As a dog owner, you often share your favorite foods with your dog. But did you know that dogs have different metabolic systems than we humans?
This means what’s safe for us might not be safe for our dogs! That’s why we created this list to help you determine whether the most common fruits, vegetables and snacks in your kitchen are safe for your pet.
List of fruits Frenchies can or can’t eat
Wondering which fruits your French Bulldog can eat or not? Here is a list of some common fruits your French Bulldog can or can’t eat:
Yes, your French Bulldog can eat apples.
Apples are a great source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber for your French Bulldog. They’re low in protein and fat, making them the perfect snack for senior Frenchies.
But before you feed them to your pup, remove the seeds and core first—they contain cyanide! If there’s any other fruit around that could be harmful to Frenchies (like grapes or raisins), it’s best to keep those out of reach too.
Processed apples like applesauce and apple pie filling shouldn’t be given to Frenchies either—they can contain added sugar which can lead to diabetes in Frenchies.
The answer is no. Avocados are not safe for your French Bulldog to consume. Avocado fruit, pits, leaves, skin and the actual plant contain persin, so these parts are potentially poisonous to your French Bulldog.
However, avocado oil is safe in small amounts. So you can use it as a topical treatment on your French Bulldog’s skin to help reduce itching and inflammation caused by allergies or dry skin.
Yes, Frenchies can eat bananas. In fact, bananas are a great low-calorie snack for your French Bulldog in moderation. Bananas are high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper—which help promote healthy skin and coat. They’re also low in cholesterol and sodium, but high in sugar—so you should be careful about how much banana you give your French Bulldog.
The peel on the outside of a banana is hard for Frenchies to digest and can cause them to have diarrhea if they consume too much of it. If you’re giving your French Bulldog a banana as a treat or snack, make sure you remove the peel before giving it to them!
Yes, Frenchies can eat blackberries.
Blackberries are low in calories and sugar, and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They’re also full of fiber and water. Frozen or fresh, blackberries are a safe treat for your French Bulldog.
However, processed blackberries like blackberry jam, jelly, or ice cream may contain harmful ingredients like corn syrup and artificial coloring.
Two blackberries per 10 pounds of body weight should be fine as a treat for your French Bulldog once or twice per day.
Of course! Frenchies can eat blueberries. They’re high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, as well as sugar—so feed them in moderation (four to five blueberries per 10 pounds of body weight). Frozen, fresh, dried or mashed—either is fine for most pups.
Just avoid processed blueberries like blueberry muffins, blueberry yogurt, blueberry pie, or blueberry pancake—they may contain harmful chemicals.
Yes, Frenchies can eat cantaloupe.
Cantaloupe are low in calories but high in other nutrients, including fiber and moisture. However, they are also high in sugar so give your French Bulldog in moderation. Remove the rinds and seeds, as they can be a choking hazard for your French Bulldog.
No, Frenchies can’t eat cherries. Although the fleshy part around the seed is safe, the plant contains cyanide, which destroys cellular oxygen transport in your French Bulldog. Symptoms of cyanide toxicity include dilated pupils, red gums and abnormal breathing. Contact your vet if your French Bulldog ate cherries.
No, grapes are very toxic to Frenchies. Even a small amount of grapes can cause sudden kidney failure in your French Bulldog.
Symptoms of grape poisoning include:
Seek veterinary help immediately if you suspect your French Bulldog ate grapes.
Frenchies can eat mango! Mango is a delicious, sweet fruit that is high in vitamins A, B6, C, and E. It also contains potassium, fiber, and antioxidants.
The skin and pits contain chemicals that can be harmful to Frenchies if ingested, so it’s important to remove them before feeding your French Bulldog any fresh mango. You should also avoid processed mango products like mango sorbet, mango popsicles, or mango ice cream, as they may contain harmful chemicals.
The amount of fresh mango you feed your French Bulldog depends on their size—one-quarter cup once a week for most Frenchies.
Yes, Frenchies can eat oranges. Oranges are a great source of Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and moisture. They also contain very little sugar.
As a French Bulldog owner, you should know too much vitamin C can cause diarrhea in Frenchies. So it’s best to give your French Bulldog just a few pieces at a time as an occasional treat.
The fleshy part of an orange is fine for your French Bulldog to eat. But he should not have any peel or pith (the white part). Seeds are also toxic for Frenchies, so make sure that you remove all seeds before giving your French Bulldog any oranges.
A one- to two-section piece of orange is enough for most Frenchies as an occasional treat.
Yes, Frenchies can eat peaches.
Small amounts of cut-up fresh or frozen peaches are safe for your Frenchies. In fact, peaches are high in fiber and vitamin A. However, remove the pit before serving it to your French Bulldog as it contains cyanide.
Also, avoid processed peaches like peach cobbler or peach pie, as they may contain harmful chemicals.
Yes, Frenchies can eat pears.
Pears are a great snack because they’re high in copper, vitamins C and K, and fiber. Pears can reduce the risk of having a stroke significantly. Just be sure to cut pears into bite-size chunks and remove the pit and seeds first, as the seeds contain traces of cyanide. Skip processed pears like canned pears as it may contain sugar syrups and other additives that are not good for your French Bulldog’s health.
One small slice is ok for most Frenchies as pears contain sugar—but too much sugar can cause your pup to gain weight.
Yes, Frenchies can eat pineapple.
The only part of the pineapple you should give to your French Bulldog is the soft inner fruit. You should avoid giving them the skin and the hard inner core, as these parts are harder to digest and cause choking hazards.So, make sure you remove all the spiky skin and hard inner core.
Raw pineapples are a good source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, thiamin B1, riboflavin B2, niacin B3, pantothenic acid B5 and folate B9. They also contain bromelain, which can help improve digestion by breaking down proteins in food into smaller molecules so they can be absorbed more easily by your French Bulldog’s body.
Although most Frenchies love to eat raw foods like carrots or apples, there’s no guarantee they’ll enjoy eating pineapple too! However, if your French Bulldog enjoys eating it, then it should be fine for them to eat small amounts every now and again (not too much though!). Two/three small bites are enough for most pups.
Yes, pumpkin is a great choice for your French Bulldog’s snacks. It’s not just a treat—it’s also healthy for your French Bulldog!
Pure pumpkin itself is full of vitamins and minerals that can help with digestion and skin health. It also helps relieve diarrhea and constipation in Frenchies.
Many pumpkin supplements are available on the market. These are easy to use and can be given to your French Bulldog as needed to help with certain conditions.
If you’re going to feed your French Bulldog canned pumpkin, make sure it’s 100% pure pumpkin and not a pie mix or something else mixed with it. Canned pure pumpkin is fine for Frenchies, but you should always check the label first to make sure there aren’t any additives or preservatives in it that could harm your French Bulldog’s health.
Yes, Frenchies can eat strawberries.
Strawberries are a great source of vitamins and minerals. They also contain antioxidants, which can help with your French Bulldog’s immune system.
Strawberry pie is delicious, but it’s probably not the best thing to give your French Bulldog. It contains processed sugars that can upset their digestive system and cause them to gain weight. If you want to feed your French Bulldog some strawberries, cut them into small pieces and make sure they don’t have any stems or leaves attached to them. Then serve them in moderation—just like you would for any other food—and always monitor your French Bulldog’s behavior after he eats something new.
Watermelon is a low-calorie treat Frenchies can eat. It’s also filled with vitamins, minerals, lycopene, and moisture. Only the flesh of a watermelon is safe for your French Bulldog to ingest; the rinds, seeds, and skin are harder to digest that can be harmful to them.
To make sure it’s safe for your French Bulldog, cut the watermelon in small chunks and remove all the rind, seeds, and skin before serving it to them. A half-cup of diced seedless and rind-free watermelon per 10 pounds of body weight is enough for an adult French Bulldog.
List of vegetable Frenchies can or can’t eat
Wondering which vegetables your French Bulldog can eat or not? Here is a list of some vegetables your French Bulldog can or can’t eat:
Yes, Frenchies can eat broccoli.
Broccoli contains Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and minerals, and fiber. Broccoli stems and florets, both are safe to eat, either cooked or raw. However, always cut them into small pieces if they are choking hazards. Offer a quarter cup of broccoli per 10 pounds of body weight of a pup.
Frenchies can eat cabbage.
Cabbage contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is also rich in fiber and moisture. Red, green, all colors of cabbage are safe and healthy for Frenchies. Red cabbage is more nutritious as it contains 10 times more vitamins than green cabbage. Lightly cooked or roasted cabbage is the best, easy to digest. But make sure no seasoning with oil or salt. Offer 1 bite of roasted cabbage per 10 pounds of body weight of a pup.
Can Frenchies eat carrots? Yes! Carrots are an excellent low-calorie treat for your pet. They contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which your French Bulldog needs to stay healthy.
Raw, frozen, or cooked, either is fine. However, cooked carrots are the best, as they are easy to digest (just avoid adding any harmful additives).
One or two baby carrots per day is enough for an average-sized pup. You can also try carrot cake as long as it doesn’t contain harmful additives.
Yes, Frenchies can eat celery. In fact, it’s a great treat! Celery is low in calories and contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and high moisture and fiber content, which helps keep your pup’s digestive system running smoothly.
Celery sticks are ok, especially for big pups. However, always cut the celery in bite-sized pieces to avoid choking hazards and give you more control over how much your French Bulldog eats. Start with one or two bite-sized pieces at first to make sure your French Bulldog has a positive experience with this new treat!
Celery leaves are ok too, as long as they’re organic and washed very well before feeding them to your pet.
Can Frenchies eat cucumbers? Yes, they can! Cucumbers contain vitamins and minerals, moisture, and fiber. Besides that, they also provide phytochemicals that help freshen your French Bulldog’s breath.
The seed and peels or skin are fine for your French Bulldog as long as they are organic. Processed cucumber like pickles may contain harmful additives like onions, garlic, salt, sugar, so avoid these altogether.
The amount of cucumber depends on the size of your French Bulldog, but one or two pieces should be safe for them to eat.
Can Frenchies eat garlic?
No, it’s toxic to Frenchies. Garlic contains N-propyl disulfide, a sulfur compound that causes hemolysis leading to anemia. Other symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and lack of appetite. Raw and cooked cloves and bulbs of garlic are toxic to your French Bulldog. The toxic dose is 15 to 30 grams of garlic per kilogram of body weight. Contact the vet immediately if your French Bulldog ate garlic.
Can I feed my French Bulldog onions?
The answer is no, as onions are a toxic substance for Frenchies. Onions contain N-propyl disulfide, a sulfur compound that causes hemolysis leading to anemia in Frenchies. The toxic dose is 15 gm/kg of the body weight of your French Bulldog, and we can see the effects within two weeks of ingestion.
All types of onions are bad for Frenchies—red, white whatever. Besides, all parts of the onion plant are toxic to Frenchies too, including the flesh, ring, leaves, juice, and processed powders.
If your French Bulldog ate onions or you suspect he has eaten them, contact your vet immediately as it could be life threatening.
Yes! Frenchies can eat zucchini. In fact, it’s a great treat for them.
Zucchini is low in calories and full of vitamins and antioxidants that can help keep your French Bulldog’s immune system strong. It’s also high in fiber, which helps regulate your French Bulldog’s bowel movements and keeps them hydrated.
You can give your French Bulldog plain raw, cooked or steamed zucchini without worry—but make sure it’s not covered in salt or butter or anything else that could be dangerous to your French Bulldog. If you’re going to give your French Bulldog cooked zucchini, cook it until soft (not mushy) and ensure it doesn’t contain any seasonings or other additives. However, raw zucchini contains more Vitamin A than when it’s cooked.
Start with just one or two pieces at first to make sure there are no allergies or sensitivities to it.
List of some other snacks Frenchies can or can’t eat
Wondering which snacks your French Bulldog can eat or not? Here is a list of some snacks your French Bulldog can or can’t eat:
No, your French Bulldog should not eat bacon.
Bacon is an incredibly rich and fatty food with a high salt content, so eating too much can prove to be too much for a French Bulldog’s stomach to handle. Not only that, but it can also cause pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), which is potentially fatal to Frenchies.
However, giving your French Bulldog small amounts of cooked bacon now and then should not cause distress.
Cooked, unseasoned lean beef is safe for Frenchies in small amounts unless your French Bulldog is allergic to beef.
A source of protein and many important vitamins and minerals, cooked lean beef is a healthy option for canines. It can be used as a treat or added to meals.
Beef broth, beef stew, and specialized French Bulldog beef jerky without an excess amount of salt are also safe for your French Bulldog.
Stay away from cooked bones because they can splinter easily and cause an obstruction in the digestive tract if eaten. However, larger raw bones can be used as chew toys.
Yes, Frenchies can eat bread. However, they should only be offered plain white and wheat bread, as other types of bread can cause them serious health problems.
Bread doesn’t provide that much nutrients in your French Bulldog, so offer them in moderation. A crust is fine, but a whole slice is too much for your French Bulldog.
Too much bread can cause gastrointestinal problems, diarrhea and indigestion in Frenchies. If your French Bulldog ingests too much bread, it could also lead to obesity, which is a serious condition in Frenchies that causes many other health issues.
Yes, Frenchies can eat cheese.
Cheese contains vitamins, fatty acids, and proteins that are great for your French Bulldog’s health. However, you’ll want to be careful about which types of cheese you’re feeding your French Bulldog.
Mozzarella, cottage, swiss, cheddar cheese are all safer than blue cheese or cream cheese.
The amount depends on the size of your French Bulldog—a few small bites will suffice as a treat.
Yes, Frenchies can eat chicken. Chicken contains protein, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Boneless cooked breast meat is the best option to offer your French Bulldog because it has less fat than other parts of the chicken. Avoid chicken skin as it contains a high amount of fat that can cause pancreatitis in Frenchies.
Frenchies need about 1/8 to 1/6 cup of meat protein per 10 pounds of body weight per day if your French Bulldog is on a raw meat diet.
Can Frenchies eat chocolate?
The short answer is no. Chocolate contains both theobromine and caffeine that are toxic to pups. It is important to educate your family about the danger of chocolate in Frenchies to prevent accidental ingestion.
Cocoa powder (most toxic), Unsweetened baker’s chocolate, Semisweet chocolate, Dark chocolate, Milk chocolate- all are toxic. If your French Bulldog ate any of these foods, contact your vet immediately.
Yes, Frenchies can eat eggs. Eggs are high in protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals—all of which are important for your French Bulldog’s diet.
However, there are a few things to keep in mind when feeding your French Bulldog eggs:
1. Well-cooked egg without seasoning is fine. Avoid raw eggs. The avidin in raw eggs prevents absorption of biotin (which helps with cell growth), and may also contain bacteria that can make your French Bulldog sick or cause food-borne illness.
2. Egg shells are fine as long as you grind them up and there are no sharp edges left over that could cut your French Bulldog’s mouth while he eats them.
Can Frenchies eat fish?
Yes! It’s rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. However, not all fish are safe for your French Bulldog. Smaller, younger, wild-caught, shorter-lived species like salmon, shrimp, tilapia are safe for your French Bulldog. Avoid longer-lived fish species like tuna, shark and swordfish as they can contain heavy metals like mercury. Always clean them properly—debone them and cook them—adding no harmful additives. Feeding your French Bulldog one or two times per week in small controlled amounts is recommended.
The answer to the question “can Frenchies eat ice cream” is a resounding no.
Ice cream contains high amounts of dairy products, sugar, and other ingredients that are not healthy for Frenchies. Symptoms of ice cream toxicity include vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity and even seizures. You should seek veterinary help immediately if you suspect your French Bulldog has accidentally eaten ice cream.
Ice cream lollies, ice cream cones, Oreo ice cream, McDonald’s ice cream, vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream are all unsafe for Frenchies.
Yes, Frenchies can eat peanut butter in moderation. Peanut butter provides protein, vitamins and healthy fats. However, ensure the peanut butter is pup-safe without xylitol and chocolate. Also, avoid peanut butter pretzels, as it contains three times more sodium than regular peanut butter.
Amount depends on the size of your French Bulldog, but start with a half teaspoon per day as an initial serving.
Can Frenchies eat popcorn?
The short answer: yes. Plain, air-popped popcorn is safe for Frenchies to eat in small quantities as an occasional treat. Popped corn kernels actually contain several minerals important to Frenchies, like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc, along with fiber and trace amounts of vitamins.
If you want to give your French Bulldog some popcorn as a treat, look for plain air-popped popcorn with no toppings on it (buttered popcorn or popcorn with other toppings like caramel or cheese sauce). Un-popped or partially popped kernels can be a choking hazard and may even cause damage to your French Bulldog’s teeth if they’re swallowed whole.
Yes, Frenchies can eat turkey.
As long as you provide your French Bulldog with cooked lean, white, unseasoned and boneless turkey meat, it is safe for your pooch to eat. Turkey breast meat is the best option because it provides more protein and fatty acids that help keep your French Bulldog’s coat soft and shiny. It also contains minerals such as zinc and iron that help keep your pup healthy.
However, you need to avoid turkey skin because it can cause GI upset and pancreatitis in Frenchies. Also avoid processed turkey because it may contain harmful chemicals like nitrates and nitrites that can be toxic for Frenchies when consumed in large quantities.
A good rule of thumb is to feed 20 grams of white meat turkey or 15 grams of dark meat turkey per 12 pounds body weight for your pooch.
Yes, Frenchies can eat yogurt.
Plain yogurt is a perfectly acceptable snack for Frenchies. However, some Frenchies may have trouble digesting dairy products. If your French Bulldog can digest it, the active bacteria in yogurt can help strengthen the digestive system. Plain yogurt is the best choice for your French Bulldog.
Avoid any yogurts with added sugar and flavors. Also, skip all yogurt with artificial sweeteners. One teaspoon of yogurt a day is fine for most Frenchies.