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Old 02-03-2013, 08:53 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Can you see of they will/can take her to the vet to get checked out? Maybe offer to help with the cost? I dunno... Just a thought. I can feel your frustration. You want her so bad, yet you don't want to have the extra burden of her being handicapped. I guess it comes down to, are you financially prepared to take care of her if surgeries or meds need to be given.... Sending prayers out for the little girl!

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:03 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I agree, see if the breeder will take her and have her ex-rayed to determine a prognosis and what kind of treatment or surgery would be needed for her to live a normal happy life. Then make your decision based on that.

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:29 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Parents are good. No problems. I've saw both of them.

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Were they x-rayed though? OFA? Dogs that have hip displaysia or patella problems can seem ok if it's low grade.

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I would take all the wonderful advice and try to no worry too much. Sometimes things turnout to be better than we could hope for. Sending you positive thoughts!

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Old 02-03-2013, 10:03 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I take it parents have no health testing done. Just because a dog looks fine, doesnt mean that they arent carriers of certain genetic conditions.

You are talking thousands of dollars to fix these knees IF it is luxating patellas. Then pray it doesnt affect her hips, that's an addition $3-4000. I doubt insurance will cover it because its a pre-existing congenital defect.

As a breeder, I would be taking this puppy in asap and having x-rays done at least. Then if it is determined that she does have an issue it then I would need to discuss with my vet what the puppies options are and whether or not I wish to go forward with corrective surgery.

Your breeder should be telling you that this puppy is no longer available until they can get a diagnoses on what is going on with her.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:34 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I am so sorry you are going through this... but I am stunned that a breeder is even giving you the option or anything to think about. I am also shocked she hasn't already had this looked into!?! I feel terrible for you and for the puppy
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:00 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I don't want to sound cruel, but you need to think this one out with your brain..weighing all your option.. Quality of dogs life, your finances etc... Don't let the heart (emotions) get the best of you!! My prayers are with you regardless which choice you make.

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:07 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I watched it two times, I'm so sorry you get stuck with this difficult decision, I am sending prayers her way and yours. I agree with everyone, about the vet thing and definitely think this over with your brain :'(

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Old 02-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #29 (permalink)
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It's hard not to get emotionally attached to such a fluffy chubby cute little puppy! I only watched the video once and I want to rescue her.

But Kari is right - if they are responsible breeders they should take the pup in to be examined by a vet right away. That obviously doesn't look right!

I hope it all works out for you.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:30 AM   #30 (permalink)
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So sorry you have to deal with this and I wish you the best of luck in whatever decision you make.
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