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What are common health problems for Bichon Frise dogs?

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Common health problems for bichon frise dogs include skin and allergy sensitivity, bladder infections and stones, disk degeneration, early tooth loss, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems, states the Bichon Frise Club of America. Despite these known issues, the bichon frise breed is generally regarded as healthy.

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Treatable skin problems are found in most bichon frises. Dental problems are also widely reported, but are preventable with attention and care. The Bichon Frise Club of America recommends brushing the bichon frise's teeth and regular dentist visits. Many problems with bichon frises may be temporary, as only 10 to 15 percent of Bichon Frises exhibit the 10 most common problems. Bichon frises generally live 16 to 17 years.

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