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10 Best Fruits That Your French Bulldog Needs To Eat

Most French bulldog owners often wonder what extra ingredients they can add to their dog’s diet. Since an adult Frenchie should consume 25% meat proteins, and avoid carbohydrate-based food, there’s also one more healthy option for your little gremlin. When we talk about human food that French bulldogs can eat, there are many fruits and vegetables that will leave a beneficial effect on your dog’s body. They can be served as healthy snacks since they’re low in calories. That’s why we will represent you with the best fruits for your French bulldog that he will adore eating.

The Best Fruits for your French bulldog

1- Apple

Apples present the perfect choice for your furry friend because they are rich in vitamin C and pectin.  Since they are low in sugar, they are great for Frenchies that suffer from diabetes. Sliced pieces of apple can serve as tasty and very healthy snacks for your doggie. I recommend you to always remove the skin and seeds (they’re rich in cyanide) and to wash them well before eating. Since senior dog should have restricted meat-based diet, apples, being low in protein and fat, make a great treat substitute for these dogs.

fruits for your french bulldog

2- Banana

Bananas are rich in fiber that leaves a beneficial effect on your dog’s digestive system. Since they have more calories from other fruits, I don’t recommend you to overfeed your Frenchie with this tasty fruit. One half of the banana every 3rd day will be enough to satisfy your batpig’s needs for this fruit. Banana also presents a great pick for Frenchies that suffer from diarrhea, so you can also use it for this kind of condition. They’re a good source of vitamin C, potassium, fiber and vitamin B6. Bananas are low in sodium, cholesterol, and fat. On the other hand, they do contain a fair amount of sugar, so it’s important to keep it in small amounts.

3- Watermelon

Since Frenchies are prone to overheat, watermelon can serve as a great snack on a hot summer day. This fruit has only about 50 calories a cup and 92 percent water, so it’s great for hydration. It also has no fat or cholesterol, so it’s pretty much guilt-free. Watermelon is a health-food powerhouse and packed with nutrients—vitamins A, B6, and C, and potassium. However, when you want to share it with your furry friend, it’s extremely important to remove to seeds. Seeds can cause an intestinal blockage and it’s not a good idea to allow a Frenchie to chew on the rind, because it can cause gastrointestinal upset.

4- Blueberries

This super delicious fruit present one of the best sources of antioxidants. They’re rich in vitamin C, fiber and phytochemicals. You can feed your lovely pooch both with frozen and fresh blueberries. Washing is highly recommended in order to remove the dirt and potential pesticides. I recommend you to gradually increase the number of blueberries you feed your French bulldog and to include only 10% in your dog’s menu.

5- Cantaloupe

If you allow your Frenchie to eat cantaloupe, you can be sure it will leave lots of health benefits on his body. It’s an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin B6, niacin, folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium. Since it’s low in calories and high in water, it presents the perfect choice for your dog’s rehydration in summer months. However, I recommend you not to feed your dog with cantaloupe every day, because it’s high in sugar. It’s is not a good pick for Frenchies that suffer from diabetes at all. Cantaloupe rinds, like watermelon rinds, can cause gastrointestinal upset and become impacted in your dog’s digestive tract. These tough, fibrous skins are also a choking hazard.

6- Pear

Slightly softer and sweeter than apples, pears are rich in vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and folic acid. Folic acid is especially great for pregnant Frenchie ladies since it improves the amount of iron in their blood. The only thing you need to pay attention to is to remove the seeds and skin before you feed your Frenchie. Another great fact about this juicy fruit is that it improves your dog’s digestion.

7- Strawberries

Frenchies simply enjoy eating strawberries. They are rich in fiber, magnesium, potassium and folic acid, as well as multiple vitamins and essential omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help to your dog’s skin and fur look shiny and healthy, so this is one more reason for including them into your dog’s diet.  However, you should avoid feeding your little gremlins with strawberries every day, otherwise, he may get diarrhea. Three or four strawberries twice a week will be enough to please your French bulldog’s needs.

8- Oranges

This fruit might present a delicious refreshment for your little pooch especially on a hot summer day.  They contain a lot of natural sugar so I don’t recommend giving more than a half orange to your Frenchie. 

 

9- Mango

Not only are mangos safe for French bulldogs to eat, but they’re also good for them. Mangos contain essential vitamins like A, B6, C, and E, which makes it a nutritious treat for your puppy. However, it’s very important to remove the skin before you feed your doggie with it. It can be difficult to digest. The pit also contains cyanide, which can be toxic to dogs. For smaller dog breeds, such as Frenchies are, you can cut it into smaller chunks.

10- Peach

Although it’s rich in sugar, this popular summer fruit can be included in your dog’s menu in the amount of 10%. Peaches are high in fiber, vitamin A and C, so they present great picks for your Frenchie’s constipation. Make sure you remove the skin (because of pesticides) and the seed as well.