How to Take Care of a Bichon Frise Puppy

By Coty Perry

Bichon Frises are small puppies, typically weighing between 10 to 20 pounds. While it sounds simple to take care of such a small dog, Bichon Frises must be regularly groomed to prevent the matting of their coat. Their coat grows constantly, so it is crucial to groom your pup daily.

Your Bichon Frise puppy will also require regular exercise every day. They love to run and play, which helps make them such a happy breed. There are many ways to exercise your dog, like catching frisbees, going on walks, running around the yard, and chasing a ball. 

Sometimes, Bichon Frises do even better in the presence of another puppy. Consider setting up playdates for your dog, so he has a puppy friend to exercise and play with. Try to allow him to take a short walk every day, use an exercise wheel, or let him some time to run around. 

Bichon Frise puppies should exercise two to five minutes every month of age. For example, a six-month-old puppy should only need about twelve to thirty minutes of exercise daily.

How to Take Care of a Bichon Frise Puppy?

Your puppy is a mischievous bundle of personality wrapped up in a puffy package, like a cotton ball. Bichon Frises are known to be affectionate and playful, but they require a lot of attention. 

It is essential to ensure you are giving him enough exercise, grooming, love, and affection while also ensuring he regularly sees the vet for shots and examinations. To properly take care of Bichon Frise puppies, there are some things you should know.

Checkups and Immunizations

One of the first things you need to do when caring for a Bichon Frise puppy is to ensure he gets his checkups and immunizations. Your pup will need shots for rabies, parvo, and more. 

Puppies need to be weighed to ensure they are healthy and examined by the vet to be sure they are healthy. Keep regular vet appointments so your pup gets all his proper checkups and immunizations.

High-Quality Food

High-quality food is a must for your Bichon Frise puppy. You should ask the vet if they have any specific food recommendations before committing to food, as there are many great food options. 

Bichon Frises need wholesome nutrients to help them thrive and should follow a diet consisting of vegetable and fish oils, whole grains like barley, quinoa, or rice, and protein. Blue Buffalo Baby Blue dry food is a healthy option for Bichon Frise puppies, as it contains natural chicken and oatmeal rice. Low-quality foods that contain high amounts of grains, fillers, and by-products do not provide the proper nutrients and protein your pup needs to stay healthy.

Bichon Frise puppies also do well with raw diets. Dogs have a natural immunity to bacteria found in uncooked meat. They should avoid moldy food or cooked bones to ensure they don’t get sick. 

Proper Grooming

Bichon Frise puppies require frequent grooming. Brush his coat daily to keep it healthy and clean. If his coat is unkempt, it will become stiff and curly, losing its whitish appearance. Removing loose or matted hair before bathing your puppy is vital. 

Brush around his nose and eyes to avoid stressing your puppy out. It is also essential to frequently clean his eyes and nose with a warm and damp cloth, as those areas quickly build up dirt and bacteria. Lastly, clean in and around his ear canals to reduce the risk of developing ear infections. 

Final Thoughts

Knowing how to take care of a Bichon Frise puppy is essential. Generally, your puppy will do just fine with the right amount of attention, exercise, grooming, and love. Be sure to feed your pup nutritious, high-quality food to ensure he lives his best life.

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Coty Perry
Coty is a self-proclaimed cat whisperer and animal lover. Growing up his mom ran a dog training business out of his childhood home so you can say it was complete chaos 24/7. Today, when he comes home after a long day of writing about animals, he’s greeted by his two loving cats Marley and Cozmo.