As you may know by now, many of our products were developed for specific pets that our owners, Matt and Dave had owned, rescued, and fostered over the years. Gordon, the bulldog, was the son of Gordo. Gordo had passed away from cancer and was an inspiration for products that would benefit other dogs going through chemotherapy.
As it turned out, Gordon had some health issues of his own. Gordon was very prone to skin infections and issues with is skin that is relatively common in bulldogs. Poor Gordon would get horrible spots and yeast infections on his skin, particularly in the folds and wrinkles that are characteristic of his breed. They hurt and they smelled bad too.
Gordon’s skin was so bad that he needed to be bathed twice per week which became counterproductive because it was drying his skin out so badly. While the bathing helped with the odor and keeping the sores clean, it also dried his skin out to the point that his skin cracked and flaked. The poor guy was suffering and Matt and Dave just felt terrible for him and something had to be done. They also knew that they were the guys to solve the problem.
They went straight to work and formulated a special chew for Gordon that both tasted delicious and would work to make his coat luxurious and soft again. The chews needed to help repair the dryness from all the bathing he had to take for his skin condition. They also needed to help supplement his body to fight his chronic skin infections.
From the chews developed for Gordon, our Skin and Coat Chews were born and we now share this formulation with you because we know they work. They’re bulldog tested and bulldog approved. They’re also natural and cost-effective. We know that you’re going to love them. In fact, we are so positive that you’ll love them that we’ve given a 30-day money-back guarantee. That’s confidence.
What Is It?
The special formulation that we use is designed to boost their immune system and support the body to provide the nutrition and aid that the skin needs to be healthy and begin healing. The best way to help the dog was to heal the underlying condition. Finding the root of the problem and then developing a product that was natural, filled with the right ingredients in just the right mix was essential.
A lot of research went into the product ingredients to ensure that each ingredient met the criteria to keep the product safe and natural. It’s really the ingredients that are the key. All you have to do is wave it under your dog’s nose and we’re betting that he swiftly snatches it from your open palm. They even taste good so you won’t have to fight your dog to get them down his throat. He will take them willingly and love them. It’s like having a supplement that they look forward to each day. How convenient could that possibly be?
One of the reasons that it works so well is that it has the perfect blend of Omega Fatty Acids 3, 6, and 9. Providing all three is one of the essential elements in having a skin support supplement that works. Omega oils play a huge roll in treating skin conditions and in maintaining healthy skin, which we will explain in greater detail further within the article. For now, let’s talk about ingredients!
What Makes It Work So Well?
We’ve got a list of ingredients that we proud of and we won’t stand back and refer to it as a ‘proprietary blend’ and hide behind a label. We want you to be able to trust us and to us, that means telling you exactly what you are getting and what you are giving your dog. You deserve to know what is going into his or her body, right? We think so! Each ingredient was carefully chosen and weighed against other ingredients to ensure that it was a perfect choice and would only contribute to the value of the Skin & Coat Chews formula. If it didn’t add something vital, it was not included. If it wasn’t the best choice, it wasn’t included either. We’re very proud of the outcome and we believe that you will totally love the results.
What’s in it?
On the product label, you’ll see the following list.
Chickpea Flour, Brewer’s Yeast, Tapioca Starch, Cane Molasses, Sunflower, Lecithin, [Hemp] Seed Powder, Purified Water, Salmon Hydrolysate, Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil, Glycerin, Natural Flavor, [Hemp] Extract, Vitamin E, Evening Primrose Oil, Sorbic Acid, Mixed Tocopherols, Ascorbic Acid, [Hemp] Seed Oil, Zinc, Gluconate, Biotin.
Let’s break these down a bit and explain the more important ingredients and why they are in the chews.
This is a type of fat and it is most frequently found in the cells that benefit the brain, heart, skin, and the digestive system. Lecithin is found in foods that people frequently use for their benefit to skin and hair. It’s quite frequently used in human skin and hair products. Lecithin seems to benefit the biological processes of the skin and hair cells.
This is an essential mineral for the body, whether it is a human or a dog. It helps the immune system in the battle against bacteria and the viruses that can cause sickness. Viruses can find many routes into the body and when they get inside, the can cause a lot of sicknesses. Zinc helps the immune system to fight these. It’s also an essential supplement for pregnant or nursing females.
Zinc is an essential mineral with bountiful benefits that helps your dog both on the inside and out. Found in cells throughout the body, zinc helps the immune system fight off bacteria and viruses that often find their way into your dog’s body through cracked paws, open wounds, and irritated skin.
Inflammation is a normal thing but when it becomes too prevalent, it can cause many problems within the body. One of these things that we see is arthritis that becomes severe. Terpene extract works by interacting with the immune system, via receptors. It helps to ensure that inflammation doesn’t get out of control. When the body reacts to allergies, Terpene Extract can help to reduce the reaction so that it isn’t too bad. For the skin specifically, it provides pain relief for inflammatory skin conditions that cause your dog a lot of discomforts.
Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil
It is chocked full of Omega 3 oil fatty acids. It works to provide, along with the terpene seeds, a perfectly plentiful source of the essential fats that help to soothe and soften the skin. It works to moisturize the skin and coat and support their health.
Omega fatty acids are an incredibly important factor in maintaining and developing healthy skin. They also seem to benefit joint health and cardiovascular health as well. There have been research studies in which dogs were fed omega fatty acids in higher volumes and their bodies were carefully monitored. Pruritus (itching skin) was controlled when fed this diet and then when the diet was returned, all 18 dogs in the study had symptoms return.
Each of the other ingredients has a specific purpose. For example, Evening Primrose Oil is an often used additive to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and severe acne. This product is often used in human-grade skincare products and comes from the Evening Primrose flower.
Vitamin E is also commonly what is labeled as ‘mixed tocopherols’ and it is a natural preservative in items that do not have chemical preservatives added to them. This ensures that the product is preserved and it is still safe and natural.
The bottom line is that your dog will love the flavor and you’re going to fall in love with how easy it is to give these to him and see results. When he is feeling better, he’ll be gorgeous and he won’t be scratching. That will make you feel so much better too. When they are happy, we are happy. That’s just the way it works when you love your pet. You find yourself caring for them as if they were your child and you want them to be happy.
You want them to be healthy and you want them to be comfortable. With our Skin & Coat Chews, we know that they will be happy and healthier than they ever were before. They won’t scratch and chew on their skin all day long anymore.
We are also pleased to say that it won’t cost you a fortune either. Being pet owners, Matt and Dave knew that it was absolutely essential that the chews also be affordable so that anyone with any budget could help their pet feel better too. It has always been their mission to bring you products that are safe, all-natural, and economically friendly so that you can actually afford them. There’s no point in having a great product that can help animals if no one can afford it, so their product is affordable on top of all the other great reasons to use it.
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