Adult and puppy French Bulldogs all love to chew chew and chew. Bones are always a great option when looking to satisfy your Frenchie’s itch to chew and gnaw. However, some bones on the market can be detrimental to your French Bulldogs health and others can be very beneficial.
Rawhides contain chemicals that can be harmful to your French Bulldog.
Rawhide bones are typically white, which means they are bleached and contain chemicals that can be harmful to your French Bulldog. Poorer quality (thinner and drier) Rawhides could break your Frenchie’s tooth, causing your them pain and you high vet bills. Yummy flavored Rawhide bones can cause issues (e.g. vomiting and diarrhea) for your French Bulldog. Rawhides are not easily digested, which is why large chunks broken off and swallowed pose such high obstruction risks. Any pieces your Frenchie breaks off will have to pass through their digestive system in chunks, since they will not be broken down as well as the rest of their food.
Bully Sticks are easily digestible…
A type of bone that I have found wonderful for my French Bulldog are bully sticks. When your Frenchie starts to chew on a bully stick, the bone actually starts to look like gum. The bone does not stay hard, so it is a safe option for them to chew on for hours. They also support healthy teeth and gums because the chewing and gnawing required to get through the treat scrapes away plaque and buildup before it has the chance to stick. Bully sticks are also easily digestible. Your French Bulldogs sensitive stomach will not have a reaction like it would from chewing on a Rawhide. Beef is a complete source of amino acids, which support your dog’s muscles, brain, skin, and coat. If your Frenchie has any allergy or sensitivity, bully sticks are a great chew option, as they are free from artificial chemicals, additives, and preservatives.