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Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise are small white dogs who are very popular with small dog breed owners. These dogs are playful and very affectionate making them great for families or single people. These dogs love attention. With their hair constantly growing they will need frequent grooming and haircuts to keep their hair from matting.

Common Health Issues In Bichon Frise

Most Bichon Frise are very healthy. Some of the few genetic and health conditions that could be seen in Bichon Frise are:

  • Patella Luxation: Many small breed dogs have luxating patellas. This occurs when their knee caps pop in and out of place. It can cause your dog to need surgery to help keep their knee caps in place and prevent arthritis.
  • Broken Legs: They are small in size and you will need to keep an eye on them to help keep them out of danger. These dogs can easily break a leg or injury themselves running and playing. 
  • Ear Infections: Bichon Frise are known for having ear infections. There floppy ears will trap moisture causing your dog to easily develop an infection. This can require frequent vet visit and treatment to help keep their ears free of infection.

All of these issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your Bichon Frise healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your Bichon Frise, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be life-threatening.

Pet Health Insurance for your Bichon Frise

If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Bichon Frise, you should ensure that many health issues that are commonly seen in Bichon Frise are covered. You will also want to find insurance that has short waiting times on treatment and surgery. If you prolong these procedures, you dog could have permeant health issues.

Many times, certain health conditions are considered a genetic or are pre-existing condition and may not be covered for your Bichon Frise. 

You could also consider enrolling in Pet Assure, a veterinary discount plan that is a low-cost pet insurance alternative. This plan has no exclusions due to age, breed, or hereditary conditions. Even pre-existing conditions are covered! Get a quote today. It's perfect for Bichon Frise!

 Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM

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