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    Wink trying to find a food for my super shedding bulldog.

    my partner and i recently adopted a beautiful rescue bulldog who is 1 year old. we have been trying to find a food that suits him, but all our choices from petfood stores have led to a very stinky puppy. we have got the stink under control but he is now shedding like nothing iv ever seen before and have decided to look for some more knowledgable recommendations as i have not had a bulldog before. He is also incredibly hyperactive, so nothing that will make that any worse His coat is in great condition and he is always shiney and soft but it falls out constantly. Any advice would be amazing. Thanks
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    Default Re: trying to find a food for my super shedding bulldog.

    Some bullies shed more than others I have two that shed like crazy year round and the others don't hardly shed any, except the normal twice a year. Some peeps say salmon oil helps, but it did not help my two.
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    Default Re: trying to find a food for my super shedding bulldog.

    and Welcome to the forum! Glad you joined us! Hope to see some pictures of your little guy! When looking for food its good to go grain free with bulldogs. We had Brutus on lamb/rice he had horrible farts and poops. We switched to Fromm Grain Free and his poops are great, coat is soft, no eye buggers or tearing. All bullies are different so its really trial and error. You can use the link http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...g-Food-Ratings for the dog food ratings and its a great guide to use when choosing a food Let us know if there is anything you need!

    Be sure when sswitching food to do it slow. It should take about 2-3 weeks for the transition. You can also add 1tbsp of pumpkin (not pie filling) to the food
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    Default Re: trying to find a food for my super shedding bulldog.

    Watch the level of protein in his food. Too much can aggravate some bullys activity level. This I learned from one of the best bully breeders in the country.

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    Default Re: trying to find a food for my super shedding bulldog.

    Quote Originally Posted by linwhite View Post
    Watch the level of protein in his food. Too much can aggravate some bullys activity level. This I learned from one of the best bully breeders in the country.
    What do you mean aggravate a bully's activity level?



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    Default Re: trying to find a food for my super shedding bulldog.

    makes them more active, crazier than they might be with less. This breeder's dogs are incredibly active under any circumstances (she goes for athletic, working bullys) so for her to say that....

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    Default Re: trying to find a food for my super shedding bulldog.

    I will have to check Lolas protein level!

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    Default Re: trying to find a food for my super shedding bulldog.

    In this case, raw food would work as well. Usko hardly sheds at all and he did quite a lot on kibble and he was on kibble only the 7 first months of his life. I've learned that raw food can also sooth behavioral issues.
    Dogs don't really need carbs and it would sound more likely that like with kids too much sugar can cause hyperactiveness. Just my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linwhite View Post
    makes them more active, crazier than they might be with less. This breeder's dogs are incredibly active under any circumstances (she goes for athletic, working bullys) so for her to say that....
    Omg. Is there a percentage guide or something??


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    Default Re: trying to find a food for my super shedding bulldog.

    Quote Originally Posted by ModernFemme View Post
    Omg. Is there a percentage guide or something??


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    I was told 21-26% is ideal but Fromm is 30% and what I feed. Franklin is a little hyper but he's only 18 weeks so I think that's pretty normal.
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