Do Bulldogs Shed? – How to Resolve the Bulldog Shedding Nightmare
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Bulldog Shedding 101
Yes, Bulldogs shed. That being said, I don’t think that the bulldog’s shedding is as noticeable as a lot of the other dog breeds out there. Bulldogs have medium length hair. It is silky smooth, and should lie flat on them. Bulldogs are not heavy shedders but they do shed.
There is no better feeling in this world than to love your bulldog. We often show our love for the bulldog by getting him or her. They are so soft and cuddly! That being said, their shorthaired double coat can shed more than you expect them to. Bulldogs have a double-coat, which means that there is a topcoat and an undercoat. This ensures that their short, coarse topcoat is left on your hands when you pet them; your clothes when you cuddle with them; your furniture when they sleep on them; your carpets and flooring when they are laying on them.
There can be a variety of reasons why a bulldog will shed, including but not limited to, their double coated fur, the kind of food they are being fed, any health issues they might have and the environment that they are living in.
How to Manage Your Bulldog’s Shedding
Let’s start by talking about how the food you are giving your bulldog can make bulldogs shed. Often times, food that lack nutrition, such as food that is high on a lot of corn, grains and other fillers can be unsuitable for your bulldog. Your bulldog can develop an allergy to it, which would make their skin very itchy and make them shed. This is something that is very easily adjustable and reversible. Talk to your veterinarian to see what exactly you can do. You might be able to change the dog food slowly to a line that is better suited for your dog. You can also get skin supplements that will make your bulldog less itchy and make them shed less. We use a fish-oil supplement to keep our dog from shedding. It works like a shield! Sometimes, it also has been reported that switching to a higher protein containing kibble has helped dogs. Again, check with the vet to see what ideas they have on eliminating bulldog shedding from the inside.
In order to eliminate shedding issues, sometimes you can also feed your dog Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. It will get rid of the itchiness, and keep your bulldog from itching his skin, which in turn will keep the dog from shedding bulldog hair and developing scabs!