Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Zinc deficiency

A greying coat is "recognised as a clear sign of Zinc deficiency" (Burger & Rivers, 1989)

A lack of zinc is associated with atrophy of the thymus, Zinc is also necessary for cell regeneration including the lining of the intestines, creation of new skin cells, wound healing and healthy skin, coat and nails.

Therefore a lack of zinc can lead to a compromised immune system, un-healthy skin, coat and nails, digestive issues and retarded wound healing.

If you suspect a zinc deficiency, addressing your pets nutrition is essential for their health.

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