Top 5 Foods For French Bulldogs

Your Frenchie is what it eats... Learn what makes a good Frenchie food & the pros / cons of dry, wet, and raw diets.

Feeding your Frenchie

What to choose?

The thousands of pet food brands on the market today makes it hard to know whether you’re getting the best bang for your buck.

It might take a bit of trial-and-error to find what works best for your Frenchie, and their stomachs are so sensitive, you never really know what will upset them.

If you think you want to try them all, good luck! Thankfully, we’ve done most of the research for you. Here are 5 of the best foods you’ll want to consider feeding your Frenchie.

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Different Strokes for Different Folks

An important part of picking your Frenchie’s food is taking their age into consideration.

Puppies, adults, and seniors all have different dietary requirements, so it’s important that you don’t just go with whatever you see first!

If your Frenchie is a puppy, you shouldn’t be feeding them something designed for adults as puppies have different nutritional needs to help them grow into strong, healthy adults.

Another thing to keep in mind is that one Frenchie may absolutely love a wet salmon food, while another Frenchie’s stomach may be completely unable to tolerate salmon and needs a chicken diet.

The Search Begins

You know that saying, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”?

Yeah, well that’s pretty much what finding the right food for your Frenchie is like.

A thousand-mile journey.

The right bowl

First things first, let’s make sure your Frenchie isn’t eating off the floor or a paper towel.

When it comes to dog bowls, there’s really three types.

We all know about regular bowls, but what about the other two?

A slow-feed bowl forces your Frenchie to slow down their eating, which can help them with stomach issues such as farting and throwing up after eating.

The ergonomic bowls make it as comfortable as possible for your Frenchie to eat/drink. The one above is slightly elevated and angled which lets them eat in a much more natural position.

What bowl is the best?

Trying to find out what bowl is right for you?

Chances are, a standard bowl should do the trick.

If your Frenchie is gassy, you might want to check out a slow-feeder bowl.

If your Frenchie has to contort their body in all types of ways or suffers from any joint problems, they’ll probably love an ergonomic bowl.

What makes a good Frenchie food?

I don’t know about you, but I’ll leave the taste-testing to my Frenchie.

Let’s stick to our strengths and do some research instead.

Look for these ingredients

  1. High quality whole protein at the top of the ingredient list
  2. Fruits
  3. Fats
  4. Vitamins

Try to avoid

  1. Excessive protein
  2. Animal by-products
  3. Allergens such as grain, soy, and wheat (for some, not all Frenchies)
  4. BHA, BHT ethoxyquin, propylene glycol, and sodium selenite
  5. “Meat-meal” or “by-products” or “meat”
  6. Products from China

Reader’s Favorite

We’ve asked our readers what their Frenchie’s favorite food is, and the results are in!

Top 5 Food Brands

  1. Royal Canin
  2. Orijen
  3. Blue Buffalo
  4. Go! Solutions
  5. Instinct

73% - Dry Kibble

An overwhelming majority of our readers feed their Frenchie a dry kibble food.

It’s simple and effective – if you pick the right brand of course.

10% - Wet Food

While not as convenient as dry kibble, wet food is another great option for dog owners that don’t mind the smell.

9% - Raw Diet

Despite its many claims of being the best diet you can feed your Frenchie, raw diets were the least popular in our polls.

You can either make it yourself or find a freeze dried raw food at the store.

Raw Diet Ingredients

Of our readers that prepare their Frenchies raw food from scratch, here’s what they use

  • Raw beef
  • Turkey
  • Cooked offal (organ meats)
  • Cooked fish such as mackerel or salmon
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Raw and cooked veggies such as carrots, kale, sweet potatoes, cabbage, green beans, broccoli, frozen peas, and sweet corn
  • Mashed potato
  • Cooked rice
  • Olive oil
  • Greek yogurt
  • Fruits such as bananas, apples, and strawberries

8% - Other

8% of our readers fed their Frenchie something else.

  • Half kibble half wet food
  • Dry kibble with Instinct Raw Boost toppers (one of my favorites!)
  • Freshly cooked frozen food
  • Frozen beef patties
  • Cooked white meat

Best Overall French Bulldog Food

Instinct Raw Boost Kibble + Raw

This is what I’ve been feeding my Frenchie for the past year or so and I have no complaints.

Are you looking for a simple dog food that will just work? Then look no further than Instinct Raw Boost Kibble + Raw.

My favorite part about this food is you get the convenience of dry kibble with the benefits of a raw diet.

Best Dry French Bulldog Food

Nulo Adult Grain Free Dog Food

There’s no doubt about it, dry foods are the most convenient option — just scoop a cup of food and plop it into your pup’s bowl. Just make sure you aren’t overfeeding your Frenchie!

Our pick for the best dry Frenchie food is Nulo’s Grain Free Dog Food

Best Wet French Bulldog Food

Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe

If your Frenchie doesn’t find dry kibble to be the most appetizing meal in the world, you should consider mixing a bit of wet food with kibble.

Best Grain-Free French Bulldog Food

The Honest Kitchen Human Grade Dehydrated Grain Free Dog Food

If you’re looking for an all-natural, 100% human-grade food for your Frenchie, you should definitely look into The Honest Kitchen.

Their food is made with ingredients that you can actually pronounce, no by-products, fillters, additives, or preservatives.

If you wanted to, you could have a bowl of The Honest Kitchen with your Frenchie… no promises on your enjoyment.

Best Freeze-Dried French Bulldog Food

Instinct Raw Boost Kibble + Raw

Best Raw French Bulldog Food

In my opinion, the best raw diet for your Frenchie is one that you make at home.

If making your own food for your Frenchie seems like too much work, I recommend freeze dried raw dog food toppers.

They’re really easy to add to your Frenchie’s existing diet, and can help make the transition from kibble to a raw diet.

Best Affordable French Bulldog Food

Rachael Ray Nutrish - Just 6

Are you looking for a high-quality dog food that won’t break the bank?

Best French Bulldog Puppy Food

Fromm Puppy Gold Dry Dog Food

Did you just bring home your new Frenchie and are in desperate need of the best Frenchie puppy food on the market?

Best Senior French Bulldog Food

Instinct Raw Boost Senior Grain Free Recipe Natural Dry Dog Food

When your Frenchie reaches about 8 years old, it is considered the “senior” stage of life, and their dietary needs will change.

What’s your favorite food?

Want to help us find the best Frenchie food?! Then please fill out our food survey! It’ll only take a few seconds.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of a raw diet

Here are just some of the many benefits those who feed their dog a raw diet claim:

  1. Cleaner teeth and fresher breath
  2. Less farting
  3. More energy
  4. Prevention from diseases such as diabetes and arthritis

Dry vs Wet Food?

Why does my Frenchie keep getting sick

If all else fails, and you simply cannot find the right food for your Frenchie, be sure to ask your veterinarian for their suggestion. They might prescribe your pup a special prescription diet that is

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