Widely known for their wrinkled faces and bat ears, French bulldogs are stealing the people’s hearts by storm. Those great bunches of personalities will simply fit any kind of family, whether you’re single or having kids. As a Frenchie owner, you probably have heard thousands of times that they require special care due to their tendency to allergies and breathing issues.
However, it doesn’t mean that every Frenchie will develop certain health issues. There are a lot of other factors that affect French bulldog’s health such as genetics, and nutrition. When we talk about French bulldog health and care basics, there are a couple of demands that every dog owner should pay attention to.
Wrinkles, wrinkles all around…
Who can resist those Frenchies’ adorable huge eyes and smushed faces? If your playful batpig loves to put his nose everywhere and to sniff every corner in the house both outside, I suggest you to regularly clean his folds. It’s good to provide to your little gremlin’s face a daily cleaning routine after having a meal or going outside. In that way, you’ll remove all the excess dirt and prevent him from irritations and bacterial growth. You can do that by using a simple baby wet wipe or a wet towel. Frenchie’s foldsoften keep some hidden food left and other environmental dirt.
What about their ‘slim’ figures?
There’s no French bulldog that will resist food. Food is one of their main motivations for learning tricks and showing good behavior. Therefore, you must keep in mind not to overfeed him when he next time shows you his irresistible puppy eyes while you’re eating.
Since Frenchies don’t require a lot of exercises, they can easily gain weight and become obese. Obesity will cause them certain breathing issues, and that’s the last thing you want to happen to your furry friend.
That’s why I advise you to take your four-legged friend to multiple short walks during a day. The best time for taking a Frenchie out is early morning and late evenings.
Why morning and evening and not some other time of the day?
Unfortunately, the French bulldog breed is prone to overheating due to its shortened nostrils. They act very sensitively to higher temperatures. So, if you live in cool climate conditions, this rule doesn’t apply. Unlike hot weather conditions, when you’re taking your Frenchie out in cold weather, you need to provide him with the appropriate clothing.
They work a lot for their bodies…
French bulldog paws work a lot for their bodies. That’s why I advise you to pay attention to their regular cleaning as well. For Frenchies that suffer from environmental allergens like dust and pollen, you must clean their paws every time you come back from outside. Otherwise, they’ll become irritated, swollen and a dog may start licking or chewing the inflamed spot.
If you don’t have the opportunity to clean your little gremlin’s paws every time, another solution presents buying some socks or doggiehboots. Frenchies’ paw skin may also react sensitively to different chemicals like road salt. Even walking on hot pavements and sand in summer can cause them issues. Imagine that you’re walking bare feet on hot sand…It would certainly not be a good idea.
How to keep Frenchie’s coat shiny?
There’s no better feeling than hearing from people that your Frenchie’s coat looks healthy and smooth. Regular grooming and coat cleaning present the main key for keeping your gremlin’s fur brilliant. Here you can find the best tips and tricks for making your Frenchie’s coat shiny and healthy.