Toy Goldendoodles have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years.
The four-legged furry friend’s health conditions are no different from the parents. The pooch will enjoy a healthy life throughout its growth stages. However, there are some debilitating conditions that this hybrid is prone to. These conditions include:
This is one of the common issues in Toy Goldendoodles and is hereditary in most cases. However, malnutrition is also one of the probable causes of hip dysplasia, which usually affects the thigh bone causing it to not properly fit into the hip joint.
Early diagnosis of hip dysplasia is usually done by X-ray screening. You should thus check on the parents’ medical history before buying a Toy Goldendoodle to ensure that none of the parents suffers from this condition.
Similar to hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia is degenerative. This means that this health issue is related to aging, and the wear and tear of the elbow joints in a Toy Goldendoodle.
You should always conduct checks on the parents’ medical history before buying a Toy Goldendoodle. If it occurs on your dear Fido, you can treat the disease through surgery, medical management and weight management.
Patellar luxation is another common condition among small dog breeds, especially Toy Goldendoodles. This condition is also referred to as slipped stifles, and it happens when the knee joint, usually of the hind leg, gets out of position as the dog makes movements.
Many dog breeds with floppy ears, like that of a Toy Goldendoodle, often encounter this problem. You should check and clean your furry friend’s ears regularly to prevent an infection from happening.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
PRA is another condition that affects Toy Goldendoodles. Affected dogs will lose their sight during the day. A consoling part of it is that your dog can adapt to this condition and live well as long as you don’t shift to a newer environment.