Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Healthy Bulldog Diet: 5 Tips For The Perfect Diet

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Anna Olson
Mar 22 ·

Finding a healthy bulldog diet can be a challenge for many owners. Proper diet and nutrition are important components of a bulldog’s wellness. The perfect diet will lead to a long, happy life with your pet. We’ve listed five tips for the perfect bulldog diet.

Feeding Your Bulldog

Bulldogs need their diets to be mostly meat-based. While some vegetables are good for them, the largest component of their diets should come from animal sources of protein. It is important to pay close attention to what you feed them, as many in the breed get gas issues from their food. Here are five more tips to help you with your bulldog’s diet.

1. Feed Multiple Small Meals Throughout The Day

Bulldogs are a breed prone to bloat, or gastric torsion. This condition may be fatal in a matter of hours unless addressed. Giving a bulldog multiple small meals throughout the day, instead of one large meal, will help combat bloat.

Healthy Bulldog Diet

 

2. Avoid Corn, Wheat, And Soy

Corn, wheat, and soy are lower-quality sources of carbohydrates. Though a bulldog will need some carbs, there are better source ingredients for them. Look for foods with brown rice, barley, or sweet potato as a source of carbs instead.

3. Look For Good-Quality Fats

Bulldogs do need some fat in their diets. Hopefully, the main source of animal protein in their food will also provide fat. Otherwise, look for sources with omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, like fish oil or flaxseed oil.

Healthy Bulldog Diet

4. Proportion Calories To Activity Level And Age

A healthy bulldog diet will take their age and activity level into consideration. The highest limit of daily calories for an adult bulldog is 1300, with 1100 being the average and 930 at the lower end. Young bulldogs and bulldogs who work hard will need more calories to keep up their growth and energy. Senior bulldogs and inactive bulldogs will need fewer calories to prevent excess weight gain.

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5. Prevent Eye Issues With Beta-Carotene

Beta-carotene is a compound found in orange vegetables like carrots and sweet potato. Since bulldogs are genetically prone to eye issues later in life, beta-carotene makes a great addition to their food.

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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