Can a French bulldog eat cheese?

You can probably relate to this:

You’re making a cheese sandwich. The nose of your Frenchie goes up, and he sniffs the scent that is so delicious for him. Meanwhile, your four-legged friend looks at you with “that look” on his face (we all know that look 🥺). And before you know it, you give him a piece of cheese. But is this really healthy for your Frenchie? Are there any harmful substances in cheese that can make your French bulldog or little puppy sick? Read on to find out more about cheese. And whether it can hurt to feed it to your French bulldog.

French bulldog cheese

What are the different types of cheese?

  • Processed: Processed cheese is produced by adding melting salts and water to ground cheese. This mass is then heated, and that is how cheese is produced in a nutshell.
  • Mold cheese: for example, Brie, originates from being treated with mold spores during production.
  • Fresh: Fresh cheese such as mozzarella is not pressed and hardly matured.
  • Cottage: Cottage cheese is a fresh cheese that is not aged, and that is made from acidified milk.


Cheese contains the following nutrients:

  • vitamin A
  • vitamins B and B2
  • calcium
  • phosphorus
  • magnesium
  • zinc
  • selenium

Is eating cheese dangerous for a French bulldog?

Cheese is very salty and contains a lot of lactose (a sugar found in milk and in milk products). Soft variants such as brie and processed cheese, in particular, contain large amounts of lactose. A French bulldog and certainly a growing puppy have a hard time breaking down a large amount of lactose. Therefore, eating cheese can cause nausea, stomach cramps, and diarrhea for your Frenchie. It also contains a lot of salt, which can make your puppy or dog feel sick. When eating large amounts of cheese, your dog may even temporarily lose consciousness due to the abundance of salt.

The short answer is yes, your French bulldog can eat cheese, but be moderate with the amount you give him, and if nausea, stomach cramps, and/or diarrhea remain for longer than 48h, it’s advised to visit the vet.

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