Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Omega-3 Deficiency #1 Reason Pets Develop Flaky Skin

Dry, itchy skin is often seen in dogs and cats. Many pet guardians will try changes in grooming patterns or products with no relief for their pets. When flaky skin persists in pets, dietary factors could be what are keeping your pet from enjoying healthy skin and a shiny coat.

Dietary deficiency is the number one reason that that Dr. Karen Becker sees excessive flaking with pets in her veterinary practice. She recently posted an educational video on the topic, explaining, “Deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids is the specific dietary cause for the flaking to occur. Dogs and cats need an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids.” ¹ Dr. Becker is an integrative wellness veterinarian and was named one of Chicago's Top Ten Vets, according to Chicago Magazine.
As Dr. Becker pointed out, carnivores thrive on the essential nutrients from animal fats in foods. Most premium pet foods, like Nature’s Logic®, contain plenty of healthy Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. However, if your dog or cat is still bothered by itchy, flaky skin, he may benefit from a supplement that provides additional essential fatty acids.

Nature’s Logic North Atlantic Sardine Oil, derived from wild sardines, is a natural, rich source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. This brilliant, gold oil is the most popular source of EPA and DHA used in dietary supplements. It contains more EPA and DHA than salmon oil and has naturally lower levels of environmental contaminants. The oil is then purified and molecularly distilled to remove all the traces of harmful contaminants and achieve its human, pharmaceutical grade.

Adding Nature’s Logic North Atlantic Sardine Oil to a dog or cat’s food provides pets with one of nature’s most bio-available sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Supplementing with sardine oil can help relieve a pet’s itchy, flaky skin. For more information on Nature’s Logic North Atlantic Sardine Oil, please visit http://www.natureslogic.com/products/saroil.html

Do you supplement your pet's diet with fish oil?

1. http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/04/12/coat-and-skin-flakiness-and-irritation-problems-in-pets.aspx

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