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    28 Things French Bulldog Owners Swear By

    Our wrinkly, smushed-faced, pointy-eared BFF deserves only the best.

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    1. Some wrinkle wipes to apply in your Frenchie's skin folds to prevent infection and irritation. As cute as their wrinkles are, they can get very irritated, and this will help make them more comfortable.

    Promising review: "I have a French bulldog and no matter how many times I baby wipe and dry his wrinkles a day, they are always so irritated. I felt soo bad for him. He was constantly rubbing his face on my bed, the couch, rugs, etc. so itch his wrinkles. They were so red and full of bacteria. The first picture is right before I used the wipes for the first time. You can see how red and gross his wrinkles are!! The second picture is the morning after the FIRST USE!! Literally used two wipes on his face and it has dramatically gotten so much better. I’m so happy I found these wipes and will continue using them for my little guy!! These are a must if you have a bulldog, pug, or any dog with wrinkles!!" —mj_photography_webdesign

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    2. A pair of RifRuf dog booties that protect your French bulldog's feet while looking so dang stylish. With a durable rubber sole, a breathable mesh upper portion, and adjustable straps, these functional yet fashionable dog sneakers are made from the same material as human sneakers!


    If they have a dog with bigger front paws, you can get split sizes (denoted with "/") so they'll get two shoes in each size.

    RifRuf is an Asian-owned small business that's creating design-driven dog shoes. The idea for the shoes was developed when one of the co-owner's dogs (a French bulldog named Caesar!) kept getting irritated paws while living in New York, and they wanted a pair of shoes that met their high expectations for paw protection and style.

    Promising review: "I love these shoes, my pup doesn't have any issues running, walking or jumping. They are of great quality and really sturdy. Easy to clean, well put together, and a great-looking shoe." —Maria

    Get a set of four Caesar 1 dog booties from RifRuf for $65 (available in eight sizes and five colors).

    3. A dog bed with high walls and a Sherpa fabric so your French bulldog can cuddle up in a cute little ball and snooze the day away. The bed has a waterproof bottom and is machine washable, so any accidents are a breeze to clean up.,

    Promising review: "My 27-pound French bulldog is OBSESSED with this cozy bed. I got the Jumbo size (plenty big enough), and she alternates between snuggling into a ball and laying with her head propped up on the edge to keep tabs on the kids. The inside material is as soft as can be, and I kind of want to cuddle up in there. We’ve had it for over a month, and I’ve washed it three times because my dog is a puker and sometimes barfs over the edge. The good news is that the bed comes out of the wash as good as new! Anyway, I highly recommend it for your furry BFF." —JC Lach

    Get it from Amazon for $25.16+ (available in two sizes and 16 colors).

    4. A slow feeder dog bowl to keep your fast-eating pup from gobbling down all their food in five seconds flat. The intricate design forces them to slow down, therefore preventing that unwanted bloating, gas, and vomiting that comes with fast eating.,

    Promising review: "I got this bowl to slow my French bulldog's eating. It definitely works! He has to take his time eating now, it keeps him occupied longer and it's nice and low profile for his short snout. I would highly recommend this bowl for short-nosed breeds. He gets 3/4 cup of a larger kibble and still has plenty of room for more. He's less gassy and seems more satisfied with his meals. If you want to slow your eater, this is the bowl for you! This is a well-made product, sturdy, good weight, won't tip over, and is dishwasher safe!" —M. Ferguson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three sizes and seven designs).

    5. Or this slanted pet bowl that helps your dog reach all of their food. Frenchies have notoriously flat snouts, so by bringing their food a little closer to them, they won't have to work as hard to get every last piece of kibble.

    Promising review: "Ordered the large bowls for my 40-lb French bulldog. Could have maybe gone with XL bowl for water but large was perfect for his food. I use a mixture of wet/dry food and the round bowl makes it easier for him to eat every last bite. Keeps his face cleaner and seems to make it easier for him to reach in! Love these! Ordered a few replacement bowls to switch out after meals. Seem to be holding up well in dishwasher!" —Shai

    Get it from Amazon for $13.19+ (available in four sizes and 11 colors).

    6. A very fashionable bomber jacket so your dog will be the best-looking, coziest canine on the block. Due to their short coats, French bulldogs can get cold very easily in the winter, so this will keep them warm during your daily walks.


    Promising review: "The fit is perfect on my 30-pound French bulldog. This is his favorite jacket to wear outside when it's cold. He will actually go to it for me to put it on him. Easy to put on with the zipper and the O ring is strong enough to attach a leash without the need for his harness. The quality of workmanship is great! I love the look of it as well, like a little bomber jacket." —Rodney Copas

    Get it from Amazon for $30+ (available in five sizes and 14 colors).

    7. An adjustable dog harness if your Frenchie tends to pull and tug on their leash whenever you take them for a walk. This harness perfectly accommodates their stocky but short body and it won't ride up and choke them on walks.,

    Promising review: "We have a French bulldog puppy and had a hard time finding an affordable harness that didn’t come up too close to his neck. We needed a low-hanging padded harness that wouldn’t compromise his airway. I came upon this one and another and ordered both. We returned the other harness and kept this one! I’m very impressed with the quality and comfort compared to other harnesses out there. I love that this step in harness is easy to put on a wiggly puppy, has a sturdy Velcro closure, and the safety clips are above the padded Velcro for comfort. This keeps him nice and safe in his car seat and off of my lap when driving. We will definitely be purchasing this again as he grows." —OHPurchase

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in eight sizes and 40 colors).

    8. A tub of nose butter designed to moisturize and soften a French bulldog's cracked and irritated nose. Frenchies are prone to developing nasal hyperkeratosis (aka dry nose), so you'll want to apply this all-natural formula on a regular basis to prevent that dreaded crustiness.

    Promising review: "My French bulldog has pretty bad nasal hyperkeratosis and we’ve tried many products like coconut oils and creams and it never worked. We purchased this and within three or four days of using it we noticed the spikes went down and it was just dry at that point but the dryness goes down every day we look at it. We can tell he’s way happier and in a better mood now that it’s healing; he’s never been so happy. :) This product definitely works!" —Greta Bryant

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29+ (available in seven sizes and unscented or scented).

    9. A waterproof treat pouch if your French bulldog basically needs a treat to do ANYTHING (we get it — we're also motivated by food). Now you can keep tons of treats on your body so you can reward your good boy or girl when they complete a command correctly.

    A reviewer's dog waiting patiently for their owner to dispense the treats from the pouch

    It also features multiple clips and loops, so you can easily attach it to your backpack, waist, or leash while walking.

    Promising review: "I wear the pouch across my shoulder when doing a training session with my 4-month-old puppy. As soon as she sees me put on the pouch she becomes attentive and excited. The pouch is lightweight and stays flat on my body with several compartments for different treats." —Rosiesmom

    Get it from Chewy for $17.95 (available in three colors).

    10. A car seat to keep your dog safe and secure as you drive around. It's extra padded to keep them comfortable even through sharp turns or sudden stops.

    Promising review: "Great quality and absolutely love it! Dog loves it too!! I had a very hard time choosing the large or small because none of the reviews were specific on the size they bought for their dog at their dog's weight. I have a French bulldog puppy who weighs 14.6 pounds who will most likely be 20 pounds at max, so I decided to go with the large just in case. It's perfect!!! Just looking at it out of the box I thought it was smaller than what I expected it to be so I was so happy I didn't get the small because I couldn't imagine him fitting in it. Once I put him in it I realized how spacious it was for him and cozy. At his full-grown size he very much will still be cozy in it and I'm very pleased with this purchase. I couldn't picture a dog bigger than 12 pounds fitting into the small size now seeing the large. I would definitely recommend it." —Danielle Baltazar

    Get it from Amazon for $80.11+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    11. A hide-a-squirrel plush toy that your dog will become obsessed with as they search for the cute lil' squirrels tucked inside the log.

    french bulldog playing with hide a squirrel toy

    Promising review: "This is the best toy ever! My French bulldog loves the squirrels and the tree! I keep putting the squirrel inside the tree and she keeps taking them out. This toy definitely keeps her entertained! Make sure you play with your dog and the squirrels first and then make your dog see how you put the squirrels back in the tree. He/she will spend hours on this!" —Alley

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four sizes).

    12. A nail file board for the French bulldog who refuses to get their nails trimmed the traditional way. This is basically one giant emery board that will keep your dog's nails at a normal, healthy length.

    ScratchPad for Dogs / Etsy

    ScratchPad for Dogs is the Atlanta-based small business that created this genius pet product.

    Promising review: "Love this scratch pad! We adopted our dog almost a year ago, and he's been terrified of clippers and grinders since day one. We've never been able to maintain his nails due to his super-reactive anxiety around nail care. That's all changed since we got the ScratchPad a few weeks ago! He took to it right away, and his nails have shown significant improvement in just a few sessions!" —Kira Armajani

    Get it from ScratchPad for Dogs on Etsy for $44.95+ (available in two styles and three grit levels).

    13. A bag of Royal Canin dog food formulated to meet the nutritional needs of French bulldog puppies. It'll help develop good digestive health, make their skin healthy, and support their immune system during that critical first year.

    bag of royal canin dog food

    Promising review: "We started feeding this to our French bulldog puppy when she was around 6 months old. We were having the issue of her eating her other puppy food too fast and not being able to chew it so she threw up a lot. We switched to Royal Canin French Bulldog Puppy because of the shape of the kibble. She loved it and now chews her food plus her coat is looking great and she no longer has dandruff. A few months after we switched her we rescued a French bulldog puppy who had been neglected. He did not have any muscle in his back legs and was severely underweight. We transitioned him to Royal Canin from the food he was on in between homes and he started looking amazing. His coat started shining and he started developing muscle like he should have had in the first place." —NB

    Get it from Amazon for $21.02.

    14. And this dog food from Blue Buffalo created for your French bulldog as they get older. It's high protein, made with real meat, and contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to keep their coat healthy and shiny.

    a bag of blue buffalo dog food in chicken and brown rice recipe

    Promising review: "First off, I'll give you a little background on my dog and tell you why I prefer this particular brand so much. I have a French bulldog who is almost 10 years old and he is a big fan of all food especially the human variety. The main issue I've always had with him and I know he isn't the only bulldog guilty of this, but he is a VERY gassy little dude. His stomach is so finicky that I've found no food that can completely conquer the gas problem. This particular brand is well known for being top notch, and I'll tell you it's been by far the best dog food I've ever fed my guy. First off, he loves it and always dances and jumps when he knows I'm filling his bowl. Secondly, and maybe no less important, it has really helped control his gassy reactions to most any food he eats. It's been a god send for me because this guy could clear out one level of my house on most any other food. Needless to say, I highly recommend Blue and this particular variety in particular for your pet." —J. Dory

    Get it from Amazon for $14.16+ (available in six flavors and six sizes).

    15. A set of ridiculously cool-looking dog toys from Wild One that are made out of 100% natural rubber. Frenchies have supe- strong jaws and chompers, and these durable toys will stand up to any potential destruction. The toys are also so aesthetically pleasing, you won't even mind when your pup leaves them on your living room floor.

    dog playing with three lilac dog toys
    Wild One

    The set comes with a Triangle TugTwist Toss, and Bolt Bite, which can all be bought individually as well.

    Promising review: "These toys were in my dog's Easter basket and have quickly become her three favorites. We love them too as they are well-made and easy for us to play with them with her but also good for keeping her occupied during self-play." —Rachael G.

    Get it from Wild One for $36 (available in four colors and two sizes).

    16. A dog raincoat because we all know that French bulldogs can be stubborn, so if they refuse to go outside when it's raining, throw this cute raincoat on them to keep them dry and happy.,

    Promising review: "My puppy, 7-month-old Frenchie, hates wearing clothes. He loves wearing this raincoat. I’ve finally found a way to get him to walk outside! It’s fully waterproof. I’ve purchased some in the past which were water-resistant. It has two straps, one under the belly and one across the chest. There’s a hole behind the head for the leash to easily stick through. The hood fits over his head perfect, and the strap under him is in the perfect position so he can easily potty." —mjweitz

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in four sizes and 15 colors).

    17. A challenging (and adorable!) activity mat designed to look like a succulent garden. Just open up the mat, hide treats within the felt design, and your Frenchie will instantly get so determined to find them! It's also another great option to get them to slow down during feeding time.

    dog sniffing a snuffle mat that looks like a garden
    Dognmat / Etsy

    Dognmat is a small business that makes the cutest snuffle mats and pooch accessories.

    Promising review: "My dogs loved this and are so excited to see it every time I pull it out. The fabric is high quality and slobber friendly!" —Kathryn Jones

    Get it from Dognmat on Etsy for $32.50.

    18. A set of squeaky plush toys that come in cute woodland animal designs. It doesn't contain any stuffing, so if your Frenchie gets a bit rough with toys (as they often do!), you don't have to worry about fluff exploding all over your house.,

    Promising review: "My Frenchie instantly became obsessed with these toys. As soon as I gave them to her, she carried them over to her toy box. Since getting them, they are all she wants to play with. Each of them has three squeakers throughout the toy and she actually looks for them to squeak them while playing. They look like they are made very well and should last as great toys for my dog." —Tammy B.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A hydrating lotion to apply all over your dog's body to keep their skin moisturized and their coat looking healthy and smelling great. Frenchies are prone to dry skin, so you'll want to keep this on hand in case they start itching.

    Dog licking the bottle

    Promising review: "My French bulldog's coat can feel wiry especially in winter when she needs to wear a jacket and inside heating is dry. Daily brushing helped but not completely. A month ago I added this hydrating butter at the end of each brushing and the results are amazing. Her coat is silky soft, she hardly sheds anymore, and the butter is nongreasy. I simply put a dollop in my hands, dab it on her, and then massage it in. She's in heaven. Thank you for this great product!" —cpp

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two scents and two sizes).

    20. A pack of all-natural cheese dog treats they'll love so much, you might as well buy a few packs now to satiate your cheese-obsessed pup's cravings.

    Ava's Pet Palace

    Ava's Pet Place is a Black-owned, woman-owned small business founded by Ava, who begged her parents to let her start a business when she was just 6 years old. Today, Ava (who's now 14) and her mom process hundreds of orders a month of their pet treats made from organic and all-natural ingredients.

    Promising review: "My dog, Dusty, was so excited to open his package from Ava’s Pet Palace! He knew it was for him and took the bags of treats out of the box by himself! He tasted the cheesy treat and loved it! It smelled so good, very cheesy!" —Sue K

    Get it from Ava's Pet Palace for $8.99.

    21. A lightweight dog water bottle with a built-in cap that acts as a water bowl on the go. You don't want your Frenchie getting dehydrated on long walks!,

    Promising review: "This is the best thing I’ve ever bought for my fur baby Milton! He already knows when we go on walks he has his water bottle to keep him hydrated and going! He huffs and puffs a lot because he’s a chubby French bulldog and this really helps keep him hydrated." —Linette Valdivia

    Get it from Amazon for $14.41+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    22. A pack of grooming wipes to freshen up your dog in between baths. You should only bathe your French bulldog once every one to two months, so if they come into the house with dirty paws, you can use these to clean them instead of throwing them in the bathtub.

    french bulldog puppy next to a pack of grooming wipes

    Promising review: "Got these for our French bulldog puppy. Since she can’t be bathed often we use these to freshen her up and get the dirt off her face from her curiosity while outside. Our neighbor’s dog also likes to slobber on her. They are a nice size sheet and very durable but soft. They have a light, pleasant scent. They work great and were exactly what we needed!" —A. Rochelle

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four sizes and green leaf scented or fragrance free).

    23. A set of fetch balls with lots of holes that allow air flow. Because French bulldogs have smushed noses, they primarily breathe out of their mouths, so this ball is necessary to keep air pumping into their lungs as they run around with a ball in their mouth.

    chuck it orange breathe right balls

    Promising review: "Our smash-faced Frenchie absolutely LOVES this ball. He can finally pick up a ball with relative ease and breathe at the same time. It was a real struggle with a regular-sized tennis ball or a medium Chuckit. What can I say? He's a little guy. We are so grateful for this product as it finally allows our dog to play fetch like his friends at the park." —Nick L.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in two sizes).

    24. A box of strong, thick, leakproof poop bags from Earth Rated because you've been burned one too many times when using a flimsy plastic bag to pick up your Frenchie's poop.

    person holding up a leakproof earthrated dog poop bag full of water

    Promising review: "These are my favorite bags for collecting waste for my two French bulldogs. They are easy to open as well as sturdy enough to feel like you aren’t being contaminated by poo if that happens at the beginning of your walk!" —Dana Matthews

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two sizes and lavender scented or unscented).

    25. A classic Kong toy with a hollow center you can stuff with peanut butter or their favorite treat. Give this to your French bulldog and sit back and relax while they try to get every last morsel of food out of it.

    Dog enjoying the Kong toy

    Promising review: "This is my dog's new favorite thing in the world. He can sit there for hours licking the peanut butter out of it, if I were to let's actually quite obsessive; I have to limit his use. He has been able to destroy any material of toy except this one! Very happy with the durability of this toy, easy to clean, and the dog loves it." —April

    Get it from Chewy for $7.49+ (available in sizes XS–XXL).

    26. A fragrance-free sunscreen balm — did you know your French bulldog's nose and ears are susceptible to sunburn? Make sure to lather this on those sensitive parts whenever you and your Frenchie are heading out in the sun!

    The dog sunscreen moisturizer balm
    Chewy / Via

    Promising review: "ChapStick size. Easy to store and carry. Easy to apply above and behind my doodle's nose. Covers well, and stays on to protect. Very satisfied with this; it will last a long time." —DoodleMom

    Get it from Chewy for $5.24.

    27. A paw cleaner to prevent floors from being covered in muddy footprints when your pup comes inside. All you have to do is add water, and the gentle silicone bristles remove caked-on dirt and mud from their cute little paws.

    Promising review: "I have four dogs in NYC. I have to wash their feet after every walk because the streets are so filthy. It would take me about 10 to 15 minutes to clean their paws with a spray bottle and towel. Now it takes about five minutes. And the towel doesn’t end up filthy. The dirt gets caught in the cup. Plus the dogs seem to like it. The silicone bristles must feel good. A huge thumbs-up!" —Sandra

    Get it from Amazon for $9.09+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    28. A treat-dispensing toy especially great for Frenchies who get bored with regular toys easily. The unique design causes the toy to bounce around and roll as dogs move it around, and your pup will love how satisfying it is when a piece of kibble pops out!

    The toy balls interlock so you can attach them for bigger dogs and to keep playtime fresh.

    Up Dog Toys is a family-founded small business that creates design-driven, functional pet products.

    Get it from Up Dog Toys for $23.95 (available in three colors).

    We truly don't deserve how heartbreakingly cute French bulldogs are. 😍

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