Skin & Coat
If your puppy’s intake of protein and energy is of insufficient quantity or quality, his hair coat will be dull and dry. High quality protein, essential fatty acids and certain minerals and vitamins found in a complete and balanced diet, like Eukanuba puppy food, are essential to maintaining healthy skin and coat.
Extraordinary Dog Facts
The skin is the largest organ of the body and represents 24% of a newborn puppy’s body weight versus 12% when he matures.
Why it Works
Eukanuba contains important ingredients for a healthy skin like high quality animal protein from chicken, lamb, fish and egg. These proteins are especially helpful because 30-35% of a puppy’s daily protein intake is needed just to keep his skin and coat in good condition. Essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and special nutrients also support skin health.
Ingredients Important to Skin and Coat Health
|Protein||Essential amino acids for skin and coat maintenance|
|Omega-6||Skin and coat shine, texture and barrier properties|
|Omega-3||Supports healthy skin and coat|
|Zinc||Protein metabolism and wound healing|
|Copper||Tissue, pigment and protein synthesis and cell protection|
|Vitamin E||Helps to protect skin cells from oxidant damage|
|Biotin||Utilization of protein and fatty acids|
|Vitamin B2||Fat and protein metabolism|
Feeding studies clearly show that a high quality diet like Eukanuba, which has an optimal omega-6 and omega-3 acid ratio between 5-10:1 helps support skin health and coat shine.