The skin acts as a protective outer barrier against potentially harmful environmental factors and prevents water loss to maintain hydration. This barrier is made possible through the action of lipids (fats), which seal together the layers of skin cells.
They also make up the lipid in sebum, the oily substance that is secreted from the skin onto hair shafts and helps give the coat a shiny or glossy appearance. They also make up the lipid in sebum, the oily substance that is secreted from the skin onto hair shafts and helps give the coat a shiny or glossy appearance.
For your cat to have a healthy coat, it’s important that their food contains the right nutrients in the right amounts. Along with fatty acids, vitamins and minerals are also important.
Zinc is a mineral widely distributed throughout the body and is an integral part of many enzymes involved in the metabolism of fat, protein and carbohydrates. It is also essential for the biosynthesis of fatty acids and plays a role in the body’s immune system, both of which are important to a healthy coat in cats.
B vitamins, such as biotin (vitamin B7), niacin (vitamin B3), riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), are also important nutrients for skin and coat health. Many of the B vitamins help with the metabolism and synthesis of glucose, fatty acids and amino acids that are important in the structure of skin and hair cells.
It is well known that deficiencies in fatty acids, zinc or B vitamins result in skin problems, including a dry, dull coat and flakey skin. Research conducted at the University of California, Davis 1 identified the requirements for essential fatty acids in cats and linked the health of skin and coat to dietary fatty acids.
Contains high-quality protein as well as L-carnitine to help metabolize fat.
Omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed and fish oil help maintain skin and coat health.
Added prebiotics help support digestive health.
Contains high-quality protein from salmon as well as L-carnitine to help metabolize fat. Added natural fiber from ingredients such as dried tomato pomace helps maintain a healthy metabolism.
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids from salmon, vegetable oil and fish oil help maintain skin and coat health.
Provides optimal levels of protein and fat for sustained energy.
The size of the kibble encourages chewing to help reduce plaque and tartar buildup. Sodium hexametaphosphate also helps control tartar accumulation.
An optimal combination of ingredients that provide an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals.
Contains 16% less calories than our Vetdiet adult cat food. Added natural fibers, which contribute to a feeling of fullness, helps achieve a healthy weight.