Surveys and Reports

Report A Health Incident

This form is anonymous, and will only be used to keep Bichon Frise owners informed of current health problems in the breed.  Maintaining an accurate database of the prevalence of diseases in Bichons will be useful in prioritizing health research funds, and for developing disease prevention strategies.  The Bichon Frise Club of America (BFCA) greatly appreciates your assistance in obtaining this data, and thanks you in advance for responding.  You might ask your veterinarian for assistance, who will no doubt understand the importance of this data for dogs in general, as well as the Bichon Frise.

Please fill out the following information and press the “Send it to BFCA Health!” button.  If you would like a response, include your email address in the beginning.  Including your name is optional.

Your Name:
Email Address:
Registered Name of Dog:
Registered Name of Sire:
Registered Name of Dam:
Age:      Male Female       Spayed/Neutered:    Yes  No

Please provide the following information for any health problems your Bichon Frise developed in the past, including any current health problems.  If you have any questions or need advice, indicate so in the comment box and include your email address.
(1000 char max)

Please provide the diagnosis and the date of the most recent illness.
Please indicate any medical history involving the following areas, with the age at diagnosis:
  Diagnosis Age of Onset Outcome
Autoimmune Disease
Blood Disorders
Cancer (site)
Dental Disease 
Skin Conditions 
Eye Diseases
Ear Problems 
Endocrine (hormones)
Nose/Throat Problems
Skeletal Problems  

What do you currently feed your Bichon?
What foods have you fed your Bichon in the last 5 years?
What supplements/vitamins do you give your Bichon?
Any reactions to foods?  No       Yes
 Explain: (1000 char max)

Vaccinations and Preventive Medications

BFCA is very concerned about the effect of excessive vaccinations and the use of preventive medications on the health of the Bichon Frise.  Read the corresponding article on our list of health topics for more information. 

Please provide the following information for our records, which may have impacted diseases your Bichon developed.

How often does your Bichon get vaccinated with core vaccines as a combination shot (Distemper, Adenovirus or Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza)?
How often vaccinated with:
Leptospirosis: Corona:
Bordetella: Rabies:
Please type in the name of any heartworm and/or flea preventive medications you have been giving your Bichon.
Comments:(1000 char max)

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Again, thank you for your time and interest in providing this information.  It will contribute to a better future for the Bichon Frise.  The more we know, the easier it will be to eliminate existing problems and possibly offset future ones.  Please return to the BFCA Health Committee:
Ms. Vickie Halstead RN, CVNS, CCRN, CEN, Chairman
5 Oak Ridge Trl
Circle Pines, MN  55014-1755