The French Bulldog belongs to the decorative breeds of dogs. He rightly deserves the love of dog breeders around the world. Peculiarities of feeding a French bulldog should first of all take into account the particular lifestyle of each particular dog..
The bulldogs themselves are very active and playful, but it often happens that the owners start them as indoor dogs and pay little attention to walking. These dogs are at risk of becoming obese and therefore require a low-calorie, but well-balanced diet.
In addition, French Bulldogs teeth grind quickly and are not very strong, so it is better for them to very rarely give bones. What to feed the French bulldog, how many times a day and how to do it right?
Feeding French Bulldog Puppies
After weaning the puppy from the mother and up to 2 months should be fed six times a day. Up to three months - five times a day, gradually eliminating milk porridge from the diet.
Before six months, the puppy should eat four times a day, up to a year - three times a day, and after a year to transfer to two meals. If the owner decides to feed the puppy with ready-made dry food, then you should choose a dog food that will be age and breed and boil it for half a year and cool to a temperature of 20-25 degrees. Read more on this topic article: Puppy Food
In this case, the necessary portion of the puppy must be calculated independently. If the baby can not cope with the portion given to him, you need to reduce it, and if he does not move away from an empty bowl, then the next feeding should be added a little.
No need to overfeed a puppy French bulldog, it can lead to rickets. Yes, and the extra weight puts too much pressure on the still not strong bones of the paws. With natural feeding you need to give more raw food. From meat is best to choose beef.
You can simply scald it with boiling water or, in extreme cases, cook for no more than 10 minutes and chop finely (but not minced). For meat is better to give grated raw vegetables. Two-thirds of the food should consist of animal proteins (meat, fish, cottage cheese) and a third - of vegetables and cereals.
Also in the diet of French bulldogs include:
- boiled offal: heart, ears, throat, brains, lungs, tails;
- raw boneless sea fish;
- oatmeal, buckwheat and rice cereals;
- in soups add fresh greens or germinated seeds of cereals;
- vegetable salads to fill with vegetable oil;
- berries and fruits between feedings give as a treat.
Food should not be too liquid so as not to cause an upset stomach.
Better at all Do not give the dog such products:
- pork and any animal fats;
- raw river fish, herring;
- pickles and spices;
- bones (except occasionally "sugar" beef), bone decoctions, strong broths;
- ham, sausage, sausages, smoked meats;
- fried meat or fish;
- beans and potatoes;
- pasta, pies, pancakes, white bread, bread;
- sugar, cakes, cookies, any confectionery.
For the French bulldogs, good nutrition is very important. Overfeeding often leads to obesity, metabolic disorders, loss of mobility, and, as a result, a fairly early death of the dog. If your dog does not walk a lot every day, then at least once a week she needs a long walk.
When the sedentary lifestyle of a pet, the bulldog is better to limit the diet. In any case, it should not exceed 5-7 percent of the weight of the dog.
To check if the dog gets fatter you can slightly squeeze its sides - the ribs should be felt. In this case, the stomach should look fit, and the gait should be light.