20 Best Frenchie Puppy Foods

Choosing a food for your new frenchie puppy can be confusing! While good advice can be gleaned from your rescue, breeder, or veterinarian, there are a wide range of opinions about which puppy food is best and you may receive contradictory advice. We asked our 800,000 member frenchie community on facebook the following question: “What food did you feed your frenchie puppy?” We received hundreds of replies, and summarized the top responses below.
Please be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your frenchie puppy’s diet. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

20 Best Foods for a Frenchie Puppy

I used Merrick since I got my Lily at just under 3. I liked it because you could switch flavors around without mixing it and slowly changing over. I never had any health issues with her and she lived a good healthy life up to the day she crossed the rainbow bridge at 13 1/2 years old. Her little ticker just gave out one day.

Author: Jeff B.

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This thread can and will leave you scratching your head so i’ll just say, get whatever you feel your pup will like best. Years and years ago there was only a couple of different can foods from what I remember, Alpo or Ken L Ration. Dogs did ok and lived long healthy lives. I bought my dog from a breeder and all they fed their dogs and pups was Royal Canin. It’s not exactly what I call cheap and has been around a long time. Prior to this dog, I had another dog and that breeder used IAMS, so go figure?

Author: Yarvis T.

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Fromm & I make my own batches with boiled chicken thighs, fresh veggies & fruits. I used to do raw meat but now I cook it. I rotate the proteins, veggies, fruits & oils. I know it sounds complicated. Used to feed Signature.

Author: Pamela S.

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Fresh foods and not kibble is best. There are many, many Frenchies that can’t digest or tolerate kibble. Fresh food also has a good amount of moisture and oils for their skin and coat.

Author: Laura Queen-O.

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Zignature Kangaroo works great for Frenchies with allergies .. big improvement

Author: Larissa D.

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I use, from Tractor Supply, 4 health puppy. Tractor supply brand. Also the Mother Hubbard treats. My Frenchie has no problems.

Author: Donna May P.

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Fromm 100% the best dry dog food!! My 6 year old frenchie has tried every meat they come out with and she has never had any allergy issues. You can also switch between their different flavors without weaning them. Also, Fromm has never had any recalls like ‘blue buffalo’, ‘royal canine’, and other brands found in petco/petsmart.

Author: Aimee K.

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I use Zignature. Pita is allergic to just about everything and this brand is limited ingredient and has no I’ll affects on her skin.

Author: Vicki D.

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I’m thinking about making my frenchies food this year. Making large batches and freezing it. He currently is on Acana freshwater fish kibble and Primal raw Pattie’s. They get mixed together. And he also gets a teaspoon of fish oil.

Author: Caroline H.

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We always used Blue wilderness for our Frenchie

Author: Jessica R.

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Royal Canin. For all my pets. Cats get indoor weight, frenchie get the french bulldog and my doodle puppy get med / large puppy

Author: Teala M.

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I use Wellness, as few ingredients as possible

Author: Susan B.

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I was recommended the Zignature Kangaroo food from my vet too but it turns out my guy was more allergic to it than other proteins and more so the Flaxseed in it. Allergy test was well worth the $300. He now eats single ingredient products made from pork. All pups are different

Author: Treana M.

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Must be grain free!! Have have 2 frenchie and they do good with Rachael Rays grain free!!

Author: Cindy P.

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Purina Pro Plan Puppy. The one with the Frenchie on it! Raised both my girls in it.

Author: Sandi Vandervort-C.

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Prime 100 dog roll. Australian made product plus Eukanuba dry kibble. They also get freshly boiled chicken thighs diced on top. Never a morsel left.

Author: Shireen O.

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Vets do not get paid to recommend certain brands of food. I’ve been a vet tech for 15 years and I also have background in animal nutrition. The only reason why most recommend hills, royal canin, and purina is because they have therapeutic and prescription formulas that are created based on a certain need for you fur baby. The formulas below that you do not need a prescription for contain some of the same ingredients just not for a specific need like urinary, kidney, heart, etc. you do not want to go a grain free route as frenchies are a breed that can get DCM and grain free has been linked to causing that. If your worried about allergies cut your chicken. No chicken, chicken meal, chicken fat, chicken by products as ingredients in your food. Unfortunately some frenchies will still have allergies (mine did) and did just fine on apoquel. Also making your own food while some say it’s easy you have to be careful to make sure that you replace the minerals and nutrients that is in regular dog food that is not in food you cook for them. While I know a lot of people who feed royal canon French bulldog formula I fed pro plan sensitive skin and stomach salmon and rice. You also want to avoid high protein diets and diets that contain lots of fruits and veggies as they can mess up the pH levels of the urine and cause uti and stones.

Author: Christina P.

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Acana limited ingredient food! We alternate between the lamb and duck – there is a pork option as well but i find that one will make the farts extra stinky from our experience lol

Author: Jonelle C.

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I have always feed mine Science Diet sensitive stomach, tiny kibble, and once a day I put on salmon oil or fish oil onto their food, they have such dry skin, this helps so they don’t scratch and coat is like silk,,,, my last one lived tell 18 on this, so sticking too what I know works.

Author: Linda B.

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This is what I feed my two frenchies and they love it. We haven’t had any allergy flair up since we switched.

Author: Jewel Huffman H.

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As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your frenchie’s food. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links above may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

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