Longer days and warmer weather tell us that spring and summer have arrived, but with that is one of the not so favorite seasons for dog and cat owners, shedding season. Unless you own a hairless or non-shedding animal, the flying hair unavoidable and we know this means brushing, combing, sweeping and vacuuming. Triggered by the changes in daylight and temperature, shedding is a natural process for many animals to get rid of the thick winter coat. Even in the off seasons, dead and damaged hair falls out to be replaced with new. Breed, age and hair type play a big role but some dogs and cats will shed more than others. If you keep brushing them with no end in sight or think to yourself “they never stop shedding”, it may be a sign of something more than the seasonal shedding. Disease and age can affect the skin and coat causing excess hair loss, but dogs and cats can also miss certain nutrients from their diet that cause them to have and have dry, dull coats.
Many dog and cat owners have found success with adding omega fatty acids to their pet’s diet to improve the quality of their hair coat and alleviate excessive shedding. Omega 3 fatty acids can help promote hair growth, strength, and luster. They also act as a moisturizer for dry, flaky skin and improve skin tone and strength. Additional benefits include support for brain and heart health. One of the top favorites at VetRxDirect is O3 Omega.
O3 Omega contains essential fatty acids for dogs and cats. Formulated with vitamins A, D, E as well as EPA and DHA from fish oil, it supports skin and haircoat coat as well as immune and joint health. With several different dosing options, you can choose what’s easiest: capsules, snip tips, pump liquid, soft chews and mini-bites for dogs and cats of all sizes.