Bichon Frise Dogs
Did you know that Bichon Frise means “curly white lap dog” in French? Bichon are one of the most popular dog breeds in America and they are a healthy breed with a long average lifespan between 12 to 15 years. However, like any small purebred dog, they are susceptible to health problems that can cost thousands to treat.
Bichon Frise Health
Cancer is the leading cause of death for Bichon Frise dogs, but there are some other hereditary and genetic problems you should be aware of. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but will at least give you an idea of what to expect as the owner of a Bichon Frise.
|Condition||Cost to Treat|
|Atopic Dermatitis||$500 to $1,000|
|Bladder Stones||$50 to $500|
|Patellar Luxation||$1,500 to $3,000|
|Disc Disease||$3,000 to $9,000|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Dental Disease||$250 to $1,500|
|Cataracts||$2,000 to $3,000|
|Mitral Valve Disease||$15,000 to $20,000|
|Liver Shunt||$2,000 to $5,000|
|Diabetes||$100 per month|
|Cushing’s Disease||$500 to $2,000|
Key Coverage to Consider
All of the top five best pet insurance companies cover major medical issues like accidents and illnesses. This chart provides a more detailed breakdown.
|✓ Accidents||✓ Illnesses|
|✓ X-Rays, Blood Tests, etc.||✓ Surgery|
|✓ Hereditary Conditions||✓ Hospitalization|
|✓ Congenital Conditions||✓ Prescription Medications|
|✓ Chronic Conditions||✓ Emergency Care|
|✓ Cancer||✓ Specialty Care|
|✓ Diagnostic Treatment||✓ Alternative Treatment|
|X Pre-Existing Conditions||X Preventative Care|
Note: Unfortunately, dog insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions, so it’s important to enroll while your pet is healthy and young.
How Much Does it Cost?
Below are some samples prices across the country to give you an idea of how much it costs. The only way to know exactly how much a plan will cost is to get quotes for your Bichon.