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Learn about Poodle - Miniature diseases

Learn about Poodle - Miniature diseases

Health Concerns

  • Hip dysplasia is a malformation of the hip joint that results in pain, lameness and arthritis.

  • Progressive retinal degeneration (PRD) is a disease that causes nerve cells at the back of the eye to degenerate. The condition usually begins in older pets and can lead to blindness.

  • Epilepsy is a seizure disorder which develops between the ages of 2 to 5 years.

  • Cataracts are opacities within the lens of the eye that affect vision.

  • Hyperadrenocorticism is a disorder affecting the adrenal glands. When overactive, the adrenal glands secrete excessive cortisol, resulting in illness.

  • Glaucoma is a painful and serious condition that causes pressure within the eye to increase which can cause blindness.

  • Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD) is a disorder that affects the spinal disks resulting in pain, difficulty walking and possibly paralysis.

  • Hypothyroidism results when the thyroid gland does not function adequately. Without enough thyroid hormone, illness can occur.

  • Diabetes mellitus is a disease of the pancreas related to insufficient amounts of insulin production.

  • Dilated cardiomyopathy is a serious heart condition that results in a large, thin walled heart muscle.

  • Anal sac disease is an abnormality of the anal glands that can be caused by inflammation, impaction, infection or tumors.








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