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ARPEGGIO POODLES

HEALTH CONCERNS IN TOY 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
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FAIRTYTALE NAMES
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FANTASY AND MYTHOLOGY NAMES
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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 TOY POODLE

PATELLAR LUXATION
Is where the knee cap does not fit in the groove of the leg bone properly and causes a popping of the knee cap when the leg is bent. Some dogs with this genetic disease can be seen to limp or jerk the leg up occasionally when running or walking. This disease can be diagnosed by your vet by preforming a simple manipulation of the knee cap. Reports can be registered with OFA after 1 year of age. Dogs found to have luxating patellas should NOT be bred.
More information can be found at this site
or at this site
 
 
LEGG-CALVE-PERTHES DISEASE (LCP)
is a disorder of hip joint conformation. It is most often seen in the miniature and toy breeds between the ages of 4 months to a year. LCP is caused when the blood supply to the femoral head is interrupted resulting in the bone tissue dying. This is followed by a regrowth of the tissue one the bone causing the bone to not fit properly into the hip joint. This disease is very painful to the dog. This is a genetic disorder and dogs found to have this disease should NEVER be bred.
More information can be found at this site
or at this site
 
 
PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS (PDA)
Is the most common 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 overload on the left side of the heart which causes an enlargement 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
 
 
PROGRESSIVE RETINAL ATROPHY (PRA)
It causes a breakdown of the tissues at the back of the retina causing blindness. This is a hereditary disease. You may see a cloudiness 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
or here at the CERF site
or at this site
 
This site is a great source of information on genetic health concerns in the poodle.
 
 

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

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