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Hi everyone: This is the lil story about Paco's adoption
When I was ready to adopt I did what i thought i did good research, including talking to the vets office about the breeder " a very respectable breeder" , was told, I paid for a bile acid test in an attempt to ensure that everything was fine.
Got my puppy and with it a health certificate . This certificate noted a heartworm test and fecal test on the form. This form was signed by a vet and there was a certification that the animal was healthy. To me that meant they were done. I had spoken to the breder about products she used and she mentioned a generic for Heart Guard. Never told me she had not done the test on the puppy ( he was over 6 months when I got it)

When I took Paco to the vet in NJ they wanted a note saying the result of the heartworm test ( I guess this vet knew better).
The test had not been done!! , when I called the vets office they even say that the form was " misleading"
This particular breeder show so I expected to be just fine.
I guess my only consolation is that I was able to check both parents , one of them b/c of age had not had one of the tests done , forgot which one.

I just have the test( heartworm) done, hopefully everything is fine.
I do not know what advise to give anyone regarding checking references.
Where did I do wrong??
PS The breeder is in IOWA

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Hi Maria!
Sorry to hear about your bad luck? Even alot of research and the like still sometimes leads to heartache/issues it seems.. hmmm
Which breeder did you get your puppy from? website?

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Well, my dog AKA name is Majical Dusty.
Hope this will help you
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Maria - I can understand your disappointment but not having a heartworm test isn't the end of the world - your vet was smart and knew to check the result. He's young. Just have the test done and start the heartworm meds if you are in an area that's important you do so. You at least did some research and that's what counts.


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Hi again,

Ok, yeah, that helped.. lol..
Website is pretty lean on info, but what can ya do.. I'm sure yous poke to the breeders...
I'm sure he will be fine! But you should let your breeder know what you 'found out' to try to keep the lines of communication open, atleast!

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Thanks for your comments

I guess what bother me the most is being mislead. I sure hope everything will be fine
Keep you posted
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Is that Majical as in Florida or Majical as in Iowa?
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Could you call the breeder and speak with her. Maybe if she knows how you feel, she would be willing to reimburse you for the expenses.

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Majical as in IOWA.

I sent the breeeder an email prior to "know " that the test had not been done, and some pics of my Paco ( probably last Wed nite). I know the vet's office had contacted her.
I have not heard a word.
The expense is not the problem.. but , I need to let go of this, back to paper training this head strong dude !!!!
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I got my Tux from Sissie as well. I also got him at 6 months old.
He was 100% healthy and is a wonderful little dog.
All of her havanese parents are champions and get their Chic numbers as soon as they are older enough.
She has also been there for me if I had any questions. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a show or pet puppy.
I wouldn't worry so much about the heart worm test. Her dogs are in an indoor kennel in Iowa. I'm sure there have been no mosquito's there in months!
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