Quite a lot of pets have problems with their coat. Symptoms can include hair loss, inflammation of the skin or itchiness. Because these issues can have different causes, the first thing to do is find out what's causing the problem. Our advice is therefore to contact your vet to examine your furry friend - it's the fastest route to the perfect solution.

If your dog is diagnosed with an intolerance or allergy to certain foods, which in turn is causing dermatological symptoms, an adapted diet can work wonders. 

The first step after this kind of diagnosis is to identify the ingredients your dog is allergic or intolerant to, and avoid them completely in their diet. The easiest way to do this is to choose a food without these ingredients in. 

The more common an ingredient, the more likely an allergy is to occur. Many dogs are intolerant or have allergies to beef, chicken or dairy products -  ingredients that are extremely common in the pet food industry. 

To reduce the risk of an intolerant or allergic response, you might want to switch to a hypo-allergenic dog food. This uses novel protein sources, such as venison, salmon or rabbit. There's no such thing as an 'ultimate hypoallergenic pet food' - it's just about finding the right fit for your pet. 

As you'd expect, we never use synthetic preservatives, colorants or other chemical additives in our food, which removes the risk of intolerance or allergy to these components.

Bonus tip: Omega 3 fatty acids reduce skin inflammation, so we recommend our adult salmon or senior salmon & chicken recipes for dogs experiencing skin or coat issues.

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