Top 7 Common Bichon Frise Health Issues

Written By: Anushka

Bichon Frises are prone to allergies, including food allergies, environmental allergies, and skin allergies, which can cause itching and discomfort.


Due to their small mouths and crowded teeth, Bichon Frises are susceptible to dental issues like tartar buildup, gum disease, and tooth decay.

Dental Problems

Patellar luxation, or dislocated kneecaps, is common in Bichon Frises, causing lameness and pain, especially in older dogs.

Patellar Luxation

The long, floppy ears of Bichon Frises can trap moisture and debris, leading to ear infections if not cleaned and maintained regularly.

Ear Infections

Bichon Frises are prone to developing bladder stones, which can cause urinary tract infections, frequent urination, and discomfort.

Bladder Stones

As they age, Bichon Frises may develop cataracts, leading to cloudiness in the eye lens and eventual vision impairment if left untreated.


Some Bichon Frises may have heart murmurs, which are abnormal heart sounds indicating potential heart valve issues that require veterinary attention.

Heart Murmurs

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