Zinpro is a patented organic source of zinc for animals. Zinpro is made by linking the amino acid methionine with zinc to form a structure (zinc methionine) that can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Dogs need zinc for healthy coats and for normal pigmentation of the coat hair. This results in a brighter hair color and adding longer life to hair. Zinc may be added to some animal food sources but this does not necessarily mean that it is available (absorbed) and utilized. Some familiar sources of zinc (zinc oxide or zinc sulfate) may not be readily absorbed during digestion and much of what is ingested is excreted without benefit. Also, extra supplementation of these inorganic sources tends to cause digestive upset such as diarrhea.
Zinc is present in every body tissue and every tissue fluid. Among the trace minerals of the body only zinc is found in greater concentration. Zinc serves two broad functions:
* Enzyme Function is necessary for a strong immune system and good digestion.
* Protein Synthesis which is cell reproduction in skin, coat, footpads, nails which are mostly protein - 85%.
Zinpro is not harmful. It is not a drug. It causes no side effects and is not toxic. Even if a dog is fed a premium pet food or a special diet, and is still having skin & coat problems they may be Zinc deficient. Some of the signs and symptoms are: * Zinc responsive dermatosis * Poor hair quality such as dull coats * Chronic shin problems such as hotspots, allergies, dry flaky skin, and skin scabs * Excess shedding of hair or chronic hair loss * Animals with zinc absorption difficulties * Animals fed high cereal or high meat diets * Many large breed dogs and many arctic breeds * Animals with zinc absorption difficulties * Dogs with excessive skin wrinkles, that tend to develop a wet skin condition (Spaniels, Sharpies, Bulldogs and Terriers) * Poor quality Footpads and Nails* Dogs that have been diagnosed as having Allergy conditions To see results in a zinc responsive problem, Zinpro should be fed for 6 to 8 weeks. Zinpro can be fed on a continuous basis for "zinc responsive dermatosis" conditions or as a preventative measure for dogs with stress conditions or any of the epithelial tissue problems causing poor quality skin, hair, footpads, and nails. After feeding Zinpro, it takes 6 to 8 weeks for new epithelial tissue to reach the surface as quality skin, coat, or footpads. Zinpro is safe to feed with any pharmaceuticals, or nutraceutical treatments.
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Protein min. 35.0% Fat min. 9.0% Fibre max. 5.0% Omega 3 Fatty Acids min. 2.25% Omega 6 Fatty Acids min. 0.50%* Omega 9 Fatty Acids min. 0.70%* Zinc min. 2000mg/kg * Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the A.A.F.C.O. dog feed nutrient profile.