While dry food is a safe and convenient option – and we have nothing against it as breeders – there are some cases when homemade food is a great alternative. Read below two easy and quick recipes your Frenchie will love (and lick their bowl clean).
In this article, we shared with you the most common mistakes we hear about when it comes to feeding pups. Our experience is that the only thing to avoid is a one-sided diet, so it’s all right to give your furbaby dried food, canned food, as well as homemade food.
This latter comes to the picture especially when our sweetie struggles with a sensitive stomach or after an illness when they are weaker. Some puppy parents experience less farting when they give homemade food to their babies, but we cannot guarantee that:)
What we can guarantee though, that it takes little time to prepare the below meals and your Frenchie will love them. You can either cook a portion for them while you cook for the family or prepare meals in big batches and then freeze several portions in the fridge to keep it handy when you need it.
Turkey thigh with chia seeds
This meal can be prepared using leftovers after family dinners or holidays. Obviously make sure that everything is still fresh and is not expiring. Frenchies have a sensitive stomach, it’s not the kind of breed who can be fed with all the leftovers.
Ingredients (for one portion, multiply the ingredients to cook as many portions as you want to prepare)
- Ground turkey thigh or turkey trimmings (500 gr)
- Root vegetables (butternut squash, parsnips but NO potato), finely diced (200 gr)
- Sage (1 tsp)
- Turmeric paste (½ tsp)
- Chia seeds
- Olive oil
- Heat olive oil in a large frying pan on medium heat and add the turkey mince. Cook until brown.
- Add the diced vegetables and fry for 5 minutes.
- Add the mushrooms followed by sage. Stir well.
- Take off the heat and stir in Turmeric paste and Chia seeds
- Serve warm and watch your pup lick their bowl clean!
Beef and Veggie Crockpot
It’s a brilliant recipe for the lazy cook: you simply throw in the ingredients into the slow cooker, and while you play with your Frenchie, the meal is being cooked.
Ingredients (one portion)
- Ground beef (500 gr)
- Chopped butternut squash and carrots (200 gr)
- Peas, frozen or canned (½ cup)
- Brown rice (1 ½ cups)
- Stir in ground beef, brown rice, butternut squash, carrots, peas, and 4 cups water into a slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours, stirring as needed.
- Let it cool a bit and serve fresh (or freeze for later use when cool.)
Sandra’s tips about the DON’Ts:
Don’t give your Frenchie potato, it’s not good for their stomach.
Don’t give them bones, it can hurt their throat.
Don’t use spices when cooking for your pup.
Don’t use sugar to sweeten the meal, but you can use natural sweeteners, like fruit.
The article was written based on the experience of the TomKings Puppies Team. TomKings Puppies have been breeding French Bulldogs for more than 10 years on their farms. Check their available puppies here, or if you have any questions or comments let us know below the article.