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ARPEGGIO POODLES

HEALTH CONCERNS IN STANDARD POODLES

AKC COLOR CODES FOR POODLES
BREED STANDARD FOR POODLES
COLOR BREEDING IN POODLES
GENERAL POODLE CARE
HEALTH CONCERNS IN MINIATURE POODLES
HEALTH CONCERNS IN STANDARD POODLES
HEALTH CONCERNS IN TOY POODLES
HISTORY OF THE POODLE
INGENUITY OF POODLES
POODLE PUPPY GROWTH CHARTS
PUTTING WEIGHT ON POODLES
TEARING IN POODLES
WHY A POODLE
POODLE COAT COLORS: SILVER & SILVER BEIGE
POODLE COAT COLORS: BROWN & CAFE AU LAIT
POODLE COAT COLORS: BLUE & BLACK
POODLE COAT COLORS: RED, APRICOT & CREAM
POODLE COAT COLORS: WHITE & CREAM
POODLE COAT COLORS: BRINDLE & SABLE
GROOMING THE POODLE
GROOMING YOUR OWN POODLE
GROWING HAIR ON A DOORKNOB (HAIR GROWTH FORMULA)
LOOKING FOR A NEW GROOMER
POODLE HAIR CUTS A-D
POODLE HAIR CUTS E-J
POODLE HAIR CUTS L-M
POODLE HAIR CUTS N-R
POODLE HAIR CUTS S-Z
POODLE HAIR CUTS EARS
POODLE HAIR CUTS FACES
POODLE SHOW COAT BANDING
ANAL GLANDS
WORLDS BEST EAR CLEANER
A PUPPY AS A GIFT
AVOIDING HEAT INJURY IN DOGS
BLOAT (GDV)
CANINE CPR
COPROPHAGY (FECES EATING)
CRYPTORCHIDISM (RETAINED TESTICLES)
DAILY DOGGY HEALTH CHECK
DANGERS OF SWIMMING-BLUE-GREEN ALGAE TOXICITY
DOG AGE IN HUMAN YEARS
DOG BREEDS FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS
DOG FIRST AID KIT
FINDING A GOOD BREEDER
HYPOGLYCEMIA
INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN DOGS
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL PARASITES
IS YOUR DOG THE RIGHT WEIGHT
LEAVING PUPPY HOME ALONE
LICKING,CHEWING AND SCRATCHING BEHAVIOR
MALE VS FEMALE
NEW PUPPY CARE
OTC MEDICINES SAFE FOR DOGS
PANOSTEITIS (LIMPING)
PATELLAR LUXATION (POPPING/SLIPPING KNEECAPS)
POISONOUS FOOD, PLANTS AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
CARPAL SUBLUXATION SYNDROME (CSS OR DOWN PASTERNS)
TAIL DOCKING
URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS IN DOGS
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A HEALTHY PUPPY
BARKING TRAINING
BEHAVIORAL ISSUES
CRATE TRAINING
DESENSITIZATION
POTTY TRAINING
SOCIALIZATION
TO BREED OR NOT TO BREED
BREEDING/WHELPING INFORMATION
BREEDING CHART
HAND FEEDING PUPPIES
SWIMMER PUPPIES
WEIGHT GAIN IN NEW BORN PUPPIES
COLOR NAMES
DANCE NAMES
EGYPTIAN NAMES
FAIRTYTALE NAMES
FANCY NAMES
FANTASY AND MYTHOLOGY NAMES
FLOWER NAMES
FOOD AND DRINK NAMES
GAME NAMES
GEM AND STONE NAMES
HOLIDAY NAMES
MISCELLANEOUS NAMES
MOVIE NAMES
NAMES BASED ON SAYINGS
NATIVE AMERICAN NAMES
SONG AND MUSIC NAMES

HEALTH CONCERNS IN THE STANDARD POODLE

Hip Dysplasia (HD)

Is a malformation of the hip socket. This means that the bone dose not fit in the socket properly causing wear and tear on the bones. You will see lameness and horrible pain in this genetic (hereditary) disease. X-rays are take at age 2 or older to evaluate breeding stock to see if this disease is present. The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) then look at the x-rays and assign the individual dogs a rating as to the quality of their hips. According to OFA guidelines the following ratings are ok for breeding stock: Excellent, Good, and Fair. Anything below these ratings means that the dog is dysplastic. Once a dog is given a rating that dog is put into their database for reference. A preliminary x-ray can be preformed at 1 year so as to get an idea of the condition of the hips. OFA will not put results of the hips into their database until the dog is x-rayed at 2 yrs or older after the dog is finished growing.

More information can be found at this site

http://www.offa.org/hipinfo.html

or at this site

http://www.poodleclubofamerica.org/health.htm

PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS (PDA)

Is the most comon congenital heart defect seen in dogs. The vessel that carries the blood in neonate puppies closes immediately at birth. This disease happens when this vessel does not close at birth. This can cause an overlaod on the left side of the heart which causes an enlargment of the left side of the heart. A bounding pulse and heart murmur are signs of this disease. Dogs with this disease should NEVER be bred.

More information can be found at this site

http://www.stvetspecialists.com/PDA.htm

PROGRESSIVE RETINAL ATROPHY (PRA)

It causes a breakdown of the tissues at the back of the retina causing blindness. This is a hereditary diesease. You may see a cloudyness of the eyes resulting in cataracts. Dogs can be tested for this at local eye clinics by certified eye specialists. Dogs with this Disease should NEVER be bred.

More information can be found at this site

http://www.netpets.com/dogs/healthspa/pra.html

or here at the CERF site

http://www.vmdb.org/history.html

or at this site

http://www.poodleclubofamerica.org/health.htm

VON WILLEBRANDS DISEASE (vWD) Is a bleeding disorder a lot like hemophilia and can be devastating to the dog and your breeding program. There is a DNA test done to find out if your dog is clear or affected or if you dog is a carrier. If both sire and dam are proved clear there is not way they can produce puppies with this disease.

More information can be found at this site

http://www.poodleclubofamerica.org/health.htm

HYPOTHYROIDISM

Is caused by an upset of the Thyroid gland. The symptoms are vague and there may be coat changes such as hair loss, brittle coat, dry thickened skin. There is usually a change in appetite. This disease if not caught early can be life-threatening. Breeders test the dogs with a blood test. If the dog has this disease the dog will require medication for life. Usual onset for this disease is 2-5 years of age.

More information can be found at this site

http://www.offa.org/thyinfo.html

or at this site

http://www.poodleclubofamerica.org/health.htm

SEBACEOUS ADENITIS (SA)

Is a skin disorder where the sebaceous glands do not function properly. This is displayed in a dog as loss of hair and a silvery scaling on the back. This disease can be discovered by a skin punch test.

More information can be found at this site.

http://www.offa.org/sainfo.html

or at this site

http://www.poodleclubofamerica.org/health.htm

Addisons Disease
This disease is caused by the adrenal glands not producing enough cortisone and aldosterone. Symptoms may include decreased appetite, increased thirst, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and weight loss. The dog will require medication for the rest of its life. Dogs are tested for this disease by a simple blood test. This test does not prove/disprove carrier status. The dog may test clear but could still develop the disease later in life and may produce puppies with this disease.

More information can be found at this site

http://www.poodleclubofamerica.org/health.htm

Please check out this site for great info on addison's disease.


Epilepsy
This is a serious disease that causes your dog to have convulsions. Convulsions can be caused by many factors: injuries to the head, ingested poisons, or inherited genetic disease. Dogs with this condition should NOT be bred, no ifs ands or buts. The treatment is anticonvulsant medication. There is no test available for this disease.

This disease most commonly starts in dogs 2-3 years of age.
More information can be found at this site

http://www.poodleclubofamerica.org/health.htm

Bloat
In this disease the stomach twists in on itself and causes air to be trapped. If this happens the blood supply to the spleen and liver may be cut off. This is an emergency situation and requires immediate veterinarian intervention. Symptoms include abdominal swelling, restlessness, vomiting and shock. There is no test for this disease. Bloat may have a genetic component. Deep chested breeds are susceptible to bloat.

More information can be found at this site

http://www.poodleclubofamerica.org/health.htm

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