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It’s actually been a difficult time to be a breeder also. Sure, there might be a huge market for puppies of late but it hasn’t been easy times to produce them - in Victoria at least. Travelling to spe

Yes puppy prices have jumped by huge amounts this year and from my research the reason legit breeders increased their prices was because the puppy farmers did, it has been to stop people buying their

The problem is, the "crazy prices" are not just the pups. vets prices are going up and up too. Friend just paid $3,000 for a ceaser.  My puppy food is now $127 a bag and fresh meat is not going down a

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8 hours ago, tdierikx said:

Vets can be negotiated with for better pricing if you are a regular and financially responsible client... also microchipping courses are available to anyone, so if you are needing to do it regularly, then it would be beneficial to become a licensed implanter yourself too. Unfortunately, due to the composition of the various vaccines, they do need to be done by a licensed vet, but theoretically you could negotiate a lower cost for doing an entire litter.

 

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Try and negotiate when it is midnight and you have a crisis on your hands!

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15 hours ago, tdierikx said:

Unfortunately, due to the composition of the various vaccines, they do need to be done by a licensed vet, but theoretically you could negotiate a lower cost for doing an entire litter.

 

In the US you can buy the C3, C5, C7, etc. and DIY.  When I left it was under $10/jab, and half that if you buy in bulk.  The only problem with DIY is that you don't have certification as required for kennels, etc. 

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3 hours ago, sandgrubber said:

In the US you can buy the C3, C5, C7, etc. and DIY.  When I left it was under $10/jab, and half that if you buy in bulk.  The only problem with DIY is that you don't have certification as required for kennels, etc. 

 

In Australia you need a vet's prescription to buy those vaccines... a C3 costs around $15 a vial. So technically, you could do it yourself, but as you said, you won't be able to provide certificates as required by transport, kennels, etc...

 

10 hours ago, JRG said:

Try and negotiate when it is midnight and you have a crisis on your hands!

 

Which is why you should be discussing options for complications well before they occur... like during pre-natal checkups...

 

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