Whether a Poodle is toy-sized, miniature or standard-sized, the fact remains that dogs in this breed are susceptible to the same kind of diseases.
That said, some of the leading causes of death in all size variants of Poodles include:
Top on the list of diseases that Poodles commonly die from is the dreaded cancer.
Several studies have shown that cancer is responsible for death in approximately 27% of standard sized Poodles, while this fatality figure stands at 18.5% for miniature Poodles. Toy Poodles are less likely to die from cancer than other Poodle variants, but regardless, a fatality rate of 11.4% is considerably high.
That said, the most common cases of cancer occurrences in Poodles include mast cell tumors, malignant lymphoma, soft tissue sarcomas and mammary gland tumors, among others.
Gastric Dilatation Volvulus, commonly referred to as bloat, is another medical condition that is responsible for a high number of Poodle deaths.
Bloat occurs when the Poodle’s stomach rapidly fills up with gas, food or fluid due to the pooch eating too fast, stress or genetic factors, and it is particularly prevalent among standard Poodles.
While this can’t be classed as a medical condition, the high percentage of Poodles that die from different degrees of injuries sustained has earned trauma a spot on this list.
Fatal trauma refers to injury to any part of the Poodle’s body and it usually occurs via the dog being accidentally trampled on, hit by a passing vehicle or physical attacks from other dogs or animals.
What Health Problems Do Poodles Have?
Apart from the fatal health conditions listed above, Poodles are predisposed to several other diseases, which may not necessarily be fatal. Some of these diseases that a Poodle may suffer from during its lifetime include:
- Cushing’s disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Bladder stones
- Addison’s disease
- Tracheal collapse
Do Poodles Have Allergy Problems?
Poodles, like all other dogs, are prone to suffering allergic reactions, and one type of allergy that is rampant among this dog breed is the food allergy.
On a positive note, it is almost unheard of for a Poodle to die from an allergic reaction, and by administering the proper treatment methods, this pooch will be back on its feet in no time.