French Bulldogs are a curious breed and have risen in popularity over the last couple of years. Their size makes them especially popular amongst city dwellers. While playful, French Bulldogs are prone to some health issues like BUAS (Brachycephalic Upper Airway Syndrome), allergies, and most often, obesity. Keeping your Frenchie on an appropriate diet and paying attention to their nutrition to keep them healthy and happy.
What Do Frenchies Need Nutritionally?
Frenchies, like all other dog breeds, have very similar nutritional needs. Having a high-protein diet with a good source of vitamins and minerals is key. Frenchie’s require protein, but keep in mind when going over the ingredient list that their diet includes real protein. Any meat meals, rendered meat, or byproduct meal should be avoided.
Unlike high-quality protein, meat meals are usually made from part of an animal that isn’t sold to humans for consumption. Things like residual meat, offal, connective tissue, and bones offer no nutritional value to your dog.
Think of it this way, we as humans try to avoid processed foods if we can, so why would we feed our Frenchie’s processed foods?
What Diet Should I Choose For My Frenchie?
With the abundance of food options out there, it can be overwhelming for any pet parent. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the right diet for your pet. Look at the ingredient list, if you don’t recognize some of the ingredients, there are probably some preservatives and additives. Ensure that the first few ingredients listed are high-quality proteins (turkey, chicken, beef, etc), this is a great indication of what your dog’s food mainly consists of.
Dog food comes in many forms, dry, wet, raw, dehydrated, but which one is the best option for you?
Choose Dog Standards Fresh Food Recipes, Delivered To Your Door!
At Dog Standards, we value the ritual of feeding time for your dog, so we try to make it the best experience possible. Continue reading to see which recipe of our 3 recipes are best for your Frenchie
Turkey and Pumpkin Recipe
If your Frenchie has sensitivities, the Dog Standards’ Turkey and Pumpkin recipe is packed with a powerhouse of ingredients like turkey, pumpkin, kale, carrots, etc. Including ingredients like pumpkin and kale, this recipe is an excellent option for Frenchie’s with sensitive stomachs or allergies.
Most importantly, this recipe is always a crowd-pleaser when it comes to picky eaters.
Beef and Carrot Recipe
For the red meat-loving dogs out there, we formulated a beef and carrot recipe packed with high-quality beef and other nutrient-rich vegetables. Including ingredients such as butternut squash, chia seeds, and spinach, this recipe is bound to keep your Frenchie zooming around.
Butternut squash is a great beta-carotene booster as well, chia seeds are great for keeping your dog’s blood sugars in check.
Grain-Free Chicken Recipe
Dog Standards’ grain-free option for sensitive stomachs. This specific recipe is meant to be palatable and easy for your dog to digest. Including ingredients like broccoli (great for fibre and source of vitamin C), coconut oil (natural anti-bacterial), and chicken (packed with omega 6 and essential amino acids).
Try a Dog Standards Subscription For Your French Bulldog Today
To help support your Frenchie’s health and wellbeing, pet parents need to ensure that their dog's diet includes protein, supplements and vitamins for joint health, as well enough exercise.
Dog Standards is a human-grade fresh dog food delivery service that personalizes meals for your dog based on their age, weight, breed, and activity level. All recipes are gently cooked, meaning they’re cooked at a lower temperature to keep all the nutritional value of the ingredients while still eliminating the natural bacteria.
Ensure your Frenchie’s health with Dog Standards’ personalized subscriptions, focussing on tailored diets for different life stages, ensuring optimal nutrition and overall well-being.
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