Have you ever wondered why collagen is important for your furry friend?
Did you know that collagen is a crucial protein that can be found in the skin and connective tissues of dogs, such as tendons, joints, cartilage, and ligaments? In fact, it is estimated that collagen makes up 30% of a dog’s protein. Although the body naturally produces collagen, the production slows down as dogs age. This can make them more vulnerable to injuries and can negatively impact bone, joint, skin, and coat health. However, supplementation with collagen, such as SKINZ chews, can help replenish lost collagen and improve your pup’s overall health.
Collagen also has other benefits for a dog’s health. It promotes healthy skin and coat, joint health, and aids in digestion. By giving your dog a SKINZ chew, you’re treating them to something they’ll love while also providing benefits that you can feel good about.
Healthy Skin & Coat
Collagen makes up 70% of a dog’s skin and determines the elasticity and strength of hair, bones, nails, and teeth. Sufficient collagen provides healthy, moisturized skin, a soft, shiny coat, and strong nails that won’t split as they grow.
Collagen is a major component of a dog’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments, making up 70-90% of them. Type II collagen can be found in the cartilage between joints, helping to keep the cushioning healthy. This promotes strong joint health and can prevent injuries and relieve age-related joint pain.
Collagen also supports a dog’s digestive system by breaking down proteins in the stomach. Glycine, an amino acid found in collagen, has soothing properties that can help soothe the lining of the gut. This creates a protective lining in the gastrointestinal tract, which prevents inflammation and promotes overall digestive health. Collagen can also help with leaky gut syndrome.
Invest in your pet’s health and happiness with a SKINZ chew. Your furry friend will benefit from pain relief, a healthy coat, strong nails, and improved digestion. Try it today!