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Goldendoodle Health: Common Issues and How to Prevent Them

Goldendoodles are generally healthy dogs, but like all breeds, they can be prone to certain health conditions. As a responsible Florida Goldendoodle owner, it’s important to be aware of these potential issues and know how to prevent them or catch them early. Here’s what you need to know:

1. Hip and Elbow Dysplasia

These are common conditions in many dog breeds, including Goldendoodles. They occur when the joints don’t develop properly, which can lead to discomfort and mobility issues. Regular exercise and a healthy diet can help prevent these conditions.

2. Eye Conditions

Goldendoodles can be prone to certain eye conditions, including Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) and cataracts. Regular vet check-ups and eye screenings can help catch these conditions early.

3. Heart Conditions

Some Goldendoodles may be prone to heart conditions like Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis (SAS). Regular vet check-ups and listening for any irregularities in your dog’s heartbeat can help detect this condition early.

4. Skin Conditions

Goldendoodles can sometimes suffer from skin conditions like allergies or hot spots. Regular grooming and a high-quality diet can help maintain healthy skin and coat. Gut health can also impact your doodle’s propensity for allergies in general, including food allergies.

Golden Retrievers commonly have sensitive tummies, which means it can be passed along in Goldendoodle lines. We recommend using a good probiotic in your doodle puppy’s diet.

5. Ear Infections

Goldendoodles’ floppy ears can make them prone to ear infections. Regular ear cleaning can help prevent this common issue.

6. Hypothyroidism

This condition, which affects the thyroid gland, can occur in Goldendoodles. Symptoms include weight gain, lethargy, and changes in coat condition. Regular vet check-ups can help detect this condition.

7. Regular Vet Check-ups

Regular vet check-ups are crucial for early detection of any potential health issues. Your vet can provide personalized advice on how to keep your Goldendoodle healthy.

At The Dood Effect, we prioritize the health of our Goldendoodles. We conduct thorough health screenings on all our breeding dogs to ensure we’re not passing on any genetic health conditions. 

We’re committed to raising healthy, happy Goldendoodles and are always here to answer any questions you may have about Goldendoodle health.

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