Doberman dog and chafed skin: what can I do to heal faster?


"My Doberman dog, named Dreyfuss, suffered a severe abrasion in the park last week. Unfortunately, the wound is healing very slowly. What feeding strategies do you recommend? What foods help the skin heal and contribute to the healing process of the wound?"

Veterinarian's answer:

"Hi! I'm so sorry to hear that Dreyfuss has had these wounds!

Dietary changes are very important to help the wound heal!

I will show you some nutrients that play a key role in the regeneration of the skin.

First, proteins are essential for wound healing.

Proteins are the building blocks of cells and help wound healing.

Make sure Dreyfuss gets enough high-quality protein. This protein can be chicken, turkey, beef or fish.

There are also veterinary diets that are specifically designed to help wound healing and are high in protein. These can be used in consultation with your vet!

Secondly, Omega-3 fatty acids are also very important.

Essential fatty acids help reduce inflammation and promote skin healing. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in foods such as fish oil and flaxseed.

Thirdly, zinc and vitamins such as vitamins A and C also help the skin to heal.

Zinc contributes to wound healing, vitamin A promotes skin growth, and vitamin C supports collagen production, which is also key to wound healing.

However, supplements containing these nutrients should always be taken under the supervision of a veterinarian as overdosing is harmful.

Finally, adequate hydration is also very important.

Water helps transport nutrients and helps the body get rid of toxins.

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Importantly, any dietary changes should be introduced gradually to allow Dreyfuss' stomach and intestines to adapt.

I hope Dreyfuss will feel better soon!"