Skin & Coat Health

Discover Natural Balance® diets designed to nourish your pet from the inside out!

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Overview

When you look good it usually means two things: You feel good, and you’re eating a healthy diet. The same goes for your pets.

Healthy skin and a shiny coat are the most visible way you can tell that your pet is eating a nutritious diet. When your pet is feeling fit, his lovable personality shines through, which is why we’ve developed a wide range of diets designed to nourish your pet from the inside out.

Your pet’s skin and coat play essential roles in protecting him from environmental elements, and they serve as his first line of defense against infection. Sudden changes in your pet’s skin or coat such as itching or excessive shedding can point to underlying health issues.

Explore the FAQ’s to learn more about skin and coat health and how you can help keep your pets looking and feeling their best!

Through the years, there’s been a growing concern about what goes into pet food. As a result of pet parents’ own research and conversations with their veterinarians, they may learn that their pets should avoid certain ingredients. Limited ingredient options give consumers the opportunity to pick and choose what they’re feeding in order to easily avoid certain ingredients.
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Overview

When you look good it usually means two things: You feel good, and you’re eating a healthy diet. The same goes for your pets.

Healthy skin and a shiny coat are the most visible way you can tell that your pet is eating a nutritious diet. When your pet is feeling fit, his lovable personality shines through, which is why we’ve developed a wide range of diets designed to nourish your pet from the inside out.

Your pet’s skin and coat play essential roles in protecting him from environmental elements, and they serve as his first line of defense against infection. Sudden changes in your pet’s skin or coat such as itching or excessive shedding can point to underlying health issues.

Explore the FAQ’s to learn more about skin and coat health and how you can help keep your pets looking and feeling their best!

Through the years, there’s been a growing concern about what goes into pet food. As a result of pet parents’ own research and conversations with their veterinarians, they may learn that their pets should avoid certain ingredients. Limited ingredient options give consumers the opportunity to pick and choose what they’re feeding in order to easily avoid certain ingredients.
Learn more

FAQ

Why is skin and coat health important for my pet?
Your pet’s skin and coat play vital roles in maintaining his or her overall health. For example, your pet’s skin and coat are essential for regulating body temperature, they serve as the first line of defense against infections, and they protect your pet from environmental elements.

How can I tell if my pet’s skin and coat are unhealthy?
Examine your pet’s skin and coat daily to monitor for sudden changes, which might point to underlying health issues. Pet skin problems may include itching, dandruff, oiliness, odor, crusting, redness, rashes, excessive shedding, loss of hair pigmentation, or bald patches.

What should I do if I notice problems with my pet’s skin and coat?
Talk to your veterinarian if you notice any sudden changes. There may be underlying causes for these changes.

What should I feed my pet to support the health of his/her skin & coat?
It is important that you feed a balanced diet with adequate levels of certain nutrients. The key nutrients involved in maintaining optimal skin and coat health include protein, fatty acids, the minerals zinc and copper, and vitamins A, E, and various B vitamins.

Many Natural Balance® diets are balanced sources of those nutrients, including our L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets® formulas and our Original Ultra® Whole Body Health® formulas.

Any other tips on caring for my pet’s skin and coat?
If your pet spends time outdoors, check him/her for burrs, fleas, ticks or other debris that might have become entangled in their coat. Regular brushing can also help remove dead hair and skin cells, which can be especially beneficial for certain breeds.

If your pet is overweight or obese, he or she may have trouble cleaning those hard to reach areas. Consider weight loss options to ensure your pet is able to keep their skin and coat healthy and clean.

Why is skin and coat health important for my pet?
Your pet’s skin and coat play vital roles in maintaining his or her overall health. For example, your pet’s skin and coat are essential for regulating body temperature, they serve as the first line of defense against infections, and they protect your pet from environmental elements.

How can I tell if my pet’s skin and coat are unhealthy?
Examine your pet’s skin and coat daily to monitor for sudden changes, which might point to underlying health issues. Pet skin problems may include itching, dandruff, oiliness, odor, crusting, redness, rashes, excessive shedding, loss of hair pigmentation, or bald patches.

What should I do if I notice problems with my pet’s skin and coat?
Talk to your veterinarian if you notice any sudden changes. There may be underlying causes for these changes.

What should I feed my pet to support the health of his/her skin & coat?
It is important that you feed a balanced diet with adequate levels of certain nutrients. The key nutrients involved in maintaining optimal skin and coat health include protein, fatty acids, the minerals zinc and copper, and vitamins A, E, and various B vitamins.

Many Natural Balance® diets are balanced sources of those nutrients, including our L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets® formulas and our Original Ultra® Whole Body Health® formulas.

Any other tips on caring for my pet’s skin and coat?
If your pet spends time outdoors, check him/her for burrs, fleas, ticks or other debris that might have become entangled in their coat. Regular brushing can also help remove dead hair and skin cells, which can be especially beneficial for certain breeds.

If your pet is overweight or obese, he or she may have trouble cleaning those hard to reach areas. Consider weight loss options to ensure your pet is able to keep their skin and coat healthy and clean.

Testimonials

2015/12/18-W-Kathy

Limited Ingredient Diets dry and canned food and real chicken. Two dogs are off meds and the other one is on a very low dose. Can't praise this food enough.
Kathy
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2015/12/18-S-Heather

[Our vet] recommended a dog food with rabbit... We were happy to find that Natural Balance also carried a L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Potato & Rabbit choice!...[My dog] is no longer itchy, and his coat is so soft and shiny now!
Heather
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2015/12/18-C-Cindy

I just wanted to say THANK YOU...My poor baby has food allergies...Our Vet suggested trying Natural Balance Green Pea and Duck...WOW...what a difference! Not only does she love it, her skin and coat are absolutely beautiful.
Cindy
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