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Old 05-12-2006, 02:01 PM   #1
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Default Puppy has been sick since we got him

We bought our puppy 1 month ago, he's a puggle. He is the sweetest, most well behaved dog we could have hoped for. He has been sick since we brought him home. He has coccidia, galardia (?), and a kennel cough that turned into pneumonia. He was in the Emergency Hospital for 3 days last week, and spend 1 night at out vet, and he was hospitalized again last night with dehydration. I am heartsick because he is such a good boy, and he is suffering so much. I am also a little angry at the place where I purchased him (they are not even one ounce apologetic). Im going to change the puppy's name from Bandit to The Money Pit.

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I kind of hate to ask, but did you get your doggy from a pet store? If so I think you may be learning the hard way why a lot of dog lovers don't think this is a good idea. Aside from the fact that the dogs who are used to breed these cute puppies lead horrible lives, the corporations who breed and transport them as well as the pet stores just plain don't take good care of the animals and couldn't care less.
About all I can say is that if it is a big name (like Petland) you could try joining a class action lawsuit, but basically you may be out of luck.
My advice is to do your best by this poor little dog who did not ask for this kind of sickness and next time find some other way to get yourself a doggy.
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Hi how distressing for the pup and you. have you notified the people that you bought the pup from?
Seems as if you may have been had and bought him from, what we call in the UK a puppy farmer.
lets hope the babe comes through this!

BTW whats a puggle?????????? is it a designer dog????????????

Any reputable breeder would not sell a sick pup.
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Also, look at their health guarentees (they usually go with a sale of a puppy) and you may be able to dig something up.

As to them being unapologetic, well, throw it in their face. Tell everyone you know about how sick your dog is and how they don't care (be sure to mention the store by name). Make sure that anyone who thinks about buying a dog from a petstore hears your story so that they don't have to go what you're going through and also so that they don't support puppy mills (which is where just about every petstore gets their puppies from).

My heart goes out to you and your pup and I hope he gets well soon!
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A puggle is a designer mutt (beagle X pug).
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there is a 14 day puppy "lemon law", and the pneumonia happened 16 days after we got him. I might take the person i bought him from to small claims court because he doesnt care. I called him 3 times just to tell him about the illnesses (because they are all contagious), and he blew me off.

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Well I am really sorry to hear about that. Most of all for the poor dog.
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He had Kennel Cough before the pneumonia, right? So, I think that's within the lemon law, correct?

Also, be prepared for them to want to take the pup back in return for your money. Often times, that's the "deal breaker" so-to-speak.


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Also, call the ASPCA, HSUS or Animal Control. If your pup is sick with contagious diseases, chances are more of the pups in the store are also sick (and possibly going untreated) and the ASPCA, HSUS or Animal Control may want to check it out. The owner may just get slapped with a heavy fine, and, there's always that slim chance he may not be allowed to sell pups anymore.
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Lassie,

A puggle is a designer mutt (beagle X pug).
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with an expensive price tag i bet too

And dont be tempted to take his litter brother in exchange
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he'snot a mutt, he;s a hybrid...a mutt is 3-4 different breeds rolled into one.

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