PetFAQCategory: HealthWhat are the common health issues that poodle dogs are prone to?
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What are the common health issues that poodle dogs are prone to?

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PetFAQ.netPetFAQ.net Staff answered 1 year ago

Poodles are generally a healthy breed, but like all breeds, they can be prone to certain health issues. Some common health issues that poodles may be prone to include:

1. Luxating patella: This is a condition in which the kneecap (patella) becomes dislocated or slips out of place. It can cause lameness or discomfort in the affected leg.
2. Hip dysplasia: This is a condition in which the hip joint is malformed, causing pain and lameness in the affected leg. It is more common in larger poodles, but can occur in any size.
3. Bloat: This is a serious condition in which the stomach becomes distended with gas, and can be life-threatening if not treated promptly. Poodles are at an increased risk for bloat, especially if they have deep chests.
4. Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA): This is a degenerative eye condition that can lead to blindness. Poodles can be prone to PRA, especially as they age.
5. Allergies: Poodles, like all breeds, can be prone to allergies, which can cause skin irritation and other symptoms.

It is important to work with a veterinarian to identify and manage any health issues that may arise in your poodle. Regular check-ups, a healthy diet, and appropriate exercise can all help to keep your poodle happy and healthy.

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