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What You Need To Know Regarding Bichon Frise Care

Aug 26, 2008
If you are looking for a cute, cuddly little dog, then the Bichon Frise is a great option for you. They are truly ideal pets, and are even great around young children. They are small, sturdy little white powder puffs of a dog, and they have a very merry temperament, which is what makes them such a fan favorite in the dog world. They have no gross or incapacitating exaggerations and therefore have very good balance and proper movement.

Proper Bichon Frise care is necessary if you want these dogs to live a long and healthy life. Especially because they have such a long and unique coat, they require daily care. They are rather high maintenance, but they are free of skin problems, which is a good thing because most other white haired breeds are not. In particular they require daily coat care, and this includes brushing, periodic trimming and regular bathing. They should have a bath at least once to twice a week, and more of course if they get themselves dirty.

When it comes to Bichon Frise care, there are quite a few different things that you need to be concerned with. One of the most important is bathing. These dogs require regular bathing, once to twice a week at least. Cleaning their teeth and gums is also very important, especially since they are a breed of dog that is very prone to gum infection and tartar buildup. You can do the basic cleanings yourself but you may want to take the dog to the veterinarian for more thorough cleanings.

Bichon Frise dogs tend to stain around their eyes so it is important that you always keep this area clean. You want to make sure that their ears are always clean and free of dirt and mites, and if you are too uncomfortable to do this yourself then remember that you can always bring them to the veterinarian and have them do it for you. You will of course have to pay a fee for these services but it will be worth it as long as you know that you will be able to get it done and without worrying about hurting your dog.

The bottom line is that the Bichon Frise is a very high maintenance dog. If you are not going to be either willing or able to provide them with the care and attention that they need, then you should consider getting another breed of dog.

By finding and using home made dog food recipes you can feed your Bichon Frise the highest quality nutrition as well as rest assured that you know exactly what your dog is eating. Feeding amounts and exercise are other important aspects of Bichon Frise nutrition.

Training is also very important with these dogs, in particular house breaking. You want to socialize them early, and you can do this quite easily, even just by bringing them to the park and introducing them to other dogs and their owners.

You want to socialize them early so that they will know how to interact properly with others, not only other people but other dogs as well.
About the Author
Mary Stevenson is a passionate lover of the Bichon Frise and has a popular website where you'll discover how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Bichon Frise. Among other topics at this website, you can also learn all about Bichon Frise Nutrition plus a whole lot more.
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