Compare Skin Care Supplements
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff

Product: What it contains/does: Especially good for:
Maximum Healthy Skin Kit
Maximum Healthy Skin Kit

(for dogs)
Omega-3 Gel Caps and Premium Plus® Healthy Skin Tabs. See below for information on these excellent products. Our top recommended choice for dealing with moderate to severe allergies. The Premium Plus® Healthy Skin Tabs work fast on allergy relief while the Omega-3 fatty acids are working on inflammatory processes.
Premium Plus™ Omega-3 Gel Caps
Premium Plus™ Omega-3 Gel Caps

(for dogs)
Super-concentrated source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to improve inflammatory conditions. Moderate allergy supplement. Also excellent for skin conditions that cause itching, and other inflammatory conditions, including arthritis.
Premium Plus® Healthy Skin Tabs
Premium Plus® Healthy Skin Tabs

(for dogs)
Combines the potent bioflavonoid and natural antihistamine quercetin with the antioxidants Vitamin C and grape seed extract. Also contains Biotin and beneficial bacteria Lactobacillus to maintain your pet's healthy skin and coat. Designed for dogs that need increased support of the skin's immune system seasonally or year-round.
Premium Plus™ Skin & Coat Tabs
Premium Plus™ Skin & Coat Tabs

(for dogs)
Contains fish oil and flaxseed oils, both sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, evening primrose oil and safflower oils, which contain Omega-6 fatty acids and the antioxidants Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are in a ratio appropriate for dry skin. This is the only flavored fatty acid supplement, excellent for finicky dogs that don't care for liquids or capsules.
Healthy Coat Antioxidant Tabs
Premium Plus™ AntioxiTabs™

(for dogs)
Contains Vitamin C, which has some antihistamine activity, fat soluble Vitamin E, which protects the lipid (fat) parts of the cells, beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A, Zinc, a mineral that helps to maintain the health of cell membranes, Selenium, an important antioxidant enzyme that works synergistically with Vitamin E, Quercetin, a bioflavonoid, which stabilizes cell membranes, Bromelain, which enhances the absorption of quercetin, Alpha lipoic acid, important to maintain the health of small cellular structures, Rutin, a bioflavonoid that scavenges certain types of free radicals, and Lycopene, a carotenoid that has the highest antioxidant activity of all carotenoids. Antioxidants protect the body from free radicals, which can increase the risk of cancer, and accelerate the aging process. Antioxidants may slow the progression of some of the behavioral changes we see in older pets. Antioxidants reduce damage to the liver from certain drugs or toxins.
Biotin
Biotin

(for dogs & cats)
Biotin is a B vitamin that reportedly increases the efficacy of fatty acids. On its own, biotin is necessary for growth, muscle formation, and the repair of skin and haircoat. Commonly used in combination with fatty acids to enhance their role in inflammatory conditions. Best for use with oral products containing fatty acids (*starred items) to control allergy symptoms.
Vitacoat® Plus
Vitacoat Plus
*

(for dogs)
Contains flaxseed oil, an effective plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids as well as marine lipids that may play a role in inflammation control. Also contains a high level of antioxidants that are important for controlling inflammation on a cellular level and biotin to boost the effects of fatty acids. Best for use in an already dry, irritated, allergy-prone skin conditions. Helps reduce dandruff and protect your dog from pollutants in the environment.
Vitacaps®
Vitacaps
*

(for dogs & cats). Available in liquid
& capsules.
Contains a high concentration of Omega-3 marine lipid fatty acids, which can be used in inflammatory conditions, and antioxidants including zinc, which is necessary to help your pet begin to build healthy skin. Best to use for ongoing allergy problems because of the marine lipids and antioxidants. When combined with Biotin, Vitacaps are great to use in cases of itching and irritated skin.
Derm Caps
Derm Caps
*

(for dogs & cats)
Contains concentrated fatty acids and Vitamin E, an antioxidant. Good supplement to provide your pet with fatty acids.
3V Caps
3V Caps
*

(for dogs & cats)
Contains high levels of marine lipids and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and E. An excellent supplement for allergic dogs.
Brewers Yeast
Brewers Yeast*

(for dogs and cats)
Brewers yeast is a natural source of B vitamins. The Drs. Foster & Smith brand also contains natural fatty acids, which are commonly used in cases of inflammation. A good supplement for itch control.
*= Contains fatty acids