Interesting in making homemade dog food for your pup?
French bulldogs, especially, can have sensitive stomachs.
We all know this. My frenchies Weston and Fira will be fine with their food for weeks and then out of nowhere they might have an off-day of skipping a meal or throwing up some spittle.
The best thing we ever did for them was switching to a cooked food diet (Weston started when he was about 2 and Fira has ONLY eaten cooked foods since she was a baby). Traditional kibble is mostly filled with filler (corn, grain, who knows what else) to get that small, compact, round shape. They’re also hard to digest, tough on the teeth and don’t contain enough nutrients for a healthy dog.
With cooked foods, not only do the pups gobble it up and lick their bowls clean, they hardly ever fart now (and they’re FRENCHIES! A miracle, is it not?), their coat is soft and bright and no skin itchies.
I cook big batches of food for them and keep them in ziplog baggies in the freezer so they’re ready to go whenever I need them. It’s super easy to make and honestly, I get a lot of joy making it because I love cooking and most importantly, it’s for the dogs’ health + wellness.
Here are three different recipes to try (and more coming soon!):
Disclaimer: use your own judgement and of course, speak to your veterinarian if you have questions/concerns.
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Hi, there! Very glad to have found your blog and reading fun tips about how to improve care for my frenchie. During our last trip to see our vet, the bf and I was asking her for tips if we wanted to start making our own dog food. However, our vet was completely against the idea and pretty much shut down any conversation. Her point of view essentially boiled down to dog food is made for dogs so it must therefore be safe. Do you have any advice for who we could reach out to for more information? We thought because our vet knows our girl so well and all her health concerns, she’d be able to give advice but the response we got really disappointed us. (P.S. she wasn’t the vet we normally see at that office but the one we normally see was doing an emergency surgery so we spoke to this woman instead. )
Hi! Have you seen the Netflix documentary Petfooled? Very eye-opening and helpful! Pet food industry is not as regulated so even if dog food contains 10% chicken by product (bones, gizzards, leftovers etc) they are legally allowed to call it natural chicken. Most vets are trained by these same industries/companies. Def recommend it!
Hi😊 I could not agree more! Our american bulldog was itching non stop so i started cooking his food and he has been 95 percent better and so happy!!! My problem is we have a new french bulldog puppy and I want to make her meals too but I am worried that she may not get all the nutrients she needs. Do you have a recipe for a french bulldog PUPPY with quantities listed? If so, could u please send it to me? She is 9 weeks old. Thanks so much in advance!
Hello! Did you ever get a recipe? We are getting our second frenchie in a couple of weeks and would love to just feed him cooked food from the start! Thank you!
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Thankyou for the recipes,
Been using the frozen veggies recipe for the past 5 months using turmeric.
My frenchies loves it.
My Vet also tried to influence me to go dry food when i told her what i was feeding him.
My Frenchie is looking as healthy as ever so ill be sticking to these recipes.
My frenchie is now 16 months old.
At what age can your frenchie start on this?
6 months old should be ok but please double check with your vet 🙂
I rescued a one year old Frenchie that is as cute as a button but has several issues. The major issue for Maddie, our Frenchie, is diet. She was very thin when we got her and her previous owner said she was a picky eater, so I immediately put her on homemade food. She loves it! However, her system will not tolerate any beef products. I have been feeding her chicken breast, diced ham, quinoa, and diced carrots. She has put on weight and looks good now but I’m concerned that she’s not getting enough nutrients or any fat in her diet. Can you recommend some good receipts and supplements for Maddie?
Hi,I cook for my frenchie,I give her quinoa, green beans,carrots,red and yellow peppers,sweet potato, canned pumpkin,spinach, broccoli,white potato,cauliflower courgettes cabbage,I mix them all raw apart from the sweet and white potato,cook them,eggs are good,wild salmon ground beef,turkey,lamb ,I also add wild salmon oil when I give her the feed,she looks great,just make sure your giving her the right amount of protein per day then add the veggies etc to make up the rest,I give mine 2 measured cups a day,I also put coconut oil into her meat dinners so shes getting the lot,pops are great,fab shiny soft coat and no wind,another thing I give her is a wee tapas bowl with some goats milk .
This sounds great and exactly the ingredients i’d want to use. Is there anyway you can give me an exact recipe including how much you use of each ingredient. My frenchie is about 30-35 lbs. Thank you so much.
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