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Itchy, dry, Flaky skin?  Your Dog could have a BIOTIN DEFICIENCY

D-Biotin is proven to support the production of the proteins that hair and claws are made from. So, what does Biotin deficiency look like in dogs?

It presents as dry, flaky, crusty skin, hair loss, or dry hair, and brittle hair. Some of the larger breeds and puppies that grow rather quickly can become Biotin deficient. In older dogs Biotin can help maintain energy levels and sustain their nervous system function.

Biotin is a vitamin, it plays an important part in processing fatty acids and carbohydrates; it may also help our elderly dogs maintain muscle mass lost in the ageing process.

Biotin deficiency symptoms in dogs include:

  • Alopecia (Hair Loss)
  • Dull Coat
  • Flaky, Scaly Skin
  • Low Energy
  • Reduced Appetite
  • Slowed Growth Rate
  • Skin Lesions

Causes of Biotin Deficiency Include: 

  • Antibiotics Interactions
  • Anti-Seizure Medications
  • Diet
  • Hereditary Disease
  • Hormonal Disturbances
  • Trauma
  • Metabolic Disorders

 So how do we support a Biotin Deficiency in Our Dogs?


The first step is always to seek Veterinary advice.  Biotin is a natural vitamin so can be given safely as a supplement it contains nutrients that improve a dog’s health, including nails and hair. Biotin is a safe, water-soluble vitamin. The excess vitamin is excreted in the urine and does not accumulate in the body. This process ensures the dog is getting the amount of Biotin it needs without any side effects. 

Biotin is found in many brands of pet food and supplements but often not in sufficient volume to be beneficial for those that have a deficiency. Even special biotin supplements rarely, if ever, contain the amount of biotin required to reproduce the positive results that have been demonstrated through clinical trials. Research findings are based on 5000 micrograms of biotin per 10 kg of your dog’s weight. Most supplements only provide about a tenth of that including Onychotin!

Biotin max, Ace Canine Healthcare’s biotin supplement is the exception with a full 5000 micrograms per capsule.



Feed one capsule per day for every 10kg of your pet’s weight; a 20kg dog would need two capsules per day. You may feed the capsules whole, often with a treat, or you may open them and sprinkle the tasteless white powder onto or into your pet’s food.  

You should start to see changes after a couple of weeks. Bear in mind that both hair and nail are “dead” tissues and so you must give time for the stronger hair, and nail especially, to grow from the inside out.

Find out more and read the science here at:  www.ace-canine.com/products/biotinmax

We're so pleased with our Biotin supplement we're offering a 10% discount off your first order.  Use code NewBiotin


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