One of the most prevalent gastro problems in French Bulldogs is usually digestion issues. The digestive problem can be experienced by both human beings and dogs, and it can become a very big problem if not properly handled. French Bulldogs are an adorable baby breed of dog, cute and intelligent. Frenchies are playful and funny - These are among some of the main reasons why we all love Frenchies. So, letting this lovely friend of ours to go through gastro problems without help from us is the very last thing I want to do to my French Bulldog and I believe you, too.

That's why we have put together this piece to help you learn how we can effectively prevent our Frenchies from having stomach issues, like most dogs and humans too.

First off, let's identify some of the causes of stomach problems in French Bulldogs. To minimize the length of this article, we are going to categorize these causes into just 3 and discuss them collectively, thus:
1. Facial Structure
2. Some Bacteria Present
3. Medical Conditions

Starting from the first one. FACIAL STRUCTURE. You are probably wondering, what has the structure of a french bulldogs face got to do their stomach problem. let me explain. Frenchies are brachycephalic breed, one thing common among dogs of this breed is that they generally have flat faces, short muzzle, pushed-upper jaw, and not-very-wide nostrils. Because of these facial features of the French Bulldog, the pet usually has problems breathing through the nose. What this makes them do is that they instead breathe through their mouth. So, they take a lot of air into their internal parts, causes them to have a bloated stomach, which leads to Frenchies releasing a lot of gas, (farts). This is also capable of causing stomach upset.

2. SOME BACTERIA PRESENT: Another cause of stomach problems in French Bulldog is the presence of bacteria in the internal tract. Hence, Your Frenchies enzymes are not able to properly digestive some food contents, especially fiber and proteinous foods,

3. MEDICAL CONDITIONS: There is also possible that your Frenchie's Gastro problems are as a result of a medical condition. For some French Bulldogs, their medical conditions may be genetic. One of such medical conditions is stomach upset. Pancreatic insufficiency, food intolerance, parasites or inflammatory bowel disease can sometimes be an addition to the gastrointestinal troubles.

Preventing Gastro Problems in French Bulldogs

1. Choose the right food: French bulldogs can play better with the food that has a very high digestive source of protein and also has fibers that don’t have the bacteria that produces gas in the colon. Try avoiding some things like soy, peas or beans which will be a good initiative. Thing like ‘low-residue’ formula will also work very well. It means that mostly the nutrients of this diet will be absorbed and digested by the pup before they could reach to the microbes which are gassy.

2. Change the meal time: Feeding your Frenchie many times in a day can decrease the quantity of air they swallow in the day. You can feed the dry food and as well as canned food too, it will also help. You can also try feeding on hand.
Check with your pup’s veterinarian: There might be chances of some serious medical or stomach issues, which might need extra care if your pup suffers a lot from stomach problems and the problems are long-lasting. For this, you might consult a doctor to take extra care.

3. Ditch the dairy: It’s common for us to feed milk or cheese to pets. But do you know that milk and cheese have lactose present in them, which is not digested properly by any dog who is adult? So, you should probably stop feeding dairy products to your French bulldog!

In the end, having some health problems is common among human and dogs. With some extra effort and care, these problems of the Frenchies or human can be reduced to some level. And you can stay relaxed, happy and free of embarrassment, while going out, having fun together, enjoying with your dog. Moreover, you can explore the world with your dog being stress-free. Isn’t it amazing?

So, start taking extra care of your French bulldog from now only and for more information, you may consult a doctor. And here are some human food that better not give your Frenchie. Explore the world and enjoy together.

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I have a Frenchie and she is 7 months old has a GI problem took her to the vet and he gave her a shot to keep her from throwing up and gave her dog food for Frenchie with GI problems and she still want eat but she still drinks her water ever now and then and has blood in her stool plz help but I’m gonna take her back to the vet and have her admitted cause of her not eating

Erica Boatwright

I have a 4 year old Frenchie, who has tummy issues. He is on Royal Canin wet food for Frenchies with gastro-intestinal problems, meaning he throws up a lot. Lately he has dropped weight, seems to be very lethargic and not his usual fun loving self. I am at my wits end in knowing how to fix this for him or rather, how to get my puppy back to the quality of life that he enjoyed as a puppy. How do I help him survive? Or should I just give up and have him put down? Please help I don’t want to see him suffer any more.


My French is One-year-old he is constantly being sick and took him to the vet three times I’ve changed his diet We’re back to square one again

Maxine Fulton

So our frenchie is 3 years old. We got him and he was on dry dog food (now puppy food is what it was called.) started to notice he was making a choking noise after eating. And then he would go nuts on his water, basically because his kibble is dry. So we decided to switch him to raw food. He seemed to be doing well, however all of a sudden he started to vomit it up. Like it was not staying down. We took him to the vet, and they said to keep him in royal canine kibble food for frenchies. He seemed to be doing well but then stopped eating all together. We are going insane trying to figure out what to feed this dog. HELP!


We have switched our frenchie’s food a few times now. He is good for awhile then has days of throwing up or regurgitating. He is now on Hills Z/D I stopped giving him dry dog food because he just swallows it not chew. I noticed in his regurgitation there were dry food pieces. But he was 20lbs and is now 17. Acts normal but I am worried. Just switched vets so hoping they can help him!

Lisa Lawton

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