Feeding A French Bulldog Puppy – Schedules And Amounts
The amount of food your french bulldog puppy needs varies depending on its age and weight. The table below shows the approximate daily amounts needed for different ages and weights.
Age Weight (g) Daily Amount (grams) 1 Month 4-6 lbs. 5-7 oz.
2 Months 7-9 lbs. 8-10 oz 3 Months 10+ lbs 11-12 oz
It is very important to note that the above table is just an estimate based on what we have learned from our own experience with our own dogs and other dog owners’ experiences with their pups. There are always exceptions to every rule.
Also it is not possible to predict exactly how much your pup will need at any given time. It depends on several factors such as size, activity level, health status etc…
For example if you have a small dog that weighs less than 50 pounds then you may want to start feeding him/her smaller meals rather than one big meal each day.
Likewise, if you have a very active dog that is always burning calories then you may need to feed him more than the expected amounts. It really pays off to get to know your own dog and understand his/her needs rather than following a rigid feeding schedule.
How Many Times A Day Should I Feed My French Bulldog?
It is better to feed your Frenchie 2-3 times a day rather than leaving food out all the time. This way you are giving your dog more frequent but smaller meals rather than one or two big meals. This helps avoid overfeeding and also helps keep things cleaner since there will not be as much leftover food sitting around for potential spoilage. Also, you should not leave food out for too long as it may spoil and then your dog may get sick from eating it.
Also, by getting into the habit of feeding your Frenchie 2-3 times a day you also get into the habit of paying more attention to him. This is especially helpful for new dog owners that are not yet completely used to having a dog around.
New dog owners sometimes tend to ignore their dogs for long periods of time. This can be harmful for both the owner and the dog in the long run.
How Much Food Should I Give My French Bulldog Per Meal?
Due to the wide variation in size, age, activity level, and health status it is not possible to say how much food should I give my french bulldog per meal. As mentioned at the beginning of this section you should try to get to know your dog better and understand his/her needs rather than just following some rigid feeding schedule.
For example if your dog is a growing puppy that is very active then he/she may need more food than a fully grown adult that is not very active. Also, if your dog is not feeling well and is not eating much then you should feed him as much as he will eat during each mealtime.
You should also keep in mind that if you are going to be gone all day then you may want to feed your dog a little more at each meal so he won’t go too long without food. But again, it all depends on the individual dog and how active he is, etc…
How Should I Store My Frenchies Food?
It is best to buy the food in bulk and store it in airtight containers in a dry place such as the pantry. You should not store the food in the fridge or in the garage as both places can lead to the food spoilage. If you do not have a pantry you can store the food in some other place that is dry and cool. You just need to make sure you minimize the amount of times you open and close the container as too much air can lead to the food spoiling faster.
You can also buy canned food such as Natural Balance or even some of the IVD foods, though these are a little more expensive. With canned food, you don’t need to worry about storing it as much since it is already preserved so there is less chance of it going bad.
Should I Feed My French Bulldog Puppy Food?
It is not necessary to feed your Frenchie puppy food unless he/she is still a really young puppy. You should be able to find a good quality adult dog food that he will like and be healthy for him to eat. If your French Bulldog puppy is still very young (like under 3 months old) then you may need to feed him a puppy food that is specifically made for very young and nursing puppies.
Can I Give My French Bulldog People Food?
You should not feed your Frenchie people food unless you are adding it to his regular food. For example, many people like to give their dogs raw vegetables such as carrots or green beans as a snack once in a while. You can do this but again, make sure you are only giving your dog what he would eat in proportion to the amount of his regular food since feeding too much people food can lead to weight gain and other health problems.
Can I Cook My Frenchie’s Food?
You can cook for your Frenchie, but again you should only be doing this in small proportions to his regular food. Some people like to give their dogs a little homemade stew or something similar every once in a while. If you do decide to do this then make sure you talk with your vet first and discuss proper diet recipes for your dog. You can find some of these recipes online or at your local pet supply store.
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