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Re: [dachshund-427] When getting a new pet

From: Cheri C.
Sent on: Thursday, February 7, 2013 9:06 AM
It's sad....I'm sure others that adopted from the litter didn't take
their pup into the vet right away.  They are now wondering why their
puppy won't eat, won't sleep, cries all the time, and isn't acting
right.  Later on in life it will probably have behavioral
problems.....
You really have to do your research.  Or go through a rescue where the
research is done for you!  I'm glad these people posted this trying to
aid others.  I would have named the breeder myself...  But that's just
me. ;)

On 2/7/13, Tascha <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hello all!
>
> I need to stand on the soap box for a moment. I came across this note
> posted on Craigslist today. It points out a good reason why it is always
> better to get your new dog/puppy from a shelter, rescue or
> *reputable*breeder. This time the lies weren't major but still made
> the experience
> more difficult than it needed to be. Also, these people are more equipped
> than other may be. Please stay clear of newspaper ads and craigslist.
>
> CRAIGSLIST POSTING:
> *Anyone adopt a lab/blue heeler pup yesterday-plz read (anywhere)*Please
> note, we took our puppy to vet for 1st puppy shots and were told it was too
> young to be adopted. The vet said it appeared to be about 5 weeks old.Too
> young for shots too.
>
> The vet said the puppies still needed its mamas milk and would need to be
> supplemented with puppy milk from pet store or vet. We got canned puppy
> supplement from Pet Smart.
> We were also told they were on dry food, well they have baby teeth that
> can't chew dry food so Puppy Chow or whatever puppy food you use needs to
> be softened with warm water or the milk supplement.
>
> Also told the puppy may have mental issues when it grows older due to being
> taken so young. It needs last few weeks with its mom to develop good mental
> attitudes.
>
> We are giving ours as much attention as possible and lucky we have a older
> dog that likes it.
>
> Good Luck with your babies. You need to be up alot at night feeding it,
> don't expect it to sleep all night or get mad because it doesn't. its just
> too young.
>
> We were told they were older in the ad.
>

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