How to Care For My French Bulldog.
- Nutrition: Frenchies are prone to obesity, so it is vital to watch their calorie intake and weight. If you choose to give your dog treats, do so in moderation. Give table scraps sparingly, if at all, especially avoiding cooked bones and foods high in fat. Choose a nutrient dense dogfood specified for your dog’s age. And as always, check with your vet if you have any questions.
- Grooming: Their short coat has minimal shedding. Weekly brushing with a medium-bristle brush will help to remove shed hair and keep him looking his best. Brushing promotes new hair growth and distributes skin oils throughout the coat to help keep it healthy. Also noteworthy; their facial folds should be kept clean and dry, so as not to promote bacterial growth. And don’t forget to trim their nails regularly, so they do not cause him any pain.
- Exercise: A short walk or outdoor play session each day should provide enough activity to keep the French Bulldog in shape. Be careful not to over-exert your bully, as this can lead to breathing issues.
In general, you should know; because of their front-heavy structure, Frenchies cannot swim and should never be left unattended near a tub, pool, or body of water. Also, like all flat-faced breeds, they are prone to breathing problems and do poorly in hot or humid weather. So, keep this in mind when playing outside with your pet.