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post #1 of 107 (permalink) Old 01-10-2007, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy New puppy is sick

We just got our new puppy, he is so cute . But he was sick, has really loose stools, with blood, and was listless and wouldn't eat. The breeder must have seen the stools, as the first bm he had was bloody! I took him to our vet as soon as we got home. He said he had colitis and wouldn't rule out Toxidia is treating him for that. Also said that he is a hypoglycemic pup, so he gave us some high energy stuff for him to eat, and that is helping a lot, along with the med for toxidia and some stuff for his bowel movements. He wasn't too keen on the shots he was given either, said too often the breeders get them thru the mail, and they are left on the loading docks and not refridgerated properly, which reduces the effectivness, so we are going to do some boosters. Needless to say, I am not happy with the breeders. I did not get to see where they kept the pups, I did not get any papers saying that he was checked for health issues (except for a stool sample), I didn't get the CERF numbers for the parents. I suppose I could get my money back, but I fell in love with him, and will keep him. I just hope he doesn't have any other medical problems. I don't know if they did any BAER testing. They were supposed to have all that, but the guy we talked to on the phone was gone, only his wife was home, and we drove from Michigan to Florida to get the pup, so we weren't going to turn around and go home without him. He's doing better, but I thought we were going to lose him on the way home. I'm suspicious that we didn't get to see where the pups were kept, doesn't that sound funny to you guys?
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I am so sorry for you. He is adorable. And I think with good care, we hope he will turn around. I had similiar experience with our breeder, no papers, except worming and no pedigree. Jasper had loose stool as a puppy and low energy and he would vomit bile if he didn't eat a meal. He still a finicky eater-- but he is healthy and hearty. Good Luck. and send progress reports.



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I feel so bad for you, I am so sorry your new puppy is not well. That must be very disappointing to get home with a sick puppy. I am gald he is doing better. He is really cute.

I just got a new puppy and it is hard. I was a nervous wreck.

It does seem strange to me that if you drove all that way you did not get to see where the puppies were kept.

Please let us know, how he is doing.
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Thanks. When these little guys are just under 2 pounds, it sure doesn't take very much if they don't eat. It is scary. But he seems to be perking up, and we have a great vet where I live who I can call day or night.

Skiver already has such a neat personality, I can't wait until his is 100% and we can really play!
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So sorry to hear about you experience with the new puppy. Glad he is doing better. So far, we lucked out with our two puppies. We got hem from breeders, but they weren't one of the more publicized breeders you see advertised. However, we did get to see at least one of the parents and where they were kept. You just never know!
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Oh my, that poor baby!! I know what you mean when you say you wouldn't go back for your $ as you already fell in love. I know that getting a pup is kinda like having a kid, you never know what they will "catch" later on, but the first day out - something is really wrong with that. My breeder for my three was also, not very advertised. She provided me (online) with the CERFs for the parents. I got to meet the parents, see where they were housed and where all the pups were kept. This was all on the day I picked mine up, as I never met them till they were 8 weeks. I am glad he is doing better. Mine is now 10 weeks old, and the most active thing I have ever seen!!!! Lots of love and a good vet will, I am sure, get him back to where he needs to be!!
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Good luck with your new puppy. He is so adorable and hopefully with LOL he will be better soon. It does sound fishing. Especially without CERF etc. My breeder lets you view them online and then I verified them through CERF to make sure they were not false. Well, you had a bad experience but at least with you giving him LOL he should be all right. Who knows what would happen if you gave him back.

Best wishes. Keep us posted.
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I would send the breeder's the bill from the vet, and let them pay it.

Sorry he's sick, I hope he gets better soon.
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I am so sorry to hear about the trouble you've had with your new puppy and am glad to hear that he is getting better.
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Jolynn, How is he doing??? I agree, you should send the vet bill to the breeder with a note or letter from the vet stating that this is something that they had to have known about before releasing him to you.
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