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    Both of my furbabies have been doing so good until recently. They are both shedding ridiculously!!! I rub them and end up with hair everywhere. Bentley has also started to develop skin problems. He has little hairless spots on his body. He was peeing blood and was diagnosed with a urinary infection. He has an antibotic to take for 2 weeks. The boy are on Fromms beef frittata but I am thinking of trying the new pork and peas. They take hardypet vitamins. Bentley also takes benadryl for his allergies. His eyes get really red sometimes. I am considering giving them salmon oil supplements. Does it matter what brand I buy? I see some people also give cranberry pills. Is that a good idea? Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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    I have a 16 month old bully. I started feeding him fromm back in November. Around mid February I noticed he was loosing hair on both sides, it never did grow back. I'm thinking it's seasonal flank? The vet couldn't figure it out either. He also sheds A LOT, I put him back on surf and turf but still no change. I know fromm is a excellent food for bulldogs but I'm wondering if it's the food causing the hair loss?

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    Ace seemed to go through his most intense shedding to date about a month or so back, so some of it may be seasonal shedding. Don't get me wrong he still sheds quite a bit just not as bad as a month or so ago. I feed Whole Earth Farms and Fromm. About 60% or so WEF and the rest Fromm of one variety or another, beef frittata, the bird variety whatever the name of that is, and the surf and turf. He seems to like it all. But I swear when he gets that surf and turf his farts are the worst stinking ever and when he poops when eating that the vultures gag for miles around

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    I feed the Pork and Peas and I have gotten the best results from that formula, no chicken parts at all in it, and of course grain free.
    Lots of people use Grizzly Salmon oil, but I use a Flaxseed oil. I also use a supplement for joints called Regenex.
    Before all this I had tried every food on the market, I fed raw also and didn't quite get the good results like I do on Fromm Pork and Peas
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    Default Re: First time skin issues and shedding!!!!

    Some of it may just be them shedding their winter coat, and some is the bully just sheds. We use the Furminator on our guys, and it seems to help with the excessive shedding. We bath our guys every 2 weeks, and we rinse then with warm water and apple cider vinegar. It leaves their fur really soft, and they stay fresher smelling in between their baths. My guys also get salmon oil, but you can also use flax seed, cod liver oil, or coconut oil. They all have the omegas, which are food for their coats, fur and skin. It doesn't matter what brand you use, you can use the same supplements that you would buy for yourself, from a drugstore, or a health food store like Nutrition House, GNC, or a grocery store like Whole Foods. The supplements that the vets sell are way more expensive than if you buy them elsewhere, and they all work the same. Most things that are safe for humans, can also be given to dogs, with a few exceptions, like pain meds, and aspirin, these things should not be given to a dog. Natural supplements however are mostly safe. We also give our guys a cranberry pill in their kibble everyday, as a preventative to bladder and uterine infections. My guys haven't had one yet, we just todo it for prevention. You could give this to your guys since he has a bladder infection to help heal it, and then continue with them for preventative. Also since Bentley suffers from allergies, adding 1 or 2 Tablespoons of plain unsweetened or Greek yogurt to their kibble everyday will help boost the immune system, and it's good for digestion as well. We also add 1 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar to their drinking water everyday. It has a lot of health benefits tomitvas well such as reduces inflammation, balances the Ph levels of the blood, boosts the immune system, and helps with bad breath. I hope this helps.


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    By Singing The Praises Of Apple Cider Vinegar on Jul 6, 2008 in Dr.Jeannie, Dog Health - Immune System, Dog Breeders Corner, Dog Heart Health, Dog Nutrition, Doggone Home & Garden Stuff


    Apple Cider Vinegar


    Apple cider is known around the world as Mother Nature’s miracle medicine, a powerful weapon in the war against aging and disease that is more effective than many high-priced prescription drugs. When God created this fruit He designed it be a food and a medicine!
    Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is golden liquid concentrated with the healthy goodness of apples. It contains more than 30 important nutrients, 12 minerals, over 6 vitamins, essential acids and several enzymes. Moreover, it has a large dose of pectin for a healthy heart, and thus, healthy as a whole.
    Many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and substances are available in ACV to improve the health of your dog. ACV can provide them with enzymes and important minerals, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, chlorine,
    phosphorus, iron, silicon and other trace minerals. The vitamins contained in ACV are bioflavonoids (vitamin P), beta-carotene (precursor to vitamin A), vitamin C, E, B1, B2, and B6. Tannins from the crushed cell walls of fresh apples as well as malic acid, tartaric acid, propionic acid, acetic acid and pectin (fiber) are also contained in ACV.
    ACV is cheap, easy to use and it really benefits our health in numerous ways. ACV can benefit both people and their pets. It is antibacterial and anti-fungal and gives the immune system a good boost. As a high potassium electrolyte balancer, it remineralizes the body and helps normalizethe blood’s alkaline acid balance.ACV is the natural king of skin remedies. It is wonderful for itching and scratching pets as well as a superb skin and hair conditioner. Good old apple cider vinegar either straight or diluted 50/50 with water can be applied directly to the affected area and allowed to dry. It will kill bacteria on hot spots, eliminate dandruff, rejuvenate hair, skin and help sweeten and balance the pH levels in the body. When giving your dpg a bath, shampoo, rinse, then apply ACV either straight or diluted, followed by rinsing with water. Notice, any residue shampoo will be washed out and you will feel and see an increased softness and sheen to the coat.
    Apple cider vinegar is a powerful detoxifying and purifying agent. It breaks down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. By breaking down these substances it improves the health and function of the vital organs, such as the kidneys, bladder and liver, by preventing excessively alkaline urine. Put a tablespoon of ACV in your dog’s drinking water every day and you will no longer have those brown spots in your lawn from the dog’s urine.


    This powerful potion also promotes digestion, assimilation and elimination, all the while neutralizing any toxic substances that enter the body. Cider vinegar has been found to ..neutralize any harmful bacteria that may be found in certain foods. While dogs and cats do not have to worry too much about the bacteria in raw meat, if YOU are in doubt, you can pour a little Apple Cider Vinegar over thier raw meal.
    Cider vinegar can also be beneficial for symptoms such as tooth decay and splitting of your dog’s toenails, which can be symptoms of potassium deficiency. Potassium is essential for the replacement of worn-out tissues within the body. This mineral is also important to soft tissue repair, as calcium is to the bones and teeth which makes it a wonderful supplement for senior dogs.
    Tests have proven that when potassium, in the form of cider vinegar is fed to livestock their appearance improves and their stamina increases.
    Cider vinegar is thought to be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis, as a supplement added to your pet’s daily water supply (or poured over the food) or with compresses soaked in hot vinegar applied directly to the joints. It is also thought to be helpful when used to treat allergies, osteoporosis, cancer, candida, high cholesterol, constipation, muscle cramps, colitis, diabetes, diarrhea, depression, dizziness, ear discharge, eczema, fatigue, kidney stones, kidney and bladder problems, metabolism, and stiff joints.
    The supplementation of ACV has been known to naturally remove red tear stains from the inside out. It is also used by many to prevent fleas when used in a rinse for the dog’s coat.
    Recently, Dr. Louis Ducarre of Geneva, Switzerland, author of the fairly new book,Natural Cures, Natural Life states that when mixed with honey, apple cider becomes potent enough to cure cancer, heart disease and other deadly ailments .
    Natural apple cider vinegar is found in health food stores. It should be a rich amber color with the “mother” quite visible as sentiment on the bottom. The strength of vinegar is important. All varieties of vinegar contain about 4 to 7 percent acetic acid, with 5 percent being the most common amount. Acetic acid is what gives vinegar its tart and sour taste.
    There is nothing beneficial about commercial distilled vinegars except for pickling, cleaning and disinfection —they have no health value!
    Bragg, Paul and Linda, N.D., Ph.D., “Apple Cider Vinegar, Miracle Health System”, Published Health Science, Santa Barbara, California
    Jarvis, D.C, M.D., D.C. “Folk Medicine”, and“Arthritis and Folk Medicine”, Published Fawcett Publications, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut
    Puotinen, C.J., “The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care” Published Keats Publishing, Inc., New Canaan, Connecticut


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    Default Re: First time skin issues and shedding!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by blushf View Post
    I have a 16 month old bully. I started feeding him fromm back in November. Around mid February I noticed he was loosing hair on both sides, it never did grow back. I'm thinking it's seasonal flank? The vet couldn't figure it out either. He also sheds A LOT, I put him back on surf and turf but still no change. I know fromm is a excellent food for bulldogs but I'm wondering if it's the food causing the hair loss?
    does sound like seasonal flank... can you post some pictures? @rarhett has experience maybe he can help

    Quote Originally Posted by kristier25 View Post
    Both of my furbabies have been doing so good until recently. They are both shedding ridiculously!!! I rub them and end up with hair everywhere. Bentley has also started to develop skin problems. He has little hairless spots on his body. He was peeing blood and was diagnosed with a urinary infection. He has an antibotic to take for 2 weeks. The boy are on Fromms beef frittata but I am thinking of trying the new pork and peas. They take hardypet vitamins. Bentley also takes benadryl for his allergies. His eyes get really red sometimes. I am considering giving them salmon oil supplements. Does it matter what brand I buy? I see some people also give cranberry pills. Is that a good idea? Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

    Excessive shedding at certain times of the year is normal, but if they are losing the fur, that is quite different. I give a 1200mg fish oil per day and Banks still sheds a lot, but spring/fall are her worst. I recently switched Banks fro FROMM Beef Friatta to Pork n Peas and the difference has been great -- less redness to her face and less yeast issues
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    I'm not sure if pork and peas is available in Canada yet? Here are the pictures of cash
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    Quote Originally Posted by blushf View Post
    I'm not sure if pork and peas is available in Canada yet? Here are the pictures of cash
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    try Petflow.... @rahrett, look like Seasonal Flank, would you agree? @Sherry?
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    Default Re: First time skin issues and shedding!!!!

    I agree with everything said here, and yes seasonal flank is common, even a black lab in my neighborhood has it. Dolly has had mild cases, Griz and Scrimps have too, but not as deep as Cash, the ACV and yogurt, some sort of oil whether its coconut, salmon or flax seed oil, any of those are quite good for skin, also seasonal flank seems to get better with a bit of sunshine . Seems these guy's get the seasonal flank in the spring from the lack of sunshine during the winter. Of course sun on a hot day is not advised and only in short spurts
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    Default Re: First time skin issues and shedding!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    try Petflow.... @rahrett, look like Seasonal Flank, would you agree? @Sherry?

    also Petflow does have Pork and Peas, that's what we're feeding with awesome results
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