Do Bichon Frises Shed?
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Bichon Frises Shedding 101
Yes, Bichon Frises shed. The amount they shed is VERY little. Bichon Frises are known to be low shedders in the dog community. In fact, many would put them on the list of hypoallergenic dogs for this reason! Usually, even when Bichon Frises shed, you should not be able to see any dog hair around the house!
When Bichon Frises shed, you can brush them about once every other day to keep that dead hair from falling to the ground. As mentioned earlier, even when Bichon Frises shed you should not be able to see the hair on the ground or on your furniture. The only time the hair that Bichon Frises shed gets on things is when they rub themselves against furniture and such.
Managing Your Bichon Frise’s Shedding
If your Bichon Frises shed more than you would like for them to, there are a couple of steps that you can take to keep their hair from sticking to the ground or to other items in your house. You can increase the amount of times you vacuum your house by one more time to make sure that you are extra careful to take all the hair out. If the Bichon Frises rub themselves against furniture, you can always try to get rid of that hair with a lint remover to keep things neat and hair free. All this requires is strategically placing a lint remover or two in different places around the house so that they are easily within your reach. If they are not by you, you will not feel motivated to clean up the hair.
You can also feed a fish oil supplement to your Bichon Frises to keep their shedding under control. There are a lot of different brands in the market so feel free to look through ratings on online sites or your local pet stores to see what works best for you and your pet. You are looking for items that have essential Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in them.
Sometimes your Bichon Frises shed because they are being attacked by parasites such ticks and fleas. Their skin gets itchier and they might start to shed. This is an easy fix that can be made if you take your Bichon Frises over to the vet. Bichon Frises also shed when they are not getting all the nutrients and vitamins that they need from their food. Finally, Bichon Frises shed if they are allergic to their food or some treats that they are being fed. All of these problems can easily be solved by doing some blood work at the vet’s!
Bichon Grooming Tips
Just because the Bichon Frises shed so little does not mean that they do not need to be groomed often. They need to be taken to the groomers every four months or so to keep their coat from matting. When the coat is matted it is going to take a lot more work to get that straightened out. Usually, you will need to take them to the groomers so that the groomer can use a very soft shampoo to get rid of the matting. Sometimes, they might even need to cut off some of their hair altogether.