We all agree that first-time Frenchie owners might find themselves in a dilemma what amount of food their puppies should eat. Since it’s difficult to prescribe a specific amount of food for every dog breed, there are the facts to consider. It’s an undeniable fact that the key to living with a healthy dog is in choosing its diet. Therefore, by feeding a dog with a well-balanced diet you’ll do a lot for its overall being.
Observe your French bulldog’s temperament
Not every French bulldog puppy behaves the same. Just like children, there are puppies with higher or lower activity levels. Accordingly to this, some pooches eat more and some less. In case your Frenchie always thrives for attention and tirelessly searches for fun, then it will need a high-calory diet based on proteins. There is a blurred line between Frenchie’s ideal weight. Since they are prone to obesity, you should always pay attention to the following signs to check if it’s overweight.
What type of food to choose for a French bulldog puppy?
My advice is to search for food that is free of by-products and artificial colors. To support your puppy’s growth, in the first 6 months of life, it’s preferable to choose food with 50 % of proteins. The puppy’s diet should also contain approximately 5-8% of fat but only healthy ones. It includes feeding a puppy with fish that is rich in Omega 3 oils. If you feed your little gremlin with it, you’ll help it to have a smooth, silky, and healthy coat.
It’s also recommended to find a junior dog food that is free of grains because this breed is notorious for flatulence and releasing gasses.
How often to feed a French bulldog puppy?
Since French bulldogs have flat skulls, they are prone to fast eating. They eat not only the food but also the ‘air’. That’s why you need to be very careful when choosing the feeding bowl for your Frenchie. Our store offers you different Anti-chocking feeding bowls that are made to extend your dog’s meal. Check the following article about the best French bulldog feeding bowls to discover how to choose the best one for your pooch.
When we talk about the frequency of feeding, it’s always better to feed a Frenchie three or four times a day instead of loading its stomach with two big meals. The approximate amount of food you should consider for a portion is 1/3 of a cup. Smaller meals are easier to digest and will not cause pains and spasms in your batpig.
When your dog turns six months, you may start feeding him/her twice a day. Since the puppy food is very high in calories, be careful not to overfeed your French bulldog. If you notice that he/she started to show signs of obesity, you can decrease the amount of food you’re feeding him/her.
It should also be noted that smaller dogs mature faster. Therefore, your Frenchie becomes an adult around his/her 10th month of age. The number of proteins should be decreased to 25-35% per portion, and depending on your dog’s needs, you can also switch to a different diet. In case your dog shows intolerance or allergy to certain ingredients, my advice is to feed your Frenchie with the BARF diet.