The Bichon Frise is a small white dog that is popular for its gentle nature. Since it does not shed, the Bichon Frise is a good dog for people with allergies. However, the breed has its own allergies owners should be aware of before buying one.
Bichon Frise dogs are allergic to most insect bites. While fleas make them itch, the bite of any insect creates a reaction in the blood that makes them itch until they scratch off tufts of hair.
Making sure your Bichon Frise is protected from fleas is very important to prevent itching. You should also keep them inside during peak mosquito hours.
Bichon Frise skin allergies tend to be the worst in peak insect seasons, spring and summer. The use of all natural pet shampoos can help cut down the itching.
If left untreated, your Bichon Frise will likely keep scratching until the hair is gone and he tears away the skin. It is important to treat these sores as they can become easily infected.
Your Bichon Frise can also be allergic to preservatives in cheap dog foods. If your dog is not getting the proper nutrients, it can worsen his skin condition.