How often should I feed my French Bulldog puppy? The French Bulldog of Colorado Blog

One of the questions we get at pick up is how often should I feed my French Bulldog puppy? Your puppy has been on unlimited food all of the time. When you bring your puppy to your home you will want to place him/her on a schedule of 3-4 times per day. If on the smaller side (5lbs), we recommend four times per day. If a little bit stouter, you can start with three times a day. We recommend giving them as much as they want at each setting while they are growing babies. As they age and grow you can take it down to 1-2 times per day. Two feedings per day seems to be the amount of times most people end up feeding their Frenchies.


When you place your puppy on a feeding schedule it helps with the potty training as well. After eating, take them outside to potty. Make sure to tell your little one how good he is for doing his duty outside.

Keep in mind they are used to eating their kibble soaked as when they were with their siblings they’d spill it if left dry. If you find your Frenchie isn’t liking their food, try soaking it as that it what they are used to. Basically you just fill the water up to the level of the dogfood.  If they continue to turn their nose up at the kibble, try adding a bit of canned dogfood to the kibble. Puppies are like humans. Some overeat when stressed and some undereat. Changing to a new home is an environmental stressor even though we are sure your Frenchie is enjoying being the center of your world. 

Each Frenchie is different and each human family is different. Do your best at scheduling for you and your Frenchie to live your best lives.