Choosing a food for your new bulldog puppy can be confusing! While good advice can be gleaned from your rescue, breeder, or veterinarian, there are a wide range of opinions about which puppy food is best and you may receive contradictory advice. We asked our 800,000 member bulldog community on facebook the following question: “What food did you feed your bulldog puppy?” We received hundreds of replies, and summarized the top responses below.
Please be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your bulldog puppy’s diet. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.
25 Best Foods for a Bulldog Puppy
Mine was on Purina One Lamb & Rice for years but he had to have 3 teeth pulled at 10 1/2 years old so I make his good now.. he no longer has brown spots on his paws from licking them. So I think he was having an allergic reaction to the food. His food now is 6 eggs, whatever meat I have available this is diced ham, rice, green beans, mixed vegetables, 1 pack of Ramen. I’ve found it way cheaper than dog food.. I always watch for sales on the human food though for him.
Author: Amy M.
What is he currently being fed when you got him? If there’s no issues and he is healthy why change it? When we got our bullie he had a protein build up in his front leg and we started feeding him IAMS and he’s know over 6 and there’s no issue with his leg either. He’s healthy always solid poop and loves going for his walks. If you feel the food you’re feeding him isn’t good enough then do some research and see what you feel would be the best and get a small bag to see how your bullie will react. Just because it’s good for others doesn’t mean it will be for you. Good luck
Author: William B.
My dog it’s raw by Primal and he does very will kibble has too much filler and a probiotic everyday
Author: Jo M.
We have always given our bulldogs salmon based dog food. Ours is on Purina Pro Plan Salmon and Rice now. (They were on the Salmon and Tuna, but Purina stopped making it.)
Author: Jennifer Meglio B.
I’ve used Canidae Duck formula recommend by a Bulldog vet specialist. Iggy had allergies and tummy problems. Vet told me duck is the gentlest protein to digest. Even better than Salmon. It really made a difference
Author: Susan Evans-A.
Taste of the wild is really good. Stay away from poultry, look out for chicken broth or meal, also we had issues with pork
Author: Michael H.
Start with whatever she was eating at the rescue. Keep changing the diet will cause tummy upsets. Whatever you choose make sure it doesn’t have Brewers Yeast in. Bulldogs have sensitive skin prone to yeast infections and makes them very itchy. Brewers yeast is used as a vitamin supplement and taste enhancer but awful for dogs prone to yeast infections. I started my girl on Fish 4 Dogs dry and within a week she was trying to rip her skin off. I changed her to Burns dry Sensitive and she has been fine ever since.
Author: Georgina C.
We have used Nutro for all our bulldogs. We feed puppy version until they are about 11 months old and then we switch. We have healthy dogs.
Author: Stephanie F.
For kibble, we have the most luck with natural balance, but the keys have been grain free and limited ingredient diets.
Author: Eric Brauer-H.
We bought so many different kinds and no matter what we feed him he got sick immediately afterwards we bought the bowl that makes him eat slower did not effect him he still ate fast and threw up . So we tried fresh pet and he doesn’t get sick anymore he is hair is thick and shinny . That is all we feed him .
Author: Beverly P.
Mine had issues with beef. I use Rachel ray chicken, or salmon no grain. But i cook a turkey/quinoa/ vegetable mix I cook and mix with it. He has done great ! Vets suggested other stuff but this has worked best. My boy has bad allergies, worst I have seen! Good luck!
Author: Cindy H.
I make my bulldogs food. It’s a pain and expensive but its the only thing that curbs her allergies. Her food includes: ground beef, ground lamb, salmon, hard boiled eggs, brown rice, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, yellow squash, spinach, sweet potatoes (sometimes butternut squash in place), peas, apples, cottage cheese, blueberries, and coconut oil. She also gets a vitamin supplement daily.
Author: Amy D.
We feed the Purina Pro salmon. We live in the country so he is still itchy at but give him a benadryl and he’s good to go. The only problem we ever had was when he was 2 we went to a friend’s alot a they were giving him milk bone treats along with the rest of the gang (8 dogs total, 3 ours ) He developed pancreatitis and $800 later no more milkbone with red dye!
Author: LaWanda Houston S.
Royal Canin Bulldog Puppy! (My girl is almost 10. She’s only been on Royal Canin as a pup and adult. I truly believe it’s helped me maintain her excellent health and weight! And she loves it!)
Author: Carla B.
I use 4health puppy food for mine. Many of the foods out there give them bad smelly gas. This food has maintained weight well, good coat, and no gassy or tummy issues.
Author: Nate S.
Blue buffalo ours has been on since she started solids and she’s in the best health just hit two. The vet said she’s one of his healthiest patients. It keeps her at a perfect weight.
Author: Krissy Collister-W.
My guy is almost 8 tried allot of foods but he’s been on Go Lamb sensitive his coat is very nice not locking very much. I have done allot of research and testing on him and they say Lamb is the best for bulldogs.
Author:Ruthanne Da S.
I use Purina Beniful healthy weight they’ve been eating it for 10 years and there’s still healthy and full of crap just don’t give them food scraps from the table or a lot of treats
Author: Larry M.
Mine was on Iams from day one. I’ve had no problems.
Author: Millie D.
I use taste of the wild salmon grain free. Mack had a lot of allergies and he can’t have any type of food or treat that contains any thing made with feathers like chicken duck
Author: Monica M.
My bully has been on Acana for 9 years.
Author: Carla D.
Fromm is the best! Feed with salmon or duck. An American company that has never had a recall! Stay away from mass produced products! Bulldogs are very sensitive to foods.
Author: Philip C.
Instinct raw frozen (we use beef for to ours being allergic to chicken)
Author: Karlei R.
We feed Zignature Kangaroo. Our boy is 5 and has always been on it. Our girl is 9 and has been on for 5 years. No skin issues, no diarrhea, no tear stains (and we do not use purified water just water out of the tap).
Author: Darlene Cooley M.
Victor high pro plus for puppy’s and adults we love this brand it has fixed our guy with gut issues we’ve tried so many brands and Victor took the win
Author: Sarah Gilbert E.
As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your bulldog’s food. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links above may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.