|Barked: Fri Jan 13, '12 1:15am PST |
|Here are more details for anyone interested. Don't make the same mistake I did.
Willow River Farm Sold Me A Sick Miniature Australian Shepherd Puppy
I bought a miniature australian shepherd puppy from Willow River Farm.
I had it vet checked including parvovirus, which was negative.
Less then three days after I received the dog it deteriorated very rapidly and required immediate emergency hospitalization to be saved.
Additional testing showed that the puppy was infected with the Coccidia parasite. Here are a few quotes from peteducation.com.
"A puppy is not born with the coccidia organisms in his intestine. However, once born, the puppy is frequently exposed to his mother's feces, and if the mother is shedding the infective cysts in her feces, then the young animals will likely ingest them and coccidia will develop within the young animal's intestines"
"from exposure to the coccidia in feces to the onset of the illness is about 13 days."
So this means that the puppy was clearly infected at the breeder facility and most likely from eating feces of another dog that was shedding infective cysts.
The puppy survived and required additional medication.
The breeder refused to cover any of the medical costs including the medication. They also treated us very unprofessionally and even seemed uncaring and hostile.
I STRONGLY advise anyone looking for a Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy to not even consider purchasing from this breeder:
Willow River Farm
Miniature Australian Shepherd
I made that mistake and hopefully this information will help you to not make the same mistake.
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