Frequently Asked Questions
Healthy Pups is a family owned nursery and rescue. We are not a pet store or brokerage service! Most retail stores who resale puppies have been forced out of business due to negative public perception of what they do. However, the pet stores are now online calling themselves loving home breeder organizations, dog clubs, kennel clubs, etc, still reselling puppies from puppy mills and from Amish farms. We have been open to public at this address since 1982! Visit (Please LIKE) our facebook (open public forum) and references pages to read testimonies, Healthypups.com reviews, and contact others who have adopted pets from us! Over the past almost 40 years in business, we have had the priviledge of making thousands of families happy with a puppy. Happy people are busy and seldom post reviews. 100% of the half dozen negative reviews concerning our business online were posted by those who failed to follow proper care instructions, communicate clearly, or by rescue terrorists pretending to have bought pets from us. Not one of them have actually visited our nursery, yet these reviews are one of the first things people see when searching for our business online. Other breeders constantly change the name of their business and web site to eliminate negative online reviews. This is why we have an A+ Better Business Bureau ranking and they do not. Healthy Pups is currently registered with and inspected by local government animal welfare officers without notification. Our goal is to provide USDA standard care standard in the facility. References are posted. If you want to know the truth about Healthy Pups, please communicate with references that are real that actually know about our business! READ our material to learn of the convenience and peace of mind in choosing our pets! Please visit "Our Facility" to learn why breeding dogs (pets not spayed and neutered) should not live in homes with people, plus the real truth about puppy mills, and how rescue terrorists are using media to falsely indoctrinate public and scam them out of 100,000,000.00+ per year in donations to save the animals, less than 1% of which may go to shelters. You will also learn about •hypoallergenic breeds, and how to manage allergies/asthma/shedding without groomer expenses,•proper house training, •scams by puppy sellers, •importance of proper care standard, and to consider breed specific ownership costs and issues! An explanation of our health warranty is posted at the bottom of this page. A written copy of the health warranty is provided for you with each pet we sell. Many of the talking points on this page are my personal guesstimates and statistics after having the priviledge of working with a small group of dogs and pet public for many years. I hope you enjoy and benefit from this material. Please read, share, and bookmark our web site!
SALE NOW! Buy a slightly older puppy that didn't get adopted while so many families were doing vacations, and skip up to 6 vet visits by getting a 20+ week puppy with puppy shot schedule already completed! I recently read an article suggesting that up to 23% of vaccinated puppies in the U. S. still get parvo virus, because most are not vaccinated as we do it here. Many puppies that get parvo will die without expensive veterinary treatments. Parvo is the canine equivalent to the human stomach virus, and almost always happens in the 8-12 week age range. How can you be almost certain to not get a virus and break child's heart and your wallet? Get a Healthy Pup with Neopar given at 4 weeks of age with follow up vaccines given at 2 week intervals, and, when possible, buy a puppy that is 12 weeks of age or older and get a parvo virus warranty! To take advantage of this opportunity, choose a pet from videos with the oldest dates of birth!
•Another contributing factor to this situation is the inexperience of most care givers. It takes many years to learn how to care for puppies and prevent potential problems. I have been doing pets since 1982, and have come to appreciate the value of experience. Today, almost all of our puppy buyers who go home and have even minor problems with our puppies are limited to those who don't follow instructions properly. In earlier years, it was common for problems to occur with the imperfect pets we sold. It can takes years of hands on experience to quickly identify and prevent potential problems with baby animals. An angry puppy buyer can encourage one to learn very quickly! This is one reason why so many pet owners selling puppies want to meet the buyer somewhere, or will only ship to the buyer. This way the buyer doesn't know where the seller lives, and often doesn't even know the sellers true identity, so they can simply not answer the cell phone if there is a problem! Puppy buyers with no common sense, after being brainwashed by rescue terrorists and media, hold the breeder of their puppy 1000 times more responsible for the health of their puppy than the doctor for the health of their sick child. Google search reviews and you'll find people who will warn you not to go to THAT doctor, dentist, hair stylist, nail salon, garage, hospital, etc. Their opinions are formed by their personal experiences, and their experiences by their perceptions and mental health, which varies within people. Bad experiences are caused by bad decisions in many cases, and most importantly by inability to do things correctly. Even though tiny puppies are just as fragile as human children, a puppy raised by a professional breeder does not have the same right to be sick as a human child. It is my opinion that rescue organizations almost always suggest that everyone adopt, staging success stories of questionable adoptions which encourage more donations, even though it is common for shelter puppies to die from viruses alone, and most pets that can be adopted at public shelters seem to be large breed mixes that many feel are too big for house pets. They also suggest that all puppies should be born in human homes, even though breeding dogs not spayed and neutered at the proper time mark their territory and discharge in the home, and are often sent to the shelter. The problems created by deliberate rescue misinformation are the main reasons why so many breeders get discouraged and quit after only a few litters, and also one of the main reasons why so many pets (because they were not spayed/neutered at the proper time) eventually die in shelters because of irreversible behaviors common to the reproductive process, after being raided from a secure home in a kennel facility in which the dog was free to pee or discharge at will:)
•I have learned through the years that a care standard must NOT be limited to feeding and petting, but proper vaccines beginning at the proper time, AND constant fecal analysis with my microscope. This allows me to maintain the pets in good condition and deal with problems before the pet shows symptoms, reducing immediate vet bills for the puppy's next owner, and reducing the risk of heart broken children after learning that the pet has a serious problem and must be returned after they have fallen in love with it.
•Is it really worth risking that your puppy die after being "loved to death" from taking it home too soon when it will have in most cases accomplished most of it's adult size in as little as 6 months after you buy it?
•Most also agree that a slightly older puppy is easier to house train and bonds equally well!
•We may be your ONLY choice for two doses of Neopar vaccines given prior to adoption, and professional care standard, including regular wellness exams with fecal analysis while owned by us in our nursery! We provide veterinary care equal to 4 vet visits by the recommended 10 weeks age of adoption, and you don't pay for veterinary care that we have already done!
•Buy an older puppy and you can save hundreds by skipping additional vet visits to complete the entire puppy shot schedule! You may not need an immediate vet visit after purchase unless you choose, although we provide a written health guarantee with this legal right.
•Buy one of our 20 week or older pups and the puppy shot vet visits of 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, 13 weeks, 16 weeks, and 20 weeks may have already been done, saving you hundreds of dollars!
•In my opinion, up to 50% of puppies adopted through public shelter adoption programs, and 30% of puppies world wide from novice care givers, die from viruses after huge vet bills. Shouldn't your puppy be a HealthyPup with proper vaccines and wellness exam ALREADY DONE beginning at 4 weeks of age?
•Our puppies have begun their proper CRATE TRAINING (NOT confusing pad or paper training in the home of an inexperienced pet owner).
•It is not a good idea to teach puppies to urinate on pads or paper unless you always want them to do so, because it can cause some pets to become confused and potty on rugs or other objects in the floor by accident later!
•It is also not a good idea to buy a puppy that was raised in a pet owner home before it was old enough to begin proper house training, unless you think buying pads and cleaning them would be more convenient for you than your pet going outside!
Come visit us, OR ground to door PUPPY SHIPPING is available to most areas! We can also ship to an airport near you!
Did you know? I have sold many pups to people who work as paid employees or volunteers to public animal shelters, including many puppies to "directors of animal control" (the supervisor and lead person who runs a public animal shelter). They say that healthy small breeds suitable for house pets are almost never available for adoption at most shelters, and that there is a serious need for our puppies. One woman bought a puppy from me after working in a public shelter in one of this area's largest cities for four years without being able to find a small breed that she wanted to adopt. Most of the adoptable shelter pets are larger mixes that many feel are too large for indoor pets, but some smaller pets are sometimes available. Unfortunately, many of the large breed mixes would not be adopted even if professionally raised small breed puppies were not available, because many families don't want this type of indoor pet, and few seem to want outdoor pets . Large breeds are becoming less popular as neighbors and insurance providers are becoming less tolerant of them. If you want a large pet, you can easily find one at the public shelters. However, I would advise not getting one that's too young. Since many of the shelter puppies have not had proper veterinary care from the beginning, it is not uncommon to have problems. Another disadvantage is that one or both parents are often unknown, making it hard to be sure how big some of these will get or exactly what they might grow to look like. Google and check the prices of others. You will find that no one offers a better care standard and price than HealthyPups!
A: People come to visit here and sometimes spend hours trying to decide which puppy has the best personality. After having received feedback from several thousand past puppy buyers, I have learned that there doesn't seem to be any significant difference between the personalities of mentally healthy dogs once they are adapted and settled into their new home. While some puppies may seem to be more shy or afraid when you take them out to the play area or take them to your home, remember that they have met you for the first time, and this should be interpreted as a show of intelligence because you can at least be sure that the puppy realizes that you are a total stranger that may be a threat to him. If you buy one of the girlie pets that has been subjected to 50+ years of breeding his cousins together just to make them pretty for the dog show, he may never quit wagging the tail and licking even total strangers in the face. You might think he's sweet, but you may always wonder if the dog can remember who you were from yesterday. Many visitors have commented over the years that many of these types of pets could never remember anything about their house training. Some purebred dogs are likely to consistently have a good personality, although it is normal for the more intelligent breeds, and also the older puppies to be slower to get comfortable when you take them home. It is best to buy a hybrid dog if you want the best opportunity for a consistently great kid friendly personality. For example, purebred Chihuahuas can be loud, snippy, and stubborn, while Chihuahua Hybrids are typically a warm, fun, sweet, reserved, easy to train, and low cost family pet that loves children.
Q: I can't afford it now, or I need to wait until.....
A: Many things become a part of the decision to get a pet, such as waiting until after vacation or other special event. What about vacations in the future or special events in the future after you own the pet? What are you going to do for entertainment while you are waiting to "afford" the puppy. We all must be entertained in some way. Nothing is cheaper than a puppy, because a puppy is the entertainer that once home and trained, provides endless hours of repeated joy. Most people CAN afford to buy a puppy, because they WILL SPEND THAT MONEY in some way because they are bored and need to entertain themselves. As for when to buy, I have found that life is so busy for the average family, that there is never a time in life that is a perfectly convenient time to buy a puppy. My suggestion is to buy the puppy and let the puppy blend into your life events, instead of allowing the new pet to be a disruption and interfere with normal family function.
Q: How much do they shed?
A: Three basic coat choices are available in dogs of all breeds. Short-haired dogs do shed. Most of this is limited to shedding the winter coat in the springtime and indoor shedding can be reduced by brushing outdoors. New tools like the Furminator comb are available now that can reduce the shedding of short coated dogs by up to 90%. Some of the silky long-coated breeds are low or non-shedders. These types of pets have significant grooming and maintenance expenses over the life of your pet. The only other option to completely avoid both haircuts and shedding is to buy a hairless pet.
The idea that the pet does not shed is the single greatest factor that will complicate your pet ownership experience. Since most long haired non-shedding pets are old favorites that have in many cases been subjected to years of line breeding just to make them look pretty for the dog show, pets that don't shed are in my opinion more likely to be less healthy, less intelligent, and three times more expensive to own. I personally would much rather have an ugly dog that I truly loved than to have "Miss Canine America" not love my family or always urinate in my floor. We do have new tools now, such as the "Furminator" comb, that are quite effective in combing loose hair out of the coat of short haired dogs. These tools when used properly can almost eliminate hair loss indoors with your short haired pet. Choosing to deal with the shedding problem in this way can save megabucks in ownership costs that are related to long coats also. It is also a good way to get a more intelligent and healthier pet. Have you ever noticed that most owners of long haired dogs elect to keep them shaved short so they don't need to deal with mats and tangles? These are the folks who should have bought the Rat Terrier instead. If you are interested in a non-shedding dog because you have allergies, please also see our allergies link.
Q: Should I buy a male or a female puppy?
A: Most male puppies neutered promply at 6 months of age will always squat to urinate like a female. Males are also often more confident than females, and are therefore less likely to urinate in the floor by accident when they get nervous or excited! With all other things in the environment being equal, male puppies seem to like women better, while female pups often prefer men! Although a high percentage of our puppies are likely to love most family members, there can sometimes be an advantage in choosing a pup opposite the sex of the pup's intended favorite person! So many women are in love with a look or with the idea of putting dresses on their pet or putting bows in its ears, that they improve the chances that the dog won't like them as their favorite person just because they bought a female puppy. The fact that so many of these female "girlie" pets are childish also contributes to this situation, because these are the pets that most often prefer men over female owners
Q: Which are your best and most affordable pets for kids?
A: All of these pets that we raise here are excellent choices to befriend your children! Call me to discuss these issues in detail. Pet owners tend to think only of the pleasant part of pet ownership issues, like “I want the smallest one so I can carry him everywhere I go and he’ll feel good in my lap.” Most never think of the inconveniences of having a dog that’s too small to get up and down, so you have to help him all the time, even when you’re busy. I sometimes talk to pet owners whose too small dog splintered his leg beyond repair in jumping down from the sofa or had liver/kidney failure at only 5 years old. I also average five calls per week from callers whose last dog was stolen by a chicken hawk or owl when outside to use the bathroom. My advice to every pet owner, is DON’T CHOOSE PETS THAT ARE TOO SMALL, if you want a long lived and healthy pet.
DON’T CHOOSE A LONG COATED DOG IF YOU WANT A CHEAP-TO-OWN PET. Haircuts and health problems related to long coat issues can be expensive if not properly managed. Please call me for advice. Dogs with healthy size and anatomy can live into their 20’s if owners feed them dry food only, no doggie treats of any kind exept tidbits of raw beef from the freezer, and not let them sleep under covers so they get cataracts and go blind.
Q: How big do they get?
A: Most of the pets we sell here are in the 5-25 lb size range. Most people who are attracted to indoor pets generally agree that the smallest one is the cutest. Many think that 20+ lbs is too big for an indoor pet. My advice to every pet owner is to choose a house pet that's small enough, but not too small. Many of those dogs that mature less than 10 lbs can be handicapped by their size. Dogs that are too small are more likely to have shorter life spans and increased occurrences of diabetes, allergy problems, epilepsy, etc, later in life than are pets that are even slightly larger. Many of those who choose the smallest later wish that the dog had been big enough to climb the stairs without their constant assistance and to jump up and down off the furniture without damaging his knees.
Q: How long do they live?
A: Many factors can impact the life expectancy of a pet. Average life spans for a 3 lb pet are 4-7 years, while a 10-12 lb pet is likely to live 14-16 years. It is those 15-20 lb active breeds with healthy anatomy and no long hair to get in their eyes and make them go blind that seem to do the best. One visitor told me that his giant size 25 lb Rat Terrier lived 31 years; another that his Beagle lived to be 24. Most problems with adult dogs occur as a result of unhealthy diet over time. After almost 40 years of dealing with pet owners, I can often guess what type of poisonous doggie treats they fed that caused the onset of a prematurely present disease.
Q: Should I buy a purebred puppy or a hybrid mix?
A: Hybrids are intentional mixes, some of which have an ("X") in their descriptions on our site, are typically mentally and physically healthier than most purebreds. Rat Terriers, Beagles, and a few of the purebreds are a healthy genetics pet, while most purebred dogs are much more likely to have health problems than a hybrid. I am sometimes dumbfounded by the questions people ask when calling about pets. Some ask "are they registered", as if this makes them a greater prize. I would estimate that at least one-third of the registered dogs that I have seen over the past 25 years were not purebreds AND I would also estimate that purebred line bred pedigreed show dogs are three times more likely to be mentally incompetent and have weird health problems and die young than Rat Terriers or hybrid mixes. I will never understand why some pet owners are dumb enough to think expensive registered show dogs are better. You would be surprised if you knew how many of these tiny show champions don't live more than 3 years before having liver disease, kidney failure, or "too small" health problems because their health has been compromised by line breeding for show purposes just to make them look pretty. There was a time when your pedigreed show dog was once a mutt or mongrel before the word hybrid became popular. Line breeding for genetic refinement just to make them look pretty is likely the main thing that has in so many cases changed their mental and physical health while being bred to look as they do today. The linebred dogs with fancy pedigrees have many genetic defects as a result of refinements to improve their size and appearance. After having to give away many expensive dogs that we have bought for breeding purposes because they produced genetic defects and many were mentally retarded, I feel that common dogs not subject to line/show breeding are healthier. As a result of this, we breed many dogs without pedigrees and with hearsay genetics, and we represent them as they have been represented to us. This approach seems to have eliminated the genetic defects in our breedings, but the offspring of some breedings can show atypical physical characteristics. I apologize in advance if your pet does not prove as represented in a DNA test, Veterinary Doctors remain divided regarding the accuracy of these tests results, and I have seem some erractic and improbable results which cause me to question the validity of the tests also. A few months ago, I read a post from someone whose registered yellow lab's DNA results tested 75% toy poodle. To buy a hybrid mix is one of the best ways to undo the damage that line breeding has done to so many of these pets. However, some of the hybridized pups will have atypical physical characteristics, as compared to traditional breedings. In short, the true value of a pet lies in the happiness it brings to our families, and not in its pedigree.
Q: How much are they?
A: Prices are posted under each video in the breed links. You should also consider ownership costs if you really don't want to spend lots of money on a pet. It is important that you think an affordable dog is cute, so avoid less healthy genetics, pets that weigh less than 5 lbs, and also pets with long hair! Many look at our girlie pets and complain of purchase price. I always respond by saying that it's not my fault that you think this expensive pet is cute. We have many other more affordable and practical choices!
Q: Which breeds do people seem to like the best?
A: Hybrid mixes are favorites. The only people who don't like these are those buyers who would not do a good job with training and discipline. Most first time buyers feel that this is the best all around pet they've ever owned. Some pure bred dogs can be difficult to house train and have serious personality and size-related health problems. Some breeds can be mischievous and destructive of personal property if not properly crate trained. In my opinion, all of those who buy pure bred Boston Terriers think they're sweet, but many are disappointed in their out-of-control rudeness and potential for expensive health problems. Many who buy long-coated girlie pets don't want another one next time because of maintenance expenses or housetraining difficulties.
Q: When is a puppy old enough to go home?
A: Most puppy buyers are deceived to believe that it is OK for any puppy to go home as soon as it is no longer nursing it's mother. This is true for many large breeds, but can be a recipe for disaster for toy size puppies. The most common cause of puppies being taken to the emergency vet for thousands in energency IV's, etc, is being taken home too soon to endure the stress of travel, being handled excessively, and adapting to a new home. This happens most often when families try to make puppies fit into their vacation, work schedule, or special event gift giving plans. More and more parents try to give their children what the child wants with no regard for what actually works. A small child will often take home a puppy that would fit into their pocket if the breeder and their parents would let them; very often to watch it die after about 3 days. The parents of the child, rather than accepting responsibility for their poor parenting and puppy care skills, will get online to blame the breeder through attack blogs and leave negative reviews. Most small breeds should be at least 8-10 weeks old before going home, but any age up to 6 months is an ideal time. A three month or older puppy is a great age to endure the stress of going to your home, playing with an existing pet, or with your child. You can also save hundreds by getting a puppy with the puppy shot schedule already completed and have the peace of mind in knowing that your puppy is not likely to get parvo virus! ! The slightly older puppies are most often available in the Fall when a few puppies remain because they were not taken due to vacation season and October syndrome- when hundreds of families won't buy til Christmas, when they all land here to fight over them at the same time. Yes, we will work with you to reserve a pet to go home at a specific time. We will gladly hold any pet for you if you place a deposit on it- up to 12 weeks for free; $5.00/day to cover our expenses between 12 weeks and the time you pick up the puppy! We will be glad to face time with you to get a live look at a specific puppy before you place your deposit. Please call with any questions!
Q: Shouldn't your child's pet be raised by an experienced professional?
A: One of the most unethical lies ever told is that puppies should be lovingly raised in a human home with people. Adult dogs are more likely to be euthanized for undesirable marking, bleeding, and urinating indoors than any other reasons. House pets should NOT be bred. They must be spayed or neutered to prevent these behaviors. They should also not be kept in homes with people until they are old enough to house train. Tiny puppies that are allowed to use the bathroom in the homes of hobby breeders very often will always do this in YOUR home. Will you really believe the lie and buy a home raised puppy that may already be trained to pee on your rug? Our pups are born INDOORS in quarantine. Our puppies will touch the ground for the first time when you bring him home! ! BACKYARD BREEDERS OR HOME HOBBY BREEDERS don't have a USDA standard facility because they are not willing to spend the money. (Our kennel facility cost $500,000.00+). Instead, they choose to exploit the dogs in unsanitary environment and call those of us who care enough to maintain a nice facility "puppy mills". Those who raise puppies in the back yard or in the back room are the people who are truly guilty of animal exploitation because the pups often get sick and die. Want to be able to tell the difference between an animal care professional and a back room puppy miller? Ask to see their kennel facility or photos made in it! You should be thankful for any person who provides a good place from which to get a pet. It is my opinion that no one can make a huge amount of money raising and selling puppies if they care for them properly. I do this because I enjoy the animals and I also enjoy the happiness that they bring to people. If you question the need for our puppies, you should get out and try to find another USDA standard nursery from which to buy a healthy puppy or go to the shelter and try to find a small breed puppy exactly like you want! Just last week, I sold a puppy to a vet tech who works for the Humane Society. After watching the shelter every day for more than 2 years to try to find a small breed pup that she wanted as a house pet, she finally gave up on adoption because "all the rescue pets were large breed mixes, mostly pitbulls, and too big to keep in my apartment".
HealthyPups.com health warranty! Over the past years of making people happy with puppies, I have witnessed the rise and fall of pet stores that bought pets from puppy mills and resold them for huge profits. Over time, public not willing to buy their pets caused them to go out of business. However, there is no law against co-ownership of pets in America. Now most of the pet stores are online, co-owning and still buying from puppy mills to resale pets for huge profits. The pet stores now call themselves clubs, breeders networks, family breeder organizations, etc. A true puppy mill is the person who wants to make lots of money raising puppies, but is not willing to spend the money to build a nice place for them to live! The worst puppy mills in America are sub-standard home breeders who are not required to provide a USDA standard facility to house their breeding dogs. Yes, the brokers can claim they are licensed and inspected, but only by local Animal Control when someone complains. Those who sell to brokers may never get inspected because they don't deal directly with public, and the pet rescue industry knows that they cannot attack home breeders to solicit donations to save the animals-only kennels! Many of these brokers are liars and scammers who will promise you even a 10 year health warranty to sell you a puppy! (You don't learn until you read the fine print later that you must buy $5000.00 in doggie vitamins over the next 10 years while they get kickbacks, or enroll in their health care plan and make monthly payments for basic care while major problems cost extra) Almost all of the problems that most pets will develop over the next 10 years are caused by improper diet and poisonous doggie treats. The diseases run in dogs, as in people, because they have diet in common. An honest and knowledgable person would never guarantee that you nor anyone else will make good decisions in caring for and feeding your pet over time. There is no such thing as an honest 10 year health warranty for pets that covers doggie diseases with no hidden clauses that eliminate seller liability. Feed excess amounts of one specific treat daily for 3 years and your pet is likely to be diagnosed with an enlarged heart and most definitely called a genetic defect by your vet. Don't you deserve better? Shouldn't the health of your dog be about prevention, rather than treating the symptoms of problems that occur? We can help!
Every mother knows how hard it is to keep their children healthy. When a human child has a defect, cold, stomach virus, vaccine reaction, parasite, etc, no one blames the mother for all of the problems; nor do they blame the doctor who birthed the child. Even though it is even harder to keep baby puppies healthy than human children because they are susceptible to the same sicknesses, problems, and communicate much less effectively, public opinion is very different toward puppy health. Virtually everything that happens in the life of a puppy is thought by many to be the breeder’s fault because they have been falsely indoctrinated by the pet rescue industry who hopes to scam them for donations to save the animals from breeders. A good experienced breeder is a much better place to buy a puppy than from a pet owner who knows very little about how to care for them. After breeding and selling puppies and working with the same group of dogs in quarantine since 1982, I have learned that blaming the breeder is often a very unfair perspective. At least 6 times over the years, I have witnessed entire litters of puppies getting respiratory infections after being petted by visiting humans with runny noses. 99% of vets will call this kennel cough and blame the breeder, even though the puppy may have been exposed and contracted a virus after it went home with a family, or may have sinus drainage caused by environmental irritants that get stuck in the airway or inhaling vomit after getting car sick on the way home. These things are regularly called genetic and pre existing issues by veterinary doctors. I will always be your friend and try to help you determine what is causing a problem with your puppy if you want to call. We offer a 24 hour helpline to help you with pet problems plus a referral service to vets who deal fairly in this area. Over the years, I have saved many pets diagnosed as having terminal genetic defects by veterinary doctors. I had much rather you wake me in the middle of the night than for me to learn you spent thousands at the emergency vet when you didn’t need to go. It may be possible to prevent or reverse a disease in your pet, just as it is in humans. The key is providing correct nutrition, and removing the toxicity. I recommend natural meat based dry dog foods only, AND to supplement with tidbits of raw red meat from the freezer as a doggie treat. Many of the “healthy” products being sold to people and pets are poison and full of chemicals. Please call for advice. I will be your friend if you let me.
We offer no warranty of any kind for rescue pets, or for small breeds that go home too soon. We do offer an HONEST one year warranty with no misrepresentation AND no hidden money scams for our other pets. The warranty includes a replacement puppy if an inarguable, non-correctable, and terminal defect should occur in your pet during the first year. Anything that truly is a genetic birth defect will present itself in that timeframe. Puppy defects are subject to unanimous agreement from your vet and our experienced panel of veterinary professionals, led by Dr. John Stinson at Animal Hospital of Wilkes. Our warranty does not include problems caused by improper diet and feeding, mismanagement, not following care instructions, neglect, injury, environmental irritants, and stress. These things are not the breeders fault, and no HONEST and experienced puppy seller will guarantee that the buyer will do a good job caring for the pet because these things are not within the sellers control. If they offer a longer warranty, then you know that they don’t know what they’re doing, or that they are dishonest and will find a way to not honor the warranty. We also offer an honest parvo virus pup replacement warranty for pets that are 12 weeks or older at the time of sale. Please call if you want to discuss specific details of these issues.
Payment methods that we accept are: US Postal Money Orders, PayPal, and Cash. All deposits are nonrefundable. *Puppies sometimes get car sick (motion sickness) and may vomit on the way home. They can also inhale fluids from car sickness vomiting and cause respiratory issues. If you want to buy this Sportsman’s Pride or Buddy Boy puppy food, you can get your first bag at Porter’s grocery. (This store is located straight across the road at the end of White Plains road….stop and get a bag on your way home if within normal business hours.) If you are unable to find this food in your area, choose a small bite puppy food that’s soy free, and gradually mix the new food with the old as you change over. I recommend dry food only: no table scraps or doggie treats of any kind, since I have noted a relationship between problems often diagnosed “genetic” and use of these in many pets. A piece of his own puppy food makes a good training treat for a puppy. Tiny bites of raw meat may help your dog stay healthier over time. *Your puppy, especially if an older puppy, may be afraid for several days after going home to a new environment. For continued health and survival, you should leave your puppy alone in a private place with his food and water 70% of the time so he won’t be afraid to eat/drink while adapting to his new environment. Young puppies can slowly get sick and shut down or die if not allowed constant access to food and water. *A wire cage with a matching wire floor grid is very helpful in house training your pet. My own personal favorite cage for the money is the Midwest model 1636. It should be ordered with matching floor grid 06F. You can order the cage at www.carealotpets.com or by calling 1-800-343-7680. A wire floor grid is important, because it allows waste to fall through to the catch tray and helps keep your pet cleaner since he doesn’t have to walk or lie in his own waste. Instructions for crate training are available on the Midwest Pet Homes website, www.midwesthomes4pets.com. *It is my personal opinion that many pets become confused and urinate on the rug later after being taught to urinate on newspaper or floor pads. It is also my opinion that CRATE TRAINING is the best way to house train your pet. *It is very important to choose safe toys for your pet. Fuzzy toys or rope toys that produce trash/lint/fiber can cause your dog to cough and produce unnecessary vet visits and improper diagnoses of “kennel cough” or “genetic defects of the esophagus” in short nosed breeds. A nylabone is a safe choice. Human baby shampoo is less likely to irritate puppy skin and coat than many of the products made for use in pets. *Your pet may need additional vaccines beginning at 2-3 weeks from the date last vaccine was given as indicated on the vaccine record sheet. Some veterinary doctors want to discredit vaccines given by breeders so they can profit from giving them all over again. If your vet refuses to honor vaccines we have already given the pet or is not pleased that we have sent the medications with you that the pet was being given prior to sale, you should question whether your vet cares more about your pet or more about your money. There can be several hundred dollars difference in cost for a specific procedure from one DVM to another. It is your responsibility to choose fair veterinary care. *I am not a licensed veterinary person, but I am an excellent common sense problem solver. I have saved the lives of many pets after improper incurable diagnoses in the past.
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