Poodles belong to healthy and long-lived dogs. There are even poodles that live to be 18-20 years old.
Unfortunately, dogs of this breed often suffer from eye diseases that can even lead to blindness. Retinal atrophy should be mentioned as the most common disease.
Poodles are also prone to joint disease, so prevention and avoiding over-exerting the dogs during their youth is very important. Smaller poodles – miniature poodles and toy poodles – often struggle with a herniated kneecap. With large poodles, special attention should be paid to proper feeding and exercise. This breed, like the other large and giant breeds, is subject to an often fatal gastric torsion.
Due to the structure of the jaw – long and narrow – poodles are prone to tartar build-up at an early age. You should get used to oral hygiene from an early age.
During the colder seasons, poodles should be given extra protection from low temperatures. These are animals that don’t want to go out at all in bad weather. They can also catch a cold fairly quickly.
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