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    Hi I am new to the forum sorry if this question has been asked before..but I have 2 male EB and 1 is shedding really bad...I have tried alot of different things even giving him a spoonful of oil...the food I give them is Royal Caini for English Bulldogs they are 4yrs old...I bath them every 2 mons I was told not to over bath them and I use oatmeal shampoo...please help any ideas

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    Becky! I like your name! ..well the best thing you can do is get them on a better food. If you check out the Dog Food Ratings page..I think you'll find Royal Canin is a poorly rated food. It's hard to find the right protein for a lot of these guys..but the overall nutrition level is very important. We have someone here who knows a ton about food @cowsmom and I'm sure she'd be happy to help!

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    Hi becky...welcome to EBN Some pups just shed more, but RC food is not very good you should look into switching and check out our dog food ratings list under nutrition
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    Ok thank you

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    Hi there and Welcome to EBN!! Definitately get them on a better food (I feed my guys Earthborn Holistic Grrain Free Coastal Catch). You'll probably notice lots of things once you do too; less gas, better sheen to their coats, less poop, etc. For the shedding, well you may want to also add some Salmon Oil 4-5 times a week. I use Grizzlyl Salmon Oil. My bullies and my non bully have beautiful soft coats with a wonderful sheen to them. I too use an oatmeal shampoo and will bathe once a month if needed (we camp quite a bit so during the summer they get bathed more off and they're just fine. Another thing is dogs in gereral should be brushed on a regular basis.I probably brush my guys at least 4 times a week, always have. What that does is helps bring the oil to their fur from their skin.

    I would recommend a Furminator brush , a curry brush (that's a horse brush) and a Kong Groom Zoom. The Furminator is pricey and I'm one who NEVER thought I would pay the $$ for one. You'll be stunned at the amount of fur it pulls out. The Kong Groom Zoom gets a tremendous amount of hair out too. So much so you think your bullies are snowing fur. The curry brush is great for finishing or just a light brush, it doesn't go deep like the others.


    @JAKEISGREAT uses one too. They're great!


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    Love zoom groom!!!! I also have furminator for my pug. I didn't find it helps too much for Tank, but the zoom groom is great! I switched them back to BB Wilderness grain free Salmon and they love it! I tried TOTW they wouldn't even look at it. I chose Salmon flavor for the nutrient benefit of fish oil. I used to give my pug Hemp seed oil and it really reduced shedding.

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    Some just shed more than others. Buddy and his mama Lucy shed like crazy. I do like the Zoom Grom. It works great.
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    We have 2 bullies lex our white one sheds like crazy, our female Libby barely sheds! Brushing once a day will help tremendously.
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    Ok this may b a crazy question or I may b nuts. But it seems like the white hair on tank sheds more than the brindle on him. Has anyone else heard or experienced this?

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    @SuggieMama
    HA yes.! I never thought about it but that happens too with my Jack.
    It is primarily the White hair that I sweep up from the tile floors.
    I never really see his Brindle or dark color hair much...

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    Glad you joined us and hope to see some pictures I usually brush Brutus everyday and it helps so much with the shedding...He is mostly red with little white on his chest. He does shed more than Chanel(pitbull) I feed them Fromm Grain Free Beef Frittata which is a great food that many bullies do well with.
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    It is also the hot time of the year, so I think it's natural for them to be shedding. I love my kong zoom groom, it works great just make sure you do it outside.
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