Puppy Contract

 

PUPPY CONTRACT
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Ericasdoodles guarantees that at the time of delivery, the dog is in good health. The buyer has Three (3) days from the time of receipt of dog to have the dog examined by a veterinarian. Any request to return the dog to the seller for a full refund must be made within this time period and only be requested should the dog prove to be sick upon arrival having life threaten Illness Which means puppy will die!!. This guarantee will be terminated immediately if the dog is not examined within the allotted time. A warranty against all life altering genetic disease is provided for three year health guarantee if fed Lifesabundance food or a two year health guarantee if fed a different dog food!  Should a genetic disease be discovered during this time that will greatly shorten the life of, or greatly alter the quality of life of the dog, Labradoodle will provide the buyer with a dog from another litter.

Hips:
A warranty for Hip Dysphasia is provided for two years after the date of birth. This warranty will be terminated should the dog be allowed to become overweight or developing joints be overstressed at any point during the warranty period. If any hip problems are noticed, have your vet submit your dog’s x-ray to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) for their evaluation and send us a copy of the report. Should the dog be found to having crippling Hip Dysphasia, within its first two years, the buyer must provide Labradoodle, Goldendoodle with proof. We reserve the right to confirm the results before a replacement. If the dog has full breeding rights we provide a different warranty.is provided.

Maintenance:
The buyer agrees to maintain this dog in good health, provide routine preventative health care including, but not limited to, inoculation, internal and external parasites, and preventative medication. Veterinary records must be provided to the breeder if requesting a replacement. If any of the above preventative care has not been provided, health warranty will be void.

Deposit and Payment:
Deposits are non-refundable. Erica’s Doodles reserves the right to first pick out of any litter, for our breeding program. First come, first serve, first deposit gets the first pick of the litter, second deposit gets second pick and so on. Final picks must be chosen by or before the week the puppies turn 5 weeks old. We require that the puppy is paid in full at the 7th week. We do occasionally sell our puppies to breeders. If you are interested in breeding rights please contact us!! If you are purchasing a pet, Which means No breeding rights. All of our puppies will be spayed and neutered prior to leaving our home!

Shipping:
When shipping is required, it is the buyer’s expense. All puppies will have first shot, wormed, and will be accompanied by a veterinary health certificate if being shipped by air. Shipping fees include: airfare, shipping crate, health certificate, and travel to the Airport, a 1 hour drive each way. Also, we offer a puppy nanny if requested. This means a nanny will be with your new puppy on the flight and meet you at the airport upon pick up. If a puppy must be returned all shipping and transportation costs are at the expense of the buyer We also have a nanny service available. The buyer agrees to maintain the dog in a humane environment and to properly train and care for the dog. The breeder strongly recommends permanent identification by tattoo or microchip. Breeder gives permission to be listed as an alternate in the contract or microchip registration information. Under no circumstances shall Ericasdoodles be liable to the buyer or to any third party for any consequential, incidental or special damages resulting from or in a manner related to the dog. Upon receipt of puppy, all veterinary care and its associated costs are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the buyer. We have taken steps to ensure that your new puppy is healthy. Your puppy has been selectively bred for excellent quality, health, soundness intelligence and good temperament. Your puppy has been on a vaccination and de-worming schedule here. Please take the shot record we provide to your veterinarian. It is very important to continue the vaccinations and worming schedule for your puppy and don’t forget annual boosters after that, the puppy will need follow-up vaccination, worming, flea control, rabies vaccination and heartworm prevention as recommended by your vet. The dog must be owned by the original owner and must have your contract of sale. As the Breeder/Seller, I certify that the dog/puppy is free from illness and defects, We do not cover treated illness includes coccidia and giardiasis. We do the best to prevent this but sometimes it happens.

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Early spay and neuter

Each year in the United States, millions of homeless or unwanted dogs and cats are euthanized in animal shelters and humane societies. While precise numbers are difficult to obtain, the Humane Society of the United States estimates that between three and four million dogs and cats are euthanized each year.1 Many factors have led to the overpopulation of dogs and cats, and the solution will be multifaceted, as well. Until safe and effective chemical or immunologic sterilization is available, ovariohysterectomy and orchiectomy will be the cornerstone of any program to reduce the overpopulation and, thereby, reduce the number of animals relinquished and euthanized each year.

The most effective way to ensure that animals adopted from shelters do not reproduce is to spay or neuter them before adoption. Voucher programs or prepaid spay-neuter programs in which arrangements are made at the time of adoption to have an animal spayed or castrated at a later date simply do not work for the majority of these animals. The national compliance rate of these programs is < 40%.2-4 With preadoption spays and castrations, compliance is not an issue, obviously.

In the shelter environment, we recommend spaying or neutering dogs and cats before adoption and as young as 6 weeks of age. In a practice treating owned animals, we recommend scheduling one more appointment at the end of the puppy or kitten vaccination series. With this schedule, puppies and kittens are spayed or neutered before 5 months of age, before sexual maturity.

Ovariohysterectomy or orchiectomy of pediatric dogs and cats is supported by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and is becoming increasing popular, especially in the shelter and high-quality, high-volume spay-neuter environments. The AVMA policy statement says, “The AVMA supports the concept of pediatric spay/neuter in dogs and cats in an effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals of these species. Just as for other veterinary medical and surgical procedures, veterinarians should use their best medical judgment in deciding at what age spay/neuter should be performed on individual animals.”Other organizations supporting pediatric neutering are the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association,6 the British Small Animal Veterinary Association,and the American Animal Hospital Association.8

ADVANTAGES OF PEDIATRIC SPAY AND NEUTER

In addition to the commonly accepted health benefits associated with ovariohysterectomy and orchiectomy, such as reducing the incidence of mammary neoplasia and behavioral problems, pediatric (between 8 and 16 weeks of age) spay and neuter offer additional advantages. They are effective tools for dealing with the overpopulation of unwanted dogs and cats. The surgical procedures are easier, faster, and less expensive than they are in adult animals.9,10 With shorter surgery times and shorter anesthetic episodes, the incidence of perioperative complications is low.9 Anesthetic recovery and healing are shorter than in adults as well.9,11

HISTORICAL CONCERNS

Historically, veterinarians have expressed concerns about pediatric spay and neuter. The concerns have focused on either potential long-term physiologic effects or anesthetic risk.

Physiologic effects

The adverse physiologic effects mentioned have been obesity, stunted growth, musculoskeletal disorders, perivulvar dermatitis, puppy vaginitis, feline lower urinary tract disease, and urinary incontinence. Most concerns appear to be unfounded.

Obesity. Obesity is a multifactorial problem with a tendency to occur regardless of the age at which an animal is spayed or neutered. A long-term study conducted by researchers at Cornell University followed 1,842 dogs that underwent gonadectomy and were adopted from a shelter before 1 year of age and followed for up to 11 years. The results revealed a decrease in obesity for male and female dogs that had early-age gonadectomy.12

Stunted growth. Initial concerns that pediatric neutering may result in stunted growth have proved to be false in dogs. Removal of the hormonal influence actually results in delayed closure of growth plates.13 The long bones of dogs that undergo pediatric neutering are a little longer than those of animals neutered after 6 months of age; however, the growth is not disproportionate, and the curve is the same.13 There does not appear to be any clinical relevance to the delayed physeal closure.13

Hip dysplasia. Some veterinarians have questioned if pediatric spay or neuter results in an increased incidence of hip dysplasia in dogs. Research on this subject has proved to be equivocal. A study at Texas A&M University showed no increase in hip dysplasia,14 while a study at Cornell University showed a slight increase in incidence.12 Interestingly, the Cornell study also showed that dogs sterilized at a traditional age were three times more likely to be euthanized because of hip dysplasia.12

Perivulvar dermatitis. Perivulvar dermatitis has been documented in intact and spayed female dogs. The age at the time of neutering appears to have no significant influence on the incidence.13 This condition is related to a recessed vulva and is made worse by obesity.

Puppy vaginitis. The incidence of puppy vaginitis is the same regardless of the age of the dog at the time of ovariohysterectomy.12

Urinary incontinence. Studies have shown differing conclusions with respect to estrogen-responsive urinary incontinence in dogs. The Cornell study mentioned above revealed a slightly greater risk of urinary incontinence in dogs spayed earlier than 12 weeks of age,12 while the Texas A&M study showed no difference.14 A third study showed a higher incidence of urinary incontinence in dogs spayed after their first estrous cycle.18

By performing spay or neuter surgery at this age, veterinarians are also able to ensure numerous health benefits for their patients, including a dramatic reduction in the risk of mammary tumors and the elimination or reduction of highly objectionable behaviors, including scent marking, spraying, fighting, and roaming. Additional benefits include avoiding the stresses and costs associated with spaying while in heat, with pregnancy, or with pyometra. Furthermore, spaying and neutering young puppies and kittens is technically easier for surgeons and more cost effective than neutering these pets once they are mature.

Philip A. Bushby, DVM, DACVS
Department of Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762