Olive oil and dog’s skin

By | March 12, 2012

If your dog is suffering from dry skin you should examine its’ diet thoroughly. What you feed your dog with may be generally of low quality or unbalanced. In particular, make sure the products you feed your dogs are wheat-free, because many dogs are sensitive to wheat. In general, grain-fed cattle produces meat that contains too much omega-6 fatty acid, which requires omega-3 fatty acid supplementation. Generally the suggested omega 6 to omega 3 ratio is 4 to 1, while modern diets offer the ratio as 10 to 1 or even 30 to 1 in some cases. An unbalanced diet is the most frequent cause of dogs’ health issues.

Healthy Dog SkinSome dog owners consider olive oil to be a good food supplement affecting dogs’ skin, although there is no general consent upon that. If a dog is suffering from dry skin, or flakes coming off its’ skin, it won’t hurt adding a tablespoon of olive oil to several meals. However, if the dry skin issue persists, you should consult a veterinarian to shape the best diet for your dog. Olive oil itself is not a dry skin remedy, and it is much more useful to humans than dogs, since their bodies work differently from ours.

Consider giving your dogs omega-3 fatty acid supplements, such as fish oil, or even better krill oil. In this case your dogs’ situation can improve even after a week of proper nutrition and balanced fatty acids intake. If olive oil

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