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Feeding Your Bulldog
(A Balanced Diet For your Bulldog)


A balanced diet containing the essential nutrients in correct proportions and fresh water available at all times is all a healthy bulldog needs. Many dog owners feed their dog just once a day but many bulldoggers prefer to feed their bulldogs two meals daily. Spreading the amount of food over several meals helps to reduce the occurrence of flatulence and gastric torsion.
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Dog Food Articles

- Homemade or commercial food
- Switching pet foods
- Recommended food for bulldogs
- Puppy nutrition tips
- Bulldog puppy weight chart
- Nutritional needs of the breeding bitch
- Barf, all meat diet and raw meat diet
- Preventing obesity in dogs

Bulldogs, like all dogs, are omnivores and require a mixture of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and vitamins. Proteins are a source of amino acids, which the dog's body needs to perform vital functions and rebuild its tissues. Carbohydrates provide the fuel for the production of energy. Fats are also a good source of energy and fatty acids. They are also essential for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and improve the digestibility of the diet. Minerals and vitamins have important regulatory functions in the body. These nutrients must be provided together in optimal proportions to be most effective in the diet. See: Homemade or commercial food. For tips on how to switch your pet to a new pet food, see: Switching Pet Foods.

The dietary needs of your bulldog further depend on his present health condition, age, living conditions (amount of exercise, stress, climate, other pets), allergies, intolerances, special conditions (pregnancy, spaying, neutering), previous diet. For puppy nutrition tips, see our bulldog puppy weight chart and typical puppy diet. For the pregnant bitch have a look at our page about the nutritional needs of the breeding bitch.

For those wondering if they can feed their bulldog a BARF diet, all meat diet or raw meat diet, see our article: Can I feed my Bulldog a raw or all meat diet ?

Food especially designed for BULLDOGS:
Royal Canin Health Nutrition Bulldog
Canine parasitic skin diseases
 Bulldog Health Information
Hereditary Diseases
Transferable Diseases
Heat stroke in Bulldogs
Anal Gland Impaction
Inverted hind feet
Swimming Puppy Syndrome
A product specially formulated for bulldogs over 12 months old that promotes correct digestion and helps reduce flatulence by means of its highly digestible proteins, insoluble minerals, rice as the only starch source, fructo-oligo-saccharides, and sugar beet pulp. The special kibble shape is designed to make it easier for the bulldog to grasp and chew its food. Last but not least, the special food formula should help combat epidermal inflammation by means of its combination of vitamins and amino acids, associated with essential omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids and zinc.

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Useful tips and books:

- Bulldog Books
- Puppy Training
- Housebreaking your Puppy
- Dog Chewing
- Behavior Problems in Dogs
Royal Canin Health Nutrition Bulldog
Royal Canin Medium Breed Bulldog
(30-lb bag)
More information:

The Good Food Cookbook for Dogs:
50 Home-Cooked Recipes for the Health and Happiness of Your Canine Companion
by Donna Twichell Roberts
 More information

Real Food for Dogs
Real Food for Dogs:
50 Vet-Approved Recipes to Please the Canine Gastronome
by Arden Moore
More information:

Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats
Dr. Pitcairn's New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats
by Richard H. Pitcairn, Susan Hubble Pitcairn
More information:
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