If you are planning to purchase or adopt a French Bulldog puppy, one of the things that you have to learn is how to feed it. It is important to feed the puppy properly. At its age, it is still growing and needs food to grow. Besides, foods are also important to prevent the puppy from getting health issues.
As the new owner is not familiar with how to feed a French Bulldog puppy, you may be confused about what to do. Gladly you come here where you will be informed about how much your puppy should eat.
If you get your French Bulldog from a reputable breeder, you should be able to get a certificate of dog food where you will be able to see a feeding chart on the package. The exact location of this chart is usually on the back side. Check out the example of the feeding chart by weight and age below:
|LBS||1 ½ – 3 Months (Cups)||4-5 Months (Cups)||6-8 Months (Cups)||9-11 Months (Cups)||1-2 Years (Cups)|
|3-12||½ – ¾||¾ – 1 ¼||2/3 – 1 1/3||Feed as adult||Feed as adult|
|13-20||½ – 1||1 1/3 – 1 2/3||1 – 1 ¼||1 ¼ – 1 1/3||1 ¼ – 1 ½|
|21-50||2/3 – 1 1/3||1 ¾ – 2 ½||1 1/3 – 2 ¼||2 1/3 – 2 2/3||2 ½ – 3 ¾|
|51-75||2/3 – 2||1 ¾ – 3 ½||1 2/3 – 3 1/3||3 – 4 ¼||3 ¼ – 5 ½|
|76-100||1 – 2 1/3||2 ½ – 3 1/3||3 ½ – 5 1/2||4 ½ – 6 ¼||6 ¾ – 9 2/3|
|101 & Up||2 1/3 + 1/3||3 1/3 + 1/3||5 ½ + 1/3||6 ¼ + 1/3||9 2/3 + 1/3|
Now, weight your French Bulldog puppy and then check the chart above. By using the chart above, you will be able to feed your puppy well. Aside from that chart, there is also a universal feeding chart for French Bulldogs that has been approved globally by vets, as follow:
|17.6 lb (8 kg)||1 + 1/2||129||1 + ¾||146|
|19.8 lb (9 kg)||1 + 5/8||141||1 7/8||160|
|22 lb (10 kg)||1 + ¾||152||2||173|
|24.3 lb (11 kg)||1 + 7/8||163||2 + 1/8||186|
|26.5 lb (12 kg)||2||174||2 + ¼||198|
|30.9 lb (14 kg)||2 + ¼||196||2 + 5/8||223|
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces = 86 gr
Understanding both charts is important so that you can support your French Bulldog puppy to grow well. The food amount for the dog should be calculated, depending on the lifestyle and the daily activity. One thing that is sure is to feed the puppy or dog every day and properly.
When feeding your French Bulldog puppy, make sure to check the level of water from time to time. If your puppy is fed with a dry dog, its stomach will get dry and it will feel thirsty.
For those who want a more accurate estimate of how much food that you have to prepare for your French Bulldog puppy, you are suggested to use the French Bulldog food calculator. Here is the link where you can find a calculator to calculate how much your French Bulldog puppy should eat tap here.
To be able to feed your French Bulldog puppy properly, you should check out the guide to feed it by age below:
- 2-6 months
At this age, your French Bulldog puppy is believed to be weaned by its mother. It was gradually weaned off breast milk and turned into baby food. As the puppy is still young, it still needs high calories and nutrition. If your puppy is between the ages of 8 and 12 weeks, it needs a total of 1.5 cups of pet food every single day. You should extend it to 3 meals per ½ cup. Distributing the meals is recommended to minimize the energy spikes that the puppy will suffer as a result of increases and decreases in blood sugar between meals.
- 6-9 months
When your French Bulldog puppy is 6-9 months old, you should be ready to feed your puppy. From about 6 months until your puppy turns 1 year old, you can feed it a high quality of dog food. You are suggested to follow a strict routine for your puppy. If your puppy is fed regularly at the same time, every day, every week, every year, for the rest of its life, it will feel healthy and happy. Between the meals, you are also allowed to insert a few treats. If you assume that there is something wrong, it is better for you to not make a judgment by yourself and see a vet instead as they surely know better than you.
In case you think that your French Bulldog puppy is underweight, you can add half a cup a week to ~ 2.5 cups a day. Do it until the weight has stabilized. By consuming half a cup every day, your puppy will be able to grow well and to be happy.
Apparently, French Bulldogs puppies would love to eat as much food as they want. They have a good appetite. If your French Bulldog always looks starving even though you have fed it, do not get seduced by its welding face. Follow the guide and do not feed it more, unless you want your puppy to be overweight.
If you want your French Bulldog puppy to be healthy, you should keep an eye on what it eats. Make sure that your puppy only eats the foods served by you. Do not let it consume the other foods. The other foods are not guaranteed to make it healthy. Plus, there is also a risk that these foods are harmful for the puppy as they contain poison.