Poodles commonly suffer from problems with their eyes. Entropion
, (a condition in which their eyelids fold inward) and Trichiasis
(ingrown eyelases) cause serious irritaion and may require surgery to correct. More serious because it cannot be treated is Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
, a retinal degeneration which leads to blindness.
Other conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and lacrimal duct atresia-(over tearing) are common among poodles.
Patellar Luxation- (Knee popping in and out of place), ranging from mild to severe is common in many small breeds and the miniature poodle is no exception. A secondary concern of this affliction is osteoarthritis.
Legg-Calvé-Perthes syndrome- A disease seen in varying degrees in many small breed dogs. It's a degenerative loss of bone mass and can lead to a total collapse of the hip joint. Early treatment can help to prevent degenerative arthritis.
Kidney stones are painful and not just for humans. Poodles suffer from this as well. Signs to watch for include blood in the urine, vomiting, restelessness and pain, but it's not unusual to be asymptomatic.
Epilepsy characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures can occur in these animals.
Some miniature poodles also suffer from heart disease and intervertebral disc degeneration