Are you exhausted in trying to solve the mystery behind why no medications are working? You are not alone.
French bulldogs can have allergic reactions to certain components of the foods they eat. Itching, redness, inflammation, and other symptoms are similar to environmental reactions.
It is important that you feed your Frenchie a high quality food that contains a good balance of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. It is recommended that a healthy diet be rich in quality 25% proteins, as well as 20% fats, and 20% carbohydrates.
Unlike with other allergies, the only way to test for food allergens is through a food trial or elimination diet. These tests can take 8-12 weeks before any conclusive results may be available, but are worth the effort once you identify the problem.
You will want to feed your Frenchie protein and carbs that they have not eaten before. Some good options are kangaroo, rabbit, venison and bison. During this time your dog should receive no other food or treats. You can also try a homemade diet, since it would be without any potential allergy causing preservatives.
The only real treatment for a food allergy is avoidance. Once you are able to detect the culprit, you can find a dog food that will work best for your Frenchie. Natural or organic options tend to be less likely to trigger allergies. It is also a good idea to use stainless steel bowls and wash them frequently. These products work for us so we most definitely recommend them:
Hopefully this will help you find a quality food for your Frenchie.