It’s a question we would ask ourselves, the vet, and anyone that would listen time and time again…
“What’s the best food for French Bulldogs with a sensitive stomach?”
We tried multiple brands of kibble, soft dog food, and even a range of home-cooked recipes recommended from the vet. Nothing seemed to work.
Frankie would struggle to digest anything and everything, leaving us to clean up the aftermath and feel hopeless as doggie parents.
What causes sensitive stomachs in French Bulldogs?
Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple answer to that question. This is why finding the right food can be so challenging for Frenchie owners.
The most common reason Frenchies have sensitive stomachs is due to food allergies. Much like environmental allergies, food allergies can show symptoms such as skin irritation, but they can also prevent your Frenchie from digesting their food properly.
It may seem somewhat innocent, as long as they are eating, right? Well, if they are bringing up their food it probably means they aren’t getting all the nutrients they need, too. So it is definitely worth looking into.
What is the best food for a French Bulldog with a sensitive stomach, then?
Deciding on the best food for your Frenchie can be overwhelming. With so many options on the market, it can be tough to know what’s best for your pup – especially if your Frenchie suffers from allergies or a sensitive stomach, as discussed above.
If your pup’s allergies are food-related, a fresh, home-cooked diet could be the key to solving them. One huge benefit of home-cooked food is that you have total control over the ingredient list. Unlike many store-bought dry foods, which can contain fillers, additives and meat by-products, your homemade food will be filled with real, recognizable ingredients. Plus, you can add or remove ingredients based on your Frenchie’s reactions to them.
Novel proteins seem to work well for warding off allergies, things such as Rabbit, Elk, Kangaroo or other super-lean meats. These meats cooked with some veggies make for a great custom meal.
If you plan to start cooking your Frenchie’s meals, consult with a vet and make sure your recipe is well-balanced by adding in a supplement blend.
Don’t have time to cook meals for your Frenchie?
The most convenient option is a fresh-food delivery service. Pet Plate’s veterinary-nutritionist designed meals are delivered straight to your door in pre-portioned, resealable containers. The meals are just like what you would cook at home for your dog, with 100% real, human-grade ingredients.
Plus, each delivery is customized to your pup’s unique profile, with a supplement blend included in each recipe. With four different recipes, you should be able to find something your Frenchie will love.
Will is the proud co-owner of Frankie, a Female Brindle French Bulldog, with his wife Michelle. We share our Frenchie experiences with the world to help health-conscious French Bulldog owners who want a happy, healthy, and long-living dog.