French Bulldogs are one of the most popular breeds of dogs in the world. They’re full of personality, intelligence and charm, making them a great pet for any family looking for a furry friend. However, there are some things that you should avoid doing with your French Bulldog to ensure they stay happy and healthy. In this blog post, we’ll discuss five things that you should absolutely not do with your French Bulldog.
1. Don't Over Exercise
Although exercise is an important part of your dog's daily routine, you should be careful not to overdo it when it comes to exercising your French Bulldog. This breed is prone to breathing issues due to their short noses, so long running sessions may be too much for them. Ensure you are giving your dog short, frequent walks rather than long, intense runs.
2. Don't Put Weight On Them
French Bulldogs are a small breed and as such they don’t have the capacity to carry heavy loads like some of the larger breeds do. To prevent injury or discomfort, avoid putting unnecessary weight on their backs or in their carriage when out walking with them.
3. Don't Overheat Them
As a brachycephalic breed (meaning they have shortened muzzles), French Bulldogs can easily become overheated in warmer climates. Be sure to provide plenty of shade and water when taking your Frenchie outside, and ensure there is always access to cool air conditioning when inside.
4. Don't Feed Them Table Scraps
French Bulldogs are susceptible to digestive issues, so it's best to avoid feeding them human food or table scraps (even though they're begging faces can be really hard to resist). Stick to a high-quality dog food, and try to feed your Frenchie at the same time each day for consistency.
5. Don't Neglect Grooming
French Bulldogs need regular grooming in order to keep their coats healthy and free of mats or tangles. Regular brushing, bathing and nail trimming are all important parts of taking care of your pup - don’t neglect these tasks! The folds of aFrenchie's skin can be a breeding ground for bacteria. To keep your pup’s folds clean and infection free, it is important to gently wipe them down at least once per week with a damp cloth or facial tissue. Be sure to use a gentle product here too so that you don’t irritate the delicate skin in these areas.
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The Bottom Line
French Bulldogs make wonderful pets and with the right love and care, can bring joy into your life for years to come. By avoiding the five things mentioned above, you can ensure that your Frenchie lives a long and healthy life. So keep these tips in mind when caring for your pup and enjoy all of the snuggles and smiles they have to offer!