Top 5 Best Puppy Foods

~FRENCH BULLDOG~

If you are looking to purchase a new French Bulldog puppy or already have one, it’s important to know which dog food is going to be the best for your pooch.  Today we are all concerned about our health and our dog’s health shouldn’t be any different.  The Frenchie is not a very active breed so therefore it is going to REQUIRE a high-quality diet.   French Bulldogs are dogs of exquisite quality and you want to make sure that you are feeding him or her the best brands possible.  The choice you make is going to make a big difference in the coat, muscle mass, and appearance of your pup.  It’s definitely one of the most important decisions you can make when it comes to the overall well-being of your best friend.  You should pay close attention when you are purchasing your puppy or dog food as there are a lot of different options, you want to get the age-appropriate bag.  Typically you should feed your puppy a high protein diet until they are at least twelve months old.   Some of the higher quality brands have breed specific formulas to ensure you are getting the most out of your dog’s food.

I have narrowed down the top 5 best dog foods for your French Bulldog.  This list can also be used for any breed, however, you should only get the brand of dog food I recommend and then adjust the kind of dog food to your breed or breed size accordingly. If you have a large breed dog pay close attention as a lot of foods you will find are not suitable for breeds over 70 pounds.  For a large dog, you should get a Large Breed Puppy or Large Breed dog food formula.  The same goes for small and medium size dog’s, however, most formulas will work for them.

1.

Royal Canin French Bulldog Puppy Food

– Royal Canin makes an exclusive breed specific formula specially designed for the pure breed French Bulldog.  Curve shaped pieces specifically designed for their short muzzle and under-bite, making it easier for them to get into their mouths and chew.  Highly digestible proteins, precise fiber content, and high-quality carbohydrate sources support healthy digestion to help decrease those never-ending Frenchie farts!  Also supports muscle tone, essential nutrients for healthy skin, and wrinkles. Because who doesn’t love French Bulldog wrinkles?  That’s one of the things that makes the Frenchie so special! You can see the difference in your dog’s coat and their overall appearance should you choose Royal Canin’s exclusive tailor-made formula.

2.

Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula for Small Dog Breeds

-Blue Buffalo Co. makes this natural Chicken and Oatmeal recipe and is designed for small dog breeds.  Specially formulated for puppies under 12 months old.  Using only the finest, quality natural ingredients Blue Buffalo dog food has the health and well being of your pup in mind! Absolutely no artificial flavors preservatives, or poultry by-products.  No corn wheat or soy. Features protein-rich Chicken, whole grains, real vegetables, and fruit. Has DHA and ARA to support retinal health and cognitive function.  Life source bits a blend of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and carefully chosen by vets and animal nutritionists.  This really is one of the highest quality food on the market and you can rest assured knowing your puppy has all of the wholesome ingredients in their food to be as healthy as possible!

3.

Nutro Ultra The Superfood Plate

-Proteins from high-quality Chicken, Lamb, and Salmon being the first ingredient. Made with Nutro’s exclusive super-food medley of 15 super-foods, like chia seeds, kale, coconut, and blueberries.  You can’t go wrong with all of that natural goodness.  No chicken by-product, artificial flavors or colors; No artificial preservatives; No corn, wheat, or soy protein. Made with non-GMO ingredients, you will love this high-quality farmer sourced food.  With all of the high-quality super-foods featured in this kibble, you won’t be the only one taking your health as a top priority.  You can really give your French Bulldog the most wholesome, natural ingredients if you choose to feed them this diet.

4.

CANIDAE Grain Free Pure Foundations

-CANIDEA’s simple, healthy recipe with only nine ingredients can even be used for those puppies with a sensitive tummy.  Sometimes French Bulldogs have digestion problems this formula is great for food sensitivities.   Chicken, menhaden fish meal, lentils, peas, potatoes, dried whole egg, chicken fat, sun-cured alfalfa, and flax seed plus natural flavor, vitamins, minerals, and a pro-biotics mix.  All of the ingredients are human grade, so you can rest easy knowing exactly what is going into your dog’s food.  No more ingredients that you can’t even name. While this formula is not exclusive to French Bulldogs only, it does feature a Frenchie on the bag!

5.

Wellness Core Grain Free Puppy Food

 -Wellness makes this grain free, protein-rich puppy food.   It is packed with premium protein along with nutrient-rich super-foods and nutritional supplements to ensure that your puppy is getting the best diet.  The main ingredient is meat, also features salmon oil for DHA and Spinach.

 

All of the puppy foods listed above well exceed the nutritional requirements put forth by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.  Whichever one you choose is completely up to you and varies based on your puppy.  You might have a puppy that will eat anything, or you might have one with certain diet restrictions due to sensitivities or allergies. It’s crucial to try different ones until you get the one that works the best for your puppy.  Make sure when switching between foods that you mix the food for several days starting with a 75:25 ratio of the current to new food and then reduce accordingly until you can switch completely.  I usually tend to find food and stick with it if possible. That’s usually recommended unless you are of course upgrading from their existing diet.  If you are feeding a low-quality dog food I recommend trying some of the brands above, as they are highly recommended by veterinarians.  This is recommended to avoid any upset stomachs or diarrhea.  Also, it’s important to feed your puppy according to the guidelines on the dog food bags.  French Bulldogs can be prone to obesity like their ancestors the bulldog, so keep that in mind.  It is best to feed on a schedule rather than having a full bowl out for your pooch all the time.

I hope this post helps you choose the best food for your precious pup, mine is my life and I don’t usually put dollar signs on things when it comes to her health.  With that said I think the food you choose is one of the most important decision to the longevity of your dog.  My French Bulldog breeder started Maelee off with the Royal Canin French Bulldog puppy food.

What kind of dog food do you feed your dog?   Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!