French Bulldogs have a shiny, smooth and short coat that is relatively low maintenance; however, they do shed. We recommend using the Furminator to safely remove loose hair on or below the top coat. Using good quality shampoo will keep their skin and coat hydrated and healthy, so we recommend using Earthbath Hypo-Allergenic Shampoo. Giving regular baths will make this experience easier.
Face, Eyes and Ears
It’s important to clean your French Bulldog’s face, eyes and ears in order to prevent any bacterial infections and to remove any dirt build up. Earthbath has wipes specific to all three of these areas. Be sure to take the time drying the skin between their folds. Use a cotton swab to gently wipe around the edges of the ear canal. Reach out to your veterinarian if you notice discolored discharge from their ears, or eyes.
Your Frenchie’s nose is working overtime, so you’ll notice that it can get dry and cracked. We recommend using Snout Soother, it’s fragrance-free with natural ingredients to protect your puppy’s nose from sun damage.
A healthy diet goes a long way to keep your dog’s teeth in good shape. Avoid feeding your Frenchie people-food. At times, as a reward for good behavior, we will use baby carrots or small slices of watermelon for positive reinforcement.
Some French Bulldogs are less active than others. Those who are less active will not wear down their nails naturally. If you notice that your puppy’s nails are too sharp, the safest method is using a Dremel tool. This can still be a scary process as a pet owner, so when in doubt, your veterinarian, or licensed dog groomer can also provide this service.
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–Written by Katie, Co-Founder of Austin French Bulldogs