French Bulldog Feeding Guide

One of the first and most critical inquiries the new proprietors of the French bulldog ask is “What amount should I encourage my French bulldog to eat?” It generally proceeds with “How regularly should I feed my Frenchie?” The inquiry is how much volume and how frequently. It is difficult to calculate exactly how much you should take care of your French bulldog feeding. The French can weigh between 16 and 28 pounds, but they do not need a lot of exercises and are very relaxed.

Use the Merrick calculator to get an accurate count of your French Bulldog weight, age, and activity. In summary, most Frenchies feeding should be about 25-30 calories per pound of body weight per day, divided into two or three meals. A typical and healthy French Bulldog should eat between 25 and 30 calories per kilogram of body weight. A 16-pound Frenchies who does not exercise many gets 400-480 calories a day. A bigger and lazier French Bulldog in the 28-pound range would earn around 700-800 calories a day. Therefore, the average adult French bulldog should get between 550 and 750 calories a day. Weigh and watch the French Bulldog every few weeks and make sure they are not overweight or overweight.

Here is our article about best dry dog foods for French bulldogs.

Pay Attention to Shape of The Frenchie

French Bulldog Feeding Guide - Our Frenchie

You should not be able to see the ribs of a French Bulldog. Always consult your veterinarian about these numbers. I do not pretend to be a dog-oriented nutritionist. Utilize the Merrick calculator to get a correct number and after that utilization this number of calories to compute the measure of healthful data from the producer that can be discovered on the web or taken care in the box. French bulldogs can be marginally overweight (or underweight), particularly sloths.

Some French Bulldogs are hyperactive while others are subject to Television. The race does not require as much movement as its more active counterparts and too much movement can be negative for French Bulldogs. It is also important to follow a constant Frenchies feeding plan and never break the power of the Frenchie. Even more important is to feed your French with the right amount of food per day. We breed Frenchies early in the morning (~ 8: 00) and about 10-12 hours later ~ 6: 00.

Consider time to time change feeding menu. If you constantly feed your Frenchie with dry dog food, try to add wet food in daily menu. There are good wet dog foods that goes well with your French bulldog. Check article with best wet dog foods for Frenchie.

French Bulldog Feeding for the One Which is 10-12 Weeks Older

I suppose your French was weaned by her mother and it was gradually (2 to 3 weeks trial) weaned off breast milk and turned into baby food. Young French people have high calorie and nutritious needs. The French bulldog between the ages of 8 and 12 weeks needs a total of 1.5 cups of pet food per day. This should be extended in 3 meals per 1/2 cup. The distribution of meals minimizes the energy spikes that the French Bulldog feeding will suffer as a result of increases and decreases in blood sugar between meals.

The extension of meals will keep a good amount of energy and nutrients in the belly of the puppy. After about 6 months with 3 meals a day, you can change the diet twice a day, but I will always encourage you to feed three times a day, even in the old age of the French Bulldog. Frenchies feeding smaller meals 3 to 4 times a day is superb for the well-being of your Frenchie. Feeding only twice a day can sometimes lead to a volvulus of gastric dilatation.

How Do I Feed My French Bulldog if He is 6-9 Months Old?

At this stage, you are ready to start your French bulldog feeding routine that will continue for the rest of your happy and small life without restrictions, with no medical problems later in life. From about 6 months to 1-year-old, you can feed your Frenchie with a high-quality puppy dog ​​food. It is important to follow a strict routine for your French Bulldog. In the end, they will feel better and happier if they are regularly fed at the same time, every day, every week, every year, for the rest of their lives. You can always incorporate a few treats in the middle. Wink Keep the previous body weight reports and consult the vet if you think you are wrong.

If you think your French Bulldog is underweight, add half a cup a week to ~ 2.5 cups a day until the weight has stabilized. Half a cup each time will ensure that your Frenchie is pleasantly plump and happy. Some days, a Frenchie never seems to get enough. This seemingly natural hunger is relative to the breed and you should be tired of overloading your French Bulldog. Our dear Auggie will eat as much food as you give her, and she has helped herself to feed the other dog many times. They are such good dogs to let him in directly.

Check your Frenchies feeding while they eat and make sure that they only eat their food, especially if you feed your French Bulldog near other pets. The French Bulldog should eat enough calories based on the previous weight ratios if they are somewhere within the normal weight range. Keep in mind that un-castrated males can grow in the 30-pound range. This is normal, but you must make sure that you do not overfeed. Always consult a veterinarian if you don’t feel comfortable.

French Bulldog Feeding Chart

It is important to feed your Frenchie daily properly. Depending on lifestyle and daily activity dog food amount should be calculated. To make it easier below is a standard feeding chart for French bulldogs.

Feeding chart for French bulldog

Remember from time to time check level of water. Filling belly with dry dog food Frenchie will feel thirsty.

Snacks & Treats For French Bulldog

We have tested many snacks for our Frenchie. She is allergic to food like many French bulldogs, that is why we made article about the best natural snacks for Frenchie.

Raw Food Recipes For Your Frenchie

Some French bulldog owners prefer not to trust dog food manufacturers and makes food by themselves. There are many recipes on internet, to not lose yourself on mass information, we have found most suiting recipes for your Frenchie dog here.

How Much Should I Feed my French Bulldog if He is Underweight?

If you save French or puppies that are naturally smaller, you often need a little more Frenchies feeding to make sure they have their optimal weight. A perfectly sterilized/castrated French Bulldog must weigh 17 pounds at the bottom and 28 pounds-30 pounds at the top. You should never be able to see the bone structure of a French bulldog.

Of course, they are friendly companions and must hold the optimal weight to be healthy and happy. How much should you allow about your Frenchie feeding if she’s underweight? Ideally, 2.5-3 cups per day or 30-40 calories per pound are divided into three meals until they fall within the above weight range.

Ask your veterinarian to check the weight of your French Bulldog and make sure that you have no further concerns. This type of consultation is always quick and cheap (sometimes free) and you owe it to your caregiver to get the opinion of an experienced veterinarian. If you can not achieve the weight gain enough with your French bulldog feeding, you should consult a veterinarian.

How Much Do I Allow my French Bulldog to Eat if He is Overweight?

Overweight French can suffer from very serious health problems, including heart disease (such as people), shortness of breath and lack of exercise. If your Frenchies feeding leads to overweight, you should check how much you are taking care of French Bulldog feeding and make sure they do not eat the other animal’s food. If your French is overweight and wants to return to a healthy weight, reduce the daily intake by about half a cup, increase the water intake, and make sure they walk it in cold weather at night. (Never pull out a Frenchie to play with the suffocating heat, they may die).

A Very effective way to prevent French bulldog from eating fast is by slow eating bowls. To read more about slow feeding techniques click here.

What Should I Feed My French Bulldog Who is Older?

In general, older French Bulldogs need slightly less food than their young counterparts. However, do not limit the food of your Frenchie if they are underweight or hungry. The old French bulldog feeding at about 20-25 calories per pound (if they fall within the nominal weight range or less) and if they leave the food in the bowl let them more or less at noon. 1-1.5 cups in the morning and 1-1.5 cups in the evening and you can not go wrong. If you find that your Frenchies feeding is causing weight gain, reduce the daily intake from 5 to 10 calories per pound until they return to a healthy weight.

One reader pointed out in the comments that these calculations would place French Bulldogs in the 40-pound range somewhere between 800 and 1,000 calories a day. This is obviously an atypical situation and no Frenchie needs so many calories. They are fat and lazy, so they do not burn calories like mice in a wheel. They are less active at the age of your dog, and their metabolism gradually slows with decreasing activity. This means you have to reduce your French bulldog feeding with less food as she gets older.

We recommend giving the French Bulldogs more than 15-20 calories per pound over 7 years and checking their weight. If they appear thinner than normal, you can achieve up to 5 calories per pound of weight until you find a magic number. No Frenchie is identical and our suggestions are based on average calculated weights with a mean suggestion of average caloric intake.

You can charge an extra quarter of a cup of food for a few days or weeks until you’re sure the Frenchies feeding is the right amount of calories to maintain a healthy weight. Consult this guide to determine the appropriate weight for your French.

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11 thoughts on “French Bulldog Feeding Guide

  1. Twila Mandella says:

    So if my frenchie is 27 lbs female spayed turns 1 yr June 19 how much and how often should she eat very active loves to play ball

    • Tom says:

      Hi,
      If your Frenchie is just 1 year old, we suggest to give food specially for juniors.
      On every dog food package should be table with preferred daily dose. You can add extra food to defined but not too much.

    • Katie Floyd says:

      I have two frenchies one is 5 yrs and one is 7 yrs I am trying them on the French bulldog royal canin how many times should I feed them during the day

      • Gina Welborn says:

        Did you get a reply back? I have a 5 yr old 3/4 frenchie/ 1/4 pug who weighs 40 pounds. Is Royal Canin the best? How much should I feed him now and later as a maintenance?

  2. Katia says:

    Hi everyone! Hope you can help me. I have an 11 week old male Frenchie at home. I’ve been feeding him 1.5 cups of food a day (three times a day now but used to be 4 up until 2 weeks ago).

    As of Saturday he weighs 5.9lbs, but I cannot find any information regarding how much (approximately) a healthy Frenchie his age should weigh. Could you help me? I just want to know if he’s too thin or if he’s at a healthy weight.

    Also, should I keep feeding him 1.5 cups after 12 weeks? He eats home cooked meals (chicken/meat, quinoa, sweet potatoes and a little dry food – the brand is Earthborn Holistic). I’ve been thinking of adding different veggies but am a little afraid of changing his diet!

    Please, any information you could pass along would be super helpful!

    • Trevor Koenig says:

      I have an 8.5 week female and she is weighing in at 5.4lbs and a 9.5 week male and he is weighing 6.8 lbs neither are heavy in fact I was misinformed and for last 2 weeks was underfeeding them. I was looking for info as you are and have decided to weigh them both every week ad record it.

  3. Melanie sharratt says:

    I have a a 11 month old male french bulldog weighing 16.5kg. He has 250g raw feed twice a day. Is this ok

    • Maria says:

      Hi, we have a 10-week-old female Frenchie and feeding her a mix of wet and dry food. It is so confusing to know how much to feed her between the two. We have settled on 1 cup divided into 3 meals as we have based on her calorie intake and weight. If anyone has found anything conclusive that would be great. Thanks
      This link helped us on the ideal weights.

  4. Danielle says:

    Hi, I have a 10month old Frenchie who is 14kg. He is not overweight, he is perfectly proportionate. I am about to change his diet from dry food to home cooked food. I am unsure how much home cooked food to feed him per day, would you be able to advise?

    Thanks in advance

  5. Gina Welborn says:

    I have a 40 pound 3/4 frenchie/ 1/4 pug. How much should he weigh and how much and what brand food should he have? Right now as a weight reducer and later for maintenance?

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