COAT TYPE/TEXTURE/LENGTH: Single/Curly/Long
*FULL GROOMING INTERVAL - every 4-6 weeks
*MAINTENANCE BATH - every 2-3 weeks
*BRUSHING/COMBING - every 2 days
*TEAR STAINING - Keep face clean & dry to avoid staining and odor from tear staining. Metro Pet Spa offers a special product to make this task much easier - Jungle Mist. Jungle Mist is a baking soda/soy-based product that eliminates unpleasant odors and keeps yeast and bacteria from growing.
*Addison's disease - adrenal glands don't produce enough cortisol hormone.
*Cushing's disease - adrenal glands product too much cortisol hormone.
*Hypothyroidism - inadequate levels of thyroid hormone.
*Eye disease - progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), cataracts, and glaucoma which can all lead to blindness.
*Von Willebrand's disease - blood clotting disorder.
*Sebaceous adenitis - inflamation of the sebaceous glands leading to skin problems and hair loss.
TOY & MINIATURE POODLES
*Patellar luxation - Kneecap moves or dislocates from its original location.
*Collapse of the trachea
*Dental problems from tooth crowding.
*Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease - causes reduced blood supply to the head of the thigh bone.
*Bloat - twising of the stomach trapping air inside.
*Prone to certain cancers - insulinoma and hemangiosarcoma.
*Hip displasia - malformation and poor fitting of the hip joint (ball and socket).