To not expect my new puppy to develop kennel cough 24hrs after collecting her!

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fatnfrumpy Fri 07-Dec-12 11:32:44

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fatnfrumpy Fri 07-Dec-12 11:30:20

£400

izzyizin Fri 07-Dec-12 11:20:54

I asked for her email but she doesn,t have one Presumably a friend placed an ad on the website to sell the puppies?

I hope your new canine pal gets better soon but I wouldn't hold out much hope of you receiving any copies of KC papers, or of her previous owners making any contribution towards the vet costs.

How much did you pay for this puppy?

catsrus Fri 07-Dec-12 11:18:32

I'm afraid you've been had. Classic set up - the family would have been paid to "host" the event of selling on the pups.

With a cross breed why on earth would you care about KC registration? That is only of any use or interest if you want to show a pure breed - they have to be KC registered before they can be shown. It means nothing apart from the fact it's own parents were registered. It does not guarantee health or even that its parents were the dogs listed. TBH If you want a crossbreed go to a rescue, if you want a pure breed then research the breed and contact the breed club and get a breeder who knows what they are doing and has done the health checks on the parents.

I hope your pup pulls through and has no other health problems - I am constantly shock at what people pay for crossbreeds - they used to be called "kennel maids accidents" and they were often drowned as it was hard to give them away sad.

BeataNoxPotter Fri 07-Dec-12 11:09:33

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fatnfrumpy Fri 07-Dec-12 11:04:52

Posted a long one last night but it didn.t load!
Puppy is a cavaier king charles spaniel (mum) x bischon (dad)
We found her on pets for homes website.
She was advertised as family reared, vaccinated, flea and wormed, both parents KC registered.
We saw her with her mum in a playpen in their kitchen.
She was the last pup to go from a litter of four. Mum seemed fine when we were there, wagging tail at us however the young girl removed her to the lounge because she was upset?
They bred from her saying she was 2yrs old and it was best for her to have a litter before she is spayed.
another lady was there too but the girls mother was out.
We bought her and asked for her paperwork from the KC and vet but aparantly her mother will send them on to us . I asked for her email but she doesn,t have one.
I booked an app with my vet for today as I am pretty sure she has not had her first jab? However took her yesterday due to the kennel cough. She is in very good shape other than the couch and a dose of fleas!
She is on anti-biototics and going for ist jab in ten days when she has recovered.
She is active, adorable, weeing and pooing and terrorising our yorkie!

lotsofdogshere Fri 07-Dec-12 08:52:23

Where did you buy the puppy from, any good breeder would want to know about this. The cross breeds, like yours, are increasingly popular as they make great pets but like all popular breeds, this means puppy farming is more likely. Tell the breeder, and get the pup to the vets, I hope it is only a cough your pup has.

Dogsmom Thu 06-Dec-12 22:34:21

Kennel cough had a 7 day incubation period so the breeder wouldn't have known she had it.

We've had 2 from rescue kennels who had it but it didn't show up in the week they were there.

ujjayi Thu 06-Dec-12 22:27:17

I wouldnt hesitate to be in touch with the breeder and I would assume that any responsible breeder would want to know. When we brought our girl home almost 3 years ago the breeder was very clear that she was available at any time to discuss any issues/concerns we had.

I suppose the question is: what outcome do you expect or want from them?

I agree with the others re puppy farms. I really hope this isn't a puppy farm pup sad

toboldlygo Thu 06-Dec-12 22:19:08

On other forum it was mentioned that pup is a 9 week old bichon cross.

helpyourself Thu 06-Dec-12 22:18:37

Where's she from?

TheCortanaThatStoleChristmas Thu 06-Dec-12 22:16:59

That was my first thought toboldly, screams puppy farm. sad

I will back you up there. Please if anyone wants a puppy do not get them from farms!

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Thu 06-Dec-12 22:16:49

More importantly ... what breed did you get?

Puppy mad pandas need to know.

toboldlygo Thu 06-Dec-12 22:15:19

I posted on your thread on the other forum but I'll repeat it here for the benefit of anyone thinking about buying a puppy - it sounds very much like you have acquired a puppy farmed animal and I can only hope that a touch of kennel cough is all you have to worry about. sad

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 06-Dec-12 22:13:57

That happened to me when I brought home my puppy from the local dogs home. It's annoying (and expensive) but there's not much that can be done about it,it's so contagious!

TheCortanaThatStoleChristmas Thu 06-Dec-12 22:12:04

Not to jump down your throat but I can't tell if YANBU.

Where exactly did you get her from?
Was she checked by a vet before you got her?
How old is she?
Has she had her jabs?

fatnfrumpy Thu 06-Dec-12 22:02:35

Long story short.
Two years ago we had to PTS our wonderful GS when her hips went. We have a yorkie who is now 15 years old. She is partially sighted with cataracts and deaf, only responding to vibrations.
After much heart searching and research on the "right" breed, we decided to get a new puppy now in the hope that it would give our yorkie a new lease of life and the fact that over the last two years we have missed having two dogs.
So we found the puppy, who is gorgous, intelligent and perfect with our elderly yorkie.
24 hours after we get her home she developes a cough that makes her vomit clear phelm.
I suspect it is Kennel cough but hope it's not and make an emergency call to our vet.
Yep, it is Kennel cough but she hopes we have got her treated early to make it a mild attack.
£150 lighter in the pocket!
We are totally in love with our new puppy and will not be returning her but should we inform her previous owner/breeder?

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