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    I just need to know if shedding is a common issue or does it indicate that my baby is not getting a nutritional element he needs?

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    Default Re: Shedding Issue......

    Well I guess that depends on the amount of shedding. Bulldogs are average shedders, I know no matter what I do Samson sheds quite a bit. You may want to try using a fish oil supplement if you don't already. I put a wild alaskan salmon oil on Samson's food everyday, it helps alot with shedding and does wonders for his skin and coat! What food are you feeding Winston? A high quality food helps alot with reducing shedding as well.

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    Right now I bought this food that was recommended to me and I am having serious doubts about it. The name of it has slipped my mind and it is not what I usually buy him, but they were out of his brand and they said this was the "same" or "just as good". What an idiot I am. I will go back to his Nutro brand and will add some fish oil into his diet.

    The shedding has been so bad that I have been giving Winston lots of veggies, yogurt and some cheese. He loves that!!

    Thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfjen50 View Post
    Right now I bought this food that was recommended to me and I am having serious doubts about it. The name of it has slipped my mind and it is not what I usually buy him, but they were out of his brand and they said this was the "same" or "just as good". What an idiot I am. I will go back to his Nutro brand and will add some fish oil into his diet.

    The shedding has been so bad that I have been giving Winston lots of veggies, yogurt and some cheese. He loves that!!

    Thank you!!
    Nutro isn't like the WORST food on the market but it is far from good either. I used to feed Samson that and after I switched it made a WORLD of difference. It's got a lot of fillers, it's just not a good food for bullies. I suggest trying something else. Fromm is really popular here, so is Natures Variety, Natures Logic, Avoderm, Taste Of The Wild, I had Samson on Natural Balance grain free for years and he did great on it. I strongly suggest switching.

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    Default Re: Shedding Issue......

    Lola sheds alot too (which I don't care for b/c most of my wardrobe is black) so I recently switched to the Formm brand of food. I am curious to see how it improves this issue. Hopefully, it helps!

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    I would say that Maggie definitely shed a lot more when we had her on the Beneful, but since she's been on Fromm there has definitely been less!! Daddy still has his puppy coat .. so he's not really shedding at all for the moment!

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    Default Re: Shedding Issue......

    Louie has been shedding quite a bit since the weather has warmed up but I just picked up some new shampoo that is suppose to help with shedding. I have never heard of wild alaskan salmon oil where do you get that at?
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    I, too, highly recommend changing to a better food and using the salmon oil. We have a St. Bernard who used to shed in handfuls! Then we switched his food and started him on the oil and the difference was AMAZING!! Gertie and Ida don't shed much, but a little. I don't think you can do anything to get no shedding at all. But when Clementine arrived yesterday, I discovered how well Gertie and Ida really are doing! Clementine was raised on a really BAD food, that was my ONLY complaint with her. I am immediately getting her switched off this garbage and she was shedding like Arrow used to yesterday. I brushed and brushed her and it's gotten better. But I started her on some salmon oil with her breakfast this-morning.
    You can find Salmon oil at Petco or Petsmart, but it's a bit pricey. I ordered 64 oz. for $37.75 and paid $4.95 shipping (and they sent it priority, I had it in 2 days!) from a place called Better Health. There was a link in a post on here. I'll see if I can find it for you. It was a good deal!

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    It's Better Health International, Inc Check it out, I was VERY happy with them!

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    Default Re: Shedding Issue......

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeell, iffin you likes fish breath bulldogs I reckon fish oil is fine. However.........most vets will tell you (and charge you for telling you)
    that hair loss is a Vitamin D deficiency which is caused by lack of sunlight. Bulldogs are especially prone to this. In fact during winter they will go bald
    on each side of the back of their bodies just above their rib cages. You can either invest in a sun lamp.....or......move to Floridia...........or........use the fish oil........or just give them melatonin (which will put them to sleep even more)..............or use vitamin D booster shots from your vet (expensive)........or wait until spring when they can get more sunlight and the hair will regrow back in (usually darker in color).

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    Default Re: Shedding Issue......

    I love the Grizzly Salmon oil and we use the www.betterhealthinternational.com for a supplier. I obviously am a little too paticular about some things because I will spend hours and hours and hours going through all the websites of the suppliers of a paticular product to work out who gives the best deal including the cost of postage. For the Grizzly salmon oil it was Better Health International, and for the Fromm food it was petflow.com!!

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    Shedding can be a manifestation of not moisturized or dry skin and deficiency in Vitamin E. You may buy vitamin E supplements at your local pet store and oat soap to moisturize the skin
    Last edited by BabeEnglishBulldog; 03-06-2011 at 06:21 AM.

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