Vitamin E is one of the best-known vitamins, popular for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. When taken internally (i.e. as a dietary supplement) it has numerous health benefits as it fights free radicals that lead to premature aging. But this blog post is going to focus on the benefits that vitamin E can have on your dogs’ skin.
Vitamin E is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. It nourishes the skin and coat and promotes a healthy, shiny coat. It also moisturizes dry, cracked skin that’s been exposed to extreme weather conditions.
Dogs who suffer from red skin, itching and allergies can find relief through topically applied products that contain vitamin E as its anti-inflammatory properties help to soothe inflamed skin. Some studies indicate that using products containing vitamin E can lower the chances of skin mite infestation.
Minor skin irritations and burns can also be soothed by topical vitamin E. If your dog has hot spots, bites or irritation, look for products that contain natural, soothing herbs along with vitamin E (or natural oils high in vitamin E, such as sunflower oil) for the best results.