Lhasapoo Question

Are Lhasapoos predisposed for back problems as a full bred Lhasa Apso? We have a 7 yrs old...


Are Lhasapoos predisposed for back problems as a full bred Lhasa Apso? We have a 7 yrs old female Lhasapoo that has already had an "episode" with her back. That was a year ago and she is doing fine now. Hoping it was a fluke and not a sign of what's to come.

    In Lhasapoo - Asked by Anonymous - 5/19/2011 4:57:57 PM
Lhasa Apso: Generally a very healthy dog. Sometimes they have skin problems if the coat is not kept free of parasites. They do have a slight tendency to get hip dysplasia. Also kidney problems, eye problems and bleeding ulcers. Poodle: A long-lived breed, Poodles are, nevertheless, subject to many genetic diseases. Runny eyes, cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy, which may cause blindness. Allergies and skin conditions are common, possibly due to unskilled use of clippers or allergies to shampoo and/or color reinforcer. Hip dysplasia and ear infections are also common. They are prone to Von Willebrand's Disease. Brown Poodles tend to become prematurely gray. Prone to bloat, so it is wise to feed your Standard 2-3 small meals a day, rather then one large one.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/19/2011 5:48:23 PM