Knowing your pet

Dog is man’s best friend. These brachycephalics (a short nosed and flat faced breed) with wrinkly face, overhanging jaws and playful nature endear to all. Though they appear lazy they are fairly muscular. They have sensitive skin and stomach and also have a tendency to put on weight easily. The best food for bull therefore needs to ensure that it is not fattening and at the same time takes care of their sensitive stomach and skin.

A bulldog reaches its full physical size at around 2-3 years of age. A fully grown bull dog reaches a weight of 40-50 lbs. a moderately active bull dog requires about 1358 calories where as an active bull dog would need 1451 calories per day.

Building bones and joints

The big built bulldogs with their stocky barrel chest and a propensity to put on weight need strong bones and joints. They also tend to overeat. Hence it is important that their food should have good balance to maintain their muscles, help build joints and bones.  The best food for bulldog is nutritious and prevents weigh gain.

 Skin Health

Bulldogs are very much prone to skin problems due to their thick skin rolls which can breed bacteria. They may also develop oily and dry skin conditions along with dermatitis caused on account of friction. Special attention needs to be paid to the food to include diet that helps maintain healthy skin. Best food for bulldogs include amino acids, vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids, etc to maintain healthy skin

Easy to digest

Bulldogs have a sensitive digestive system. If the food remains in their digestive track for a long period of time it could ferment and lead to flatulence with unpleasant smell. As bulldogs have flat faces, it is difficult for them to eat without inhaling air. This adds to the problem. The best food for bulldogs should have a good proportion of good quality carbohydrates, sufficient fibers and easily digestible proteins.

Ingredients

The best food for bull dogs has about 18-25% protein, around 5% fat and about 65-70% carbohydrates. Most products available in the market have the ingredients in this proportion. The food could contain roasted bison, roasted venison, deboned turkey, chicken by-product meal, debones salmon, sweet potatoes, blueberries, dried chicory roots, flaxseed, salmon oil, peas, dried egg product, brewers rice, wheat, chickpeas, lentils, etc.

Choose the best food for your bulldog based on weight, age and activeness. Bulldogs are cute and when they want something give this look that you simply cannot resist. Don’t get taken by their look and over feed them.