My mom bought our family a Jack Russell Terrier puppy for Christmas.We received the puppy from Lovepuppies located in (Missouri) on January 24, 2008 via air travel.
The puppy was 10 weeks old when we got her and supposedly had a clean bill of health from the Veterinary Clinic Lovedpuppies uses in Missouri. We contacted the Veterinary clinic and they all they did was check the puppy's heart rate and breathing to make sure it was healthy enought to fly. We took the puppy to a local Vet nary Clinic on Tuesday January 29th (just 4 days later) to have a routine checkup completed and we were devastated with the findings we received. Our Puppy had the following infections ear mites, giardia, coccidia and hookworm.
I contacted the breeder Medora Blasengym to let her know about the infections and her response was some of the other puppies had it also and she guessed the medicine they were using didn't work and this is very common among young puppies. Our Vet stated 'he couldn't see how that puppy could have been given a clean bill of health when the ear mites were so bad you could see them just by looking at the outer ear' Our Vet also informed us that most of these infections are cause by unclean kennels and puppies not being well taken care of. I sent copies of our bills to the breeder and requested she pay us for the out of pocket costs we incurred but to this date that never happened. We wrote it off as Lovepuppies just will not stand behind their puppies.
Be very careful when buying a puppy from an out of state breeder.
Once they ship it they forget all about their responsibilities.
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