You can tell a lot about your pet’s health from the condition of their coat. A shiny, soft and thick coat generally means they are eating a well-balanced diet and in good health, but a dull, limp or brittle coat could be a sign they are not getting the proper nutrition they need or may be sick.
Here are some tips on how to keep your pet’s coat shiny and healthy:
Regularly groom your cat or dog with a brush specifically made for their hair type. If you’re not sure which brush to buy, ask your veterinarian for a recommendation. Not only does grooming create a special bond between you and your four-legged buddy, removing the dirt and debris from their hair promotes growth and brings out the natural oils in hair that make it shiny. Proper grooming will also help prevent shedding.
In addition to brushing, a healthy pet food rich in the following areas will help keep their coat in tip top condition:
- Proteins: Poultry, meat, fish, and eggs
- Iron: Red meat, turkey, liver, dark leafy greens
- Vitamin A: Fish, eggs, and carrots
- Vitamin B: Whole grains, meat, fish, and eggs
- Vitamin D: Fish and fish liver oils
- Vitamin E: Dark leafy greens
You don’t have to look far to find an all natural pet food recipe that will keep your dog or cat’s coat in great shape. Like all Freshpet foods, our Freshpet Select Roasted Meals for Dogs
and Freshpet Select Roasted Meals for Cats
are meat-based and made of high-quality proteins, like chicken and chicken liver, and vitamin-rich vegetables, like carrots and spinach, for a 100% complete and balanced diet.
So remember, to keep your pet's coat radiant and huggable, get brushing and feed them fresh!