Coatex EFA Skin & Coat Supplement for Dogs & Cats

Coatex EFA Skin & Coat Supplement for Dogs & Cats
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  • Special Offer Capsules » Pack of 60 £16.19
  • Capsules » Pack of 240 £64.99
  • Liquid » 65ml Pump £26.99
  • Liquid » 150ml Pump £39.99

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All animals require optimum nutrition to maintain good health. For some cats and dogs in certain situations, this can’t always be provided through their diet and needs to be supplemented through nutrients. One such group of nutrients are the Omega 3 and Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs).

COATEX EFA® contains a blend of Omega 3 and Omega 6 EFAs. The levels are specifically designed to maintain skin and coat health in dogs and cats.

Signs of Poor Coat Health

There are many signs of potential skin and coat problems, some of which may lead to skin complaints. The main ones to look out for are:

  • Hair loss
  • Dull coat
  • Dry or reddened skin
  • Scaly or flaky skin
  • Itchiness
  • Poor hair growth
  • Repeated skin problems

Coatex EFA comes in either a gel capsule or a liquid pump, to suit the needs of owner and pet. Both can be given alone or mixed in with food.

Bodyweight Daily Amount
Under 10kg 1 Pump/Capsule
10 - 19kg 2 Pumps/Capsules
20 - 29kg 3 Pumps/Capsules
Over 30kg 4 Pumps/Capsules


Coatex EFA contains a proven blend of Omega 3 and Omega 6 EFAs. The levels are specifically designed to help health in dogs and cats, and provide a better blend of ingredients than using a single EFA source such as evening primrose oil.

  • Linoleic acid (LA) – an omega 6 that is particularly useful in maintaining optimal skin turnover and barrier function
  • Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) – an omega 6 that is not very widely available but is very useful in maintaining healthy skin
  • Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) – an omega 3 that is known to help with the many bodily functions
  • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) – an omega 3 known to support various actions in the body and skin
  • Vitamin E – a potent antioxidant
  • Vitamin A – a lipid soluble vitamin that helps to maintain healthy skin and coat
  • Vitamin D – a lipid soluble vitamin that aids skin turnover

Coatex EFA products are manufactured in Lytham, Lancashire to GMP Standard.

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Reviews (57)

Summary of Reviews for Coatex EFA Skin & Coat Supplement for Dogs & Cats

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
56 out of 57 (98%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (45 reviews)
4 stars (9 reviews)
3 stars (3 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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55 Good outcome
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By on 28 August 2023

My 15 year old cat was looking increasingly scrappy with dandruff and tufty hair and seemed depressed. My vet suggested Coatex as she didn’t seem to be managing to groom herself. Along with regular back comb brushing and a change to a coat/hairball dry food, the transformation has been amazing. She is like a different cat. No more dandruff, sleek coat and her mood is so different. So glad I made the effort for her.

Customer recommends this product

45 Coatex
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By on 25 July 2023

My dog’s skin is kept free from itchiness and his coat shines due to regular Coatex use

Customer recommends this product

55 Brilliant within a week my Frenchie had shown improvement
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By on 22 December 2022


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45 Coatex supplements
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By on 8 November 2022

Have been given regular seems to help there coat

Customer recommends this product

35 Coatex EFA
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By on 1 November 2022

Coatex EFA was suggested by our vet who thought it would help reduce the skin problem our dog suffers from and so far, it seems to have helped with this and also that the weather has changed reducing the pollen allergy our dog experiences.

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Coatex EFA Skin & Coat Supplement for Dogs & Cats, including answers from our team.

20 July 2021 at 4:53pm


Nicky Tyrrell

Is this supplement safe to use in dogs with pancreatitis

  • VioVet Staff

This depends on the severity of your dog's pancreatitis. Mainly you want to avoid low fat food but some dogs are set off by any dietary changes, it is best to run the use of the supplement past your vet.

9 April 2021 at 9:11pm

Coatex capsules


Hi there,
I was wondering if the coatex capsules can be given to a puppy(a 6 months Labrador retriever) to reduce the moulting and improve the quality of the coat ?
Many thanks

  • VioVet Staff

VetPlus who manufacture this product unfortunately do not liase with online pharmacies so I cannot obtain the answer to this question for you. However I can confirm our own brand Omega Oil supplement EpiGlow is safe to use in a 6 month old puppy. Omega Oils are a major part of the skin/coat and so supplementing can improve general coat quality.

6 February 2021 at 12:46pm

Coatex shampoo


Both my mini schnauzers have allergies, and suffer with skin problems because of this. They are both on Apoquel which helps to an extent. Which coatex should I use? The aloe and oatmeal or the medicated?

  • VioVet Staff

Coatex medicative shampoo is more aimed at dry/flaky skin or skin that is prone to infections, which can be common with allergies. If your dog does not seem to get infections then Aloe and Oatmeal version is probably more suitable. If your dog has repeat episodes of infected skin/inflammation then the medicative shampoo is more ideal.

3 October 2015 at 3:17pm

Scabs on back and sides

Mark Beckett

  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

My dog has recently come out with scabs along his back and sides .He is on Lily's fishy fish pie with a spoon (5ml) of bionic biotec ,he also suffers from ear infections for the past 5 years that the vets haven't been able to cure we have recently used trizaural along with otomax ear drop suspension and this appears to have worked also started to bath him in Coatex aloe &oatmeal and this seems to work
Can you please help the dog is a 8year old labradoodle

  • VioVet Staff

Coatex might well be good for his skin so I would continue with that. The spots are likely to be a reaction to something or possibly a sign of infection. Your vet should take a look at them if possible. You might find that trying an exclusion diet would help to identify an underlying allergic response to some sort of food item, so it would be worth talking to your vet about that. We sell lots of suitable diets and they can make a huge difference, but it would be best to check with your vet first.

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