Bichon Frise: Signs of Aging
Since aging Bichon Frises experience the same ailments
as we do when we grow older youíll probably start
recognizing some external changes first. You may start
to notice that your petís coat is losing some of its
youthful lustrous sheen and his/her nails are becoming
more brittle. Your little doggy may be slowing down and
moving more stiffly too. Make sure that any noticeable
change in habits or behavior is due to aging and that
youíre not overlooking a condition needing treatment.
Your Bichon Frise may be experiencing other changes due
to aging that may be harder to recognize too. These can
include; loss of hearing and vision, arthritis,
diabetes, kidney problems and breathing difficulties.
Aging Bichons are especially vulnerable to allergies,
bladder stones, pancreatitis, luxating patellas (weak
knee joints), eye disease, collapsing trachea and
diseases of the endocrine system.
To monitor and maintain your Bichon Friseís health
schedule yearly veterinarian exams. This may include
blood tests or x-rays that will help your vet to
evaluate how well your dog is doing internally. Contact
your veterinarian immediately if your dog exhibits any
signs or symptoms of concern in between visits.
For more information refer to articles on Your Aging
Bichon Frise and Caring for Your Aging Bichon Frise.
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