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This is an educational endeavor that includes the gathering of health data to broaden our knowledge of acquired and inherited diseases that have been diagnosed in Bichons. Through your assistance in relaying to us VETERINARY diagnosis of your dog’s problems, our data base can be kept up to date. With current information, the BFCA will have a better understanding of where our funds can be used most effectively.
Bichons are considered to be a healthy breed if purchased from reputable breeders. For example, the top 5 diseases afflicting Bichons from the last health survey are not life-threatening. Our intent is to provide to you, the Bichon owner, informative articles on the care of your Bichon. Some of these diseases may be found more frequently in Bichons while others are quite rare. Minor problems may not need medical intervention but we trust you will be prompt in seeking veterinary assistance to prevent and treat illnesses. A link is provided to the other BFCA official web site and to other organizations in our “Links Section” that are directed to a healthy and happy life for your dog.