea. If this happens, lower the dose.

BeneCoat® Professional Hair and Skin Formula provides a higher concentration per dose than human fish oil products.

How Much Fish Oil Can I Give My Dog?

The recommended dose of 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?

You can give fish oil for dogs in its recommended dosages all at once. Or you can spread it 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. You can break BeneCoat® soft chews 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 doesn't 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

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Chewable Soft Chew
% Daily
Value *
Amt Per Serving
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) ** mg 180
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) ** mg 120
Safflower Oil (linoleic Acid) ** mg 225
Krill Oil ** mg 38
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) ** mg 100
Zinc Picolinate ** mg 5
Hydrolyzed Collagen ** mg 15
** Daily Value not Established
Other Ingredients: Rice Bran, Starch, Natural And Artificial Cheese Flavors, Fish Oil, Water, Lecithin, Safflower Oil, Glycerin, Ascorbic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Dl Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Calcium Propionate, Flaxseed Powder.
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Benecoat fish oil for dogs dosage - Daily Dose
Weight
< 10 lbs < 25 lbs 25-50 lbs 51-75 lbs > 75 lbs
1/2 Chew 1 Chew 2 Chews 3 Chews 4 Chews
Dosage

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References

1. Farvid, M. S., Ding, M., Pan, A., Sun, Q., Chiuve, S. E., Steffen, L. M., ... & Hu, F. B. (2014). Dietary linoleic acid and risk of coronary heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. Circulation, CIRCULATIONAHA-114. Retrieved from http://https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25161045

2. Horrocks, L. A., & Yeo, Y. K. (1999). Health benefits of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Pharmacological Research, 40(3), 211-225. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10479465

3. Freeman, L. M., Rush, J. E., Kehayias, J. J., Ross, J. N., Meydani, S. N., Brown, D. J., ... & Roubenoff, R. (1998). Nutritional alterations and the effect of fish oil supplementation in dogs with heart failure. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 12(6), 440-448. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9857337

4. LeBlanc, C. J., Horohov, D. W., Bauer, J. E., Hosgood, G., & Mauldin, G. E. (2008). Effects of dietary supplementation with fish oil on in vivo production of inflammatory mediators in clinically normal dogs. American journal of veterinary research, 69(4), 486-493. Retrieved from http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/abs/10.2460/ajvr.69.4.486

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

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Home Products Short Description Benecoat® is our Hair & Skin Formula. It's a soft chew for your dog, packed with essential fatty acids (EFAs).

Each chew has the correct ratio of EFAs. These 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, MSM, Collagen and Linoleic acids (LA).

Learn how they fight 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!
Size 60 Soft Chews

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