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Old 07-22-2013, 10:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Wait a minute....

Both parents tested healthy is not the same as both parents were health tested.

Just so you know, there is a difference. Testing healthy means that the breeder takes their dog to a vet and no health issues during that physical exam were seen
Health testing however are specific testing done to see if a dog has certain genetic conditions that can be passed from one generation to another. These include:

Hip X-rays for hip dysplasia
Heart testing which is done by a cardiologist (both echocardiogram and 24 hr holter monitoring must be done)
Thyroid testing
DNA testing for DM and ARVC are also recommended

I am shocked that 2 10 week old puppies died from heart issues. They don't usually appear until later. What exactly was the heart issues?
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