Health Issues with the Bichon Frise

If you are the lucky owner of a gorgeous Bichon Frise, then you probably already know the kind of lovable and charming breed that they are. Most owners love their Bichons because they are loyal and lively as well as intelligent and gentle. However, what happens if you begin to notice that your dog is beginning to display a different kind of behavior, almost as if he/she is feeling ill. Because your Bichon is such an important part of your family, it is imperative that you make absolutely certain that you are educated about any possible health problems your Bichon Frise can have. Also, you want to be aware of the signs of a possible ailment or problem.

One thing that you should know (and also be happy about) is that the Bichon Frise breed as a whole tends to be very healthy. The chances are very good, however, that you are already well aware of this fact due to any research that you might have done before bringing home your beloved dog. In addition to good health, with the proper care, grooming and exercise, this breed is known to live anywhere from fifteen years on up. It sure is good to know that with proper care and regular visits to the veterinarian,  your four-legged pal will be with you for quite some time… giving you the loyalty and affection for which you long.

In the unfortunate event that your Bichon seems to be growing ill, it is very important that you make sure to get them the proper attention from your local veterinarian. In addition to any emergency visits, you will definitely benefit from regular wellness check ups to make absolutely certain that your pet is growing up in a healthy manner. A perfect way to keep your Bichon healthy is with the right amount of the correct type of food, as well as with proper exercise. Taking walks with your Bichon Frise or playing “fetch” are different ways to incorporate exercise into your little Bichon’s daily routine.

When you have this particular breed in your home, you should be on the lookout for any possible problems with urination. The beautiful Bichon breed has been known to end up having a bit of a problem with bladder infections and even passing kidney stones. In addition to that, you will also want to make sure that you take care of your dog’s teeth along with a regular grooming regimen. If you ignore their dental needs, you could find that they may end up having issues with tartar build-up and even tooth loss.

Watery eyes are another common issue with the Bichon; however you can always carefully wipe down their eyes with a warm, damp cloth. Cleaning a Bichon Frise’s face to wipe away his/her tears should be done on a regular basis… several times a week. Pay attention to your Bichon and watch for any signs of illness. Remember, you chose to add your beautiful, little powder-puff dog to your family… don’t neglect him/her, he she is counting on you for love as well as care!

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