Health Articles

 

GENERAL HEALTH
About ID Chips created 2007
Before you Buy Your Puppy created 2002, updated 2013
Bichon Health Issues updated 2011
Canines - Sentinels to Environmental Pollution created 2008
Care and Training of your Bichon Frise
Pet Safety – Every day in every way created 2007
Providing a Healthy Diet for Your Bichon Frise created 2007
Responsible Breeding created 2008
Separation Anxiety created 2009
 
VACCINATIONS AND PREVENTIVES
Changing Vaccine Protocols created 2008
Dr. Jean Dodd’s Vaccine Recommendations created 2008
Most Recent Vaccine Protocols created 2008
Vaccines and Bichons created 2008
What are titers and what do they mean for my dog?  created 2007
What Everyone Needs to Know About Canine Vaccines
and Vaccination Programs
created 2007
Wise Use of Preventive Medications; About Fleas, Ticks & Other Pests created 2003
Safe Prevention of Canine Parasites created 2013
Canine Heartworm Disease created 2013
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Various Forms of Heartworm Preventatives created 2013
 
SKIN PROBLEMS
Please note that diseases with * by the title may be immune mediated (autoimmune) in nature.
Skin Diseases, an Overview   created 2006
Combating Skin Problems and Allergies created 2003
Juvenile Cellulitis AKA "Puppy Strangles" created 2008
Itchy Dog? Could it be mites? created 2007
Pemphigus Complex -- A Dermatologic Disease *  created 2012
Pink Noses and Spotty Skin created 2006
 
AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES
Please note that diseases with * by the title may be immune mediated (autoimmune) in nature.
Atopy - The Inhalant Allergy *  created 2006
Allergies *  created 2004
The Canine Immune System *  created 2007
The Canine Immune System And Disease Resistance *  created 2008
Dealing with the Allergic Bichon *  created 2003
Definition of Autoimmune Disease *  created 2007
Pemphigus Complex -- A Dermatologic Disease *  created 2012
Prednisone, the good and the bad *  created 2007
   
BLOOD DISORDERS
Please note that diseases with * by the title may be immune mediated (autoimmune) in nature.
Canine Ideopathic Thrombocytopenia *  created 2006
Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia *  created 2006
Von Willebrand’s Disease *  created 2007
   
BREEDING ISSUES
Breeding Strategies for Managing Genetic Traits created 2005
Inheritance Patterns of Bichon Juvenile Cataracts
Let's Talk Pedigrees created 2006
On Breeding, Spaying or Neutering - What is Best For My Dog? created 2008
Popular – Sire Syndrome created 2005
Punctate Cataracts
Decreasing the Incidence of Patellar Luxation
Should I Breed My Dog? created 2003
Removing the Stigma of Genetic Disease  created 2003
Genetic Diversity
OFA Vet Journal, August 2011
 
CANCER
Canine Cancers – Signs and Symptoms created 2004
Cancer Terminology created 2005
Hemangiosarcoma updated 2011
New screen available for canine lymphoma from PetScreen
 
CARDIOVASCULAR
Introduction to Canine Cardiac Diseases created 2007
Congenital Heart Defects/Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) created 2007
Hereditary Canine Cardiac Diseases Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) created 2008
Mitral Valve Disease created 2009
 
DENTAL DISEASE
Chronic Dental Disease and Pulse Therapy created 2003
Importance of Good Dental Care in a Bichon created 2003
 
EAR, NOSE, THROAT PROBLEMS
Ear Care for Bichons  created 2007
Inherited Canine Deafness created 2005
Reverse Sneezing created 2006
 
ENDOCRINE (hormones)
Please note that diseases with * by the title may be immune mediated (autoimmune) in nature.
Canine Diabetes Mellitus *  created 2007
Cushing's Syndrome *  created 2005
Diseases of the Endocrine System *  created 2002
Bichons, Calcium Oxalate Stones and Hyperparathyroidism (Is there a connection?) *  created 2008
Thyroid Disease and autoimmune Thyroiditis *
 
EYE PROBLEMS
Please note that diseases with * by the title may be immune mediated (autoimmune) in nature.
Canine Glaucoma created 2006
Corneal Dystrophy created 2006
Dry Eye (Keratitis Sicca) *  created 2005
Eye Diseases in Bichons created 2006
Inheritance of Cataract in the Bichon Frise
Retinal Dysplasia created 2006
Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome ( SARDS) *  created 2004
Tear And Saliva Staining created 2009
 
GASTROINTESTINAL
Please note that diseases with * by the title may be immune mediated (autoimmune) in nature.
Anal Sacs (Glands) created 2007
Canine Gallbladder Disease  created 2007
Digestive Disorders, Vomiting and Diarrhea created 2007
Liver Disease: Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis updated 2011
Liver Shunt AKA Portosystemic Shunt created 2006
Hepatitis Case Histories *  created 2006
Pancreatitis or Liver Disease? * created 2003
Umbilical Hernia created 2006
 
GENETIC SCREENING
CERF Statistics since 1991 created 2008
Instructions for Obtaining OFA and CERF Certifications created 2006
OFA Data for the Last 30 Years created 2008
Popular Questions About CHIC  created 2007
Screening for Hidden Diseases Prior to Breeding: Blood and Urine Analysis created 2006
 
GERIATRICS
Aging Bichon  created 2005
Longevity, "How long will my Bichon live?" created 2009
Managing the Geriatric Dog created 2007
 
KIDNEYS/BLADDER
Kidney Disease, an Overview created 2006
Urinary Stones And Crystals created 2012
Management of Bichons with Urinary Stones created 2003
Bladder Stones, a seminar by Dr. Jessica Clemens, DVM created 2010 by Dr. Clemens
 
NEUROLOGICAL
A Comparison of Bichon Dyskinesia, White Dog Shaker Syndrome and Epilepsy  created 2007
Bichon and Seizures  created 2005
Involuntary Movement Disorder (Bichon Dyskinesia)
Vestibular Syndrome created 2006
 
ORTHOPEDIC / SKELETAL
Degenerative Disk Disease in Bichons created 2006
Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease created 2006
Orthopedic Problems in Bichons created 2006
Patella Luxation (Dislocated Knee)
 
RESPIRATORY
Please note that diseases with * by the title may be immune mediated (autoimmune) in nature.
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) *  created 2006
Caring For The Bichon Frise with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia *  created 2007
Tracheal Collapse created 2007
Upper Respiratory Infections, Runny Noses and Coughs  created 2006