|Barked: Fri Feb 3, '12 6:18pm PST |
|Something I see over an over, cruising breeder websites-
They REQUIRE you to buy a specific vitamin supplement, usually NuVet. If you don't buy it, they void the health guarantee. In this entirely run of the mill example (scroll down a bit to see it) they make it sound like they can tell if you're buying it, and will void all buyer protection on their part if you don't (but note they say that the other parts of the contract stand... hrmmmm...)
I see this mainly on puppymills posing as reputable breeders- they offer a health guarantee (which often doesn't hold water- only goes for 1 year, or is voided by any number of things, or excludes the most common conditions) and sell on a contract requiring spay/neuter (usually by six months. Which is ludicrous considering that they were able to buy and breed their dogs without health testing or showing, but won't allow their buyers to do the same. Pot calling the kettle black, anyone?)
The NuVet thing especially bugs me. There is no reason to buy an expensive branded supplement if you feed a high-quality diet! Most of the ingredients are either vitamins/minerals already found in dog food, or herbs with no proven benefit to healthy dogs. It entirely undermines any claim they have that their dogs are healthy if they will void their guarantee if you don't buy it!
So I figured they assume that most buyers WON'T faithfully use the NuVet, and they won't have to honor their guarantee if anything goes wrong. That's just wrong.
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