It is known that the smaller the dog, the longer its life span. Bichon Frises, whose height does not exceed 30 cm at the withers, are very lucky in this matter – they live much longer than large and medium-sized “friends of man”.
How Long Do Bichons Live?
On average, the life expectancy of Bichon Frises varies between 12-15 years. If the owner is attentive and careful about his pet, then he can live up to 19 years.
Points that can improve the quality and life expectancy of Bichon Frise dogs include:
Correctly selected diet. With age, the number of bichon feedings should decrease from 5 to 2 times a day. The menu should include fish, meat, vegetables, cereals, and milk. You can feed your pet and help you choose which veterinarian will help you with dry food.
Grooming. Curly lapdog grooming should be regular. Washing and grooming should be perceived by the dog as a routine, not causing negative emotions. Attention must also be paid to the dog’s ears, which are becoming a favorite spot for parasites and insects. Teeth and nails should be cleaned and trimmed.
Physical activity. Despite the fact that bichons are decorative species, they do not like to lie on sofa cushions. Lapdogs are very funny and cheerful dogs, with whom you can spend time interestingly on the street. Moreover, without proper physical exertion, they can get fat and acquire a number of unpleasant diseases.
Bichon Frise: Health Issues
Bichon Frises are not susceptible to genetic diseases, which greatly simplifies their maintenance and makes life easier. However, meeting a Bichon in line at the vet is as easy as meeting any other pet. Most often, a doctor is consulted with:
various eye diseases.
With extreme caution, the owner of bichons must take the vaccination of their pets. There are frequent cases of adverse reactions in the form of rashes. If, after the vaccination, the dog begins to behave anxiously, it is necessary to contact the veterinarian as soon as possible.