The Frenchie Dog, from the snub-nosed dog family, needs a specific diet. This is mainly due to its anatomy and physiology. The French bulldog’s temperature and respiration regulation mechanism are largely disturbed by the flattened nature of its muzzle and its rudimentary cones. During high temperatures, these physical characteristics become a real handicap for him. Moreover, due to their build, French Bulldogs are anything but marathon runners! In order to avoid accentuating these characteristics that can make life difficult for them, owners should pay special attention to the diet of their French bulldog. In this way, they control their dog’s weight and ensure his health and well-being.
The Original Breed
Originally, the French Bulldog breed is a derivative of the English bulldog. Among other things, French Bulldogs were used as fighting dogs. In the late 19th century English lace-makers immigrated to France, as many dentelleries are opening their doors. They took their English Bulldogs with them to France, crossed them with other dogs and thus began breeding the French bulldog breed. In France, this playful, friendly and cheerful dog has enjoyed a good reputation for years.
French bulldog Diet: When Balanced Food Rhymes With Good Health
The French bulldog is a small dog which, depending on its size, weighs between 8 and 14 kilos. It is essential to choose food that is perfectly suited to the needs of French Bulldogs puppies, especially when it comes to calorie intake. If this parameter is not respected, the puppies could gain weight too quickly compared to their growth chart. This then generates a weakening of the bone structure of the little French bulldog, which can in turn result in a poor alignment of the limbs on an already naturally stocky body.
For a good start in puppy life, pay attention to the balance, energy intake, minerals, vitamins and trace elements in your French bulldog’s food.
In terms of quantity for French bulldog food, your benchmark should be the dog’s weight. For the Bulldog puppy, adapt the amount of food according to the evolution of its weight and for the adult dog, according to the recommendations based on the average weight of dogs of the breed. To do this, take as an indicator the average weight of an adult Bulldog, whether it is a male or a female. The amount of food for the puppy and adult Bulldog dog will also depend on the activity level of the dogs. The daily portion of kibble for puppies should always be divided into different portions. Also, make sure your puppy always has fresh water available.