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This year, the holiday shopping season is wilder than ever! We're getting ahead of the gift-giving game with the Official Frenchie Holiday Gift Guide: the 2020 Edition! Check out the fan favorites we've rustled up below (as well as a few gift ideas we *LOVE* from the Frenchie team).
P.S. If you're hoping for a pre-Christmas delivery, make sure to place your orders as soon as possible! The official UPS cutoff date is December 15 for US Ground Shipping orders, but we encourage you to place your orders by Friday, December 11 to adjust for any unforeseen shipping delays due to COVID-19.
With the serious note out of the way, let's get to the fun part! Read on for the Official Frenchie Holiday Gift Guide!
For the Trendsetter
Our newest (and bluest) set is here -- and it's perfect for the winter season! Keep your four-legged family members ahead of the fashion curve with this adorable reversible harness, designed with your dog's comfort in mind. Paired with the matching leash, this set will make your pup the envy of the whole dog park!
For the Champion Accessorizer
"Accessorizer" is a word now. Look it up. 😉 Real talk though, every family's got a fashionista with a passion for sparkle and shine. Make their day with Frenchie's adorable charms, available in our classic Frenchie shape, the beloved anchor, the ~fancy~ coin style, and our skull charm (for the bad boys). These are the perfect addition to pet collars, key chains, charm bracelets, and more!
For the Troublemaker
You can't go wrong with the skull and crossbones! For that shoe-stealing, paper-shredding, toy-destroying rascal of the family, the Bad to the Bone set makes the perfect accessory to the crime. Get a laugh and an "aww!" from your family with this ultra-comfy hoodie. Keep your troublemaker warm (and stylish) all winter long!
For the Family Hippie
Some dogs are just chill, man. And they deserve accessories that show off their personalities. Frenchie's Tie Dye Cooling Bandana plays on the classic tie dye style -- with our own flair, of course. Our bandanas are excellent accessories for every season: The bright colors will stand out against the winter snow, and when summer rolls around, your pup will stay cool with the bandana's cooling capabilities.
For the Festive
What's better than decorating the tree and hanging the lights? Decorating your dog, too. (We don't make the rules!) Our most festive styles fly off the shelves every year, including our brand new Deck The Halls series! Available as a leash, harness, collar, AND bandana, this set might just be our most festive yet. (For more festive fun, check out our Limited Edition Hanukkah bandana!!)
For the World Traveler
We're all missing those weekend trips and world adventures -- when we're ready to travel again, make sure your pup is decked out in style! For the world traveler in your life, this adorable panda harness comes complete with a cherry blossom-inspired reverse side. Skip the FOMO and celebrate in style!
For the One with Classic Style
There's nothing quite like the classics. For the vintage fashionista in your family, bust out the big guns: The Leo. One of our most popular styles, like, EVER, the Leo offers adorable animal print paired with an easy-on-the-eyes pastel color palette. Named after the big guy who started it all, The Leo is one of our favorite styles for good reason. Trust us: Any pup rocking The Leo style will be the talk of the dog park!
For the One Who Has It All
Hey, sometimes, it's just hard to shop for our friends and family! If you've got one of those pet lovers in your life who's sure to love our products, but you're not sure on their pup's size or are worried about repeats, we've got you covered. Share the love with a Frenchie gift card! (Plus, you won't have to worry about shipping!)
Frenchie Stocking Stuffers
Looking for a White Elephant gift? Something to make your family laugh? A (genuinely useful) alternative to coal? We've got you covered. All Frenchie Accessories make EXCELLENT stocking stuffers. Put some style in your family's daily walks (and get a laugh out of your mom) with Frenchie's Poo Bags and decorative holders. Or, keep your noggin warm with our ultra-stylish (and RIDICULOUSLY comfortable) headwear!
Wherever the holiday season may take you this year, the Frenchie family wishes you a very safe, happy, and PAWESOME holiday season!!
No frozen noses allowed!
With winter well on its way (and DEFINITELY HERE, for our friends living outside of sunny California!), it's time to start thinking about one of the most critical parts of winter: Dog sweaters.
Not really -- Although hoodies are a great way to keep our pups warm and cozy when the weather gets chilly, there are additional steps pet parents should take to keep their dogs safe during winter. Read on for a few collected tips from the Frenchie team!
1. Protect those paws.
Dog paws are extra-sensitive during the winter, particularly with so many interesting (and dangerous) things to step in. Salt, anti-freeze, and de-icing chemicals all collect on the sidewalks and roads around our homes. We don't notice because we're usually shivering in our snow boots, but dogs' paws can collect these substances -- and your pup could lick them while washing, resulting in upset stomachs or serious poisoning. Winter booties are more than a fashion statement for dogs -- they keep paws safe from the things that can do your dog harm. If your pup refuses to wear shoes (we get it!), take the time to wipe her paws after every walk.
2. Think twice about ice.
In the same ways that ice is dangerous for humans, ice can pose a major risk for dogs. Broken ice in particular can be devastating -- cuts, splinters, and worse can be part of the game if your dog falls through the ice on a frozen lake or pond. Plus, the sensitive undersides of paws can be burned or roughed up with too much contact with ice!
3. Keep them warm.
We're all about our dog hoodies, but there's a reason we're so gung-ho about staying stylish! Many small-breed dogs struggle to stay warm enough during the winter months, especially breeds like chihuahuas, whippets, and greyhounds that don't have much body fat to rely on. If it's too cold outside for you, it's too cold out for your dog: Bring him inside, give him a warm and dry place to snooze, and accessorize with a Frenchie hoodie!
4. Know your dog's limits.
Quite simply, some dogs can handle the cold better than others. And some just can't handle it at all! Many shorthaired breeds, thin dogs, elderly pups, and very young puppies will struggle with body temperature, especially while out on walks. If you're going to be outside for longer than a quick potty break, consider investing in some high-quality puppy snow gear.
5. Bust out that leash.
Dogs get lost in winter more often than in any other season because snow, ice, and slush conceal the smells that can help them find their way home. If your dog is startled or spooked into running away from you, it can be much harder to get them back safely during winter. To that end, keeping your dog leashed at all times is the best way to keep your furever friend safe and sound.
6. Stay visible.
It gets dark at like, noon nowadays. That's an exaggeration, but dogs in the dark can be a real problem. Because it gets dark so much earlier, high-visibility leashes and harnesses are a must-have for the winter months. Keeping your dog close to your side (and outfitted in the best, of course) is the best way to keep your pup safe on snowy, dim winter roads.
7. Bring them inside.
If your dog is primarily an indoor pet, he'll probably give you some major side-eye when it's time to "go" in the snow. But for pets that spend most of their time outdoors, there are special precautions we need to take to make sure they're safe during winter. Outdoor dogs should have some kind of shelter: Large enough to lay down and comfortably turn around in, but small enough and lined with some kind of stuffing (like cedar shavings or straw) to help them conserve body heat. Plus, outdoor animals will need a LOT more food during the winter -- this helps them build up fat and conserve heat when they need it most.
Whatever winter dishes out, you can keep your pup warm and comfortable with Frenchie's stylish, high-quality hoodies and accessories. Shop our all-new holiday collection now!
Dear Frenchie Fam,
This Thanksgiving, I want to take a few minutes to celebrate some incredible people who make our community what it is today: YOU!
We couldn't build Frenchie Bulldog Pet Supply the way we do without the support of our absolutely stunning online community. Particularly in a year with so much stress and uncertainty, seeing the joy you spread on social media and around the world makes me smile so hard that sometimes I feel like my face is going to fall off.
If you've ever bought a Frenchie product, followed us on Instagram, shared our photos (or even better, photos of YOUR dogs in our gear), or in any way supported our business, you have helped write our story in the ways that only a supportive community like ours can.
We are so grateful to have a community like you.
With your help, we've managed to support a different charity in every month of 2020. We've launched a series of new collections, each more popular than the last, and I cried my eyes out this month when we sold out of the new Teddy hoodie in one day. (And you can bet your butts I am SO excited to see the pics when those hoodies arrive -- We can't wait to see what your dogs think of these new styles!)
You've shipped products all over the world and supported the growth of our UK distribution center. (And yes, we know they're called "jumpers" over there. 😉)
You've shared your stories on social media and flooded our page with amazing photos of your four-legged family members. (And believe me, we DO see and freak out over every post.)
You've brought our attention to causes we can support, showed your love of our company and our story, and helped us write a new chapter for our business in a year where just picking up the pen felt overwhelming.
We are so, unendingly grateful to have the community we do.
This Thanksgiving, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season, and hope you don't sneak your pups too much turkey under the table.
Bridget and the entire Frenchie Team
What's up, Frenchie family?
It's the season of giving, and we are pawfully delighted to share our monthly charity with you! In honor of Veterans Day, we're partnering with K9s for Warriors, an incredible organization that connects service dogs with military veterans suffering from service-related trauma.
This wonderful organization provides service dogs 100% free to the veterans in the program. In addition to the support partner they find in their new dog, each warrior receives the equipment, training, certifications, seminars, legal instruction, vet care, housing, home-cooked meals, unconditional love and listening, and a life-time of wrap-around services. "In essence," says the K9s for Warriors team, "We don’t just give each of our warriors a service dog, we give them the K9s Family."
Founded in 2011 in Ponte Vedra, Florida, K9s for Warriors has served more than 600 program graduates in its first decade. More than 1,000 dogs have been rescued as a result of K9s' training programs, with 33 puppies raised by volunteers and 18 dogs raised through the US prison training program.
What's particularly incredible about this organization is its absolutely massive volunteer network. For example, K9s for Warriors boasts a total of 308,872 hours worked by volunteers -- in 2018 alone!!! K9s volunteers raise dogs for the program, host community events across the US, sponsor and facilitate training programs, certification courses, and fundraising events.
A portion of the proceeds from Frenchie Bulldog's sales on November 11th will be donated directly to K9s for Warriors. To get in on the fun, use promo code VETERANS for 20% off all items in our Camo collection! (P.S. The code only lasts for November 11, so make sure to grab the discount while you can!)
We are so proud to honor veterans with our commitment to K9s for Warriors, and encourage you to make your own donations to this incredible organization! In honor of Veterans Day, K9s' partner AHEPA Service Dogs for Warriors is DOUBLING all donations received up to $30,000!
To learn more about K9s for Warriors, visit their website or check them out on social media via the links below.
And to our brothers and sisters in uniform, we offer a heartfelt THANK YOU this Veterans Day!
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No matter how good our pup's table manners may be, the holidays are a feast of dropped goodies, unguarded plates, and under-the-table turkey bites. How do we guarantee our dogs can get in on the holiday fun without getting sick?
It's important to go into food-centric holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas knowing what your pup can and can't eat -- and sharing this information with well-meaning friends and family who like to sneak our dogs a little somethin'-somethin' on the sly.
To that end, we've broken down some of the most common foods we see around these holidays, sharing which ones are safe for dogs and which should be avoided. Happy snacking!
Puppy Eyes Are A-Okay
Safe Holiday Foods for Dogs
- Roast Beast (Turkey, Ham, Chicken, Beef, etc.). Protein is a large part of your pup's diet. Cooked, lightly seasoned meat--the "roast beast" of the occasion--can be a nice treat for your dog, and good for her energy levels!
- Mashed Potatoes. Yup! Potatoes are fair game for dogs. Just avoid any seasoning, like salt or gravy. These aren't toxic for dogs, but large amounts of salt, sugar, or spices can give your pup an upset stomach.
- Plain Pumpkin or Sweet Potato. The health benefits of plain pumpkin and sweet potato for dogs are astounding. That's why many vets recommend pumpkin or sweet potato puree when a pup has an upset stomach. However, be sure you're only giving your dog plain veggies -- the spices we use at Thanksgiving and Christmas often include nutmeg, which can be fatal for dogs in large quantities.
- Carrots. Cooked or fresh, your dog will love the crunch of a delicious carrot! All the vitamins in carrots that are good for humans are just as good for your pup, so it's safe to give him a crunchy snack while you're chopping up the side dishes.
- Berries. Blueberries in particular contain antioxidants that are great for humans, and even better for dogs. Make sure to stick to small quantities with any "human foods" you give your pup. Too many berries can lead to a sour stomach and diarrhea, which is definitely NOT what you planned on giving your pup for Christmas!
- Green Beans. Green beans are another tasty, vitamin-packed treat for dogs AND humans. Skip the seasoning (butter is okay, but too much salt or spices can upset your dog's stomach) when you share this treat with your pup.
Okay, Maybe Just A Little...
Holiday Foods Dogs Can "Try"
- Cranberry Sauce. This family favorite is technically safe for dogs (there are no ingredients that make it poisonous), but it's VERY high in sugar. Because dogs' metabolisms work so differently than ours, high amounts of sugar can affect them in different ways. Also, watch out for cranberry sauce brands that include raisins, grapes, or currants -- these are all toxic for pups!
- Apples. We put apples in the "just a little" category because the cores and seeds can be very dangerous for dogs. The seeds contain trace amounts of poisonous ingredients, which ingested in large quantities can cause a TON of problems. However, the flesh and skin of an apple is perfectly safe for your pup -- just make sure to skip the pumpkin pie spice to avoid nutmeg.
- Corn. Corn is another one that's okay for your pup to try, but not in huge amounts. In fact, corn and rice are often the starch components of dry dog food. Like apple cores, though, corn cobs can be a major choking hazard for dogs. So, it's fine to let your pup try your creamed corn casserole, but don't let her run away with the cob!
- Yogurt. Dogs need probiotics, almost more than humans do! Plain yogurt, Greek yogurt in particular, can be a very beneficial snack for dogs, especially if they're still young. The vitamins and probiotics in yogurt are helpful for boosting the immune system. We put this in the "just a little" category, however, because dogs have trouble digesting lots of dairy. A spoonful or an ice-cube sized "pupsicle" is a great choice. A full tub? Not so much.
- Macaroni and Cheese. Thanksgiving's most highly-contested side dish! If you're serving mac and cheese at your family dinner, your pup can sneak a bite. However, be aware of how much dairy your pooch is getting. Also, the starchiness of pasta makes it an "empty snack" for dogs, and having too much in one sitting can give your dog tummy troubles.
- (Cooked) Eggs. Eggs are basically pure protein. Like humans, dogs can enjoy the health benefits of egg whites and the vitamins stored in the yolk. Also like humans, however, eggs MUST be cooked -- dogs can pick up diseases and digestion issues from raw egg yolk.
- Peanut Butter. What dog doesn't love a scoop of peanut butter?! Peanut butter is in the "just a smidge" category because some brands contain xylitol, an artificial sweetener that is toxic for dogs. You also don't want to give your dog too much of the good stuff, because peanut butter is high in fat and calories and can cause both weight gain and dietary issues if your pup has too much on a regular basis.
- Fish. Fish is another protein we love, and popular at many holiday meals! While humans love the Omega-3's we get from fatty fish like salmon, dogs shouldn't have entire filets of fatty fish. This is because dogs don't digest fat in the same way we do -- similar to fatty, high-calorie peanut butter, fatty fish can wreak havoc on a dog's tummy if he has too much.
Nope, None For Me!
Holiday Foods That Are Dangerous (or Poisonous!) For Dogs
- Chocolate. We all know chocolate is bad for dogs, but it bears repeating! The darker the chocolate, the more dangerous it is for a dog to eat.
- Desserts with Xylitol. Artificial sweeteners, particularly xylitol, are extremely dangerous for dogs. Even a small amount can cause major damage. If any friends or family are bringing over health-conscious desserts, keep these out of reach of your pup.
- Bones. Movies and TV shows depict our dogs chowing down on meaty bones, but fresh bones--poultry in particular--are actually very dangerous chew toys. The bones can splinter and form a major choking hazard. Instead of sharing turkey bones from the table, get your dog a pup-friendly chew toy to celebrate the occasion.
- Alcohol. In the same way that too much alcohol is dangerous for humans, alcohol can be highly toxic for dogs in large quantities.
- Onions. Both onions and garlic are part of a vegetable family that can cause major problems for both dogs and cats. An accidental nibble isn't fatal, but large amounts of onions put too much thiosulphate in a dog's bloodstream, which can cause anemia.
- Grapes and Raisins. A toxin in grapes (and raisins, which, y'know, are just dried grapes) can be extremely dangerous for dogs, causing sudden kidney failure. Desserts, dressings, pastries, and fruit salads with raisins or grapes in them should be kept well out of reach.
- Raw Dough. Yeast, which allows dough to rise, loves warm, dark environments. And what better environment to "rise" than a puppy's tummy? Raw dough can expand in a dog's stomach, causing great discomfort. Your pup might want to snack on cookie dough and bread dough, but keep it away from those puppy eyes.
- Nutmeg. This spice is delicious for humans, but can cause tremors and seizures in dogs. In fact, nutmeg can directly interfere with dogs' central nervous systems, even acting as a mild hallucinogen!
The Ideal Puppy Plate
We just chucked a lot of information at you. At the end of the day, if you're comfortable letting your pup snack on some "human food" for a special occasion, that's up to you! Consult with your vet before starting any new diet or treat regimen for your dog. And like many "special occasion" treats, human food should only ever be given in small amounts.
Here's what your pup's Thanksgiving "plate" might look like:
- Dinner: A small piece of turkey or chicken with no seasoning and a tiny dab of cranberry sauce.
- Sides: A tablespoon of mashed potatoes, a couple of green beans, and a crunchy carrot.
- Dessert: Plain pumpkin or sweet potato puree and a small handful of berries or apple slices.
Now, your pup can dig in at the dinner table with you!
From the Frenchie family to yours, we wish you a very happy (and safe!) Thanksgiving!
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