Meet Ricky the French Bulldog and see the dog food he eats

Meet Ricky the French Bulldog and see the dog food he eats

At Healthy Active Pet we are big fans of sharing stories from dogs in our community.

And today we are meeting Ricky the French Bulldog who is a retired show dog and who has recently started using Healthy Active Pet freeze dried dog food and raw feeding dog food recipes.

Thank you to Ricky's human, Melissa, for sharing Ricky the French Bulldog's story with us

Meet Ricky the French Bulldog

Ricky is short for Riccardo. He is a retired french bulldog from dog showing, coming just spy off of champion.

Ricky identifies as a human baby. :)

He loves being in company and spending all day just chilling, whether that's watching the TV or laying out in the sun.He isn't very active and need the very best diet of food to remain healthy.

We go on walks this one his favorite activities, but poor Ricky can only manage a few blocks before he is more than happy to go home to rest.

He loves sleeping with me and takes my husband space on our bed.Ricky is very spoilt and loves his dog toy teddies.

He loves to stockpile them away from my other dog.Ricky just loves love, he loves cuddles and kisses.

Ricky's health

French bulldog can get many allergies.

Ricky can get skin rashes due to certain foods such as chicken, which is very itchy for him.

He also will lick his paws a lot, this is rather annoying to hear and gives me the ICK.

He has also had a few lumps on his face which had to be removed (this is while he was retired from dog shows) I do not wish for this to return any worse.

I would love for this lump and his skin to improve.

Ricky the french bulldogs dog food

Ricky has started to use a combination of Healthy Active Pet freeze dried dog food and their raw feeding dog food recipes.

He absolutely LOVES the freeze dried food!

Raw feeding for Ricky improves his coat tenfold. Making his coat look nice and shiny. I also find that a raw feeding diet helps to reduces his itching. I find raw egg is great for a shiny coat.

Why French Bulldogs are such popular dogs to own

Here are five reasons why French Bulldogs are such popular pets:

  1. Affectionate and Friendly Nature: French Bulldogs are known for their loving and playful temperament. They are great companions, forming strong bonds with their owners and being particularly good with children.

  2. Adaptable to Different Living Environments: French Bulldogs adapt well to various living situations, whether in a small apartment or a larger house. They do not require a lot of space or a big backyard, making them ideal for urban living.

  3. Low Exercise Requirements: Unlike some other breeds, French Bulldogs do not require extensive exercise. A couple of short walks each day and some playtime are usually sufficient to keep them happy and healthy.

  4. Minimal Grooming Needs: French Bulldogs have short coats that require minimal grooming. Regular brushing to keep their coat clean and occasional baths are usually enough to maintain their appearance.

  5. Unique and Charming Appearance: With their distinctive bat-like ears, compact size, and expressive faces, French Bulldogs have a unique and charming look that many people find irresistible. Their appearance often makes them a favorite among dog lovers.

5 Things to know about owning a French Bulldog

Owning a French Bulldog comes with some specific considerations and responsibilities. Here are some key things to be aware of:

  1. Health Issues: French Bulldogs are prone to several health problems, particularly related to their brachycephalic (short-nosed) structure. They can suffer from breathing difficulties, heat intolerance, and snoring. Common health issues include hip dysplasia, allergies, and spinal disorders. Regular veterinary check-ups are essential to monitor and manage these conditions.

  2. Heat Sensitivity: Due to their brachycephalic nature, French Bulldogs can struggle in hot weather. They are prone to overheating and heatstroke, so it is important to keep them cool and avoid strenuous exercise during hot days. Always provide plenty of water and ensure they have access to a cool environment.

  3. Potential for Obesity: French Bulldogs have a tendency to gain weight easily, which can exacerbate health issues like joint problems and respiratory difficulties. Owners need to monitor their diet closely, provide appropriate portion sizes, and ensure regular, moderate exercise to maintain a healthy weight.

  4. Skin Care: Their wrinkles and folds, particularly on the face, require regular cleaning to prevent infections and irritation. Owners should gently clean and dry these areas to avoid moisture buildup and bacterial growth.

  5. Training and Socialization: French Bulldogs are intelligent and can be stubborn, so consistent training and early socialisation are important. Positive reinforcement methods work best. Socialising them with other dogs and people from a young age helps them develop into well-behaved adults.

  6. Potential for Separation Anxiety: French Bulldogs are known to form strong attachments to their owners and can suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for extended periods. It's important to provide mental stimulation and companionship to prevent anxiety-related behaviors.

  7. Dental Care: Due to their small mouths and crowded teeth, French Bulldogs can be prone to dental issues. Regular teeth brushing and dental check-ups are necessary to maintain good oral health.

By being aware of these considerations and providing appropriate care, French Bulldog owners can ensure their pets lead happy, healthy lives.

You can also see the Healthy Active Pet freeze dried dog food  here


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