Your French Bulldog - Our Best Friend

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Health of the French Bulldog and Natural Nutrition
The French Bulldog has become one of the most popular breeds today. It is known for its charming face and loving temperament, often featured in the photos of many Instagram stars. Unfortunately, this popularity has brought some significant health issues within the genetic pool of French Bulldogs.

However, with the right desire and understanding, these health problems can be addressed by their owners.
French Bulldog
French Bulldogs are small and sturdy dogs with distinctive physical characteristics. Here are the typical height, weight, and lifespan of French Bulldogs:

Male French Bulldogs typically stand around 11 to 12 inches (28 to 31 cm) at the shoulder.
Female French Bulldogs are generally slightly smaller, standing about 10 to 11 inches (25 to 28 cm) in height.

French Bulldogs are a compact breed, and their weight typically ranges from 16 to 28 pounds (7 to 13 kg).
Male French Bulldogs tend to be on the heavier end of this weight range, while females are usually lighter.

The average lifespan of a French Bulldog is around 10 to 12 years. Some French Bulldogs can live even longer with proper care and a healthy lifestyle.

Health Issues In French Bulldogs
French Bulldogs typically have a breed tendency towards increased sensitivity and intolerance, making them prone to allergies. These allergies can manifest as skin problems, digestive issues, or a combination. Their susceptibility to inflammatory conditions can also contribute to hip dysplasia and respiratory problems.

Thankfully, diet can play a significant role in addressing these health issues with an inflammatory component. The following recommendations demonstrate why a fully balanced raw dog food like "Bow-Wow" is the best choice for French Bulldogs.

Sensitivity, Intolerance, And Allergies - What To Do?
Food sensitivity can lead to digestive issues and allergies. Recent scientific research shows that grains are one of the main contributors to "leaky gut syndrome" in dogs. Finding quality grain-free dog food is crucial in preventing or reversing this process.

Skin Sensitivity / Itchy Skin
Skin sensitivity is an external inflammatory reaction rather than an internal one. Like food sensitivity, reducing the number of products that trigger an immune or inflammatory response is critical, along with healing the leaky gut syndrome.

Hip Dysplasia
Hip dysplasia is a widespread issue in French Bulldogs, involving genetic and dietary factors. The primary dietary focus for dogs prone to hip dysplasia is removing everything that can cause inflammation, such as grains, lectins, excessive omega-6 fats from animal and plant oils, or rancid oxidized fats found in fried or overcooked foods.

Inflammation of the conjunctiva can also have genetic, dietary, and environmental components. The same dietary steps can be applied here.

Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome (Bas)
BAS is typical among French Bulldogs and similar breeds due to their adorable shortened head shape. Diet plays a key role in managing elements within your control. A crucial aspect is maintaining a diet that avoids grains and includes a high intake of anti-inflammatory beneficial omega-3 fats and natural energy sources.

Through our experience, we have seen many health issues in French Bulldogs disappear when transitioning to an entirely natural, raw, and unprocessed diet. At first glance, this may seem not easy, but it's not. Choose a balanced, realistic, raw food option.