A Comprehensive Resource Page For French Bulldog Information

A Comprehensive Resource Page For French Bulldog Information

13 Replies to “A Comprehensive Resource Page For French Bulldog Information”

  1. September 23, 2018 lisa hutchison

    we have been told by the breeder to put our 4 month old french bulldog on raw chicken/beef etc twice a day at this age. is this okay?

    1. September 25, 2018 Frankie

      Hi Lisa,

      Your breeder likely has a good understanding of what works best for their pups. However, what you have mentioned is quite a common starting diet for puppies.

      If you’re concerned I would talk with your vet.

  2. December 20, 2018 Beth

    I have a 19 month old french bulldog she has been on the honest kitchen For about a year and couldn’t afford it anymore I’ve tried nature‘s recipe Wholesome homemade Science diet Roaly canin french bulldog the her vet recommended Roaly canin veterinary diet hydrolyzed protein Everything breaks her out in a red rash Then I went back to fromm that was what she was on when I got her that broke her out to she’s on Instinct now and it’s not working Her vet said she does have food allergies but doesn’t want to do an allergy test to food because she said it really doesn’t work could she still need puppy food I ask because she’s really small for her age everything I’ve been getting her is for adult small breed I am at a loss please help

    1. December 20, 2018 Frankie

      Hi Beth,

      Thanks for reaching out and I’m sorry to hear about the challenges you are having with your Frenchie.

      We home cook all meals for Frankie so we know exactly what goes into them, this may be your best approach from a cost perspective as well.

      One way to find out which foods are causing problems is to use an elimination diet. Start with a very bland cooked lean meat and slowly start to add in rice or rice noodles, and then some vegetables. If at any point your pup gets sick or has a reaction then you can determine the culprit.

      If you think your pup isn’t getting all of the vitamins they need from this diet you can add in supplements such as fish oil spray etc.

    2. March 3, 2019 Judy

      I have an 8 year old Frenchie . I got him at 4 months old. I feed him Orijen Six-Fish dog food. He loves it and the food is made in the US now, originally in Canada. They have other flavors which we have tried but he loves the six-fish variety.
      My vet agrees it is a good food for him. It is up there in price but I feel well worth it. Here is the company’s usa website: The site has alot of information on what is exactly in their foods etc. Hope this helpd.

    3. July 17, 2020 Mitzi

      I have two Frenchies, and each of them has issues with food allergies. She has bad gastroenteritis and they both licked their paws non-stop. The vet put her on a very expensive prescription diet, which cured her horrible diarrhea, but her stools were mushy, they both had horrible gas and it did nothing to stop the paw licking. I decided to try Beneful No-Grain and it completely cleared up both her digestive and their stinky gas within a week. They were however, still licking their paws, so I bought some allergy supplements online from Pet-Tabs and it appears to be working. They’ve only been taking them for a week, but she’s no longer rubbing her back along the front of the couch, their paw licking has slowed substantially and his tear stains are even going away.

  3. January 31, 2019 Billie

    I have just returned from the US to Paris, France, my home. While in the States I picked up my almost 7 month old Frenchie. I did not want a young puppy to have to go through house training as I live on the 5th floor in an apartment. While I love my girl she will not eliminate outside and doesn’t always use a puppy pad inside. To make matters a bit more difficult she has come into heat. How long does it take to house break a Frenchie?
    Thank you

    1. February 4, 2019 Frankie

      Hi Billie,

      Thanks for your comment!

      Unfortunately, when it comes to potty training, it is all about patience, positive reinforcement, and repetitive habits. Keep persisting. Some pups can take between 6-8 months to properly train, and when they are put into a new environment this can throw them off.

  4. March 1, 2019 heather

    we just got a pied fawn frenchie, oliver, he is the sweetest thing, he sleeps a lot. i am worried though, he will not drink from his water dish he will only drink water if i add it to his food. also, we work during the day i have a puppy pin for him and a puppy pad put down plus his bed, we also have been taking him outside, my question is will he be okay if he is alone during the day while we work? once he has all of his shots i will look into puppy daycare but i can not afford it everyday.

    1. March 4, 2019 Frankie

      Hey Heather,

      Thanks for reaching out! Yes, he should be ok by himself during the day – but every puppy is different. If he’s not drinking water then monitoring the situation in shorter bursts would be preferable. With any new habit, it is best to slowly move a pup onto a new routine. A few hours here or there away from them will help them get used to you not being there. Eventually, the key thing is to give them enough food and stimulation when you are there, so they can sleep happily while you’re not!

      If in doubt, get some advice from your vet.

  5. March 5, 2019 Rebecca

    My little girl is a rescue and I don’t think they use to play with her as she don’t like toys I was just wondering if there is anyway of getting her intrested I’m playing with toys?

  6. March 17, 2019 Cyndal Aguilar

    I have a 8wk old Frenchie. His nose is really wet. At time he does this thing where he blows through his nose. Is it normally for him to be stuffy and have a runny nose?

    1. March 19, 2019 Frankie

      Hi Cyndal,

      Yes, this is quite a common thing for a Frenchie due to the structure of their face and nose. However, it is still something that is worth speaking with a vet about to be sure.


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