Friday, June 10, 2011

Bichon Frise Breed Health and Problem Allergies

Owning a Bichon Frise means having a constant companion to bond and play with. Aside from the joy and laughter that a dog can bring to your relationship, he can also bring health problems that can bring discomfort to you or your dog. One of the most common health problem that Bichon Frises encounter is allergies.

Bichon Frise
Bichon Frise Dog allergies are often caused by changes in the dog’s food or environment. These allergies are distinguished by how the body reacts to unusual stimulus triggered by different factors. These are known as
allergic reactions. If your Bichon Frise shows signs of allergic reaction, you need to find out what is causing it. A veterinarian can help you verify the problem and then help you determine how to resolve it and strengthen his immunes system.

Dogs can react differently to allergies, even if it is caused by the same allergen. These allergens can at times be in the dog’s body, causing it to react against itself, as in the case of auto-immune diseases. Some dog breeds may seem less susceptible or even prone to allergies, but in actuality, no dog is immune to them, including the
Bichon Frise of course.
Bichon Frise Dog
There are many causes of dog allergies. For example, a dog might inhale grass or tree pollen. He could develop a reaction to dust granules. Maybe he’s allergic to flea saliva. Or, he could even be allergic to an ingredient found in his commercial dog food.

Common Symptoms of Bichon Frise Allergies

Skin problems
The most obvious sign of skin problems is when your dog itches more than normal for an extended period of time. This excessive itching is dangerous because pustules can erupt and become infected. You may also notice redness and swelling of the problem area. If he has fleas, then the allergy situation can become
more severe.

Hair loss
If your dog loses an excessive amount of hair, he could possibly have allergies.

Digestive problems
Excessive diarrhea and/or gas is a sign that your dog could have allergies.

If your dog vomits, it could be due to stomach and intestinal problems caused by allergies.

Foul odors
If you notice foul smelling odors, they are most likely due to infections in open sores on the skin.

Ear infections
Scratching or tilting of the head can be signs of an ear infection caused by allergies.

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