A dog's fur plays an important role in keeping your dog healthy and comfortable. Your dog's fur prevents water and heat from leaving your dog's body, plus it helps keep viruses and bacteria out. One of the best ways to make sure your dog’s skin and coat are in the best possible condition is by paying close attention to what you feed your dog.
Nutrients like protein, vitamins, fat and minerals can all impact your dog’s skin and coat. Learning from a personal experience many years ago and to this present day bad nutrition with dog foods that contain fillers like wheat, corn, potatoes, rice and more can cause allergies, tears stains, EPI and so much more. Your dog’s coat is made up almost entirely of protein. If their diet doesn’t contain enough quality protein, your dog’s hair might fall out or become dry, weak and brittle.
Likewise, their skin is made up of tightly packed flat cells with tough membranes made of fats and proteins. Without proper amounts of these nutrients, the cell membranes can weaken, allowing water to escape and bacteria and viruses to enter more easily. Make sure your dog is getting the following nutrients to help keep their coat and skin healthy