Let’s face it
While we shouldn’t be feeding our Frenchies our table scraps and other human food, we all are guilty of it from time to time! There are many foods that we eat that are extremely dangerous for our pets, so it’s important to know what human food French Bulldogs can eat! Just like anything else in life, your Frenchie should enjoy these foods in moderation to avoid becoming overweight.
Frenchies will eat just about anything but that doesn’t mean they should! Check out this adorable video of @bluenjy eating whatever he pleases!
What food can French Bulldogs eat?
Most of the food we eat shouldn’t be shared with our pups, but if you must, here’s what’s safe.
Some fruits and vegetables
My French Bulldog absolutely loves some fruit or vegetables to snack on! Bananas are her favorite!
Just remember, not all fruits and vegetables are safe for your French Bulldog to eat! Here’s a list of the fruits and vegetables that are safe for your pup to consume! As with anything else, be sure to feed them fruits in moderation; some fruits such as pineapple are high in sugar which is bad for your French Bulldog’s teeth!
- Brussel sprouts
- Green beans
- Sweet potato
Can French Bulldogs eat peanut butter? Of course! It’s one of my Frenchie’s favorite treats! Just make sure you double check that the peanut butter you’re feeding is all natural and doesn’t contain xylitol! Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs!
What dog doesn’t love peanut butter? I’ve always used peanut butter to bribe my pets to eat their medications. It’s also a great source of protein and fiber; a tablespoon is all they need!
Yogurt is alright in small quantities, but you shouldn’t go overboard with it. Dogs don’t have the ability to process dairy like us humans can and too much can bother their digestive systems.
What makes yogurt great for those pups that can digest it is all the active bacteria found in yogurt! These bacteria strengthen the digestive system with probiotics.
Just like anything else you’re sharing with your Frenchie, make sure you double check that it doesn’t contain any added sugars or artificial sweeteners such as Xylitol!
Can French Bulldogs eat cheese? Well, that really depends on your dog. Some dogs are able to digest cheese without any problems while some, especially those that are lactose intolerant, can have their stomachs bothered by even the smallest amount.
Cheese is great for its abundance of protein, calcium, vitamin A, essential fatty acids, and B-complex vitamins, which are essential for your Frenchie’s health.
When looking for cheeses to feed your French Bulldog, look for those that are low in fat and sodium. The healthy choices are mozzarella and cottage cheese.
Chicken, turkey & beef
These are greats sources of protein for your dog. They’re commonly found in many raw diets and other treats! Just make sure you’re feeding them lean proteins, which means they haven’t been cooked in fatty oils, wines, or other ingredients. Some plain old chicken or turkey from the deli is perfect!
Another great source of protein for your pup! Just as the omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon are beneficial to us humans, they are to your pet as well! These fatty acids are great for your French Bulldog’s coat, skin health, as well as the numerous other benefits associated with this amazing nutrient.
Some other benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids are
- Improve eye health
- Promote brain health
- Promote heart health
- Reduce inflammation
Tuna is another great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which of course promote heart and eye health! Tuna that you share with your dog should always be prepared in water without any extra spices. Just plain tuna will do; they won’t even know the difference.
If you’re feeding your French Bulldog canned tuna, which contains small amounts of mercury and sodium, keep those portions conservative. A little bit won’t hurt at all though!
Pumpkin and sweet potatoes
Pumpkin is great for your French Bulldog’s digestive system as it’s rich in fiber! It’s also full of other nutrients that are essential to a healthy pup such as vitamin A, E, C, potassium, and iron.
Never use canned pumpkin as it may contain xylitol, which I go into more depth on the dangers of it later in this article.
My veterinarian recommends me to feed my Frenchie a little bit of pumpkin whenever she has diarrhea or an upset stomach. It works wonders!
Rice is also great for relieving your Frenchie’s upset stomach! Dogs can eat cooked plain white rice or pasta.
Don’t be selfish next time you’re watching a flick with your Frenchie! A little bit of unsalted, unbuttered, air-popped popcorn is perfectly fine for dogs to consume! In fact, it contains riboflavin, thiamine which promotes eye health and digestion.
Just make sure that the kernels are completely popped as they pose a choking hazard for your Frenchie!
Wheat and grains
There has been quite the controversy over dogs and grain-free or gluten-free diets. The concern over wheat and other grains arises from a tragic event in 2007 where wheat from China was contaminated with industrial chemicals that affected thousands of pets and even killed some!
Many owners believe that their pet should be eating a grain or gluten-free diet, however, this is not necessary. Dogs are actually able to digest carbohydrates such as grains with ease due to their genetics.
Did we miss anything? Got any questions, suggestions, or concerns? Leave a comment down below and we’ll be sure to get back to you!