Food for French Bulldog Puppies
Updated: Jul 31, 2019
A proper diet is extremely important for puppies, especially French Bulldogs. Puppies that do not receive adequate nutrition can have bone and joint problems as they get older as well as other health issues. It's good practice to follow several simple steps when introducing puppies to dry food. We recommend Fromm Gold Puppy and Prey (Taste of the Wild) dry food. These dry dog foods are made from the finest natural ingredients and are Grain-Free Holistic Recipes. Our Frenchie puppies and pregnant /nursing mothers are fed these foods. This dog food is naturally formulated with duck, chicken, lamb, whole eggs, and real cheese.
When Should They Start?
BlueCoat puppies start eating puppy mash at 3 to 4 weeks of age. By the time our puppies are 8 weeks, they eat only dry food. This is so their systems will be prepared when they go to new homes.
Our homemade recipe for creating a mash to transition our puppies to dry food includes 2 cups of dry puppy food blended with 12.5 oz. liquid puppy milk and a 1/2 cup of warm water. Blended until it looks like baby food. Each week, we transition small amount of dry food to the mix until the puppies are eating only dry food.
Choosing the Right Puppy Food
A French Bulldog puppy will eat almost anything, so we choose the best formula to promote healthy digestive system and development. Cheaper dog food will contain more fillers and is more likely to cause allergies, especially in French Bulldogs. Some foods will work better than others, especially for Frenchies that are known to have skin issues.
Ingredients Puppy Food Should Contain
Puppy food labels should state that the formula has been approved by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control) and will provide a complete and balanced diet for puppies specifically. The food should contain protein, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins and minerals.
How Much to Feed
The proper amount of food to serve your puppy will be different depending on your French Bulldog weight and size, how old they are, and what brand of food you are feeding them. A good rule of thumb is to consult the back of the bag of food for proper serving.
Our puppies are feed five times per day with the puppy mash. Gradually reduce the feeding times to three times per day as they begin to eat more solid food. After 8 weeks, your puppy will be eating twice a day. Feed your puppy at the same time every day, take them outside 20 minutes after feeding. This routine will help them establish a bathroom routine. Patience & Persistence is the Key to Successful potty training!
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