Finding the perfect treat is tough
Keeping up with your Frenchie’s treat needs can get tiring.
There’s just so many treats to choose from! Have you seen your pet store’s treat aisle recently?!
What makes a good French Bulldog treat?
- High-quality, organic, whole ingredients
- Doesn’t upset your Frenchie’s stomach
- Odor-free (or at least don’t stink like crazy!)
How do you find a treat that meets all these criteria?! The shelves are full of low quality treats that are no-good for our Frenchies.
Leave the trial-and-error to us, and focus on what matters most — keeping your Frenchie happy.
The Himalayan Dog Chew from Himalayan Pet Supply draws inspiration from an ancient Himalayan hard cheese snack recipe– they pretty much ate a snack similar to this treat.
With no preservatives or binding agents, you can rest assured that this snack is human-grade (feel free to try it yourself!).
Made from 100% yak and cow’s milk along with salt and lime juice to create a tasty treat that takes hours of chewing to scrape each bite off
Sourced in the Himalayas so you know your dog is getting the best quality chews available
Designed to resist messes, staining, and spreading unwanted odors
- Super tasty— will keep your Frenchie busy chewing for hours
- Free of any artificial preservatives or additives
- Gluten-free, grain-free, lactose-free, soy-free, and corn-free
What is in a Himalayan Cheese Stick?
There’s not much in these treats! Just a few special ingredients.
- Yak & cow milk
- Lime juice
2. Bully Sticks
A bully stick is a simple chew stick for your Frenchie made from one nasty ingredient– bull penis.
Yes, believe it or not, these sticks are actually made from dehydrated bull penis which gives them that awful stench.
Fortunately, some bully sticks have less of an odor than others due to how they were processed, however, none will be completely odor-free.
Looking for a healthy and tasty treat for your Frenchie that'll keep them busy?
Well then look no further than Best Bully Sticks All-Natural Bully Sticks!
- 100% grass-fed beef
- No artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, or additives
If you're looking for a no-frills Bully Stick, these are for you.
Note: Your Frenchie will love these — but you might not... they're not odorless!
Are bully sticks safe for French Bulldogs?
Yes, however, you must be careful with the bully stick when it starts to get short.
While some other dog breeds may be able to eat the whole bully stick with ease, I worry about my Frenchie choking on it when it gets too small.
I recommend taking away their bully stick when it’s smaller than 3-4 inches.
When it comes to Frenchies & Bones, my experience has been hit or miss.
I know many Frenchies that can tolerate bones fine— but my Frenchie gags/chokes every time she chews on a bone.
There’s so many types of bones
Dogs have a variety of bone options available to them, each with its own characteristics and benefits. Here are some common types of bones for dogs
Plain bones, such as antlers, marrow bones, and knuckle bones, can provide French Bulldogs with both physical and mental stimulation while offering various benefits:
Antlers, often sourced from deer or elk, are renowned for their durability and long-lasting nature.
They are rich in minerals and can contribute to your Frenchie’s dental health by naturally scraping away plaque and tartar.
Always supervise your Frenchie while they enjoy antlers to prevent any choking hazards.
- Last a long time
- Promote dental health by scraping away plaque & tartar
- Risk of choking or tooth damage if the bone is too small or too hard
- Not recommended for dogs with certain dental conditions or weak teeth
Marrow bones, typically obtained from beef or bison, contain nutrient-rich marrow inside. French Bulldogs can derive both mental stimulation and a delicious treat from these bones.
Opt for large, weight-bearing marrow bones to minimize the risk of splintering.
Remember that marrow is high in fat, so it’s essential to provide it in moderation as part of a balanced
Raw bones, such as raw beef or lamb bones, can provide French Bulldogs with minerals, vitamins, and nutrients.
They can help promote dental health by scraping away plaque and tartar.
Make sure to choose appropriately-sized raw bones that match your French Bulldog’s chewing abilities and supervise them while they chew.
- Provide essential minerals, vitamins, and nutrients
- Promote dental health by scraping away plaque and tartar
- Offer a natural and satisfying chewing experience
- Possibility of bacterial contamination if not handled or stored properly
- Some dogs may have digestive sensitivities to raw bones
Meaty bones, like chicken wings or turkey necks, can be a tasty and nutritious option for French Bulldogs. They offer the benefits of chewing on bones and the added protein from the meat.
Again, select bones that are suitable for your Frenchie’s size and closely supervise their chewing.
Synthetic bones made of materials like nylon or rubber can be a safer option for French Bulldogs. They are typically designed to be safe, durable and long-lasting.
Unlike natural bones, they do not splinter, reducing the risk of choking or internal injuries.
Here’s what we suggest for nylon/rubber bones:
- Are durable & long-lasting
- Can be a suitable option for dogs with sensitivities or allergies
- Don't splinter like natural bones, reducing the risk of choking or injury
- Your Frenchie might want the real thing
- Not as natural or nutritious as real bones
- Potential for dogs to chew off and swallow small pieces, leading to digestive issues
Your mileage may vary, but I’ve found bully sticks to be much better than Bones for my Frenchie.
4. Small Treats for Training
When training your Frenchie, you are going to need a small & tasty treat that doesn’t have too many calories.
Frenchies may be stubborn— but with a treat like this, they'll be doing whatever it takes to get another one...
With chicken as the #1 ingredient and only 3 calories per treat, this is one of my favorite Frenchie treats for both training & snacking.
- Made with chicken
- Less than 3 calories per treat
- Made with natural, whole ingredients
The perfect low-calorie training treat.
With real beef as the #1 ingredient and no by-products or artificial ingredients, these are sure to have your Frenchie listening for more.
- Made in the USA
- Created by nutritionists and veterinarians
- Contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids to support healthy brain & coat development
Something like these Natural Farm Top Premium Beef Trachea is the perfect treat for a Frenchie that wants a treat that is unlike most.
Be warned… your Frenchie will chew through these pretty quick (compared to a bully stick)…
But they’ll love them for sure.
Are Bully Sticks Good for French Bulldogs?
Yes! Bully sticks are a healthy & safe treat for Frenchies of all ages.
How often should I give treats to my French Bulldog?
Treats should be given in moderation to maintain a healthy balance in your French Bulldog’s diet.
As a general guideline, treats should make up no more than 10% of your Frenchie’s daily caloric intake.
It’s important to consider the size, age, and activity level of your dog when determining the appropriate amount of treats. Consulting with your veterinarian can provide more specific recommendations based on your Frenchie’s individual needs.