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Breeder and vet disapointment
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
Last edited by maria v; 03-29-2008 at 08:17 PM.