The black hair coat is discolouring

Causes of discolouring in black coat

There can be several causes why your dog’s coat is discolouring;

  1. Dead hair always turns lighter. So when your dog is in the moulting period a colouring to red can be seen.
  2. Your dog can have a deficiency in his food of good digestible proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
  3. Also environmental factors like sunlight and humidity can influence the colour of the coat. So when your dog spends lots of his time outdoors on a humid sunny day, discolouration can occur.
  4. When you wash your dog regularly with shampoo, or use creams, especially if they contain insecticides (e.g. against fleas) a discolouration of hair coat can occur.

How to take care of the problem

  • When your dog is in a (long) moulting period, brush twice a week.
  • Use shampoo and/or creams as little as possible.
  • Keep your dog out of the sun in the summer if you can.
  • You can supplement the food with Seaweed, this increases pigmentation in dark coloured hair coat.
  • You can combine this with HOKAMIX Forte to supplement a deficiency of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids.
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