What Should an English Bulldog Puppy Be Fed?

by Michaela Davila

English bulldog puppies make wonderful pets and with all their wrinkles, they are absolutely adorable. This unique breed is prone to a lot of health problems and with their low energy level, bullies can easily become overweight. What you feed your bulldog will make a big impact on his health.

Consistency

English bulldogs have very sensitive digestive systems so keep your new puppy on the same type of food the breeder or pet store used for 2 to 4 weeks after you bring him home.

Transition to New Food

To transition your dog to a new food of your choice, mix a quarter new food to 3 quarters current food for one week. Next mix the food half and half for a week. Next, mix 3 quarters of the new food to 1 quarter old food for a week and finally make a complete switch in the fourth week.

Amount of Food

English bulldogs love to eat, but because of their low energy levels, it is important to not over feed them. Follow the feeding instructions by weight on the food packaging.

Type

English bulldogs are prone to allergies and health issues so choose a high quality food such as Royal Canin. This brand has both a puppy formula and a bulldog specific formula for when your dog matures.

Reactions

Bulldogs can be prone to food allergies so monitor your dog for any reactions she might have from her food. If you notice hives, vomiting, diarrhea or excessive itchiness, take your dog to the vet and have her checked for food allergies.

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About the Author

Based in Orlando, Fla., Michaela Davila has been writing poetry, short stories, resumes and advertising materials for years. She has recently been published in the Dollar Stretcher and Devozine. Davila has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Elon University and is a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst.