Three reasons why you should get pet insurance for Bichon Frises
Bichon Frises are incredibly sociable and intelligent pups. Their luxurious fluffy coat is hypoallergenic, meaning they make great pets for people with more sensitive sinuses, and they are beyond cute! These little dogs love to have fun with their families but, like most breeds, they're vulnerable to particular medical issues.
Ensuring they have a great pet insurance plan in place means that if the worst happens, most of the costs of treatment will be paid for. Here are just three of the conditions that cab affect them.
Bichon Frises are prone to this common condition, often referred to as a luxating patella, which means the kneecap has moved out of its original position. It can cause irritation and severe pain, which we don’t want for our pups, plus it could lead to arthritis. The good news is that it can be treated. The bad news is that this can cost up to $2,500. The other good news is that pet insurance can cover surgery, medication and physical therapy to help your dog continue to have a great quality of life.
Dental problems are among the issues Bichons can often develop. If teeth aren’t regularly cleaned or brushed, it can cause serious problems in their tiny mouths. A lot of insurers cover regular teeth cleaning under wellness plans and add-ons, which is worth it in the long term. Lack of dental care can cause infections, tooth loss and severe gum disease. It could cost you more than $1,000 to treat if a dog develops dental disease.
Diabetes is sadly one of the more common medical issues among Bichon Frises, sometimes caused by over-feeding. Although it's manageable, it's a disease that a dog will have for the rest of its life. The need for ongoing treatments can be costly, possibly up to $3,000 a year. Luckily, this can be covered by the right pet insurance plan and should mean that your adorable fluffball can continue being their energetic, dopey selves.