Archive for August, 2010


Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

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.

Edible chew dog treats are very popular among dog owners. Zukes Dental Chew Bones and Greenies Dog Treats are two of the most well-liked edible dog treats for Bichon Frise.

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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August 20, 2010

West Highland White Terrier

west highland white terrier training

West Highland White Terrier

The West Highland White Terrier must be trained beginning at an early age especially in the area of socialization. They respond best to love and gentle guidance. As with most all Terrier breeds, harsh methods of training are met with stubbornness. The Westie is usually open to obedience training provided it is done fairly and consistently.

If you want to learn how to train west highland white terrier, here are resources:

  • how to train west highland white terrier puppies
  • The sooner you start walking your Westie puppy the better. West Highland White Terrier loves exercises and learn quickly. Avoid areas with unknown dogs or dogs of undetermined background. Follow good training methods on how to start dog leash training.
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    August 13, 2010

    Siberian Husky

    Siberian Husky

    Siberian Husky

    The best dog treats we have found for Siberian huskies are those made of fish skins, chicken, rice, lamb, vegetables and fruit including chicken Grizzly Dog Treats, chicken treats, and lamb treats.

    Regarding dental dog treats, Greenies dog treats are good for Siberian Husky. Make sure to get the proper Greenie size for your dog. In addition, supervise your dog’s initial chewing sessions to make sure that they do not swallow large pieces of the dental dog treat.

    Please Note that rawhide dog treats are not a good dental dog treat for Siberian Husky. Many dogs can tear off fairly large chunks of the rawhide, and if swallowed, these chunks may become a choking hazard. They may also block the digestive system and cause infection. Rawhide pieces may absorb water and expand in your dog’s stomach, causing further digestive issues.


    August 2, 2010

    West Highland White Terrier

    West Highland White Terrier, so-called “West Highland Terrier” or “Westie” particularly loves dog treats made from beef, chicken, lamb and rice such as Bully Sticks, Greenies, Dog Beef Jerky, Chicken Dog Treats, Lamb Treats…etc. Westies are very sensitive, so make sure to give the right dog treats. Dog treats for West Highland Terrier should always be the “big” ones so that it takes a long time to get a small piece in their mouth. A West Highland White Terrier can get small pieces stuck in their throat and the raw hide can wear a hole through the esophagus. The chews become soft and can also get stuck in the roof of the mouth. Dog treats such as pig ears and raw hides are not good for West Highland White Terrier. West Highland Terrier is generally behaved around children, however, Westie can become restless when excited.