What To Feed My French Bulldog To Gain Weight
If you’re reading this, you probably have a French Bulldog and are concerned about their weight. Maybe it’s because your vet recommended it, or maybe it’s because your Frenchie looks a little too skinny for your liking. Either way, there are many things to keep in mind when deciding how to gain weight for your French Bulldog the right way. It’s imperative that you read up on all aspects of dog nutrition and talk to your vet before making any decision, but hopefully, this will get you started on the right path!
Feed your French Bulldog a high-quality puppy food to start.
- Feed your French Bulldog a high-quality puppy food to start. As a rule, you should feed your French Bulldog puppy food until they are 6 months old. Puppy food has more nutrients than adult food, so it’s best for their growing bodies and developing minds. The one downside is that puppy food costs more than adult or human foods (and even home-made meals).
Add some human foods to supplement the dog food.
If you want to give your dog a little extra something, you can add some human foods. Just be sure not to overdo it. Human foods can provide vitamins and minerals that are otherwise lacking in commercial dog food, but they shouldn’t be used as the main source of nutrition for an overweight French Bulldog!
Examples of acceptable human foods include:
- cooked beef or chicken (with bones)
- cooked turkey (with bones)
- unseasoned broccoli, cauliflower and carrots
Choose a food for adult French Bulldogs.
If you want to feed your French Bulldog a healthy weight gain food, start by choosing one that is made for adult dogs. French Bulldogs are prone to obesity and many other health issues, so it’s important that you choose a food meant for adult dogs.
Some of the most common health problems associated with French Bulldogs are: heart disease, respiratory issues, hip dysplasia (which can cause lameness), bloat (stomach torsion), diabetes and cancer.
Prepare to go through more than one bag of food.
The next thing to remember is that you may need to go through more than one bag of dog food in order to reach your French Bulldog’s ideal weight. Don’t worry about it. This is normal for French Bulldogs and other dogs that are prone to being overweight. There are several reasons for this:
- You might be feeding your dog too much in each meal or snack
- Your puppy may have an unhealthy appetite
- Your puppy is still growing, so he or she needs more calories than an adult dog does
Read up on how much to feed your French Bulldog.
Read up on how much to feed your French Bulldog.
A puppy should be fed three or four meals a day, with the amount of food increasing as he grows. Feeding a puppy 3-4 times per day is important because it helps them develop good eating habits and train their digestive systems. As he gets older and bigger, you can decrease the frequency of his meals to two or three times per day (or increase it if he’s gaining weight too fast). When he reaches adulthood, this will generally be fine for him to stay at level but you may want to start cutting back some more if he seems overweight. Remember that puppies grow fast so don’t let them get too large before reducing their intake!
Be careful if you decide to make your own food.
If you decide to make your own food, be sure that you understand the nutritional requirements of French Bulldogs.
- It’s important not to overfeed your dog, so follow a guide and don’t go overboard with your portions.
- Make sure the food is balanced and nutritious—if it isn’t then there’s no point in feeding it at all. Don’t feed them anything that you wouldn’t eat yourself (we’re looking at you, garlic toast).
It’s okay if they take longer than most dogs to hit their adult weight.
One thing you should be aware of is that French Bulldogs can take longer than other dogs to hit their adult weight, which means they might not be at the ideal puppy size for another 6-12 months. This is normal and not something to worry about.
It’s also important to note that French Bulldogs are prone to many health issues, including obesity and dental problems like tooth root resorption (TRR) and periodontal disease as well as respiratory problems like brachycephalic airway syndrome (BAS). They’re also more likely than other breeds to develop joint problems such as hip dysplasia, knee caps tracking out of their sockets or luxating patellas (slipping kneecaps). Their skin tends toward allergies and dermatitis when exposed too often or too long in the sun; eyesight may also be less acute than other breeds due in part from its large eyelid folds — but if these eyes aren’t protected from dust or debris with goggles or sunglasses every time your Frenchie goes outside then this could lead down a path toward blindness later on down life’s road!
We’ve covered a lot of ground today. You now know about the best foods for French Bulldogs, the basics of how to get your French Bulldog to gain weight, and how to do it safely. We also provided some tips on what not to do along the way. The most important takeaway from all this is to be patient with your dog, no matter their weight issues (or any other health concerns). It can take time for them to reach their ideal weight and gait, as they’re a breed that may have more inherent health issues than others. If you keep paying attention to your Frenchie’s needs and do your research when necessary, you should have a happy and healthy dog in no time!