A healthy coat is a clear sign of a healthy dog and of a correct and complete diet
If your dog is showing signs of coat or skin problems, improper nutrition could be the cause.
The body of the faithful friend is covered by the cloak. Short, long, soft or frizzy, the hair is a protection for the animal; isolates and protects the skin from trauma, light, heat and external agents. The coat is made up almost entirely of proteins and if the diet does not contain enough of it, it can dry out and the dog can lose it with obvious consequences on his health. Therefore, the dog's coat will be healthier the better his diet is. A diet must also be rich in vitamins, fatty acids and minerals that have anti-inflammatory, healing and antioxidant efficacy.
In particular, proteins and fats favor the formation of skin cell membranes (which regenerate approximately every twenty days). Each follicle has a sebaceous gland that produces essential oils and waxes that do not dry out the skin. Proteins, zinc, copper, omega 3 and omega 6 promote the production of these oils and contribute to the overall health of the skin and coat.
So what will a healthy coat look like, the most visible sign of a correct and complete diet? The hair will be softer even in short-haired or curly-haired breeds; and also shiny, but not fat. An untreated dog, on the other hand, will have a dry and fragile coat, it may appear greasy or dusty. The absence of "spots" of fur in some areas and the bad smell are obvious signs.
So what foods can help keep an animal's coat shiny? A quick and effective solution is raw eggs. A remedy rich in proteins and minerals, essential for the good growth of a puppy and the good maintenance of an adult specimen. One yolk could be mixed into the baby food daily. The only thing to avoid is to make him eat more than one egg white in a week because, paradoxically, this could, on the contrary, harm his protein balance.