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    I am thinking about switching chunky's food to see if he will stop shedding so much. He is now on Fromm Beef Frittata on a regular basis but I have switched fromm foods to see which he would like best and this ones his favorite and he seems to shed less while eating it. He shed while on Orijen puppy but it wasn't as bad so I am wanting to figure out whether there is something missing in his diet or whether something is in Fromm his body doesn't except or is allergic too that causes him to shed so much.

    Thought about trying this and whats your opinions?

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    Default Re: Thinking about switching chunk's food and need opinions?

    Sometimes, it could just be something in how the food is processed that makes the difference and not necessarily the ingredients itself.

    keep in mind too, right now dogs are going to start blowing their coats which is otherwise known as 'shedding season' so you may be starting to see an increase
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    Default Re: Thinking about switching chunk's food and need opinions?

    Hi
    getting the correct food that agrees with a bulldog can be as hard as naming your baby.
    some folk fall lucky while others take months of years trying to get the best supplement that agrees with your dog.

    If it don't work for your dog change it but please do the transition over 3 or 4 weeks to allow your dog to get used to it.
    Most times changing overnight can bring all sorts of troubles.
    Slow is the key

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    He has shed a lot since November which was about the time I switched from orijen puppy to fromm foods

    I thought he was just shedding his summer coat at first but it's been consistent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunky White View Post
    He has shed a lot since November which was about the time I switched from orientation puppy to fromm foods

    I thought he was just shedding his summer coat at first but it's been consistent
    If it is that consistent, could be worth a switch back to Orijen. I tagged Lisa for her insight... she'll be along soon
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    There are supplements that help with shedding, if you do not want to switch foods. They have some on Chewy.com. The vet I worked for years ago was losing his hair, and he started taking them,and he stopped shedding so muchand kept bragging about it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    There are supplements that help with shedding, if you do not want to switch foods. They have some on Chewy.com. The vet I worked for years ago was losing his hair, and he started taking them,and he stopped shedding so muchand kept bragging about it!
    I might have to share some with Chunky then!! LOL

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    Well no matter what a bulldog will shed, and some bulldogs just have more hair and lose more hair- and remember that twice a year they blow out their coat completely. Molly doesn't shed nearly as much as Jesse- but Molly drools more so

    Both of those foods are a great choice, but if you are really trying to decrease shedding or get a handle on it, you can try adding salmon or coconut oil, 1 tsp per day to their food, get a kong zoom groom and give a good brushing, and try not too bathe too often but instead do a good wipe down with a wet cloth on the fur, you will be amazed at how much fun comes off with dirt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullmama View Post
    Well no matter what a bulldog will shed, and some bulldogs just have more hair and lose more hair- and remember that twice a year they blow out their coat completely. Molly doesn't shed nearly as much as Jesse- but Molly drools more so

    Both of those foods are a great choice, but if you are really trying to decrease shedding or get a handle on it, you can try adding salmon or coconut oil, 1 tsp per day to their food, get a kong zoom groom and give a good brushing, and try not too bathe too often but instead do a good wipe down with a wet cloth on the fur, you will be amazed at how much fun comes off with dirt!

    Thanks i will get a kong zoom groom and see how that work and I brush him twice a day now and his fur is thick. I also wipe him down with wipes every couple of days and only bathe him every 3-4 weeks after he starts stinking or sooner if he's gotten muddy.

    I just hate that everyone who pets him has fur all over them afterwards and my house which has dark floors and furniture looks like I never clean because of white hair everywhere.

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    I know it gets so annoying. Is he taking Nuvet plus too or no? You're brushing him good and wiping down, bathing properly.... The oil and / or Nuvet should really help, but you may be stuck with it. If so, try to embrace it. I saw a post before that says "this isn't dog hair on my shirt, it's bulldog glitter"


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    Yeah he is on NuVet Plus and was when I got him as a pup.

    I might try coconut oil and see how that works since he doesn't have loose stool or any other problems with the Fromm Beef Frittata

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    Salmon or Cod liver oil n coconut oil will help alot. Also this is MY belief, I never washed a dog that often. I just got Nyala but my GD only 1x per summer outside with the hose n shampoo. Throughout the summer n fall was water only or he jumped in rivers etc. But every time he would get wet he would lose tons of hair. Try washing less see what happens and like 3x per week. I use the wipes 2-3x a week and rub her with coconut oil, ears n tail is done daily. And yes my GS was on adult orijen as of 6 months old. Just a thought

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