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  2. What to do when a puppy has an inverted vulva.

    I would not put in writing you will pay so much towards the procedure & the reason being they may decide to pick the most expensive vet around which will cost you more . It would be better to drop the price of the pup taking out what the estimated cost of surgery will be . The issue here is pet insurance for the new owners may be a problem as you have rightly so informed them of a pre existing condition so they will head straight to there vet where it will be noted in the system .So UTI 's may not be covered . Forget there a lawyer ,you are dealing with a puppy owner . First job is to inform them ,let them know what the pros/cons are off the issue ,send them the vets report which wont be massively detailed because there is the unknown in rectifying with age BUT it backs you up . Ask them to think about it as a family .Personally i would send a follow up email with it all in writing not just verbal . Then make sure you have it clearly written in your puppy contract that they are buying this puppy fully aware of its diagnosis & have been made aware of the potential outcomes . Lawyer or not you would have to do the same thing . This isn't a massive issue BUt it can be a tad costly for UTIs so important people are made aware . UTI can become an issue ,a good vet will absolutely suggest allowing 1/2 seasons to help assist if not severe .Even if not severe the UTIs can be just a bigger pain so surgery still the open . We own a bitch slightly inverted & she has no issues what to so ever . We groom a English Springer Spaniel that had constant UTI,sore vulva & drama's until she had the surgery than all good
  3. What to do when a puppy has an inverted vulva.

    ..and well done on being a thoughtful and responsible breeder
  4. What to do when a puppy has an inverted vulva.

    Thank you, everyone! This is some great advice. I also appreciate your kindness in your answers. Take care and stay safe!
  5. What to do when a puppy has an inverted vulva.

    I agree with the signed agreement but as well, put everything in email. Even if you tell them over the phone, follow up by clearly confirming what you have discussed (even send the vet report if you wish). Lawyer or not (sorry that you feel intimidated), just be clear in writing of what you know and what you're offering, and they can make their decision. It's probably not going to be a huge drama anyway, things happen. It's nature. They might just need your extra assistance to get through the bumpy bits.
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  7. What to do when a puppy has an inverted vulva.

    Tell them up front, offer to take puppy back when she has her season (if they feel they can't cope), and if you wish, offer to go halves in any corrective surgery. Not all the costs though as they have taken her with full disclosure. This would be as a good will gesture only not because you have done anything wrong. Sh!t happens at anytime. Ask you vet what they think the surgery would cost so you have an idea. Make sure any agreement is in writing. Just a simple letter saying X has purchased female puppy with possible inverted vulva, recommend to allow puppy to have one season and if it doesn't self correct, then you will contribute x amount of dollars ( or 25/50 % ) to corrective surgery. Or same letter without the contributing part but saying you would refund part purchase price upon the bitch needing surgery, and include at same time of desexing. Just because your buyer is a lawyer does not mean they are any better or worse then others.
  8. What to do when a puppy has an inverted vulva.

    We have gone through this with our bearded collie puppy, her breeder hadn’t realised before we got her, we found out after multiple urinary tract infections. Our vet advised us to let her have a season and then wait another 3-6 months before desexing her, if it hasn’t corrected itself then she would have corrective surgery at the same time. I would give your puppy buyer all the information and let them make the decision if they take the puppy or not, maybe you could offer to refund a certain amount if she does end up needing corrective surgery.
  9. I had a beautiful litter of 8 labrador retrievers. Everyone is healthy. They are six weeks old and we have our first vet appointment this week. I noticed last week that one puppy seems to have a mild, inverted vulva. I have not noticed a rash or that she has trouble urinating. I called my vets office to talk to them about it and she said that she would look at it and determine if it was mild or what might have to be done. Either way, whether it is mild or not, I need to talk to her new owner about it. They want her as a family dog and are not going to breed her, but she is a very intimidating lawyer and I wondered if anyone has any suggestions about what options I can offer her. Do I just tell her I will return her deposit and find a new home? Do I let her take the puppy with the understanding that she is as-is? I do not want her to take the puppy then sue me later. I would rather find a loving home for the pup or keep her myself than have trouble from this buyer in the future. I want to be a responsible breeder and I want to do what is right for the puppy but also her possible, new family.
  10. Getting A New Maltalier Puppy.

    well Barbra Streisand solved her problem, she had her favourite dog cloned, think she has three now? found it https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/02/style/barbra-streisand-cloned-her-dog.html
  11. Getting A New Maltalier Puppy.

    Yes, I think so too. I sure as hell hope so.
  12. Getting A New Maltalier Puppy.

    It’s a troll .
  13. Hi all, I would just like to say that I am withdrawing this ad. This is due to the fact that since I am home now I seem to have managed to explain to them that while their enthusiasm for their work has not gone unnoticed, they don't need to keep practising and they seem to be understanding, not that I'll be putting the house on a bet that this is the case.
  14. Getting A New Maltalier Puppy.

    If you're paying that much for a puppy, make sure you're getting your money's worth. Have the parents been screened for health issues and congenital defects that might occur in either breed in the mix? How are the parents housed? Many 'designer' dogs are bred in poor conditions. How are the puppies being raised? Does the breeder not only offer, but expect to provide lifetime care? A responsible breeder will be prepared to offer advice and support through the entirety of your dog's life, and will take them back into their care if for whatever reason you can no longer keep them. When purchasing a puppy, this is the bare minimum to expect-- and $2600 is a lot to fork out if you're not getting the bare minimum. If you're after a particular temperament, buying a mix is not setting you up for success. They are by definition a mix of two different breeds, and you're not going to know what traits will be present in your puppy. When the time is right, most probably when you are not caring for an ailing senior dog (and when the covid-19 threat has passed), perhaps meet some purebred dogs at a dog show and talk to some breeders. Your new puppy can never be your beloved old dog, but your best bet in finding a similar temperament will be in a recognised breed with predictable personality traits. Wishing you well; I can imagine it must be so very tough for you to prepare for the end of your special little friend's life. Take care.
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  16. Exercises for low impulse control

    Look up Susan Garrett’s It’s Yer Choice.
  17. I hear you!! My cray cray girl goes completely OTT even now, so we have to take time to do the settling .. and the focus, and then when she starts "working" she can't help barking for the first few minutes. If it gets extreme, I fold my arms and turn my back on her .. and if necessary , move away from whatever it is we're working on. That usually helps her to get her act together, because she really does want to do things. She's calmest of all when she's tracking (trained and handled by a friend … hmmm .. maybe that's part of it .. but I think Pippa has also worked out that if she's barking and dong cray cray she can't get the tracking right, and she does have a strong work ethic. Even tracking, it all happens fairly fast .. but she has also over many short practice tracks, learnt to be calmer and concentrate. She's being trained footstep tracking method, and has been built up in small increments over the years.
  18. Thank you both for your replies. I will sign up for the Home School program. It sounds great! Physical activity presses all my dogs buttons. His brain leaves his body and he is very easily distracted.
  19. Getting A New Maltalier Puppy.

    He was perfectly happy .... he just always looked extremely relaxed ....for all of his 15 or so years ...
  20. In addition to the great advice above .. you might want to have a look at Susan Garret's current free course Home School the Dog . … I think it's still open. https://dogsthat.com/home-school/ I find with my delightfully crazy BC that food rather than toys are a little dampening … And if as she frequently does, she goes OTT with some agility exercises .. we have time outs - which might be just me turning my back, or going a little distance away to sit in a chair.. I also find that the Susan Garrett game of 'verbal fun' .. quick responses to simple positional cues .. usually sit, drop, stand, walk back, …. whatever the dog knows .. that seems to refocus their minds a bit.
  21. Wary like bumps

    Sorry can't help with the actual question … but just want to sympathise with the difficulties of having a young pup at this time, when it's much more difficult to do the sort of well puppy, meet the vet and have lots of cuddles and oohs and ahs .. that @persephone and I and lots of others would normally do within a day or two of getting the puppy. Your first port of call should be your breeder .. .. maybe using something like messenger and sending a little video, with close ups, to ask the breeder if it's something you should be worried about. If that doesn't set your mind at rest, then I'd say your options would be to contact your vet(or the vets you would be likely to use, and see if you have options of a teleconsult, with photos and video .. some are doing this, .. or a car park consult. With such a baby, I'd be reluctant to do the handoff in the car park to a staff member to take through to the exam room, unless it was really necessary. Good luck with you little one … and there are lots of great online resources about how you can do the necessary socialisation of your puppy in lockdown time …... getting pup used to different places, noises, people .. all the things pup will encounter in normal life.
  22. Getting A New Maltalier Puppy.

    Poor little thing. Nothing funny about being doped to eyeballs.
  23. Wary like bumps

    Hi have you checked with the breeder? Also, weren't they there when the vet saw your pup just after you picked him/her up - on the initial "hey, I've just got a new puppy - pls check that he/she is healthy and that everything is where it should be " checkup ? Hopefully, they are just a passing thing.... We cannot diagnose for you - as we are not vets, and can't see your gorgeous baby - the vet is the best idea .
  24. Getting A New Maltalier Puppy.

    We once got a kitten from a house where weed was regularly smoked - he was definitely "speshal" ..kinda slow in development and so laid back it was hilarious .
  25. Getting A New Maltalier Puppy.

    I would not pay that price for a crossbreed . I would expect the parents to both have current health testing & not a Vet said they where healthy line if there wanting to charge that much for pups . That is more than my pedigree pups which are registered ,health tested parents & full breeder back up . But I’m doubting this post is legit anyway and would have thought giving up weed if legit would have been important enough for the current dog
  26. Importing new breeds

    The people who brought them in where very well known in the show world so the breed was easy to learn about back then & well promoted by those that had them . Your chow could simply be a chow or have Finnish Lapphund in it ,the Lappies are quite common in Australia & a better chance of one of those being used in a cross breeding than a Eurasier
  27. if you do decide to make Calendula tea you can buy ginormous big bags of Calendula petals here (1kg of dried petals=really big bag) https://countrypark.com.au/shop/?product=calendula-petals what is also helpful is to massage Calendula-infused almond oil (you can make this yourself) into his skin, add drops of lavender oil as it's beneficial as well. The above tips are useful in soothing the skin and help very well in fungal infections, Calendula is marvellous though I feel that you should bring out the 'big guns' and take him to a specialist first, finding the source is the first step. Many vets put the itchy dog on Apoquel + antibiotics first as the Apoquel lessens the itch and the AB's clear up any bacterial infection that is usually present, this gives the body time to repair then one can start on finding the exact cause. (fungal, allergies (including contact allergies) bacterial or even household cleaners) I am a little concerned with what the pest-man has been using as well. Do you have this in your yard? link to Google images dogs love to lie on it as it feels cool and soft let us know how you go
  28. Importing new breeds

    Hi AshleyS and Howie, I am also interested in any update on this thread, as a fellow Eurasier fan. I’ve been periodically checking this thread and scanning the web for a few years now. I do believe their might be some in the country, however still rare and I think even misrepresented... it is an unfamiliar breed here and in 2002 my family found “chow” puppies in Brisbane... I believe that our pup, and the rest of the litter, were very likely Eurasiers - our boy was tall and slender, athletic, wonderful and loyal temperament and incredibly intelligent. He was not stubborn like our previous chow and current chow, but wanted to please. He could have been a cross, but he looked and acted like a Eurasier. I also showed photos of him to a vet when I was in Europe and she instantly identified him as a Eurasier. Mel - your comment also peaked my interest. I wonder how you found yours and learned of the others, back in 2002 (!)
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