French bulldogs are prone to food intolerances that may cause them to experience common Frenchie skin allergies such as hot spots and dermatitis. Changing their diet to eliminate common allergens like dairy and grains can help mitigate the risk of your dog developing inflammatory reactions.
To prevent allergies in your Frenchie, consider dog foods with wholesome ingredients and single-source proteins. These foods provide the necessary vitamins and minerals to soothe your pup’s symptoms without any filler and support their digestive and immune systems.
Which Foods Are Common Allergens in French Bulldogs?
Common food allergies in dogs occur when your pup’s immune system mistakes a food for a foreign pathogen. When this happens, dogs experience a histamine response and their body responds with skin issues, diarrhea and vomiting.
Several foods can irritate your dog’s immune system and cause Frenchie allergies, including:
- Chicken and chicken eggs
- Dairy products
These ingredients and animal by-products, such as chicken meal, are found in many commercial brand-name dog foods. As part of a treatment plan to help your dog recover from their allergies, your vet may recommend that your dog eats food with nutrient-dense, human-grade recipes to see which allergens are triggering its immune response.
Top Allergy-Friendly Dog Food for French Bulldogs
Choosing a limited-ingredient diet with single protein sources may help your Frenchie since your dog’s food should contain fewer allergen triggers. Open Farm’s nutritionally complete dog food contains no corn, wheat or soy.
Some of the top allergy-friendly dog foods for your pup include:
New Zealand Venison Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
If your Frenchie is allergic to chicken, beef or lamb, try this alternative high protein dog food to give your pooch the energy it needs to thrive. Open Farm New Zealand Venison Grain-Free Dry Dog Food contains pasture-raised venison, free from antibiotics and growth hormones. It has fruits and vegetables, such as field peas, lentils, cranberries and pumpkin, that provide fiber to support your dog’s digestive system.
Farmer’s Table Pork Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
The Farmer’s Table Pork Grain-Free Dry Dog Food contains humanely-raised cage-free pork and other plant-based protein sources such as garbanzo beans and minerals such as iron, copper and magnesium to help support your dog’s immune function. It also contains vegetables, such as sweet potato and beetroot, which are high in antioxidants and insoluble fiber to support your dog’s gut health and promote a healthy microbiome.
Catch-of-the-Season Whitefish Dry Dog Food
Give your dog the proteins it needs from the ocean-caught whitefish in our Catch-of-the-Season Whitefish Dry Dog Food. The grain-free dog food also contains omega 3 and 6 fatty acids to help minimize the symptoms of skin allergies and restore proper hydration levels to your Frenchie’s skin.
Homestead Turkey Bone Broth For Dogs
Due to its collagen content, Homestead Turkey Bone Broth is a perfect topper for dry or cooked dog food for French bulldogs experiencing skin issues due to their food allergies. The broth contains herbs such as parsley and cinnamon that alleviate your dog’s inflammatory symptoms.
Give Your Dog the Nutrition They Need for Their Allergies With Open Farm
Providing your Frenchie with a well-rounded diet full of protein and superfoods is the best way to maintain their health and ensure they live an active life. Treat your pup to grain-free dog food with the essential proteins and ingredients you can trust from Open Farm. All our ingredients are traceable, meaning you know where your dog’s food comes from to help you protect your dog’s well-being.
Browse our range of dry and cooked dog food to support your dog’s immune and digestive systems.
This article is meant only as an example meal with fully balanced nutrition, please reach out to our customer experience team if you have any questions about your pet’s own unique circumstances. To ensure these products are a good fit for your pup, we also recommend consulting your pup’s vet about any new supplement or diet changes, especially if there is a medical concern. They should be able to help as you and your vet know your pup’s medical history best.