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|07-25-2012, 09:14 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2012
How do I turn in a bad breeder? Please Help
We recently bought our puppy from what turns out to be a bad backyardbreeder. Our dog had to be brought to the UrgentCare center for a tapeworminfestation the night that we got her! And then the next day I brought her tothe Vet to find out that she was covered in scabs along with a skin infectionfrom fleas. The Vet also had to re-give her the first Vaccine because thebreeder bought hers from tractor supply. My husband called the Vet's officethat the breeder said she used and they informed us that she never had an examby them and they were hired to only dock her tail and remove her dew claws.They also added that she had bought dewormer from them, but not the kind thatkills all parasites like tapeworms! We thought that they were nice people andthat her dogs had a great temperament and love our little puppy. We decided tonot ask her to pay for the $250 Vet bills that we acquired in the first 24hours of getting the puppy because we wanted the money to go towards the otherdogs there. She never sent us a text after we informed us of how sick our dogis or even thanked us for letting her know. I noticed this morning that shemade a status on facebook saying that she brought her puppies to the Vet andhad the paper work to prove that they were fine after we informed her. And shereferred to my puppy as the "other dog" that went to the Vet. Shedidn't take ownership for the problem. We both noticed multiple fleas on thefather Yorkie, who was with my puppy. And I highly doubt that she informed theVet of the tapeworms. My puppy passed one that was almost the size of my thumbafter we got her on medicine from an actual Vet! I have the picture to proveit. So please give me advice on what we should do about this...I don't want toruin her income, but I'm very upset at house sick my 2 lb puppy is and that sheis only 2 months and probably had that tapeworm her whole life. Any advice isgreatly appreciated. Thanks a ton!
|07-25-2012, 12:47 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Blog Entries: 1
The first thing I would do is put the word out about her. If you go to Google, you can find a bunch of places to post your opinion. I have also seen people post about "bad breeders" here on Yorkie Talk. I pray your baby will be OK. If you can help anyone else from buying a puppy from her, it would be wonderful.
I would have had the "greeder" pay for at least PART of the vet bill if not ALL of it. You also, I suspect have learned not to buy a puppy from a back yard breeder. It is a heck of a lesson to have to learn and an expensive one also.
I got Zachary from a good breeder. He was the only puppy I have EVER gotten that had no fleas, worms or earmites when I brought him home.
|07-25-2012, 01:16 PM||#3|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
I am so sorry you are dealing with this. She does sound like a "greeder". I hope your little one is well soon!
Meg, Mom to Raley
|07-25-2012, 01:26 PM||#4|
Join Date: May 2012
Location: secaucus, nj
It's a shame that you and your puppy have experienced so much trauma. I agree that you should go to sites, like Puppyfind where the 'breeder' lists puppies and leave a review. Unfortunately, if you purchased a puppy from out of state, it may be difficult to track the breeder down & get recourse.
For what it's worth, I'd send the breeder the bill and ask that she pay for it.
If this is a one time, 2 yorkies got together and then there were some puppies, I'd say you may have to just let it go. However, if that lady is selling pups regularly then you should speak up about it.
Good luck. Hope your baby feels better soon!
|07-30-2012, 05:35 PM||#5|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
I am so sorry you are going through with your new puppy.Did you get paper's with your baby? If you did it should say on there what state she came from. Did you get to go to her place and see the parent's? I'm sorry but these kind of breeder's make the legit one's look bad to. Because it makes people leary of every one. I will be keeping you and your puppy in my prayer's and hoping she has no further problem's. I also would do what some of the other's have suggested. Please keep us updated so we know how she is coming along.
|07-31-2012, 02:25 AM||#6|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Breeders are almost NEVER responsible for any vet expenses.
Consider this a lesson learned and luckily thus far a relatively cheap one trust me.
Definately spread the word.
Get a full work up on this pup now as who knows what health isssues can be lingering if basic care wasnt provided by this greeder its doubtful they health tested parents.
If you feel the other dogs in the greeders care are veibg neglected contact your local animal control, spca, humane society police department or media.
Silence is what keeps these people in business.
Shan & 8 kids now!
|07-31-2012, 02:58 AM||#7|
Join Date: Aug 2009
I am sorry to hear you have had such difficulty with your pup.
The puppy wormer (Strognid-T) commonly used is not meant for tapeworm, as tapeworm comes from fleas. So actually the fleas IS the bigger issue, and you saw them. Dogs get fleas, and worms, thats life. It is not necessarily neglect!
I am not defending the breeder, and follow your gut, with what to do, and how far to take it. But keep in mind ANY dog can get fleas! And not every flea will infect the dog with tapeworm. The scabs on the puppy, are sad, but not life threatening. And easily treated.
You met the people, and the dogs, and liked there personality. You were in there home?
I really hesitated to comment on this thread, but know the facts before you attack someones reputation.
Good luck with your pup, and continue to love, and notice the details...
Bentley's Mommy is a Yorkie Junkie...
|07-31-2012, 03:37 AM||#8|
Therapy Yorkies Work
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Central, Florida
I can understand that you are upset. Getting a puppy is a very emotional thing. I think you are from Sanford Fl. ? If so, in Fl. Puppies in Fl. must be 8 weeks old, free from internal and external parasites and have a health certific from a Vet at the time of the sale. Sadly, If you buy a puppy from a private person and not a pet store, you have 72 hours to return the puppy if it is NOT healthy, and get a full refund. If you keep the puppy after 72 hours the bills and puppy are yours.
This allows people to have their own Vet check and verify health. Sellers are have been sued for Vet costs and have been given judgments to pay for the first Vet visit if the puppy was returned to them. (My daughter In-law is a lawyer and had her LA check on this a few years ago )
I hope your puppy is healthy now, I know you are already in love with her. I would warn people of what happened. Best Wishes and hugs, Teresa
Teresa & Rubin, Gracie, Abba, Ginny Joy and Julia Rose
Act like a dog, be kind, forgiving, and loyal.
|07-31-2012, 05:55 AM||#9|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Hello and welcome, I'm sorry that you are going through this and I pray that your puppy does well and doesn't have any other health issues.
Have a great day...
Mommy to Yoshi and Miss Priss
|07-31-2012, 06:49 AM||#10|
Izzy's Momma Too!
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Stuart, Florida
As long as you had the puppy checked out before 72 hours, you are good. You can take her to small claims court for vets costs equal to or less than the cost of the puppy. Don't worry about her bottom line, or feel that you're taking money away from the care of the other dogs/puppies there, because this greeder makes a great living off her breedings, as she does minimal vetting and definitely doesn't do any kind of pest control from the sound of it.
I bought Luna from a pet store, I know that's bad, but she was SO sick, infested with anything you can think of. I spent over $700 at the ER vet,saving her life. I brought this up to the pet store, and quoted the Puppy Lemon Law to this witch, and she finally cut me a check for the $700+. She knew I wasn't going away.
The Puppy Lemon Law DOES apply to private sellers as well. Don't let this greeder get away with this. This is how they stay in business, they dupe everyone into buying what they think is a healthy pup, and they spend practically nothing on vetting the pups. NOT getting a refund of your vet bills enables this to continue. They count on people just shutting up and going away
Good luck to you and I hope your little one is all better now Here is a link to the law:
Pet Law, Division of Animal Industry - FDACS
Tracy, Mom to Izzy and Luna
|07-31-2012, 02:43 PM||#12|
YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
While it is true that dogs occasionally pick up a flea here and there an infestation is not normal. Any informed breeder keeps their home and their dogs free of parasites. If the mom had worms of another variety she could very well have passed those on to the puppies also. When your puppy has recovered from this episode take a stool sample to the vet and have it checked for other types of worms. Tape worm medication is kind of hard on the puppy's body so it does take a while for the baby to recover totally.
As has already been mentioned this type of breeder tends to have no knowledge of the genetic defects that they are breeding into these litters so you really do need to have the puppy checked out by a vet that is knowledgable about the genetic weakness that have been bred into the Yorkie by people who know nothing of genetics.
I don't know about Florida law but I hope you can warn as many people as possible about this person.
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