Hello everyone! It's been a while. Haven't been on the boards for such a long time. I have a question, my ACE is now 13 months. He's healthy, full of life, and loves to eat, lol. One thing though that I've been constantly battling since he was about 5 months old is his excessive shedding. Now, not only his shedding, but excessive tearing that has caused major tear stains that are very dark red/maroon in color. This color is also underneath his paws. He will rub his face on the carpet, lick his paws here in and then. I clean his wrinkles daily with Witch Hazel and apply Desitin. He started with Fromms Pink bag, then switched to Beef Fritatta, then to Pork and Peas. I currently switched him to Merrick Pork and Sweet potato and I want to say his stains have gotten worse. I tried TOTW Salmon but he disliked it, he didn't want to eat it. Any other food suggestions you all may think of? He didn't do to well with chicken. I've been thinking of RAW, but really don't want to go that route. I feel iffy that he won't get all his nutrients. Thank you for any help/tips. It's greatly appreciated!ss
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Re: Excessive Tearing
Welcome BACK!!! I'm dealing w/the same issues w/Wally, he has excessive tear staining… and honestly I think it is the way his eyelids are shaped. I haven't been consistent about it, but when I use the douxo pads and then finish w/gold bond powder I notice in the morning his stains look better. I just put the powder on my finger and gently place it in his face wrinkles. Since Ace is licking his paws too I would say it was yeast...
I started Wally on Fromms Beef, Pork & Peas and I just ordered Pork and Applesauce. If you are serious about raw, I bought the raw patties that are frozen Nature's Variety Instinct Raw for Roxie. It's SUPER easy, literally just thaw in the fridge and serve… but I'm NOT going to lie to you they are expensive!!! My vet approved them, they are nutritionally perfect for your dog and they offer lots of protein varieties. I am transitioning her to Merrick right now, but those patties are a great alternative. Have you even tried Earthborne Holistic?!! Roxie was on that for several years, and I know that several members feed that to their bullies… it's another great choice!!! Good luck and keep us posted...
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Re: Excessive Tearing
Stay away from Merrick. The sweet potatoes are probably the cause of the excess tearing that was my issue with my bulldog. Try natures variety instinct its grain and potato free. Zignature and natures logic are great choices
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