In this article, we will be taking a look at the best dog food for french bulldog with skin allergies currently available on the market right now. With french bulldogs having exploded in popularity over the past few years it is no surprise that we are seeing more and more people reaching out for advice on the breed.
Unfortunately, many dog owners choose to feed their Frenchies dog food that contains ingredients that should be totally avoided if your dog suffers from skin issues. In this article, we will initially be taking a quick look at the food types you should try to keep out of your dog’s diet and then move onto some recommended dog foods you could try to correct the condition.
What Causes Skin Allergies In French Bulldogs
When it comes to common skin allergins for dogs there are two main groups. The first one is made of food types that have a high chance of causing skin problems if your dog is prone to skin allergies. These are the food types that you should do your best to avoid at all costs if your dog has any issues with its skin be it allergies, sensitivity or dry skin. Here is a list of these primary allergins:-
The secondary set of food allergies are less likely to cause any issues with your dog’s skin but there is a small chance that it could be the issue. From our research, we found the majority of causes of skin issues in dogs comes from the food types above but here is a list of the secondary allergins that have a small chance to cause issues:-
It is important to note that your french bulldog’s skin may only have a problem with a single allergen from the list above and be totally fine eating the rest of them, especially the foods out of the secondary allergin list.
We would also like to mention that your dog may have skin allergies due to something else entirely unrelated to its food. For example, pollen, pet dander, insects, and some types of plants can cause problems.
Be Mindful Of Treats
We have lost count of the number of dog owners who go through the effort of researching better dog foods for their dogs with skin allergies only to stick with the same dog treats and for the issues to continue. Many people make this mistake of using a treat that is jam-packed with primary allergins meaning even if you cut them out of your dog’s main meals, it can still get them via the treats you give it.
We would recommend that you switch your french bulldog over to a high-quality dog treat that is free from allergens such as stewarts bison liver treats. They are totally free from the allergins commonly linked to dogs developing skin problems and will help your dog’s skin clear up when paired with one of the foods below.
A Taste of the Wild
A taste of the wild has an outstanding reputation amongst the dog-owning community with one of the largest customer bases out there. Due to its huge core customer base there are a ton of third-party reviews of the food mix online that you can read. You can click here to read some of them that have been left by other french bulldog owners or click here to read some that have been left by people who own other breeds. You can also click here to read reviews of the food that have been left by dog owners who have specifically mentioned skin allergies in their reviews too.
A taste of the wild is available in a number of delicious flavors so it shouldn’t be a problem to find something that your french bulldog will enjoy either. Additionally, the ingredients are of the highest quality offering plenty of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, omega fatty acids, energy, and protein.
Merrick Grain Free Dry Dog Food
Although Merricks Grain Free Dry Dog Food is not as popular as a taste of the wild covered above, it still has a sizable core customer base with plenty of independent reviews of the food online. You can click here to read reviews of Merricks Grain Free Dry Dog Food that have been left by other french bulldog owners or you can click here to read reviews from owners of other breeds. Finally, you can click here to read reviews of people who specifically mentioned skin allergies in their reviews too.
The ingredients in Merricks dog food are also extremely high-quality. The fruits and vegetable offer an excellent nutritional profile for your frenchie and the lean protein sources are perfect to support healthy muscle growth too.
Rachael Ray Zero Grain Dog Food
Although the core customer base for Rachael Ray Zero Grain Dog Food is smaller than the two products already covered, there are still a fair number of reviews of the food mix online that you can read if you wish. You can click here to read reviews left by other french bulldog owners, click here to read reviews from people who own other breeds or click here to read reviews from people who have specifically mentioned skin allergies in the review that they left.
Rachael Ray Zero Grain Dog Food is currently available in four different delicious flavors that have proven popular with dogs. It is rumored that additional flavors are planned but at the time of writing, they are yet to materialize.
Nature’s Recipe Grain-Free Dog Food
Its high-quality ingredients are perfect for your french bulldog if it suffers from skin allergies. Although some flavors do contain both primary and secondary allergins that may cause flare-ups, the Lamb flavor only has a minor chance of causing your dog skin issues.
Wrapping It Up
We hope that our article has given you some ideas of possible dog foods that you can try giving to your french bulldog to clear its skin allergies up. As we mentioned earlier in the article, it is common for the allergy to be caused by a single food type so taking the time to work out what that food type is can open up your dog’s possible menu even more.
Although you are able to take your Frenchie to your local veterinarian for tests, this is usually not required when cutting the primary allergins of Dairy, Wheat, Corn, and Soy out of its diet.