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The three most common French bulldog allergies (and how to treat them)

Seeing your Frenchie scratching and chewing their paws, or leaving the food they used to love, having no appetite might make you worried. French Bulldog is a sensitive breed to some allergens in food and detergents, but you can keep everything under control following the expert advice from the Tom Kings Puppies team.

French Bulldog


Everything starts with the puppy parents and how the babies are raised from their birth.

First of all, make sure to adopt your pup from a breeder who gets the puppy parents from a trusted bloodline, as this will ensure your girl or boy doesn’t have genetic illnesses and allergies.

Secondly, check if the breeder gives the best quality food and vitamins to the puppy parents and the newborn puppies. It’s also crucial that each pup has enough space on the farm, this helps avoid infections, which could potentially lead to further allergies.

Just by being careful, and selecting the right breeder, you can dramatically reduce the risk of your French Bulldog baby having to struggle with a nasty allergy.

However, with air pollution, and so much artificial ingredients in our food, detergents and everything around us, we live in an increasingly poisonous world, where both humans and our furry friends are more likely to get allergic. 

French Bulldog puppy

The main types of allergies

Food allergy

The most common food allergy is often related to certain proteins, in most cases, chicken.

Symptoms: lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea. Their skin can become itchy and irritated.

How to cure it: switch your baby’s diet to superpremium hypoallergenic dry food, which is suitable even for puppies struggling with cereal allergy. Don’t give him or her any other homemade food, not even treats! 

Detergent allergy

An ingredient in the cleaning detergents, shampoo, either in a new product, or an old product that caused no problems before. 

Symptoms: you might notice your pup scratching his or her skin, and being irritated. In other cases, you could see your girl or boy losing appetite.

How to cure it: simple switch the detergent to a more environment-friendly one, and the problem will be solved.

Environmental allergy

This might develop between the ages of three and six, due to the infected environment.

Symptoms: your Frenchie scratches, rubs and licks the affected area.

How to cure it: you can keep it under control with medication. Members of our TomKings Frenchie family recommend Cytopoint, which is indeed an approved medication that brings relief in 4-8 weeks. 

Three tips from Tony, Tom Kings Puppies

#1 In any case, the first thing is to see what has been changed recently: washing detergent, diet, or has anyone else taken care of your Frenchie?

#2 If you can’t think of anything, the best tip is to change to superpremium hypoallergenic dry food.

#3 If that doesn’t help either, contact your vet, and you might be able to take medication.

We’re happy to answer your questions: you have a group of friendly Tom Kings Frenchie Family Members to help, and obviously the Tom Kings team is offering you lifelong help with any questions.

The article was written based on the experience of the Tom Kings Puppies Team. Tom Kings Puppies have been breeding French Bulldogs for more than 10 years on their farms. All the puppies in this article are from their breed (and none of them has an allergy.) Check their available puppies here, or if you have any questions or comments let us know below the article.


14 thoughts on “The three most common French bulldog allergies (and how to treat them)”

  1. Hi, I’d like to know how to make my friend’s frenchie puppy stop eating his own poop. Thanks!
    – Vikie

    1. Hi Irina,
      thanks a lot for reading us and for your question.
      We recommend Hills Science dry food. for young puppies Hills puppy Science dry food.
      I hope this helps, let me know if you have more questions.
      All the best with your pup.

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