French Bulldog Bad Breath: How To Deal With It?

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Most Frenchie owners enjoy their puppy licking their face when they cuddle. You know the deal: 

Hugs without kisses are not as sweet and heartwarming.

The only problem may be your pup’s bad breath. It can be such a mood spoiler!

So, the question is: 

How to deal with French bulldog bad breath

We’ll help! 

We’ll list all the possible causes of bad breath in dogs – and give you advice on how to treat it – so that you can enjoy bonding with your Frenchie worry-free!

Why Do Frenchies Have A Bad Breath?

upside down french bulldog

In general, dogs have bad breath because something is wrong inside their bodies – meaning it’s commonly a sign of some underlying condition. 

What are the most common causes of canine bad breath?

Here are a few examples:

  • Poor or inadequate diet
  • Poor dental health
  • Blocked anal glands
  • Something that your dog has picked up outside

How can you determine which problem is bothering your French bulldog? 

Don’t worry; we’ll go through every possible cause in detail.

Let’s start from the end for a change: 

If your Frenchie has been outside, the chances are that they were exploring the surroundings. The problem is that dogs explore everything with their noses and mouths – especially puppies. 

So, your Frenchie might have accidentally sniffed or even licked some poop or pee. Gross, we know! Even if it was “only” some trash or food waste, the scent could linger for quite a while. 

It might be the cause of that unpleasant odor coming from your dog’s mouth.

Moreover, this can be the reason why your French bulldog is stinky in general. Your pup might have stepped into something foul. 

That’s why it’s best always to check your little furry buddy when you come home from the daily walk or outdoor playtime.

You don’t want your Frenchie covered in some smelly mess. After all, you know how dogs bathe themselves. And if you do not clean your pooch, they will lick everything off – and the gross will just get a whole lot grosser.

Speaking of gross, let’s tackle those anal glands mentioned earlier. 

If your French Bulldog’s anal glands are blocked, their breath can become very stinky. How? 

Well, your Frenchie has a thing for licking its tush. 

Yeah, we know it’s super-gross – but all dogs do it. They do it even more often when their anal glands are blocked because that helps them relieve the pain and discomfort. 

The whole “We are what we eat” concept also applies to dogs. 

Do not worry; your Frenchie will not morph into a kibble – but it will smell like garbage if fed with garbage. No, that’s not a bad pun:

Your Frenchie can sometimes eat literal garbage if you’re not careful – but that’s not what we have in mind here. We’re referring to a poor diet packed with dog food high in fat and protein. 

This dog version of junk food can give your pup that smelly breath you despise. 

How can you help? 

Make your dog happy inside out! 

Feed your beloved Frenchie with high-quality, well-balanced dog food. Consult a vet – or a dog nutritionist – if you’re not sure what to choose.

Proper diet and enough exercise not only improve your dog’s smell but their overall health, as well. 

Finally – and we dare to say most commonly – the reason behind your Frenchie’s bad breath is poor dental hygiene. 

If you don’t brush your teeth regularly, tartar and plaque will build up. The same happens to our canine friends.

The solution is easy and quite obvious – good toothbrushing! Alternatively – or additionally – you can give your Frenchie some specially designed chew toys that are meant for enhancing canine dental hygiene. 

Once your pup’s mouth is all clean and healthy, the bad breath will disappear, and you can kiss them as much as you like. We bet you can’t wait!

Identifying The Smell

Bad breath can point to some underlying condition, as well. Identifying the smell might help you discover what caused it in the first place. 

Here are some of the most common “fragrances” you may encounter:


There are a few possible causes of fishy breath in dogs. Of course, the most obvious is too much fish (or fish oil) in your Frenchie’s diet. 

The fish scent is characteristic of Frenchies that have blocked anal glands, too. We are not sure why that happens, but if eliminating fish and fish oil does not resolve the problem, you should have the vet check those pesky glands.


If your French bulldog’s breath smells like metal, you probably feed them too much meat and protein. So, when your dog smells like iron – some even define this smell as a smell of blood – cut down on meat and see if that helps. 

Sugar Or Fruit

Even though a sweet sugary breath might not bother you, that doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. Quite the opposite – a sweet sugar smell can be a sign of diabetes. 

Dogs that suffer from diabetes can’t process insulin and sugars. As a result, undigested ketones come out in their breath. 

Therefore, if you notice an almost pleasant sweet or fruity smell in your French bulldog’s breath, go to your vet as soon as possible. 

Assessing The Strength Of The Smell

Strength is as important as the fragrance. 

A mild scent usually isn’t a reason for concern; it’s probably something in passing or something your dog has picked up outside.

Also, take note of how long the smell lingers. 

If it lasts too long, first explore your pooch’s diet to ensure there isn’t anything wrong with it.

If the bad breath is so intense and persistent that you can’t get rid of it regardless of the change in their hygiene and diet, visit the vet. The sooner you identify the problem, the sooner you’ll be able to solve it.

How To Prevent Bad Breath In Your French Bulldog?

Since we helped you become a “bad breath connoisseur,” we might as well teach you how to solve the smelly problem once and for all. 

It goes without saying that your expertise will be limited to problems with your Frenchie’s poor hygiene and/or diet. The professionals must still address any medical concerns. 

So, unless you have a diploma that says you’re a doctor of veterinary medicine, you should best leave everything to them. 

Proper Dental Hygiene

There are several ways to keep your Frenchie’s teeth plaque-free and fresh smelling. We recommend using:

  • A finger dog toothbrush and a special kind of dog toothpaste called enzymatic toothpaste (it’s best to use toothpaste daily – or a minimum of once a week)
  • Dog food formulations and treats designed to help reduce plaque and tartar and improve overall dental health
  • Dental chew toys designed for gnawing, crunching, and removing plaque and dirt from between your dog’s teeth and the areas that you have trouble reaching with a toothbrush

Proper Diet

We’ve already advised you to feed your Frenchie with high-quality dog food only. 

It doesn’t matter whether it’s wet or dry; it needs to provide your pup with proper amounts of nutrients and minerals. Natural-based or organic dog food is the best choice you can make in that sense.

A balanced diet can also prevent the highly-unpleasant problem with the anal glands. If your Frenchie has enough fiber in their diet, there should be no issues with their tush. 

On the other hand, your French bulldog’s poop becomes watery and loose when there’s a fiber shortage. And if this persists, your pooch might end up with blocked glands. 

In short, diet matters – in more ways than one.

Proper Hydration

Did you ever notice how your breath smells funny when you are thirsty? It happens to dogs, too. 

Therefore, make sure your dog always has access to fresh, clean water. Maybe the problem is that your pup’s dehydrated. 


A lack of physical activity can lead to blocked glands, as well. For this reason – and many others – make sure your Frenchie is in tip-top shape and gets plenty of exercise every day.

Regular Vet Checkups 

Visit your vet regularly. 

Professional advice can help you avoid many issues, including bad breath. Moreover, only vets are qualified to treat severe conditions that might be causing the bad smell in your dog’s mouth – one of which is diabetes.

Common Causes Of French Bulldog Hair Loss – Get Informed & Act Quickly!

French bulldogs might be a short-haired breed, but they still shed their hair. All dogs do. Now, it depends on the time of year – but they’re generally notorious for shedding a lot. 

Normal hair loss should not concern you. However, if you notice that your Frenchie’s shedding more than usual, you should consult your vet. 

The causes could be either psychological or health-related.

We’ve prepared a list of common causes of French bulldog hair loss. Let’s see what those causes are.

Why Is Your Frenchie Losing Hair?

french bulldog with blue eyes

If you see that your Frenchie’s losing more hair than usual, it’s only normal that you will be worried about it. 

Hair loss patches and bald spots can look dramatic – but you should not panic. Most of the time, hair loss in dogs is easy to fix, especially if you turn to your vet as soon as you notice the initial signs.

Many things can cause Frenchie alopecia. First of all, you need to rule out the possibility that it’s just normal seasonal shedding. 

When it comes to normal shedding, some days can be worse than others. If you are a first-time owner with no experience, you might suspect something is wrong with your Frenchie. 

Our advice is to “compare notes” with other Frenchies owners or learn more about how the shedding season affects French bulldogs. That way, you’ll be able to tell the difference between normal shedding and abnormal hair loss.

What Can You Expect When Your French Bulldog Is Shedding?

French bulldogs shed their undercoat twice a year. In this way, they prepare themselves for the summer or winter season. 

In simple words, Frenchies change their thin summer coat for a longer, warmer winter coat, and then they lose that coat in the spring, replacing it with a lighter one. 

It’s the same as you switching from summer to winter clothes. 

Many people believe that short-haired dogs shed less than their long-haired relatives – which is a misconception. The truth is, they shed at least as much – and, in many cases, even more than long-haired dogs. 

That’s because their coat is growing all the time.

What Are The Reasons For Concern?

You should generally consult your vet if you notice that your Frenchie’s hair appears more brittle than it usually does. Furthermore, you should also seek professional advice if you see that your French bulldog’s hair is coming out much more than during “normal shedding.” 

Bald patches and bald spots are always a cause for your concern, too.

What Are The Common Causes Of Hair Loss In French Bulldogs?

#1 Allergies

French bulldogs can suffer from a range of allergies. They could be allergic to food, particular materials or substances, and some environmental factors.

Allergies can, among other symptoms, cause skin irritations that make a Frenchie scratch and bite its fur. And that leads to hair loss that could manifest as bald spots and patches.

#2 Skin Conditions

Your French bulldog might suffer from dermatitis. Different types of dermatitis can affect dogs – and some examples include:

  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Acute moist dermatitis (usually around the neck area and on the sides of the dog’s mouth)

Your vet is the only one who can properly diagnose the type of dermatitis your Frenchie is suffering from – and decide on the proper course of treatment.

#3 Mange

Mange is quite a common condition caused by mites. Nonetheless, a lot of Frenchie owners get panicky at the mention of it and start imagining scabbed and furless dogs scratching themselves and whining. 

The truth is, this condition is easily treated.

Now, there are two types of mange:

  • Sarcoptic mange (or canine scabies) 
  • Demodectic mange

The former is much more common among dogs since it is highly contagious. The symptoms you should be on a lookout for are:

  • Intense itching and scratching
  • Skin redness
  • Rash
  • Open sores
  • Scabs
  • Scaled skin
  • Hair loss

Your vet should have no trouble diagnosing mange since the symptoms are obvious. The good news is, the condition can be treated. Your Frenchie will receive oral antibiotics, a topical cream, and a special shampoo – and get better real soon.

#4 Stress-Related Hair Loss

If your Frenchie is bored or home alone a lot, it can become anxious and start licking the fur or other things in the room. All that excessive licking could lead to the condition called acral lick dermatitis, or “lick granuloma.”

It usually manifests as a red patch of furless skin on the lower parts of the dog’s legs. This area is easily irritated and prone to bleeding. If you notice the signs on your French bulldog’s flanks, it might be stress-related. 

It’s treated as dermatitis or infection – along with anti-lick strips. However, you must address the behavioral and psychological causes of this condition, too. 

#5 Hormonal Imbalance

French bulldogs, and all dogs in general, can have a problem with hormonal imbalance. It can be over-production or under-production of a particular hormone, such as estrogen, testosterone, or thyroxin. 

One of the usual symptoms of hormonal disbalance is hair loss – usually in the form of bald patches located on the Frenchie’s back, sides of the body, or around their mouth and eyes. 

Hypothyroidism – a malfunction of your dog’s thyroid gland – is often the cause. Luckily, it’s treatable.

#6 Problems With Internal Organs

Even though it rarely happens, sometimes the loss of your Frenchie’s hair can be caused by the abnormal function of an internal organ, such as the liver, kidneys, or intestines. In such cases, a dog can have dull, thinning hair or an unusual smell or color of the skin.

#7 Bacterial, Fungal, And Parasitic Infections

Canines can lose their hair due to an infection; French bulldogs are no exception here. These infections can be:

  • Parasitic
  • Bacterial
  • Fungal 

These infections are often caused by an immune system disorder. 

The most common infection in dogs is called folliculitis. It manifests as red swellings around the dog’s hair follicles. 

The treatment should address the underlying causes as well as relieve the symptoms. The latter is generally achieved through the application of topical creams and antimicrobial shampoos.

Being highly contagious, ringworm is a common occurrence, as well. 

If your Frenchie is infected, it’ll have bald spots around the ears or the sides of the mouth. Dogs commonly pick the ringworm up while digging in the dirt – especially if they already have a minor injury on their paws or head. 

The condition is treated with an anti-fungal shampoo and topical medications. It usually takes a couple of weeks.

Important Note About Hair Loss Treatment

If you think your French Bulldog might have any of the listed conditions, visit a vet for a proper diagnosis and timely treatment. 

Do not try to treat any medical conditions on your own!

Once you get the correct treatment course from a licensed vet, be sure to follow through with it. If left untreated, some of these conditions could even be fatal. 

Final words

Frenchies have a short, fine coat that they shed a  couple of times a year. As a result, you’ll find a lot of dog hair around your home. Regular grooming and brushing can help, though. 

Luckily, this is regular seasonal hair loss – and thus, no cause for concern.

As for problematic, out-of-the-ordinary hair loss, you must address it as soon as possible. If you notice any patches and bald spots in isolated areas, take your dog to the vet immediately. 

The sooner you start treatment, the less room there is for complications.

10 Signs That Your French Bulldog Is Happy

There’s no greater love than the one we feel for our furry, four-legged companions. Most pet parents would agree with this statement, no doubt.

However, love goes both ways – which often leaves us wondering if our Frenchies are living a happy life and if there’s something we can do to make it even better. 

If that’s been on your mind lately, you’ve come to the right place.

We’re here to make it official – and list down 10 signs that your French bulldog is happy.

Here’s a hint:

Happiness lies in the little things. It’s true!

If you’re interested in learning how to read the signs that say your Frenchie is living its best life, you’ve clicked on the right article.

Stay tuned – and be ready to take some notes!

Are French Bulldogs Loving Pets?

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If you have a Frenchie, you already know the answer. Despite their frowning faces, they’re loving pets.

By nature, this is a friendly dog breed, and it loves to spend time in your company, as well as the company of other dogs. 

French bulldogs are like babies:

Puppies are incredibly curious and energetic, and chasing a ball around is their favorite thing to do. They’re generally playful and very affectionate. Adult dogs might seem a bit reserved – but they didn’t forget how to play fetch, we can promise you that.

Also, these dogs are great with kids, and that’s a plus right there.

They’re not that demanding, either, so you won’t have to break your back trying to make your Frenchie happy. 

You just need to be consistent.

Things That Happy Frenchies Do: 10 Signs Your French Bulldog Is Happy

french bulldog on basket ball

Happiness is often seen in your pup’s habits, facial expressions, and body language. As we said, it’s the little things. 

Now, It’s time to list the ten most common signs that’ll tell you that your Frenchie adores you and that you’re doing a great job as a pet parent.

Let’s get started.

#1 Jumping On You

A happy dog will want to play with you 24/7. This playful behavior often implies jumping on the owner – and some dogs can jump pretty high.

Pay attention when you’re coming home from work, for example. A full body slam from your Frenchie is a clear sign that it’s glad that you are back – and that it’s happy.

It’s probably looking forward to playtime.

#2 Licking Your Face (A Lot)

Who could forget those sloppy kisses?

When you’re happy, you kiss your loved one. The same goes for dogs – only this time, they’ll constantly lick your face. It’s just something they do.

It may ruin your make-up, but don’t be mad at them. Dogs do this to express their happiness and love for their owner.

#3 Following You… Everywhere

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You wake up, and your Frenchie is sitting on your bed, staring right at you. And while you’re making lunch, it’s there waiting for a piece of food to fall from the kitchen counter. 

It even follows you to the bathroom!

You feel like you don’t have a minute to yourself.

It might get on your nerves sometimes – but this is a clear sign of happiness. It means that your Frenchie wants to be by your side 24/7.

Are they clingy? Maybe… 

But most pet owners don’t have a problem with their French bulldog sitting by the tub while they’re taking a bath.

#4 Wagging Their Tail

You could’ve guessed this one yourself.

Tail wagging is probably the most famous indicator of happiness in animals, dogs especially. As usual, your Frenchie will wag its tail when it’s time to eat or go to the dog park.

However, take note of tail wagging when there’s nothing special going on – and it’s just you and your Frenchie in the room. That’s when you’ll know that your pup’s genuinely happy.

#5 Staring At You

baby french bulldog laying

Have you ever caught your Frenchie giving you “the look?”

Well, if you noticed that your French bulldog keeps staring at you and not blinking at all, you shouldn’t be intimidated. 

Despite the frown, they’re just admiring you – and feeling oh-so-happy.

#6 A Healthy Coat

Happiness can also be seen in appearance.

When your Frenchie’s happy, it’s healthy – and vice versa. Namely, that’s generally visible on your dog’s coat: 

If the hair is thick and looks clean and shiny, happiness is guaranteed.

If you’re wondering how this is related, it’s simple. Inner health and happiness are reflected in beauty. If your French bulldog isn’t feeling okay, that could reflect its mood or appearance.

#7 Eating Regularly

Avoiding food and dietary irregularities are often the first sign that something is wrong – both health and behavior-wise. 

If your Frenchie doesn’t avoid its meals, eats regularly, and looks forward to treats, you have nothing to worry about: 

You have a happy – and hungry – dog with you.

Here’s some advice.

Your Frenchie will probably be extra happy when you give it a couple more treats than usual – but keep it within normal limits. Some owners can’t resist those puppy dog eyes and might provide one too many treats. 

Chubby is cute – but obesity is a serious health problem.

#8 Puppy Dog Eyes

woman holding french bulldog

The relaxed look in their eyes is proof that your dog feels happy in your presence. Besides, no one can remain indifferent to their puppy dog eyes.

It’s a fact.

Admit it; you feel happy as well watching them like that.

#9 Tongue That’s Sticking Out 

Have you ever wondered why some dogs constantly have their tongue stuck out? 

Health-wise, this might have to do with a missing tooth. However, it can also have a positive side to it.

Here’s something you might not have known before:

If your Frenchie decides to take a nap and sticks its tongue out while it’s sleeping, it means that they’re feeling relaxed, safe, and happy.

Want to test this theory? 

Keep an eye out the next time your Frenchie decides to nod off.

#10 Relaxed Ears

You probably heard it before, but we’ll repeat it: 

Knowing dog body language can help you a lot. You can notice hints that tell whether your Frenchie is feeling stressed, relaxed, or sleepy.

Take a look at your French bulldog’s ears.

If they’re not pointed or flattened, that’s a good sign. Ears that look relaxed and flutter are a sign that nothing is bothering your dog and that it’s perfectly happy.

Wrapping Up

As we said, happiness is made up of little things. 

If you’re a French bulldog owner, you’ll see hints of happiness in everyday activities and appearance. They’ll show their joy by always being around, licking your face, and wagging their tail.

But that’s not all. You have to do your part, too. 

You need to take care of your pet – and provide it with a safe and loving home.

All in all, every French bulldog is unique. 

Maybe your pup has a different way of showing happiness? 

Think about it.

We’re always looking for ways to improve our content and relate to French bulldog owners worldwide. If you’d like to add something – or share your personal experience – we’ll be happy to hear from you.

Now, go cuddle with your pup!

How Much Do French Bulldogs Cost? What’s The Price Tag On Frenchies?

French Bulldogs are adorable – and their popularity only seems to be rising nowadays. It seems like everyone wants to get their hands on this adorable pup. You’re probably thinking the same – but how much do French bulldogs cost?

Can you put a price on the love of a Frenchie? Well, you can’t – but you can put one on getting your pup. 

So, let’s get into the details of how much money you’ll need to set aside to get your pooch!

How Much Do French Bulldogs Cost?

french bulldog with green jacket

Purebred puppies can cost quite a bit; everyone who has ever looked into it knows this far too well. For French bulldogs, this is the truth, as well – but why?

Well, here’s the thing: 

French bulldogs have certain anomalies that make them difficult to breed. Simply, the act of bringing new Frenchies into the world requires artificial insemination and C-sections – which rack up quite a few expenses. 

Therefore, Frenchies can (and will) cost a lump sum of over $1,500, up to $8,000 for a purebred puppy. 

To top it off, the whole process of a Frenchie mama giving birth to her puppies takes many blood tests and potential fertility treatments.

All of that can make Frenchies cost quite a lot – with some puppies costing over $100,000!

Yes, you read that right.

That may seem like an obscene amount of money, but… the Frenchies are so adorable, right? 

So, are they worth it? 

Let’s go over to the next section to find out!

Are Frenchies Worth That Much?

white and black frenchie looks up

French bulldogs have become one of the top dog breeds to have in the past few years. Walking around your city’s block is virtually impossible without spotting a Frenchie – or possibly a few. 

The prices for a purebred Frenchie are sky-high, but for a reason. 

With the sudden surge in popularity, everyone wanted to get their hands on a Frenchie puppy. And whenever that happens to certain dog breeds, that usually results in greedy breeders and puppy farms.

New breeders are unfortunately only focused on profit – and they won’t pay much attention to serious issues like inbreeding or mixing breeds that shouldn’t be mixed. Focused on profit, the greedy breeders will sacrifice the health of the poor puppies to get as much money as possible. 

The real issue with that is that French bulldogs have many genetical conditions they could get and struggle with for their entire lives. 

A good, responsible breeder will only breed those Frenchies that don’t have genetic diseases in their DNA.

So, to minimize that risk of your Frenchie getting a genetic disease – you might have to pay that premium for your puppy. Of course, that still isn’t a guarantee that your pup will be fine and free of various conditions, but it can give you a bit of peace when you’re searching for a new baby. 

We wanted to underline that the issue with genetic diseases isn’t only your Frenchie suffering. It will also cost you thousands of dollars in medications, treatments, and visits to the vet.

To add insult to injury, you’ll likely be dealing with a sick French bulldog for life if they do have a genetic condition of sorts – and it will cost you an insane sum of money. 

If all that sounds like something you wish to avoid, please get your puppy from a reputable and conscientious breeder.

Why Are Blue & Lilac Frenchies So Expensive?

father and son french bulldogs

French bulldogs come in plenty of colors for you to choose from – some even have fun patterns that make them look oh-so-unique. That being said, it seems that whenever you look online, it turns out that some Frenchies’ colors are more expensive than others.

It seems as if the lilac, blue, and chocolate-colored Frenchies cost a lot more than black or white. 

Can that be the truth?

Well, yes. These colors are rarer than fawn or black, and breeders tend to raise the prices of these colors. 

However, you shouldn’t give in to the hype just yet. 

Blue, lilac, and “chocolate” French bulldogs haven’t been recognized by the American Kennel Association. So, if you want your pup to ever go to the dog shows, keep that in mind. 

Other than that, it’s fine to pick out a unique color for your Frenchie – but don’t overspend your budget just because of the more attractive fur color. 

Is A French Bulldog The Right Fit For You?

girl laying on the grass with french bulldog

Frenchies are highly specific dogs, and they will not be a natural fit for every aspiring dog owner. If you lead a very active lifestyle with long walks and hiking, you might find that the Frenchie is not exactly the dog you can take on your 10-mile on-foot adventure.

Frenchies love some exercise – but in very moderate amounts. 

Let’s not forget – they are tiny and tire more easily. So, they won’t be the perfect companion for long activities. 

Your Frenchie would prefer to just hang out with you on the couch more than do actual exercise. So, for those of you that prefer lounging around the house – Frenchie is the dog to have. 

What you must keep in mind are vet bills. 

French bulldogs are a flat-faced breed, meaning they might, and probably will, experience some breathing issues during their lifetime. That’s unfortunate, but that’s just the way that they’re built. 

Frenchies are fantastic for small apartments because they don’t take too much space, they don’t house-break when bored, unlike some other breeds, and they are perfectly fine to leave on their own. 

What’s even better, they don’t bark that much, so they won’t disturb your neighbors – even when you’re at work. 

Frenchies are friendly and will be an excellent fit for any family or a single household; they love giving and receiving some affection. 

These pups are not expensive to maintain since they don’t require much professional grooming. All you need to do is give them a weekly brush, wipe their folds daily – and that’s about it. 

The only aspect in which your Frenchie does require some extra effort is when it comes to his nutrition. Frenchies can easily become obese if you’re not careful – so you’ll have to watch their daily calories closely. 

The easiest way to do that is just to avoid giving your Frenchie food leftovers or dinner scraps. Generally speaking, the commercial dog food shouldn’t cost over $20-$30 per month – provided you don’t go for the premium dog food brands. 

Another thing that could make your Frenchie become a bit chunky is giving too many treats. When it comes to treats, stick to the occasional bite or two to keep your Frenchie looking its very best!

How Much Do French Bulldogs Cost – Bottom Line

To conclude, French bulldogs can rack up quite a bill – but they are worth it. There’s no doubt about that.

A purebred Frenchie can be a perfect addition to your busy city life.

Frenchies don’t require much exercise or frequent long walks – they are super low-maintenance, meaning they will be perfectly fine hanging out with you on the couch. 

We’ll leave you with this:

You can’t put a price tag on love. And while buying a Frenchie puppy does come with a pretty high price tag, it pays off as soon as you bring your fur baby home!

Does Your Frenchie Lick His Paws? Here’s Why They Do That

It’s nothing odd to see a French bulldog – or any dog, for that matter – licking its paws. However, if your Frenchie starts licking its paws extensively, it could be a sign of an alarming issue. 

The question is:

Does your Frenchie lick his paws? Why? More importantly, what – if anything – can you do if your French bulldog starts licking his paws more than usual? 

You don’t have to worry; we’ve covered everything you need to know about this not-so-strange behavior. 

So, without further ado, let’s figure out the reasons for your Frenchie’s paw licking!

Why Does Your Frenchie Lick His Paws?

There can be several reasons for your French bulldog to lick his paws. 

The first and most obvious among these is that your Frenchie’s paws are dirty, and he’s simply licking them clean as part of his grooming habits.

So, if your Frenchie’s walked through a patch of dirt and is now licking his paws to clean them, there’s nothing to worry about here. It’s normal dog behavior. 

However, if your French bulldog is excessively licking his paws in a way that seems painful or harmful, then the reasons for this behavior might be a bit more serious.

Boredom, anxiety, skin issues, injuries, allergies – these are but a few reasons for your Frenchie to lick his paws excessively. Whatever it might be, definitely make sure you take your little friend to the vet for a check-up.

Is Your Frenchie Injured?

French Bulldog close up

If your Frenchie starts to focus on one paw, the reason for licking could be a sign of injury. 

Take a moment to inspect his paws from top to bottom. Examine nails, the toe pads, and look between the toes, too, if you suspect that your Frenchie’s injured.

Also, observe if your Frenchie is walking irregularly or if he’s favoring one of his paws. It could be something minor, like a tiny cut or a pebble – or it might be a torn nail, a thorn, or a blister.

Your French bulldog might’ve stepped on something sharp during your daily walk. Or he might have burnt the paw on the hot sidewalk on an extremely sunny day.

If a minor injury’s the reason for licking, you can solve most problems at home with simple first aid. However, if it’s something more serious – and touching the paw causes your Frenchie pain – don’t hesitate to call your vet.

Is it A Skin Complaint?

If your examination of the paw doesn’t indicate an injury, the issue might be associated with the skin itself. 

French bulldogs, just like all other dog breeds and humans, can get dermatitis.

These skin conditions can be a result of allergies, bacterial problems, or even food sensitivities. On that note, dog skin allergies can be triggered by chemicals used in your backyard or certain types of plants.

Either way, your vet might have to run several tests to determine the cause of the rash.

Is It Parasites?

French bulldog puppy sits on a sofa

Parasite infections – such as mange and fleas – could lead to the itchiness in the paws of your Frenchie, causing them to lick the paws excessively. 

Your vet should be able to recommend specific treatments which should alleviate the problem.

Is It A Food Allergy?

Food allergies among Frenchies – and all dog breeds, in general – are almost as prevalent as they are in humans. Unfortunately, it might be a bit harder to determine the cause of specific allergies when it comes to dogs.

Elimination of specific ingredients is typically suggested to find out if some brand or type of dog food might be triggering your Frenchie’s immune response. 

It may take a few weeks – or, in some cases, months – to figure out the offending ingredient. But once it’s determined, eliminating it from your Frenchie’s diet should take care of the itchiness – and the licking.

Is It Something Psychological Or Behavioral?

If every other ailment’s been eliminated as the potential reason for your dog’s paw-licking, your vet might suggest that your Frenchie’s suffering from some sort of behavioral issue.

Anxiety and boredom are pretty common reasons for excessive paw licking – in addition to other compulsive behaviors. However, determining these types of issues can be somewhat tricky. 

After all, your Frenchie can’t simply talk to you about what’s bothering him. It would be great if they could, though.

You can quickly deal with boredom by taking your French bulldog for more walks or engaging in more activities and playtime. These activities will help your Frenchie pup to use up more of that built-up energy. 

Even something as simple as a toy can help take your Frenchie’s attention off their paws – and keep them focused on something else instead.

Anxiety is a bit trickier, though – especially if your French bulldog has separation anxiety. 

If you’re often away from home and have no one around for your Frenchie to interact with, the issue could be separation anxiety

Animal behavioral experts could help you with finding solutions to this, so don’t despair.

Is It An Underlying Health Problem?

Black French Bulldog Dog In Green Grass

Underlying conditions and secondary infections could also be the reason behind this behavior. You may need to rely on your vet’s experience in these cases, though.

These issues must be dealt with as soon as possible to prevent even more harm to your pet. 

Moisture from excessive licking can aggravate a bacterial or yeast infection and make it much harder to treat.

Meanwhile, depending on the type of underlying condition, the vet might relieve your Frenchie itching by prescribing topical anti-itch sprays, antibiotics for treating bacterial infection, steroids to reduce inflammation, or antifungals for yeast infections.

The sooner you address the problem – and find the cause – the better.

Other Solutions And Considerations

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If you’re a fan of homeopathy and you’d like to treat your Frenchie’s paw licking habit with some herbal-based treatments, you can do so by using sage tea or green tea soaks. 

Green tea is excellent for relieving your Frenchie’s skin irritation – and it also prevents swelling.

To prepare your DIY remedy, simply boil a cup of water, put a teabag in it, and allow it to cool a bit. After that, soak or wash your Frenchie’s feet with the remedy.

Sage is a natural antiperspirant, so it could reduce the wetness and swelling and deal with the bacteria and itching of your French bulldog’s paws.

Oh, and one more thing: 

Make sure to pat your Frenchie’s feet dry afterward – and beware of the stains you might get on your carpet from green tea!

Does Your Frenchie Lick His Paws? – Conclusion

So, does your Frenchie lick his paws

If the answer’s “Yes,” then no matter the cause behind the behavior, you need to consult with your vet and work with them on coming up with a solution more quickly.

Maybe it’s normal – and perhaps it’s a sign of an underlying condition. You can’t know for sure until you consult the vet.

Now, prescribed meds are only one way of dealing with this. There are some herbal “cures” that can help relieve your Frenchie’s condition. And if your dog’s suffering from food allergies, a diet change might be in order. 

As for boredom – well, make it a point to spend more time with your Frenchie doing something fun and engaging. 

Remember, occasional licking is fine, but if it becomes constant and is causing symptoms such as the ones we’ve covered earlier, visit your vet as soon as possible.

French Bulldog Vs. English Bulldog: Which Pet Is Right For You?

Okay, both of these breeds are pretty popular these days; you’ve probably seen the growing number of social media posts, Reels, and whatnot. And it seems they’re particularly popular among people living in flats. 

That’s why we’ve decided to cover the most important facts about both French and English bulldogs that’ll help you decide which one is for you.

These little balls of joy can be a life partner for anyone and everyone who loves dogs and wants a breed that won’t need too much space or active training. So, if that’s something you’re looking for, stay tuned!

French bulldog vs. English bulldog seems like a question as old as these two dog breeds are, so there’s a lot of information on the topic out there. We’re not about burying you under all that info, though. 

We know that picking a dog breed is a difficult task, so we want to make it easier for you.

Ready? Let’s jump straight into it!

French Bulldogs 101

Closeup of French bulldog

French bulldogs are one of the most popular small dog breeds and are one of the purest breeds out there. They originate from France – well, the name is a give-away – and have been popular as house pets for decades now.

This breed is often called a “companion dog,” which is pretty accurate when you consider how mild-mannered they are. Full of joy and always ready to play, Frenchies are one of the perfect dogs for young families or people who like to play with dogs constantly.

Do keep in mind that these dogs also love sleep – and will go for a nap whenever they’re given the opportunity.

Sounds perfect? That’s because it is!

Other breeds that are similar in size require extensive training – but Frenchies seem to be born with good manners.

These dogs don’t need multiple hours a day dedicated to training. However, they still require an adaptation period, good socialization, and a few basic commands to be learned.

A dog such as this is perfect for “beginner dog parents.” 

Breeds like Belgian Malinois or a German Sheppard need much more training than these cute bat-eared fluffs do – which is generally less-than-ideal for someone who doesn’t have as much experience with dogs. 

French bulldogs also get bonus points for their short hair, which is easy to maintain – and to add to it, excessive shedding isn’t that big of an issue.

That plays a considerable role when you’re looking for a companion that you’ll share a flat with – so, keep that in mind when you make your choice. 

English Bulldogs 101

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One of the most famous pup breeds in the world needs no introduction.

English bulldogs have been a favorite of dog owners worldwide, and many other breeds have been made by mixing an English bulldog with other dogs.

These dogs are easily recognizable by their characteristic looks or loud breathing – which never stops being funny!

English bulldogs are easy to train and socialize – much like Frenchies – even if it’s your first dog and you don’t have any previous experience as a bulldog parent.

One thing that separates English bulldogs from French bulldogs is their energy levels:

English bulldogs are much more passive, meaning they sleep and lay around much more than Frenchies do.

That’s where the majority of their health problems come from, too. If your English bulldog isn’t as active as it should be, they could experience some heart issues and unhealthy blood sugar levels.

That’s easily avoidable by regular exercise, though, so don’t worry too much about it – and do not let it deter you from getting an English bulldog. 

French Bulldog Vs. English Bulldog: Differences And Similarities

Closeup of French bulldog

Although these two breeds are quite similar, there are still some characteristics that set them apart. And those differences will help you determine which one’s right for you.

Both Frenchies and English bulldogs need moderate exercise – although Frenchies are much easier to get up and going.

English bulldogs prefer to lay around and sleep much more, so when it’s time for a walk – you might have to stimulate them to get up with a treat or two.

These two breeds may experience similar health problems, but there are some problems that English bulldogs are more prone to:

For example, hip dysplasia can happen to both of these dog breeds, and there’s not much you can do about it. 

Granted, smaller breeds don’t experience hip problems as often as bigger breeds do, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a possibility.

English bulldogs are prone to heart problems and high blood sugar levels. That’s usually due to their inactivity. So, you have to be much more persistent when it comes to walks.

One more important thing to note here is that English bulldogs are a bit bigger than Frenchies, in case that plays a role: 

Frenchies stand around 11 to 13 inches tall and weigh 16 to 30 pounds. On the other hand, English bulldogs stand approximately 16 inches tall and weigh up to 54 pounds.

Here’s some excellent news: 

Training these two breeds and socializing them is possibly the easiest thing you’ll ever do as a dog parent. If socialized from a young age, both of these breeds are fantastic with other dogs and people.

Kids can be their best friends, although an English bulldog, being a slightly bigger breed, might have a bit more problems adjusting to a baby in their living space.

Which One Should You Pick?

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We can’t say that one of these breeds is a better pick than the other. The thing is, both have a great background, are established in the world – and are fantastic companions for life.

However, if you have small children – or don’t have plenty of living space – you should consider a Frenchie before thinking about an English bulldog.

Health-wise, both of these breeds are prone to some characteristic problems – but that doesn’t set them apart from other dog breeds you might consider.

Overall, both the French bulldog and the English bulldog are solid choices, but at the end of the day – Frenchies might be a bit more fun and a bit easier to maintain in a smaller living space.

That said, if your lifestyle doesn’t allow you to spend multiple hours a day with your pup, then the English bulldog might be a slightly better choice for you.

Either way, you can’t go wrong with a bulldog!

French Bulldog Vs. English Bulldog – Conclusion

Now that you’ve looked at the information we’ve provided you with, we’re convinced that you’ll be able to make a decision more quickly.

If you narrowed it down to these two breeds, there’s no way you could make the wrong choice.

But, do note that there are some slight differences between Frenchies and English bulldogs. So, let’s take a look at them one more time, shall we?

Here’s a quick French bulldog vs. English bulldog comparison:

French Bulldog

English Bulldog


Low to mid energy levels

Smaller than the English bulldog

Bigger than the Frenchie

Prone to some diseases

Prone to heart and sugar levels

Need less space

Need a bit more space

Now that you have all these differences in mind, it should be easier to reach a decision. But regardless of what breed you choose, we’re sure that you’ll be happy with your choice!

Dental Care: Tips To Keep Your French Bulldog’s Teeth Healthy

If you want your Frenchie to be as healthy and happy as they can be, dental care must be one of your priorities. Regular dental care is one of the best ways to preserve your French bulldog’s well-being because numerous health issues start in the dog’s mouth. 

The good news is that Frenchies are easy-going dogs that will need only a bit of proper training for you two to begin practicing good dental hygiene. You shouldn’t have any problems as long as you start early on.

There are two ways to clean your Frenchie’s teeth: 

One includes a toothbrush and toothpaste, and the other has to do with dog toys. It’s best to combine both, though!

Maintaining good oral hygiene will help protect your Frenchie from common dental health issues – such as oral malodor, plaque, tartar buildup, and periodontal disease. 

We have some great tips to keep your French bulldog’s teeth healthy. So, if you’re ready to learn, let’s start!

How to Brush Your Frenchie’s Teeth: A Step By Step Guide

Allow us to guide you through the teeth-cleaning process; it’ll make things a whole lot easier for you and your Frenchie. 

Get The Right Tools

Make sure you buy a toothbrush and toothpaste that are specially designed for canines. Never use products made for people – they are not suitable for dogs! 

Your toothbrush is too big for your Frenchie, while your toothpaste is packed with chemicals and additives that can endanger their health.

For an even more convenient solution, get a special spray and wipes intended for canine dental hygiene. 

Choose The Right Moment

Your Frenchie will have to sit still for you to clean their teeth, and as you probably already know, that can be an issue because French bulldogs have a ton of energy. 

So, make sure your Frenchie’s tired and well-fed before you start the procedure. A tired dog is a compliant dog. It would be best to eliminate all the potential distractions, too. 

Start Cleaning Your Frenchie’s Teeth

Wet the toothbrush and apply a bit of toothpaste to it. Frenchies’ mouths are small, so be careful not to overdo it; a pea-sized amount will suffice.

You should clean canine teeth with soft circular motions. Make sure you clean them thoroughly. The back molars might be a bit difficult to reach due to your Frenchie’s fleshy cheeks – but they are often the ones most covered in plaque and must not be overlooked. 

If you choose to take an alternative route and use the spray and wipes we’ve mentioned before, all you have to do is rub your Frenchie’s teeth with the wipes.

Reward Your Frenchie With A Favorite Treat

Once you’re done cleaning your Frenchie’s teeth, and they’re as white as shiny as they can be, your pup deserves a reward for being patient. 

Frenchies are incredibly food motivated, and knowing that they’ll have a tasty bite at the end of the procedure will make them cooperate way better!

The Best Teeth Cleaning Toys For French Bulldogs

The importance of cleaning a dog’s teeth cannot be overemphasized! Yet, brushing your French bulldog’s teeth can be pretty challenging. 

These little cuties can be a real handful sometimes.

To make things a bit easier and more fun for your Frenchie, you should get creative about it! For example, using specially designed dog toys and dental snacks can significantly help clean your Frenchie’s teeth efficiently and stress-free.

So let’s see what the seven best teeth cleaning dog toys you can give to your French bulldog are, shall we? 

1. Brushing Sticks

A brushing stick is a neatly-designed dog toy that enables your little Frenchie to clean its teeth on its own. In short, it’s a highly-effective dog toothbrush.

The unique design of the toy encourages your French bulldog to bite on and chew it – and while doing so, your pet will clean their teeth from top to bottom – even the notorious back molars. 

The best part is that your dog will be utterly oblivious to doing anything but having fun and playing. Your Frenchie will love the stick and use it often, which will enhance its oral hygiene even further.

You could add some toothpaste to the brushing stick, too. In this way, you’ll make the toy even more effective. Dog toothpaste is designed not only to clean canine teeth but also to strengthen and protect them.

2. Wood Chews

If your Frenchie is particularly fond of chewing on tree branches, a wooden chew toy might be one of the best choices for dental care. These toys are a genuine chewy attraction – but they’re much safer than actual pieces of wood.

Wood chews are typically made of natural wood and special synthetic materials that eliminate the risk of splintering, choking, or bacterial infections. 

Yet, these toys look and smell just like the real thing – and any canine chewing enthusiast will be as happy as a dog with two tails.

Chewing an artificial wood stick will brush your Frenchie’s teeth, remove plaque, and exercise their gums. 

Choose the right size for your little pooch – and playtime can begin!

3. Real Flavor Dental Chew Toys

Your food-loving Frenchie will appreciate any chew toy that has an authentic bacon flavor. It’ll be an instant hit!

The mouth-watering aroma will keep your pup busy for hours – and once they’re done playing, their smile will be brighter than ever. 

Most of these chew toys come in different sizes so that dogs of all shapes and sizes can enjoy them. Small size is the best choice for little dogs, like Frenchies. 

4. Rope Dog Toys

Young Frenchies will have no problem chewing on tough materials and super strong rubber, but it might become dangerous when they get older. 

Older teeth are more prone to breaking and chipping; it’s best to avoid any unnecessary risk. 

Luckily for you – and your dog – there are soft chewing toys such as ropes made of cotton. 

The blended cotton piece of rope is much softer than rubber – but it will invigorate the Frenchie’s gums and make their chompers shine. 

Chewing this natural toy will also stimulate your pet’s saliva, rinsing their mouth and eliminating unwanted bacteria.

You can improve the results by putting a little bit of toothpaste on the rope. You’re allowed to be sneaky if it’s for a good cause! 

The best thing about rope dog toys is that the fibers act like dental floss, cleaning hard-to-reach areas between teeth. And teething puppies will adore and greatly benefit from these toys, too!

If your Frenchie is an overly-enthusiastic chewer, you should supervise them when playing with a cotton rope toy, though. It’s not a very tough toy – and vicious chewers could bite through it.

5. Bristle Bones

Bristle bones are great chewing toys available in a range of sizes. They typically feature rubber nubs and nylon bristles designed to keep your Frenchie’s teeth clean and stimulate the gums. 

Plus, they’re often equipped with treats that your pup can chew on to their heart’s content – and you can refill the treats for endless fun, too. 

Your Frenchie will never get tired of it!

6. Tug Dog Toys

If you Frenchie likes to play tug of war with you, you can kill two flies with one stone and get a tug dog toy that cleans their teeth. 

Your pooch won’t even notice that dental maintenance is on – they’ll be having too much fun to doubt anything is wrong! 

Tug of war is generally a highly beneficial game as far as dental health is concerned. It keeps your dog’s teeth and gums clean. The best tug dog toys are made of tough, high-quality rubber and have a bumpy texture that helps clean your canine’s teeth.

7. Puzzle Teething Balls

A ball with a teeth-like design allows you to add some yummies and make things even more interesting for your Frenchie: 

Your Frenchie will spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to get the treats out of the teething ball and devour them. During this adorable “struggle,” your French bulldog’s teeth and mouth will be thoroughly cleaned, too. 

Make sure the ball you choose is made of robust and non-toxic rubber, though.

Final Tip & Summary

Before you go, remember just how important dental hygiene is for dogs! 

It’s not about bad breath and yellow teeth – dogs can develop serious problems, such as plaque buildup, gingivitis, and even life-threatening infections. Be responsible and keep your Frenchie’s teeth clean!

Amazing Facts About French Bulldog Teeth

The extensive scope of French bulldog’s teeth as a topic compelled us to paint a clearer picture for all Frenchie parents eager to learn as much as possible about their pups. 

There’s so much to discuss here; we’re not sure where to start! But anyway, one thing’s certain: 

You’ll learn some amazing facts about French bulldog teeth today!

Oh, and we also included information that will help you better understand dental diseases – and preventing them. 

So, without further ado, let’s dive in!

Types Of Teeth In Frenchies

French bulldogs have 22 teeth on the lower jaw and 20 on the upper, for a total of 42. And of these, 12 are incisors, 4 are canines, 16 are premolars, and 10 are molars. 

Don’t worry; we’ve explained it all below. 


Frenchies have six incisors on the lower jaw and another six on the upper jaw. Ten of these are flat and small, while two, located on both sides of the upper jaw, are somewhat pointed.

French bulldogs use incisors for gnawing and scraping.


There are two canines on each Frenchie’s jaw. These teeth are long and pointed. 

Also, due to their short snout, Frenchie’s canines and incisors are positioned in a straight line. However, this is only possible for French bulldogs that have broad and square underjaws. 

Frenchies use canines to lock and tear their food.


Frenchie’s have eight premolars on either jaw. They are located behind the canines and have sharp edges. 

French bulldogs use them to shred and chew food.


French bulldogs have six molars on the lower jaw and four molars on the upper jaw. Molars are grinding teeth, and Frenchies use them to break down their food into smaller pieces.

Frenchie’s Teeth Structure

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Breed standards include descriptions of how regular Frenchie’s teeth should look. 

The standard also provides a detailed outline of the ideal characteristics and appearance of the French bulldogs.

We must point out that there are a lot of Frenchies whose characteristics don’t conform to the “ideal” breed standards. As such, if your little friend happens to be an outlier, don’t worry; it’s not alone: 

Many Frenchies have similar characteristics that aren’t documented and approved by the official groups.

Undershot Jaw

Maybe the presence of more teeth on the lower jaw is the evolutionary reason behind the longer appearance of the jaw. Isn’t evolution a fascinating thing?

Back to Frenchies:

French bulldogs have malocclusion – a skeletal misalignment known as “poor bite.” Specifically, Frenchies have mandibular mesioclusion, otherwise known as class 3 malocclusion. In simpler words, it’s the phenomenon where the lower jaw is said to have an underbite or reverse scissor bite.

In “normal” French bulldogs, their lower jaw is curved slightly upwards and “projects” in front of the upper jaw. That creates a setup where lower incisors cover the upper incisors. 

It’s important to mention that there’s no standard size of the gap in between front teeth. Instead, the gap size varies from one Frenchie to another.

However, while for some Frenchies, the underjaw is straight, for others, the incisors on the lower and upper jaws are level, creating what we call a “normal scissor bite.” 

Is Underbite Problematic?

The underbite is typically not an issue, provided your French bulldog can eat, drink, and clean itself without any pain. It’s also not an issue if your Frenchie’s teeth are exposed when it closes its mouth.

Frenchies with underbites don’t have teeth that are exposed when their mouths are closed. 

That’s because the jaw and facial structure enable the thick and broad flews to meet the lower lip at the front – therefore, covering the teeth.

However, in Frenchies with a more pronounced underbite, the flews don’t meet the lower lip and subsequently cover the teeth. Therefore, it’s not rare to see some French bulldogs with exposed underjaw incisors.

When it’s too pronounced, it inhibits eating, drinking, and grooming. You might notice that your Frenchie’s teeth and gums are bleeding, too. 

In these cases, the underbite is considered problematic.

Square And Broad Underjaw

“Normal” French bulldogs should have square and broad underjaws. 

But how do you know whether your Frenchie has these two characteristics? 

Well, you would look at the incisors:

If your French bulldog’s incisors are straight and in a straight line across the jaw, then your pup has a broad and square jaw.

In a French bulldog whose jaw doesn’t curve upwards and is narrow, the incisors will be visible when the dog’s mouth is closed. That also indicates that its teeth are rounded.

Dental Diseases In French Bulldogs

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If your Frenchie isn’t showing any pain while eating, drinking, and grooming, the underbite likely doesn’t pose an issue. 

However, if you don’t ensure that your little buddy maintains dental health, they could develop some of the following dental diseases.

Plaque & Tartar

Plaque is a coat that consists of saliva, food particles, and bacteria. Whenever your Frenchie is done eating, this coat covers its mouth and forms a thin film.

As for tartar, it refers to the yellow or brown coat that forms from the built-up plaque at the base of the exposed part of the tooth. It also extends below the gum line.

Plaque slowly turns into tartar over 24 to 72 hours. 

Tartar foretells trouble since it causes bacteria buildup – and as the bacteria multiply, they could lead to other infections. It’s particularly tricky to deal with, unlike plaque. But improved levels of dental hygiene can prevent plaque from morphing into tartar, though. 

So, if you haven’t already, start brushing your Frenchie’s teeth regularly.

Gum Disease

The tartar and plaque build-up can lead to gum diseases. 

Two types of these dental diseases can affect your Frenchie – gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Gingivitis causes swollen gums. And in extreme cases, gingivitis could lead to bleeding. It only impacts the gums – but if left untreated, it can transition into periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease is much more severe and impacts your Frenchie’s teeth’ health, affecting the structures that support the gums, leading to fragile teeth prone to falling out.

How To Keep Your Frenchie’s Teeth Healthy?

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Again, we’ll emphasize that you must ensure that your French bulldog’s dental hygiene is well taken care of – but how do you achieve this?

Brush Your Frenchie’s Teeth

That is, by far, the easiest way to clean your French bulldog’s teeth. It’s guaranteed to prevent any dental diseases we’ve covered above. 

There are several vital things you should remember before you start brushing your Frenchie’s teeth, though. 

The first few teeth brushing sessions won’t be easy since your French bulldog likely isn’t used to the brushing process. Therefore, training is vital.

Also, you should use proper toothpaste and toothbrush: 

Never use human toothpaste to brush your French bulldog’s teeth because fluoride is poisonous for dogs. 

Use Toys And Dental Treats

Apart from serving the purpose of playing with and training, some toys are used to clean a dog’s teeth. These toys are often made out of tough rubber, and they gently clean your canine friend’s teeth.

Alternatively, you can use dental treats such as specifically formulated biscuits and bones. 

However, you should limit the use of dental treats since they’ll add to your dog’s caloric intake. And if you don’t regulate the use of these treats, your Frenchie will progressively gain weight – and might even become overweight.

Use Dental Water

Dental water is provided to French bulldogs that show resistance towards teeth brushing. This water doesn’t have any taste or smell – and your Frenchie won’t even notice it. 

You should mix dental water with your pet’s drinking water for the best results.

Amazing Facts About French Bulldog Teeth – Conclusion

That’s it – we’ve gone over some pretty amazing facts about French bulldog teeth. Let’s do a quick recap of the crucial points, though.

It’s entirely normal for Frenchies to have an underbite due to their anatomy. 

Still, if you notice that their undershot jaws make feeding, drinking, or grooming problematic in any way, be sure to visit your vet.

And even if your Frenchie doesn’t show any other issues, make sure that its dental hygiene is on point to prevent dental diseases.

Can French Bulldog Eat Grapes? Would Grapes Harm Your Pooch?

Grapes are super-delicious and quite refreshing! The question is – should you share them with your canine friend?

Finding out can French bulldog eat grapes is our priority today, so stay with us!

Quick answer: Sadly, the answer is NO! Your Frenchie must find some other way to refresh. Grapes are dangerous for any dog, and you should thus NEVER feed this fruit to your French bulldog!

Why Are Grapes Dangerous for Your French Bulldog?

As we have already warned you, grapes are one of the most dangerous fruits for our canine best friends. In fact, they are toxic to them. 

If your French bulldog eats just a few grapes, it can suffer from kidney failure or even die! That is how dangerous grapes are for dogs!

Why is that so?

Unfortunately, we cannot answer this question since the reason is still unknown even to the vets. The important thing for you to remember is never to take your dog when visiting grape plantations or any other place where you know there can be grapes on the ground. We know that it can be hard to separate from your Frenchie, but best leave it behind for its own good. 

The next logical question is: Can your Frenchie eat raisins? Read on to find out the answer!

Can French Bulldogs Eat Raisins?

Regrettably, the answer is no! Raisins are dried grapes, and therefore they are equally toxic as fresh fruit. Moreover, many people believe that raisins are even more dangerous than grapes since they are more concentrated.

What Happens When a French Bulldog Eats Some Grapes or Raisins?

If you think your Frenchie might have eaten some grapes, be on a lookout for the following symptoms:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Energy loss
  • Lethargy 
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Dehydration
  • Abnormal thirst
  • Uncontrollable body shaking
  • Kidney failure

Most dogs exhibit these symptoms during the first 24 hours after eating the grapes. It is best not to wait, though – act as soon as possible!

What Should You Do If Your Frenchie Accidentally Eats Grapes or Raisins?

If your pup has accidentally ingested some grapes, it would be best to take it to the vet. Better be safe than sorry! The vet will most likely induce vomiting to help the dog get the harmful grapes out of the system. You can try to do that yourself too, but the vet is your only option if you fail.

What if your Frenchie is unconscious? 

Head for the closest Emergency Pet Hospital immediately. The best way to position your dog is on its right-hand side – this will help maintain an open airway until you reach the vet that can help your Frenchie recover.  

Should Puppies Eat Grapes or Raisins?

Grapes and raisins are even more toxic to Frenchie puppies and thus more likely to kill them. French bulldogs are already a small breed at a higher risk of a fatal outcome than many other breeds. Feeding two or three grapes to a 20-pound Frenchie is not the same as feeding two to three grapes to a 100-pound English Mastiff.

Feeding Frenchie puppies with grapes or raisins is thus a significant risk! Be extra careful not to leave any grapes around the puppies either. They are naturally curious and will most likely try some. So, always put your grapes somewhere your French bulldog cannot reach!

What If Your Frenchie Has Eaten Some Grapes But Has No Symptoms of Poisoning?

We can sum up the answer in a few words: You are tremendously lucky! Nevertheless, do not let it happen ever again!

If, by any chance, it happens again, do not wait to find out if it’s going to be a medical miracle all over again. Be a responsible owner and visit the vet as soon as possible.

How Many Grapes Can A French Bulldog Eat Safely?

None whatsoever! It would be like feeding your dog some poison! You can enjoy the grapes as much as you like, but your Frenchie should best never try it at all!

No one can tell you how many grapes will get your Frenchie seriously ill or endanger its life. Every dog is unique. Young puppies can get sick from as little as one grape. Do not try to find out – simply feed your dog some other fruit! 

How to Prevent Your Frenchie From Eating Grapes or Raisins?

As we have already suggested, keep the grapes well out of your Frenchie’s reach. Likewise, inform all your family members, roommates, and visitors that grapes are not allowed for your dog.

Dogs will eat anything they find, so do not let any grapes roll down to your floor. Once again: If your dog does get its paws on some grapes, prevent the complications by going to the vet ASAP!

Frequently Asked Questions

It is good to know everything there is about your Frenchie bulldog. When something is as dangerous as grapes, educating yourself is even more imperative!

We will help you out by answering the most frequently asked questions. Keep scrolling!

Q: What is the Nutritional Value of Grapes?

A: Even though grapes are toxic for your French bulldog, it does no harm to know about their nutritional value. The following table shows the nutritional value of one cup of grapes (around 90 grams).         


61.6 calories


2.7 grams


14.9 grams


74.8 grams

Omega Fatty Acids

22.1 mg. of omega-3 fatty acids

72.7 mg of omega-6 fatty acids

Amino acids 

0.6 grams


3.7 mg. of vitamin C.

0.2 mg. of vitamin E.

13.4 mcg. Of vitamin K.

0.3 mg of niacin.

0.1 mg. of vitamin B6.


5.2 mg


12.9 mg. of calcium.

0.3 mg. of iron.

4.6 mg. of magnesium.

 9.2 mg. of phosphorus.

176 mg. of potassium

1.8 mg. of sodium.

Q: Are some breeds more sensitive to grapes than others? 

A: All the breeds are affected! Frenchies are a small breed, and that puts them at a higher risk. If you believe your Frenchie has ingested some grapes, do not take any chances – go to the vet immediately!

Q: What are the symptoms of grape poisoning?

A: Any unusual behavior is a reason for concern, and you should call the vet as soon as you notice it. The following symptoms are some of the most common ones:

  • Appetite loss
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea and/or vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weakness or lethargy
  • Foul breath
  • Tremor or seizures
  • Liver or kidney failure
  • Coma
  • Death

Conclusion: Can Dogs Eat Grapes?

The most important thing to remember is the following warning: Never feed your French bulldog any grapes! NEVER!

Grapes are toxic to our four-legged friends and can endanger their health or even lead to their death. To confirm that your Frenchie is safe and sound, make sure that grapes and raisins are always out of reach! Warn all the people in the house to do the same; your Frenchie’s life might depend on that.

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Can French Bulldogs Eat Blueberries? The Best Choice Of Food

Have you considered upgrading your Frenchie’s diet this season? On that note, including fresh fruits and veggies is always a good idea – but you need to be careful with your choices.

Blueberries are a great refreshment alternative, and they’re a well-known source of vitamin C – for you. The question here is, can French Bulldogs eat blueberries?

If you want to find out the answer – and learn more about including blueberries in your pup’s diet – you’re gonna have to scroll down!

In A Nutshell

Blueberries are allowed in your Frenchie’s diet, but only as a treat!

How Healthy Are Blueberries?

If this was your choice, then you’re in luck. Blueberries are among the first on the list of healthy – and highly recommended – fruits for your pup.

No, blueberries are not toxic. There’s no need to worry about accidentally poisoning your French Bulldog pup. 

While we’re at it, take a look at the nutritional value of 100 grams of fresh blueberries:

  • Calories: 57 kcal
  • Fiber: 2.4 grams
  • Water: 84%
  • Protein: 0.7 grams
  • Vitamin C: 9.7 mg 
  • Vitamin K: 19.3 mg 

The Pros Of Feeding Your French Bulldog Blueberries


No wonder blueberries are often called superfoods. This fruit, when consumed in normal amounts, can bring many health benefits.

Since it’s perfectly fine for your Frenchie to snack on some blueberries, here are a few additional reasons why you should include this fruit in your dog’s meals:

Boost Immune System

Blueberries contain antioxidants that are very important in maintaining a strong immune system – and your Frenchie needs all the vitamins it can get, especially when it’s not feeling so well.

Blueberries have the highest antioxidant levels among dog-safe fruits, and they’re famous for their protective properties.

Maintain Eye Health

As your Frenchie gets old, it will surely start to lose its night vision. On a related note, it’s important to mention that this does not happen at the same pace with all dog breeds.

Thankfully, French Bulldogs do not fall into the critical category, but that is not a reason to deprive them of the vitamins that blueberries provide. 

Adding this fruit to your pup’s diet can slow down the age-related degradation of sight.

Promote Regular Bowel Movements

In case your French Bulldog has eaten something spoiled or is currently suffering from a gastrointestinal infection, you should consider including a few blueberries in its food bowl.

A high percentage of water contained in blueberries can help promote regular bowel movements and treat diarrhea.

Good For The Skin

Internal health definitely takes the first place, but every owner would like their pet to have a shiny and healthy coat. Well, blueberries can do that, too.

Since they are loaded with antioxidants, consuming blueberries can help prevent skin inflammation and keep your dog’s coat thick, shiny, and moisturized.

Blueberries: When & How Much 

Blueberries should definitely be on your French Bulldog’s food list – but in moderation.

This fruit, no matter how healthy, is not considered a staple dog food. 

According to experts, blueberries should occupy no more than 10% of your dog’s food portion.

When it comes to a weekly dose, it’s safe to feed your Frenchie blueberries every other day, but don’t overdo it.

Things To Know Before Feeding Your French Bulldog Blueberries

While this fruit is a healthy choice, you can’t just go and feed a dog blueberries that you picked a second ago. 

Before you feed them to your dog, there are a couple of things that you should know:

  • If you picked them from a tree, make sure that they’re pesticide-free.
  • If you bought them from the market, avoid the dried ones.
  • Your dog can eat both fresh and frozen blueberries.
  • Wash them well before serving. Make sure that you get rid of all the dirt.
  • Ten blueberries is an ideal amount for a dog meal.

Possible Side Effects Of Consuming Too Many Blueberries


If you don’t pay attention to the number of blueberries you put in your dog’s meal, this can easily upset its stomach and cause constipation.

Eating an alarming amount of blueberries – or eating spoiled ones – can cause severe gastrointestinal issues with your Frenchie. That’s why you should always double-check these fruits for any pesticides and control the amount they eat.

Are French Bulldogs Allergic To Blueberries?

Although it’s improbable, French Bulldogs can develop an allergic reaction to blueberries. In that case, this fruit goes from “beneficial” to “forbidden.”

Allergic reactions are more or less the same for all dog breeds out there. The key is noticing the early signs in time and saving your dog from unwanted side effects.

If your French Bulldog is allergic to blueberries, it’ll display some of the following symptoms:

  • Itchy skin
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin infection
  • Bloating
  • Ear infection
  • Inflammation


Q: Are There Blueberries In Dog Food?

Yes, certain dog food brands include frozen fruit such as blueberries. When buying, you should be extra careful with the expiration dates.

Q: Can My Frenchie Die From Too Many Blueberries?

No, French Bulldogs are not in danger of dying after consuming an excess amount of blueberries. The worst-case scenario involves a surgical procedure, though.

Q: At What Time Of Day Should I Feed My Dog Blueberries?

There’s no set time for when it’s best to give your Frenchie blueberries, but most owners like to include them in the main meal.

Q: How To Encourage My French Bulldog To Eat Blueberries?

If your dog is used to eating unhealthy food, it might be harder to get it to snack on blueberries instead of the usual treats.

You can start by dropping them on the floor. If your dog starts picking up the blueberries and eating them, you’re on the right track.

Conclusion: Can French Bulldogs Eat Blueberries?

The final answer is YES.

French Bulldogs are allowed to eat blueberries, but not as an everyday food. These fruits are intended to be consumed as additional treats to the main meal.

Consuming blueberries in moderate amounts can bring many health benefits to your French Bulldog. For example, this fruit is an excellent source of antioxidants, and it can help prevent age-related degradation of sight.

If your Frenchie eats too many blueberries at once, this fruit can upset its stomach. Also, there’s always a slight possibility that your dog’s allergic to blueberries, so keep an eye out for some common symptoms.

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