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    Here’s another story about buying a dog from a BYB. A girl at work got a black lab last year. Despite my and Karina’s urging to look for reputable breeders they went with a typical BYB (meaning the pup was given to them in a parking lot from the back of a car if I remember correctly, smelling of poop and urine etc.). Peachy. Fast forward to now – the dog was limping bad in the past while. The vet took xrays – turns out the poor dog is missing a whole hip socket in one of the hips – the bones are not developed properly in the hips, or something along those lines – can’t remember exactly what she said now. The surgery will be over $2,500.00. So here you go… poor pup now has to suffer through a surgery, recovery time, pain etc. Guess that shows what this saying cost them in the end - “some of those breeders you suggested want too much money for the puppies” … Really…?!?!?!

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    UGH! Poor dog
    Jen and the crew!

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    Poor dog, but it sounds like they are willing to go to the expense of getting the surgery needed, and that's a good thing.


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    The only enlightening part about this story is your co-worker sounds like she's opting for the surgery, instead of having the poor soul put down. Maybe now she too will try and persuade others from making the same mistake, if she learned anything from this experience.

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    Yes, that is a good thing. They really love their dog. Their vet actually asked for information as to where they got him from becuase there are other health concerns and some indication which lead him to believe that there was some inbreeding involved and that he comes from a puppy mill. Lesson learned for them, it's just too bad the poor puppy has to suffer

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    Poor baby. A very expensive lesson.

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    Prayers for that poor pup.

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    How sad. But that pup is lucky to be with your co-worker. This another example of why clearances are done. And reputable breeders want to better the breed, not just make money. yes, a very expensive lesson.

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    How sad. Good healing thoughts for a successful surgery.
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    Very sad ! Poor pup.

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