I was wandering what peoples concencus is regarding an issue im having. I had been looking around for some time for a reputable breeder for a Bichon Frise. After many emails and phone calls and zillions of questions i came across a lady who is registered with the NSW canine council and a show judge and seemed to have all the right qualifications and a decent breeder.
I went out and her place was immaculate,she had 3 sets of pups from different dams all in seperate clean indoor large comfy cage type areas.The male was outside in her yard and everything seemed to be in order..I asked specifically about luxating patellas as i know they can be an issue in this breed..she assured me shes been breeding for 20+ years and never had an issue and has the generations of parents and never an issue..i paid for a pup and bought the pup and a whole swag of papers home including limited pure bred registration,she assured me pup was healthy and fine and vet checked hes had his first shots and been microchipped..fast forward to now and i had noticed my pup yelping at times when he gets up etc.I wasnt too worried at first thinking hes woken with a fright or something or had some fluff caught when he was being Picked up
I fast tracked his 3rd immunisations by a few days after one night last week when Pepe yelped and seemed stuck for a few minutes which really scared me and asked the vet for an extra check..hes been diagnosed with both back legs having a grade 1 luxating patellas
Now I am really worried..ive read so much info..I know it might not develop into worse but it also may and that may require surgery which is costly..I sent her an email informing her of my dismay and the vets findings a few days back and I havent heard a peep in reply..I know she has other pups on sale now online so she must be checking her emails..those pups were the babies i saw when getting my pup now grown and ready to go.
What do you think she should do if anything? I have spent a fortune in the purchase price,puppy preschool,shots,vet checks,and all the stuff for fleas,ticks,worms etc etc
I am so stressed over this now as my own children have special needs and this pup was a kind of therapy dog and i just didnt expect to have any issues this early down the track especially after doing my home work and buying from a seemingly reputable breeder
Does or should she offer to help should surgery be required,,should she offer another pup instead(but what about the costs ive put into the baby since having him at 9 weeks then I would have to repeat them all over again) not to mention my kids love him and the attatchments formed there..i really dont know what to do or expect..all input greatly recieved please?