A high gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) essential fatty acid supplement for dogs and cats for healthy skin and coat.
Viacutan Plus contains a carefully balanced combination of plant and fish oils to provide very high levels of biologically active Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid (EFA). EFAs are essential for the formation of new cells and to keep the skin in good condition, but cannot be made in the body so have to be provided in the diet.
GLA is normally formed by the breakdown of essential fatty acids in the body but if not enough GLA is made from essential fatty acids in the diet, deficiency may arise. A deficiency can lead to dry, scaly and itchy, which when scratched makes the condition worse and can lead to hair loss, redness, swelling, and thickening of the outer layers of the skin. Elderly or allergic dogs or those recovering from various illnesses can lose the ability to convert fatty acids in their diet to GLA and cats cannot carry out this conversion process at all, so dietary supplementation in this instances is very important.
1-2 pump strokes per 10kg bodyweight daily. To be given for a minimum of 4 weeks mixed with or on top of food.
|Per Pump Stroke|
|Gamma linolenic acid (GLA)||105mg|
|Linolenic acid (LA)||190mg|
|Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)||9.9mg|
|Green tea extract||1500ppm|