Keep Your Bichon Frise Cool During Dog Days of Summer

2010 June 16

Bichon Frise dogs are much less efficient at cooling themselves than people, so they are more susceptible to overheating. A Bichon’s normal body temperature is 100-102 degrees, and they have sweat glands on their nose and pads of their paws. They pant and drink water to cool down, so always have fresh, cool water available for your Bichon — whether on a walk, in the car or in a tip-proof bowl in the house or yard. Most Bichon’s are not out door dogs but, if yours is an outdoor dog, bring him inside during the hottest hours of the day, and provide a shaded area in the yard, preferably in a well-constructed doghouse, making sure he always has access to cool water, since the hot sun can quickly make water too hot to drink. Read more.

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