Cool and cold weather can wreak havoc with our skin, and the skin and coat of our pets. This is due to low humidity along with the outside air being cold and windy. Even in homes with great ventilation, our bodies have to struggle to keep up with the temperature and moisture changes that occur throughout the day. Skin requires the necessary balance of chemicals, oils and bacteria to stay soft, flexible and comfortable. If there’s an imbalance, the common result is dry, itchy and flaking skin.
What is true for human skin is often true for animal skin, and many of the same remedies are useful for both prevention and treatment of skin problems for dogs.
Throughout the year, your dog should be eating a nutritionally balanced food so that when winter arrives, her skin is already in the best health possible. Your dog may still have problems but they should be minimized and easier to treat if they’re a specialty pet food. Adequate levels of fatty acids are an essential component of healthy, firm and flexible skin. If your dog suffers from skin problems, yeasty ears, and/or allergy symptoms, we recommend that you transition him to a special diet that provides additional levels of Omega-3 or Omega-6 fatty acids which help to maintain healthy skin. Carna4 Dog Food and Flora4 Probiotic and nutritional topper are really good solutions for itchy dogs with skin problems, yeasty ears, and allergy symptoms.
One cup of Carna4 has 500 – 535 kcal for the Chicken and Duck formulas. That’s about 30% more than the typical Limited-Ingredient or Grain Free diet. To put it into perspective, 3 lbs of Carna4 feeds as much as 4 or 4.5 lbs of those other foods. For as little as $20 a bag, Carna4 is a bargain if you have an itchy dog.
Carna4 has none of the synthetic vitamins & minerals that make up so much of the ingredient lists of other pet foods. It is the chemical “pre-mix” that may be the root cause of many of the allergy symptoms in dogs that have become intolerant to the pre-mix that is in almost every other processed dog food.
Why is Carna4 so good for itchy dogs?
- Carna4 is low in sugar and has a low glycemic index (48 – 49). It will not feed the yeast.
- Therapeutic levels of live probiotics and enzymes aid digestion and get to the root of the problems.
- Bio-available nutrients from food (not synthetics) boost the immune system and help a dog repair itself.
- Potent levels of high-quality Omega-3 fatty acids truly feed and protect epithelial cells that make up skin & coat.
- Carna4 is made in Canada!
Carna4 is available at select Global Pet Foods stores across Canada. See our website for a list of stores where you’ll find Carna4 and feed it as per the instructions on the bag. For more information about Carna4, visit their website at http://carna4.com.
Digestive upsets may occur if you abruptly stop feeding your pet’s former food and start a new food, even when transitioning to a much higher quality diet. To prevent this, you should gradually transition your pet to Carna4 and its richer nutrients. For dog food, start by mixing 1 part Carna4 dog food with 4 parts of your current dog food for 2 to 3 days. Then, gradually increase the proportion of Carna4 over the next 5 to 7 days, while reducing that of your current pet food until you are exclusively feeding Carna4. Remember that you will need to feed your dog slightly fewer cups of Carna4 than other dry dog foods.
Some sensitive pets may experience diarrhea or upset stomachs even if you are transitioning to a much healthier food. If this happens, go back to your old food until the diarrhea stops completely. Then start transitioning to Carna4 more slowly, over 2 to 3 weeks. If however the diarrhea or other upsets persist, take your pet to the vet as this may indicate early stages of an infection or a more severe medical issue. Speak to the Healthy Pet Care Specialists at the Global Pet foods store from where you purchased Carna4 if you have any further questions or concerns regarding transitioning your dog to the new food.
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