Canine pancreatitis often rears its ugly head during the holidays when dog owners treat their dogs to the rich and delightful goodies left over from holiday dinners. In fact, while you are out shopping on Black Friday for bargains, many dogs will end up visiting veterinary clinics with severe symptoms of pancreatitis. Dogs simply can’t […]
Common Health Problems for Bichon Frises
Bichon Frises have a a few common health problems and a genetic predisposition for some diseases and conditions.
In addition, just like other breeds, they also get contagious diseases, joint conditions and issues like parasites.
Distemper in dogs is one of the most serious diseases that your Bichon Frise puppy or dog can get. Canine distemper is a virus, a paramyxovirus, that affects the whole body and is highly contagious. Most puppies from reputable breeders are immunized against distemper, but caution should still be taken, as the virus is present […]
A canine urinary tract infection can leave your dog feeling down in the dumps. And Bichon Frises are among the dogs who sometimes have to battle persistent dog urinary tract infections. Some dogs are more likely to get UTIs (urinary tract infections) than others. For example, if your dog has diabetes, Cushing’s disease, or if […]
Pain relief for dogs can be tricky. Just like people, dogs do feel pain. However, recognizing pain in your dog can be difficult because animals do not act the way we do, when they are in pain. Years ago, vets simply did not think that dogs felt pain. Routine surgeries like spaying and neutering were […]
Lameness in dogs is a symptom of illness or injury, not a specific disease. If you see your dog limping or hesitating to put her full weight on one or more legs, you need to pay attention. Of course there are different degrees of lameness, and some are more serious than others. Symptoms of Dog […]