If your dog excessively scratches or grooms during the winter season, it might be a sign that their skin is dry and itchy. People use lotions and moisturizers to protect our skin from drying out, but how can you help protect your dog from the same issues?  

Canine coats are made almost entirely of protein and their skin is composed of a series of cells with tough membranes, proteins, and fatty acids. The absence of adequate fatty acids may result in dry scaly skin and brittle hair. Oftentimes dry, itchy skin and brittle hair are the result of the cells not receiving adequate omega fatty acids. These nutrients are considered essential in a pet’s diet because the body does not naturally produce them.

Signs your dog might have dry skin:

  • Scratching
  • Licking
  • “Hot Spots”
  • Dandruff
  • Odor

Treatment for dry skin can vary greatly depending on the cause. The first step is to get a diagnosis from your veterinarian.

How Cold Pressed Camelina Oil Can Help

Supplementing your dog’s diet with fatty acids can help address the underlying cause of dry skin. Wild Gold Camelina Oil is rich in both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The omega-3 fatty acids promote cell membrane health, which is an essential part of improving the overall health of the skin and coat. The vitamin E that is naturally found in camelina oil also has been proven to help reduce shedding. A daily supplement of Wild Gold’s Camelina Oil is full of nourishments to provide a healthy, glossy coat, so your pet doesn’t have to suffer from dry, itchy skin. Click here to read more about the benefits of Camelina Oil supplements for dogs.

Learn more about the key components of good nutrition and the importance of a well balanced diet for your dog.

Check our our assortment of Camelina Oil for pets at www.wildgold.com.

Check with a veterinarian before use. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.