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Does Your Dog Need Vitamin E?

August 31, 2022 1 min read

We know about the benefits of vitamin E for human skin, scar reduction, moisturising, anti-aging, but did you know that it’s also super important for dogs too. Whether it’s in their diet or applied topically, vitamin E is also super beneficial for your pup.

What is vitamin E exactly? There are eight different types of vitamin E, with alpha-tocopherol, a strong antioxidant, being the most popular. It has a similar property to vitamins A, D, and K. One of the four fat-soluble vitamins, vitamin E is processed similarly to fat and is stored in fatty tissue as well as the liver. Natural sources of vitamin E are found in a number of foods including: Fruits and vegetables: Spinach, broccoli, avocados Vegetable oils: Wheat germ, sunflower oil, safflower oil Nuts and seeds: Almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds Seafood: Rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon. 

In human wellness, vitamin E helps prevent blood clots and boosts the immune system (which aids in warding off illness), but it’s mostly coveted for its powerful antioxidant properties. Antioxidants protect cells, organs, and tissues from the havoc caused by free radicals, like air pollution and the sun’s ultraviolet light.

Using Vitamin E topically in shampoos and conditioners applied directly to the skin is best if your pooch suffers from:

  • Dandruff
  • Itchy skin
  • Lesions
  • Dry flakey skin
The Vitamin E in Hey Hudson products will help them with their skin problems as well as restore their coat's sheen. All three of Hey Hudson’s shampoo and conditioner ranges have vitamin E.