A dog owner always cares about the health of his dog. He must understand whether the dog needs ear treatment; healthy if they have claws, eyes; Is there caries? The condition of the wool is also important; it should be shiny and strong. It depends on the dog’s menu, the presence or presence of parasites in his body. There are cases when the pet seems healthy, and the hair is tangled, tarnish, falls out and becomes rare. In these cases, the menu is required to add vitamins for dog hair, saturating the body with minerals and trace elements.
What are the reasons why wool falls out?
Dogs molt twice during the year, less often hair loss is delayed for summer or winter time. Then it is recommended to see a doctor. The main reasons for the loss:
- unbalanced diet;
- infection with ringworm;
- the presence of parasites;
- allergic reactions;
- severe stress;
- hormonal medications;
- wrong care of the coat;
- acute and chronic diseases;
- untimely vaccinations.
In order for the wool to stop falling out, to become strong and shiny, it is necessary to eliminate the causes of weakening of the hairline.
Vitamins that prevent hair loss
Vitamins for dogs from hair loss are divided into several types. Some are designed for preventive measures against hair loss and skin diseases, others eliminate problems in the body.
Retinol affects the regeneration of the epidermis layer. Its high content is noted in the liver and varieties of sea fish. Carotene is found in carrots and other vegetable crops. But the animal’s body is not well absorbed from plant foods, so they use meat products to restore vitamin balance.
In order for the wool to grow faster, it is recommended that the owner of the dog enter biotin or vitamin H on the pet menu. It helps regulate the metabolism of fats and proteins. It helps to synthesize collagen fibers. A large amount of biotin is in offal, spinach, legumes and yeast. If an animal eats natural food, but not feed, then its menu must include kidneys and liver.
Vitamin D on a dog’s menu is important for a good coat. It absorbs calcium. Calcium has a positive effect on the contractile function of the muscles, strengthens the bone tissue, improves the functioning of the heart muscle and maintains normal skin condition. A large amount of it is contained in oily fish, offal. And it is produced when the pet is in the sun.
For a good condition of the dog’s hair, it is necessary to consume a sufficient amount of vitamin C and E. Vitamin C is the prevention of inflammation, bleeding, improves the condition of the capillaries, strengthens the body’s defenses. Tocopherol, in addition to the condition of the skin, has a positive effect on the fertility of the pet. A considerable amount of vitamin C is contained in plant foods, but the animal does not always want to eat such food, therefore, the owner should be given additional vitamin complexes.
The appearance of dermatitis and dry skin manifests itself with a deficiency in the body of the pet vitamin PP. It affects the metabolic processes of purines, fats and proteins. To replenish them, you need to add to the diet fish, yeast, legumes and meat.
It is important for wool and enough vitamins of group B. They improve the functioning of the nervous system, improve blood formation. If there are not enough vitamins, the trophicity of the skin worsens and the hair coat falls out. In case of malfunction of the glands, seborrheic dermatitis begins. Foods with a high content of vitamin B: liver (raw), sea fish, yeast.
What vitamins are needed for
In the daily menu of the dog should be a lot of vitamins and nutrients. Among them, veterinarians emit such substances:
Retinol. Lack of such a vitamin can affect a lot of various systems of the animal. First of all it concerns young puppies. He often because of such a problem poorly developed bone apparatus, as well as deteriorating eyesight. In itamin A for the coat is also extremely necessary. Contains retinol in large quantities in normal fish oil. That is why it can be given to your pet.
Vitamins of group B. For animals, the most important substances are B1, B2, B6 and B12. Such vitamins primarily affect the dog’s metabolism, its central nervous system, as well as the work of the digestive tract. In turn, such problems affect the condition of the coat. Most B vitamins are found in raw meat.
But veterinarians are quite skeptical about feeding a pet. If the meat is thermally processed, then many useful substances in it will simply disappear. The biggest need for vitamins of group B is in puppies, pregnant bitches, as well as all dogs that are constantly exposed to any kind of stress. That is why almost all multivitamin complexes contain these substances.
Vitamin C. It affects the protective function of the dog’s body. This is what allows the body to resist the development of infectious diseases, which can cause problems with hair and skin.
Ergocalciferol (vitamin D). Substance affects mainly the state of the musculoskeletal system. Often a deficiency of such a vitamin leads to the development of rickets, as the calcium-phosphorus balance in the body is disturbed.
Tocopherol. Predominantly, the deficiency of the substance is associated with the work of the reproductive system of the animal. But at the same time, it also affects the condition of the skin, as it protects against free radicals. Tocopherol can prevent skin aging, as well as the occurrence of dryness.
To find the right dose of this vitamin is difficult. Therefore, veterinarians recommend the use of complexes of useful substances.
Since there is a normal loss of hair (called moulting), and a pathological condition associated with the disease of the animal. In the first case, no treatment, including prophylactic, is required. Veterinarians recommend if there is a seasonal loss of coat of the dog, only to carry out combing, and also to monitor its appearance. When the wool falls due to illness, it is necessary to choose the correct vitamin complex for your pet.
During all periods of a dog’s life, it is worth very carefully monitoring its condition and behavior. Any noticeable detail and trifle can be a signal that an animal’s body lacks any vitamin or substance. For skin and wool, this is primarily vitamin A and D. But in addition to them, there are still a lot of other nutritional components that pets should provide to the proper extent.
Preparations and food additives
If the pet has a strong hair loss, it should be supplemented with fatty acids, for example, Eskimo Oil. This food supplement has a pleasant taste; dogs practically do not refuse food with a vitamin complex.
To stop hair loss after molting quickly stopped, it is necessary to feed the dog with natural products. To eliminate the effect of poor quality feeds, you can add Kaniderm to the diet to improve the condition of the skin and coat.
Meals with the Candidate will make the hair more shiny, the hairs will be more elastic, the itch and allergies will disappear in the dog, and the healing process will be shortened. This high-quality vitamin complex is effective in the appearance of ulcers, bites. The composition of the additive: fatty acids, vitamins B, amino acids, trace elements and the component Zinc-Chelate developed by the company.
To maintain good skin and coat condition, the use of 8-in-1 preparations from the Excel series is recommended. Ingredients include garlic, brewer’s yeast, fatty acids, vitamins of group B. They are great for everyday use.
Another group of products for the rapid recovery of skin and wool – this oil from the company Hokamix called Skin Shine and Velkot. They guarantee a quick effect seven days after the start of treatment. The oils will make the hair thicker and more brilliant, and the skin will become more elastic, molting will stop.
And the addition of “Hokamix forte” helps with long-standing problems with wool and skin. It is effective in solving even the most neglected problems and pathologies.
Complexes POLIDEX have several areas:
- Gelabon plus. Designed for the prevention of diseases of the bone, articular tissue;
- Immunity Up. Used to increase the body’s defenses;
- Super Wool plus. This supplement makes the animal’s coat elastic, healthy and shiny;
- Recovit. Accelerates the recovery period after serious illnesses.
Wolmar Winsome products are marketed by the following complexes:
- Additive Winsome Pro Bio Pro Hair. Acts on the condition of the skin and coat;
- The drug Winsome Pro Bio Ex-Basis. Used for older pets;
- The drug Winsome Pro Bio Booster Ca. Designed to normalize the process of exchange in bone tissue;
- Additive Winsome Pro Bio Booster Ca Mini. Designed for dogs of small breeds;
- Beaphar. This vitamin complex for animals.
- Multivitamin complex SEVA helps with hair loss. It contains algae, proteins and biotin.
When is it better to take vitamins for dogs?
Dog food is usually balanced formulations. They contain daily doses of all necessary substances for the pet. As a rule, these are premium feed and holistic. Cheaper food is little enriched with vitamins and minerals.
Food with natural products satiates the body of the dog with minerals. But vitamins for dogs from hair loss must be included in the menu, at least periodically:
- After a period of molting. Dog sheds 2 times a year: in the spring and autumn. If hair loss lasts more than 5 weeks, you should consult with a veterinarian for the appointment of vitamins and supplements for the prevention of beriberi and serious diseases. "Feed" the additives of pets who are fed with natural products or low-cost feed. So, the wool will recover faster;
- Before the shows, if the owner of the dog wants the pet’s coat to look more spectacular and brilliant;
- Under constant stress, change of residence, the state of wool also changes. Wool becomes dull and begins to fall. For the speedy recovery, it is necessary to eat vitamin complexes;
- Increasing the need for vitamins and minerals occurs in pregnant and lactating dogs.