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:
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:
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.
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?
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?
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
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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 We offer a 60 day, no questions asked, return policy on our products. We can offer this because we have a less than a 1% rate of return. 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® 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!
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
We offer a 60 day, no questions asked, return policy on our products. We can offer this because we have a less than a 1% rate of return. Need to return an order? You can do so by logging into your account and clicking on the return link.