Join Date: Jun 2008
Dogs Name: Raven
Dogs Age: 3
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No they didn't do any melagrams or anything on this puppy. At the point that they said their diagnosis was wobblers and epithicitis, we had vet bills that almost totaled the price of the dog. It would have been financially impossible to pay for the melagram at that point, we had just finished paying for our daughter's wedding.
We have already bonded with our new girl and even if we end up with a bad outcome with her in the future, I couldn't imagine giving her back. The breeder never offered me our money back but just a replacement puppy, I guess in my state of shock and grief over our little girl, I never thought to push the issue of getting the money back. To be fair to the breeder, she did offer me her last puppy out of a previous litter but I thought her very timid for a doberman and also she didn't like her confirmation. It could have just been the gangly state she was in but I didn't care for her at all. So if this has a bad outcome, really the breeder can't be blamed for the fact that I chose another puppy out of my first puppy's litter. I still wish though that I had gotten the money back and if she had offered it, I would have taken it. As you say, there are plenty of puppies out there that are healthy. Also as Debi pointed out, the wobblers was never absolutely confirmed with a melagram which is the only way to be 100% sure.
I would like to ask all of you though if HOD or ephiticitis is something that dobe puppies get alot and if the outcome is usually good in the long run? Is it genetic or something they pick up because of the puppy vaccine?
Thank you so much to all of you who answered me and gave advice. I appreciate it so much. :0) I will continue to be a regular blogger on here to get advice about my little girl. :0) :0)