From the moment you've just brought a Frenchie puppy home, you're probably asking yourself what do you need to buy for your new furry family member. Since most of you get thrilled only by the fact there is an adorable creature sitting in your lap, I bet 99% of new Frenchie parents will forget most of the essential things from the following shopping list.
Choose the appropriate feeding and water bowl for your Frenchie
Every dog needs to have separate bowls for food and water. Since the French bulldog breed has short and thick necks, I advise you to choose elevated bowls that will prevent them from experiencing pains in the neck and spine.
Another tip to consider is that these furry gremlins are prone to fast eating because of their brachycephalic skulls. They literally inhale food which makes them suffer from stomach flatulence. Therefore, the best pick presents the slow-feeding bowl. Here you can find the greatest assortment of French bulldog feeding and drinking bowls.
Every Frenchie needs to sleep in his own bed
It's true that you would not mind allowing your batpig to sleep in your bed while he is still small. However, I bet you'll not be so thrilled to hear that snoring melody sleeping by your side for the next 10-15 years. Joking aside, teaching a dog to sleep in his own bed brings a lot of benefits.
By teaching a Frenchie to rest and sleep in his bed, he will become conscious of 'his own' safe area. Dog beds actually present a great tool for teaching a dog how and where to settle and can be used even as a dog crate. Crate training is particularly helpful because that's how your pooch will learn to spend time alone.
Frenchie World store has a vast choice of French bulldog beds that will provide your little gremlin with cozy and snuggle feeling. One of the best selling beds is definitely the following Donut cuddler bed.
It comes in 2 sizes and a wide variety of removable zipper shells.
Find the appropriate harness, collar, and leash
Another essential to buy once you brought a new family member home is definitely the appropriate leash, collar, and harness. I always advise my clients to choose harnesses while the puppy is still small. A dog harness provides better support to a dog's entire body and prevents from getting neck and spine injuries. It's also a great tool for teaching a puppy to walk beside your leg.
On the other hand, dog collars are suitable for adult dogs that already learned to walk obediently. Frenchie World store offers amazing and uniquely designed collars that will make your Frenchie the biggest star in the neighborhood!
Pay attention to your Frenchie's regular grooming
Let's be honest. Every dog owner likes to hear that his/her dog's coat looks healthy and nourished. Choosing a good grooming brush and glove play an important role in keeping your French bulldog's coat shiny and beautiful.
Luckily, Frenchies are considered for a low-shedding breed. However, it doesn't mean your pooch will not need regular grooming. My advice is to perform it once a week.
Prevent your Frenchie from overheating
Since French bulldog breed is prone to overheating due to their shortened nostrils, it's highly important to pay attention to their tendency to overheat. My advice is to stroll your pooch early in the morning and late in the evening during warm months, to allow him to drink plenty of water, and to buy a self-cooling pad.
Self-cooling pads work best when put out of direct sunlight. They are filled with a sort of gel that can decrease your dog's body temperature in only a few minutes. French bulldog cooling bandana will also do a big part of work for those hot tiny bodies. You should use it by putting a cooling bandana in the water, twist it dry, and put on your dog's neck (put it in the fridge for 10 minutes for best effect).
Why does your French bulldog need to wear clothes?
French Bulldogs and other brachycephalic (flat-faced) breeds are notorious for their inability to regulate their body temperature not only in hot climates but in cold ones as well. That's why is highly important to provide your lovely frog dog with a warm jacket and coat.
Since Frenchies are short-coated dogs, they tend to quickly lose body heat. For protecting your dog's fur from rain and snow, I recommend you to check the following waterproof jacket.
Regular cleaning and soothing French bulldog's paws
How can we forget on those tiny body parts? Frenchie's paws are exposed to many harmful factors such as road salt, chemicals, ice, sharp surfaces, and allergens. That's why you need to pay attention to their regular cleaning, and soothing.
The "Silky Paws" balm by Frenchie World is made with only natural ingredients and heals a dog's cracked and dry paw skin.
Another great product that I recommend you to check is our Easy Paw cleaning cup. The gentle silicone bristles will help remove dirt and mud from your dog's paw cleans off mud, sand, dirt, ice melt and removes other harmful bacteria.
Choose the appropriate cosmetics
Since French bulldogs have a sensitive skin that is prone to allergies, you need to choose cosmetics that will not cause any irritation. In case you're searching to buy a dog shampoo, I recommend you buying only hypoallergenic one.
A great product that's suitable for washing French Bulldog's coat is our Frenchie World Oil Extracted Fragrance. It's made to solve the itching and inflammatory pet skin problems and to resist fleas and other parasites.
Regular nail trimming is a must
In order to escape issues with ingrown nails, regular nail trimming should become your dog's regular routine. It's true that dogs don't like nail trimming, however, with the following Dog pedicure, you'll experience the fastest way to keep your pet's nails trim rounded and smooth with no mess caused by traditional nail clippers.