A sleek, glossy shine is more than just a sign of a well-groomed dog – it is a reflection of the overall health of his skin and coat. MaxiDerm EFA provides your dog with a complete, full spectrum blend of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids needed for optimal skin and coat health, using a scientific blend of all natural flaxseed oil, fresh sunflower oil and high quality fish oil combined with lecithin, biotin, antioxidants and B-vitamins.
Research has shown that fatty acids play an instrumental role in keeping your dog’s skin and coat in top condition. Fatty acids are required to help heal and prevent dry, itchy skin, as well as to restore a healthy, radiant “show-ring” shine. Some fatty acids, such as Omega 9 fatty acids, can be created by the body from unsaturated fat. Other fatty acids, such as Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are known as “essential” fatty acids which cannot be produced by the body, and need to be obtained through diet and supplementation. MaxiDerm EFA’s comprehensive formula contains all three of these fatty acids (Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9).*
Comparatively speaking, MaxiDerm EFA provides substantially more for your dog than other basic fish oil supplements – we believe in providing a complete formula so your dog can receive the maximum benefits needed for the overall health of his skin and coat. MaxiDerm EFA is scientifically formulated with three valuable sources of essential fatty acids: fish oil, flaxseed oil and sunflower oil.
The oil extracted from naturally grown flaxseed is a valuable source of all three Omega fatty acids (Omega 3, 6 and 9); the fish oil selected specifically for MaxiDerm EFA provides your dog with a rich source of EPA and DHA, which is easily assimilated by the body; and the sunflower oil used is rich in Omega 6 fatty acids, and is also an excellent source for beta-carotene (known for its antioxidant properties that can be beneficial to the appearance and health of your dog’s skin and coat). Our comprehensive formula also includes borage seed oil (rich in Omega 6 fatty acids) as well as lecithin, biotin, antioxidants and B-vitamins.
Additionally, we use cold pressed technology by processing the ingredients under moderately-high pressures and very low temperatures during extraction and bottling to help prevent oxidation. The resulting extracted ingredients deliver high nutritional value while retaining their natural flavor characteristics and optimal nutritional properties.
MaxiDerm EFA is available in liquid as well as convenient gelcaps.
* Omega 3 fatty acids include alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA); Omega 6 fatty acids include linoleic acid (LA), gamma linolenic acid (GLA), dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA) and arachidonic acid (AA). These essential fatty acids can be commonly found in a variety of marine and plant sources.
MaxiDerm Liquid Ingredients
Flaxseed Oil, Lecithin, Fish Oil, Sunflower Oil, Vitamin E, Colloidal Sulfur, B-Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Biotin
MaxiDerm Gelcaps Ingredients
Skin and Coat Formula
Fish Oil ~ Flaxseed Oil ~ Sunflower Oil
Feed one MaxiDerm EFA gelcap per day to achieve desired results. MaxiDerm EFA liquid can be poured directly over the dog's food.
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Multicenter veterinary practice assessment of the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on osteoarthritis in dogs: James K. Roush, dvm, ms, dacvs; Chadwick E. Dodd, dvm; Dale A. Fritsch, ms; Timothy A. Allen, dvm, dacvim; Dennis E. Jewell, phd, dacan; William D. Schoenherr, phd; Daniel C. Richardson, dvm, dacvs; Phillip S. Leventhal, phd; Kevin A. Hahn, dvm, phd, dacvim
Note: Supplements are not a substitute for regular veterinary care. If you have concerns about your dog's health, we highly recommend that you consult with your veterinarian. We are always happy to work with your veterinarian or groomer to ensure that your dog has the best program possible.
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