How to care for a French bulldog
Caring for a French Bulldog, or “Frenchie” as they have been nicknamed, can be a fun and rewarding experience as long as you take the time and put in a little effort. These dogs are great companions, they are very loving and loyal, and they completely trust you, as their owner, to take care of them.
The first step in caring for your French Bulldog is to get him a collar, tagged with his name and phone number. Licensing and registering them with the local Humane Society. Every day the animals get lost and end up in the local kennel. If your dog runs away, a tag that leads back to the owner is almost a guarantee that the family will be reunited with their pet in a short amount of time.
If you don’t plan on raising your dog, have him spayed or neutered when he reaches the right age. The world is being flooded with abandoned dogs, even French Bulldogs, so take the precaution of grooming your animal so that no unwanted surprises arise in the future. People all over the world claim that dogs like these should never be spayed or neutered due to their value, but if you are buying the animal as a pet and have no plans to have puppies, take them to the vet and get it done.
Feed your puppy high-quality dog food. Avoid cheap generic brands because they have additives such as ground feathers that can harm your dog’s health. Feed them one full bowl a day or two small bowls a day. It is important not to overfeed your puppy, which will make him overweight and unhealthy.
Exercise your puppy on a regular basis. The healthier your bulldog is, the longer it will live and the happier it will be. Set aside some time each day to take a walk in the park, or in the mountains, or even walk around the block a few times. The location of the hike is not as important as the hike.
Personal hygiene for your puppy is also a mandatory aspect of caring for your Frenchie. Since this breed drools throughout the day, use a warm washcloth and wipe the entire face and neck area, making sure to penetrate all folds and wrinkles. Bathe them in lukewarm water on a regular basis, using only shampoo designed for dogs. Once every two months, have his teeth cleaned and make regular visits to the vet to make sure his health and vaccinations are up-to-date and at a safe level.
Taking care of your French Bulldog puppy may seem like a time-consuming undertaking, but it’s worth it. Having a healthy, happy, and lovable dog by your side is one of life’s greatest joys.