Understanding skin health

Skin Disorders are one of the most common health problems in pets and can be caused by a number of different factors. This is stressful for pets but can also be stressful for owners due to seeing their fur babies in discomfort and pain.

What should a pet’s skin look like?

A pet’s skin should be smooth and their coat should be clean and in good condition. In order to help identify if a pet has a problem with its skin, it is important to have knowledge of what healthy skin should look like. 

  • A pet’s skin should be pink or black depending on the breed or their genetics
  • There should be no itching, crusting, scaling or hot and inflamed areas
  • A healthy coat should be shiny, quite smooth, soft and thick with no broken hairs or bald patches

Examples of common skin conditions

  • Fleas
  • Mange
  • Food allergies
  • Environmental allergies
  • Dandruff

The skin and coat form the single largest organ of a pet’s body and it is the first protective barrier from the outside. Together, they go hand in hand to provide protection and immunity for the body to prevent bacteria/viruses from entering the body and to ensure thermo-regulation.

Here at Working Dog Food Co., all of your Grain Free recipes they contain Omega- 3 essential fatty acids which are beneficial in supporting the skin and coat, as well as the control of inflammation. Some research suggests that Omega-3 is also important for brain and eye health in young and growing animals.

07. May 2019 by HQ Team
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Do you use Palm Oil in any recipes?

Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil that comes from the fruit of oil palm trees. The two types of oil that can be produced are crude palm oil, which comes from squeezing fruit and palm kernel oil which comes from crushing the stone in the middle of the fruit.

What is the problem with Palm oil?

This oil has been and continues to be a major driver of deforestation of some of the world’s forests. Destroying the habitats of endangered species such as Orangutans and Pygmy elephants.

We are proud to inform you that NO Working Dog Food Co. recipes have any Palm oil in them.

We recognise the importance of the environment which is why at Working Dog Food it’s not just our logo that is Part green..

07. May 2019 by HQ Team
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Why Fish?

Salmon

Salmon is seen as a premium fish and as such will give your brand a premium claim Rich in Omega-3, DHA, EPA, Protein and B Vitamins it offers great support for everyday health and well-being.

Haddock

Haddock is a popular fish of choice. It is high in B3 and B6 vitamins. Due to the overfishing of Cod, Haddock is seen as a responsible and sustainable choice of protein.

 

Blue Whiting

 

A North Atlantic native, Blue Whiting is a novel and sustainable catch rich in Omega 3 and nutrients which is a lean protein source.

Trout

Trout is naturally rich in Omega-3 in the form of EPA and DHA which help support the immune system, helping to improve skin and coat condition and contains anti- inflammatory properties which can help support the skin, joints and heart health.

Tuna

Tuna is a good protein source which is highly digestible and palatable. It is also an excellent source of selenium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium and potassium as well as vitamins B6 and B12.

As fish has fantastic nutritional benefits for dogs and cats we are always looking to add to the Grain Free range with a high quality fish protein source.

Stay tuned to see our latest addition in the coming weeks.

17. February 2019 by HQ Team
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11. February 2019 by HQ Team
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