If you notice that your dog is licking, chewing, or scratching his or her skin, then there could be several causes. Itchy skin can be caused by dryness, fatty acid deficiencies, or other conditions. We want our dogs to be comfortable, so it is important to understand and remedy why your dog has itchy skin.
If you take your dog to the vet for itchy skin, there is a chance your dog will be given a prescription medication to relieve itching. Although this can be effective, there are other steps that can be taken first to avoid having to put prescription creams (that have side effects) on your dog. Many times, altering a dog’s diet can be the change that relieves your dog’s itchy skin.
It is important to give your dog a high-fat diet that is rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids from fish oils – a key ingredient that prevents itchy skin in dogs. There should be a balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 in your dog’s diet. It is importance to have a ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil of 5:1. Maintaining this ratio is important for helping nutrients fulfill vital functions in your dog. Omega-3 and Omega-6 contain DHA and EPA, which are essential nutrients for maintaining healthy skin.
Hugo and Dot are canine companions that have reaped the benefits of Stay Loyal dog food. Dot is a Cocker Spaniel that has suffered from skin problems since she was a pup. After Dot was given Stay Loyal, her condition improved so much in a few months she no longer needed her antihistamine medication. Stay Loyal has the key ingredients that provide balanced nutrition that results in happy and healthy dogs.
And check out what just 3 weeks of eating Stay Loyal dog food has done for Bernadette’s itchy Jack Russell:
“I have a beautiful 5 y old Jack Russell who was getting very fat and his skin started getting very dry, He had thick scales everywhere and was very itchy. Sparky has been on your food for about 3 weeks. I can’t thank you enough! No more dry skin no more itching and his weight’s going down, so one very happy dog and one very very happy and grateful customer. I will keep him on your magic food always.
-Bernadette Cox, Aus
Kathy tried every cream and shampoo for her itchy dog, before she made the switch to Stay Loyal:
“Stay Loyal dog food is a fantastic product with a reasonable price. Our dog Diesel had very itchy skin and used to get hotspots occasionally. We have tried everything, creams, special shampoos, several vet visits, etc…with no great results. After changing his diet to Stay Loyal dog food, his itch is completely gone and he is happy as ever. I have absolutely no hesitation of recommending this dog food. Thanks to the Stay Loyal team to create a product that really works.”
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