What Your French Bulldog Can Eat: ( And What To Avoid)


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Like most dogs French Bulldogs can have reactions to certain foods, each prone to different allergies and sensitivities. So trying to figure out what foods you can feed you Frenchie may not be quite as obvious as you would think.

So What Can French Bulldogs Eat? French Bulldogs can eat most the same foods that other dog breeds can eat. But just understand that French Bulldogs do have a more sensitive stomachs than most dogs, which shouldn’t be a surprise since they are known to be quite the gassy dog.

French Bulldogs are also known to have allergies and some types of French Bulldogs tend to have far more sensitivity issues than others. ( Read This Article:French Bulldog Allergies). So lets get into more details of what your Frenchie can eat and what you need to avoid.

10 Things You Can Feed Your French Bulldog

  1. Some Fruits and Vegetables
  2. Rice
  3. Pumpkin
  4. *Chicken, Beef, Turkey
  5. *Wheat and Grains
  6. Yogurt
  7. Cheese
  8. Popcorn
  9. Salmon, Tuna
  10. Peanut Butter

* Some are know to allergy sensitive

Below is a list of Fruits and Vegetables that are safe for your French Bulldog. I also added some additional information on some that are safe, but should be careful when feeding to your dog.


20 Fruits And Vegetables For French Bulldogs

  1. *Broccoli- See Additional info
  2. Kale
  3. Spinach
  4. Beets
  5. Brussel Sprouts
  6. Sweet Potato
  7. Garbonzo Beans
  8. Celery
  9. Cucumber
  10. Apples
  11. Blueberries
  12. Oranges
  13. Strawberries
  14. Mango
  15. Peaches
  16. Cantaloupe
  17. Watermelon
  18. Bananas
  19. Pineapples
  20. Peas

NOTE* Broccoli is safe but just be careful not to overdo it.

Broccoli

Broccoli contains various vitamins that have shown to be very benefits. Such as vitamin K, vitamin C and Potassium. However it should be noted that Broccoli should be given sparingly and should be less than 10% of their daily intake. Anything more than 25% can be harmful to dogs according to AKC Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Jerry Klein

“broccoli is considered safe in dogs if the total amount ingested is less than 10 percent of their daily intake; more than 25 percent is considered toxic.”

Dr. Jerry Klien

It is also important to note that Dr. Jerry Klien also states that the florets in broccoli contain isothiocyanates, which can cause mild-to-potentially-severe gastric irritation in some dogs.

This is very important to know especially when it comes to French Bulldogs because they already have a sensitive stomach and are very prone to be gassy dogs. So while it’s safe, these are some things you need to know before feeding your dog broccoli.

What Not To Feed Your French Bulldog

There a few things that you should not feed your Frenchie. Some of these things are going to be pretty obvious but some may surprise you, or maybe just something that you never really thought of. Check out the list below of what can harm your Frenchie.

1. Chocolate

This one probably doesn’t come to a shock to most people. It’s well known that chocolate and dogs do not mix. It can easily become a quick trip to the vet to have their stomach pumped. Chocolate contains theobromine which is very toxic and the darker the chocolate, the higher amount of theobromine.

Having had this first hand experience when our dog happened to get into a bag of our dark chocolate covered pretzels. She immediately had to have her stomach pumped.

2. Onions, Garlic and Chives:

These should never be given to your dog as they are extremely toxic to them. It doesn’t matter whether the are cooked or raw. They contain can cause sever gastrointestinal issues that may not even show signs or symptoms right away. So be careful if you’re cooking with these ingredients an make sure that you don’t leave any on the ground for your Frenchie to gobble up.

3. Avocado

Avocados are something that most people wouldn’t assume would be toxic for dogs. It’s a healthy green, it has good fats and is full of vitamins. However when it comes to dogs they are very toxic. It contains a substance called Persin which is contained in the leaves of the avocado plant, as well as in it’s flesh and seed. It can cause vomiting and diarrhea.

4. Artificial Sweeteners ( Xylitol)

Often found is “sugar free” sweets or products. This can be very dangerous if your dog ingest anything with Xylitol in it. According to AKC Nutritionist and Health Columnist Caroline Coile

“The dog’s pancreas confuses xylitol with real sugar and releases insulin to store it. The insulin removes real sugar from the bloodstream and the dog can become weak, and have tremors and even seizures starting within 30 minutes of eating it.”

Caroline Coile AKC Nutritionist

This is very important to recognize as this can be found in foods that are safe for dogs such as yogurt and peanut butter. So you need to make sure that when you feed your dogs these foods that they do not contain Xylitol.

5. Grapes And Raisins

Grapes are another fruit that people might think is safe for your dog to eat since it can eat so many other fruits and berries. However Grapes and Raisins can cause severe liver damage to your dog. It’s known at this time what exactly causes this in dogs, but what is certain is that it’s very toxic and should be avoided at all times.

6. Cooked Bones

You’re probably thinking… Huh? dogs love bones. Yes, they do. You might also be tempted ( or possibly have) to give you dog left over bones from your chicken or ribs. However, there is a difference between a raw bone and a cooked bone. Raw bones are great for dogs and are safe for they to chew. Cooked bones on the other hand break off into larger pieces and cause a lot of problems to your dogs digestive systems and could even be fatal.

7. Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts are full of poisonous toxins that could drastically affect your dogs nervous system which can lead to many other problems for your dog.

8. Corn On The Cob

Although corn is okay for dogs and can be digested. The cob can cause blockage for their intestine resulting in severe problems.

Conclusion

Some of these foods may have already been known to you, but its always good to make sure that you know exactly what not to feed your dog, as some of the foods or ingredients listed on here are often found in foods that are okay for your dog to eat. You just need to double-check that they aren’t listed as part of the ingredients.

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