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Omega 3 'key' to a healthy coat

Friday, 7th January 2011

Consumers have been advised to visit their local online pet store and pick up some Omega 3 oils in order to keep their animals' coats in good condition.

Susan Blake Davis, a US-based certified clinical nutritionist and pet consultant, expressed her belief that Omega 3 oils, combined with other treatments and products, offer a range of health benefits to pets.

She wrote on online news website "In addition to enhancing the coat and skin, they are helpful for allergies, joint support, brain function and so much more. You can use a combination of fish oil, flaxseed oil and olive oil.

"Some pet owners also give their pets a small amount of coconut oil as an extra treat. Be sure to buy the highest quality, purified oils where contaminants such as PCBs and heavy metals have been removed."

Ms Blake Davis added that dogs with a dull coat should be taken to a vet to have their thyroid function checked.