With no cure for arthritis, dog arthritis treatment can include surgery, diet, exercise, weight management, medications, supplements and making physical adjustments to your pet’s surroundings. While each of these is important to helping your pet stay healthy and active, perhaps the most critical issues for Bichon Frises are weight management and lack of exercise. Fortunately […]
Senior Dog Health Problems
Senior dog health problems often develop gradually, and you realize suddenly one day, that your dog has a serious medical issue.
As Bichon Frises age, they become more likely to develop old age diseases and conditions.
Osteoarthritis in dogs or degenerative joint disease, seen in about 20% of older dogs, affects their spine and joints. Even simple movements are stiff and painful. Just as with people, cold damp weather seems to make the symptoms of arthritis in dogs worse. What is Dog Arthritis? Osteoarthritis in dogs is a condition that develops […]
Dog arthritis symptoms in Bichon Frises often mimic symptoms of other diseases. And to make it more confusing, arthritis in dogs is caused by more than one medical condition. Keep in mind that, just like many other diseases, if arthritis is diagnosed early, you can help your dog be more comfortable and pain-free for a […]
Barring accidents and blindness from birth, there are still a number of reasons that your dog could be going blind. In most cases, your dog will be a senior dog, but that is not always the case. If your dog becomes blind suddenly, you will probably figure it out pretty easily. An accident that damages […]
Cancer in dogs, relatively common in pets over 10 years old, is best treated early, but it can be hard for you to detect. There are more than 100 types of canine cancer, and cancer can affect almost any tissue in your dog’s body. As a result, many other conditions and diseases have the same […]