The amount of food we give to our beloved pets is crucial. It will impact his health and well-being. Just like us, dogs need food to have energy. Be that as it may, we can’t just feed our dogs all the food they want. There is a recommended amount per feeding so that we can help guide them to their optimum health and development. Furparents should take note since bulldogs are generally inactive or sedentary, they won’t be able to burn off all the calories they eat if you would give them more than the required amount. This could lead to weight gain, heart problems, and other illnesses. Bulldogs also have sensitive tummies so they are susceptible to food allergies and flatulence. So you can’t just feed them anything. In other words, it’s best to know more about their diet recommendation so that you give them the best care possible.
English Bulldogs have a stocky and muscular body build. They need quality meat proteins in their diet to support their optimum development. The amount of food will depend on your English Bulldog’s age, weight, level of physical activity, and health condition. As such, English Bulldog pups require a different amount of food than adults. Those with smaller size have different needs from those that have a larger size. Active bulldogs need more calories than inactive ones. Underweight and overweight bulldogs have different food requirements. When feeding your English Bulldog, it is not so much as the number of cups he consumes in a day. Rather, it is the amount of calories in his high quality diet. In general, English bulldog pups need to be fed 3 times a day while adults can be fed twice a day. In terms of calories, young bulldogs need to consume about 1,500 calories of high quality food in a day while adult bulldogs need around 1,300 to 1,400 calories per day.
When you get your English Bulldog from the breeder, make sure you inquire about their dietary requirements. Breeders know the specific needs of their pups so that they can grow healthy. Follow their diet at least for the next 2 to 4 weeks until your pup gets adjusted to his new environment. If you plan to introduce a different diet, do so gradually. Introduce the new food by mixing a small portion to his current diet. Observe how he reacts to his new food especially if there are digestive issues since their tummies are very sensitive. Stop giving him the new food if you notice adverse effects. Buut if your pup seems to like the new food, you can continue increasing the amount you put on his bowl every 3 to 4 days until you feel confident that he can take it without his old food. Check the suggested food servings at the pack of the puppy food’s packaging.
Make sure you feed your English Bulldog properly so that he’ll grow up into a healthy and happy adult. Consult with your vet or nutrition experts as needed.