Keeping good skin health and a nice glossy coat of hair is a challenge for many Persian cat parents. It is a well known fact that skin and coat problems account for a large percentage of trips to the vet.

The hair support systems require a variety of nutrients that include fatty acids, minerals and vitamins to function properly. As the body delivers these nutrients to the primary organs of heart, lungs, and liver, the remainder is sent to the sebaceous glands in the skin. Lots of protein is required for a healthy Persian cat coat of hair.

The hair of a Persian cat is one aspect that makes it so beautiful to look at. You want to really pay close attention to cultivating a beautiful coat of hair as well as maintaining healthy skin.

With the very best of nutrition levels, almost 95% of the protein that’s taken in by your Persian cat is used by the body to support hair production and maintenance. Protein is extremely important for nourishing the Persian cat’s hair and skin.

You want to concentrate on finding the most nutritious food on the market to feed your Persian cat. Read your pet food labels carefully and be sure it contains high protein levels.

In addition, it is also advisable to give your Persian cat companion a balanced supplement on a daily basis. This will provide optimum nutritional support necessary to achieve the utmost in a healthy coat and skin.

A perfect balance supplement will contain:

• Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids to help provide nourishment to the skin

These oils should also be certified-free of contaminants and in microencapsulated form to increase absorption, so your Persian cat receives the maximum of a nutritional benefit.

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are being studied intensively for their nutritional value throughout the body in humans, dogs and cats. The Cornell Feline Health Center was one of the first to demonstrate the positive effects of Omega-3 oils in maintaining healthy skin and coat. Be sure your skin and coat supplement contains these vital oils.

Other important ingredients to look for in a skin and coat supplement for the Persian cat are:

• Vitamins A, D, and E that provide antioxidant support

These vitamins are all necessary for the maintenance of healthy skin and a glossy coat in all companion animals as well as the Persian cat.

Another good point to look for is where the supplements are manufactured. Are they manufactured in a human pharmaceutical plant so you can be confident that you are providing your Persian cat with the highest quality product available?

What about the taste and flavor of the supplement you choose for your Persian cat? Is it tasty enough that the cat will look forward to receiving it each day?

No matter what season it is, a Skin and Coat supplement can help to make your Persian cat’s coat healthy, glossy and beautiful.

Follow the link in the resource box of this article to learn more about the benefits of daily skin and coat supplements as well as options for purchasing a high quality supplement for your Persian cat.

Source: Trilogy Online

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