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Bichon Frise Puppy and Swimming Pool
You need to take extra care of Bichon Frise puppy if you have a swimming pool that the Bichon Frise puppy can fall into. Swimming pools can be very attractive to a curious Bichon Frise pup. He might not realize that he cannot “walk on water” or he may accidentally fall in while playing too closely around the pool. It is always a good idea to teach your Bichon Frise puppy how to get out of your pool in case he does fall in accidentally or he may drown. When it is time for your Bichon Frise puppy to have a bath (the pool chemicals are harmful to Bichon Frise’s coat and need to be shampooed out), go with him for a swim. Show him how to get out of the pool safely. This is also true for large ponds or any body of water in your yard. After his swimming lesson is over, give your Bichon Frise puppy a complete bath to get rid of all the chemicals from his coat and skin. It is a good idea to repeat the swimming pool lesson annually so your Bichon Frise remembers how to get out of the pool if he falls in.
Bichon Frise Puppy and fleas
Before you bring a Bichon Frise puppy home, it is a good to get rid of any fleas or ticks that are living on your property. It is always much easier to maintain a flea-free puppy, if the puppy doesn’t have fleas in the first place. A few weeks before you are scheduled to pick up your Bichon Frise puppy, have your home and yard sprayed for fleas and ticks. If you have other pets already, make sure all of them are flea-free. Outside cats especially attract fleas. If necessary have your other pets flea-dipped. Do NOT bring your new Bichon Frise puppy into an environment with fleas since some Bichons are very allergic to fleabites.
Dog toys are important to your Bichon Frise puppies‘ playtime, and should be kept away from his crate and out of the way of the household. Stay away from vinyl toys, as pieces tend to break off and could be swallowed. Also be careful with any dog toy that has a squeaker mechanism inside for the same reason. Rawhide bones are okay, just remember to purchase rawhide bones that is proportional to the size of your Bichon Frise puppy. Filled bones are also very popular, as well as nylon bones. If it has eyes, a nose, or strings of any kind, don’t even look at it. Any of those can break off and be swallowed. For more information about Bichon Frise, please go to Bichon Frise Club of America.
Bichon Frise might refuse to play with dog toys. I would start by just havg one dog toy that he can become attached too, very often dogs are overwhelmed with an abundance of dog toys and dog treats and is results in them not bothering with anything. Forget commercial dog treats. Use natural dog treats from his tray, such as organic dog biscuits. If you want to go with dog toys, Kong Dog Toys is a good choice for your Bichon Frise.
The dog toys made with Latex over the other vinyl and rubber toys are recommended for Bichon Frise. I think that if your Bichon Frise chews and swallows pieces of the Latex that this may be less harmful than the other materials. Also for pull toys, your Bichon Frise loves the Booda “rope” Tugs.
Bichon Frise Puppy
Walk your Bichon Frise puppy twice a day to create a bond and to reduce its natural high energy. Get the Bichon Frise puppy used to the dog leash before you walk it. Attach a short leash to the dog’s collar and let it drag it around behind it for a few minutes for a few days before first walking it. Supervision is essential when you do this–your Bichon Frise puppy may asphyxiate if the leash gets caught on something. If the Bichon Frise puppy tries to get away from the dog leash, squeak a toy to distract it. The puppy should become more comfortable with the leash. When walking the Bichon Frise puppy, keep it on your left side to teach it to heel. If it does not frighten the Bichon Frise puppy, jerk on its leash to indicate where you would like it to go. If the Bichon Frise is afraid, coax it into place instead and give it a treat when it does as you wish.
Bichon Frise Puppies are energetic but even-tempered, feisty but easy to train, bouncy but quiet. This little bichon frise puppies might be considered the total packages by many dog owners who enjoy lots of personality in small packages. The intelligence and charm of the Bichon Frise is undeniable, and perpetually appealing.
A Bichon Frise is known for needing frequent dental checkups and dog teeth cleaning, due to their being susceptible to teeth and gum problems. Regular dog dental care is required to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
To keep your Bichon Frise’s teeth free from plaque and tartar, you need to provide dog treats in addition to regular tooth brushing.
Zukes are made without artificial colors, flavors or byproducts. The mini to small sizes are perfect for your Bichon Frise.
Greenies are filled with easily- digestible proteins and contain antioxidants that promote your dog’s immune system. The teenie and petite sizes are just right for your Bichon Frise.
Dog dental care is an essential part of grooming your Bichon Frise and promoting his health. By regular dog tooth brushing and providing dental dog treats, you are actually helping your Bichon Frise become healthier and happier.
Bichon Frise, also known as Bichon needs a special health care.
Dog hygiene is important since Bichon Frise can suffer early tooth loss and are prone to gum infections without regular dental care. Daily or frequent brushing and avoidance of canned foods is recommended with a regularly scheduled professional cleaning with your Bichon Frise’s vet.
Provide your Bichon Frise with a good nutritional diet. If you notice any problems with your Bichon Frise’s knees, be sure to discourage excessive climbing stairs or jumping off furniture to prevent further stress. Be sure to have your Bichon Frise checked if you see limping or favoring of one leg over another.
Bichon Frise should be combed or brushed daily or at least 2-3 times a week and all tangles should be removed before shampooing.
Regarding Bichon Frise‘s Shampoo, since Bichon is white and you want Bichon to be white, you should probably use a shampoo that has some “whitening” ingredients (which usually means the shampoo has a blue color.) But as you also probably know, some Bichons do have skin problems and you may have to use special or even medicated shampoos.
Since the Bichon Frise has that lovely curly hair it’s important to wipe your Bichon Frise’s hind (anal) area with a damp cloth after each poop to keep it clean and prevent matting.
Bichon Frise is very sensitive to fleas so be sure to keep up with preventive treatments. To discourage mites regularly trim excess hair from in between their pads on their feet and in between their ears.
Since the Bichon Frise is prone to bladder stones and infections be sure to give your pet plenty of clean, fresh water. Filtered water is desirable.
Establish a relationship between your veterinarian and your Bichon Frise. You want to find out what vaccinations and heart worm preventive medications your Bichon needs. It’s important to keep the face of your Bichon Frise clean and neatly trimmed. Eye discharge and mucus can easily accumulate in the hair in front of their eyes and lead to serious problems. Wipe away the tears in the eye area daily and consider using topical wipes or a saline solution.
Bichon Frise can live comfortably in your apartment if Bichon Frise gets enough exercise. Bichon Frise is very energetic and active so playtime can take care of most exercise needs. But Bichon Firse loves walking and running out in the open too.
With proper care your Bishon Frise can enjoy a life expectancy of 15 years or more.
Bichon frise dogs need to have their teeth cleaned daily, or every few days, to ensure that there teeth and gums remain strong and healthy. While there are different foods, treats and chew toys you can provide your pet to help prevent plaque buildup, the best care comes from a toothbrush.
Brushing your bichon frise dogs teeth is a fairly easy process that your pooch will tolerate if you familiarize him with it when he is a puppy. Therefore, when you purchase your dog grooming supplies, make sure a dog toothbrush and flavored toothpaste are among the items you obtain. Keep in mind, it is essential that you use dental paste made for dogs because human toothpastes can upset your bichon‘s stomach. Furthermore, an animal dental brush or finger brush has very soft bristles so it is gentle on their gums
If you have never brushed your bichon frise’s teeth before, here are the steps to follow to get the job done: The steps will be coming soon….
Since the Bichon Frise is graced with good health and a wonderful temperament they make an excellent choice for a pet. With plenty of love, a safe environment and proper care you can go a long way to ensure your Bichon a full, healthy and happy life.
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