Thursday, April 24, 2008

What Else You Should Know about Bichon Frise Health Problem

Bichon Frise is a typically healthy dog that may live 16 years or even longer. This cute looking living fur, however, experiences some common health problems. We are now going to focus on few specific Bichon Frise health problems here, which, as a Bichon Frise owner, you may find valuable. Although we all know that prevention is always a better strategy, sometimes only preventive measures may not work for your Bichon Frise, and you cannot simply avoid the problem.

Allergy and other skin problems, dental issue, gallbladder stones, kidney and bladder infections, ear and eye problems are the common health problems of Bichon Frise. Apart from that, hip problems, cancer, degenerative diseases, heart problems, aging can be serious issue sometimes. If you suspect that your Bichon Frise is suffering from any illness, it is better to call veterinarian as soon as possible. Don’t assume yourself a doctor for your dog since you dog may experience even worse condition.

When a pet owner is not conscious about the Bichon Frise health problems, he or she may need to reimburse huge medical bills. Additionally, the dog can experience tremendous pain and distress. Chewing, licking or scratching for a great deal of time are the primary symptoms apparent when your dog is experiencing health complications. Skin allergy is one of the most common Bichon Frise health problems. This may occur as a result of chemical exposure, fleas or other allergens and irritants.

Dental care is very essential for a Bichon Frise. There is a whole host of supports available concerning this area, but almost all veterinarians recommend brushing the teeth is an ideal option for dental care of a Bichon Frise. You must not use your own toothbrush or any other human toothbrush for brushing the teeth of your Bichon Frise, rather you must consider buying toothbrush exclusively designed for dog use, available in the local pet store. As suggested by different known veterinarians, if you regularly brush the teeth of your Bichon Frise, it can save expenses on medical bills.

It is very important to take care of the teeth of the Bichon Frise on time, if not it may lead to serious health concerns such as kidney, bladder and liver infections. However, it is not only the teeth problem, but Bichon Frise may also experience these sorts of problems for some other reasons. Essentially there are two types of stones that occur in a Bichon Frise, one type can be managed by simply altering the diet, while the other may require surgical intervention. In both the cases, observation and care are mandatory in order to minimize the risks for other Bichon Frise health problems.

Ear and eyes problems are also common for a Bichon Frise. While eye problems may include cataracts, and tear staining, the ear problems come with a bad odor. Additionally, patella problem may also occur in a Bichon Frise as a result of no or minimum exercise or carrying too much weight or genetic predisposition, which you can only avoid if you know the family history of the Bichon Frise better. So it is important to consider only reputable and well-known breeders at the time of buying a dog.

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