From the desk of Sharda Baker.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Hi and welcome everyone!
This is Sharda with your Poodle newsletter.
Following on from the last newsletter I wrote, I thought of going into a little more depth about the process of Poodle adoption but this time of Poodle puppies instead of in regards to adult dogs from rescue centers.
There are so many things you need to consider when adopting Poodle puppies but the few points below should help you a little.
Let’s start shall we?
POODLE ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS
First of all, you should have your own set of Poodle adoption requirements prior to adopting one of the gorgeous and energetic Poodle puppies out there and so should the breeder in question if he or she is reputable.
Yours should concern the health and disposition of your dog and the breeder’s should concern whether you will be a suitable owner.
As we discussed breeder requirements previously, we will now focus on your adoption requirements. Poodle puppies that you are looking to adopt should be in the best health possible and the breeder should be able to prove that he or she is as a result of comprehensive dog veterinarian records.
All breeders should have their dogs regularly checked out to make sure that they are healthy and free from disease and have records to reflect this that are open for you to look at.
If there are no records or they are not available for you then walk away just in case.
POODLE PUPPY DISEASES
If Poodle puppies have not had regular vet checkups whilst under the breeder’s care then you never know what diseases and issues they may have.
They may have picked up any number of conditions, some of which are life threatening and would jeopardize the adoption process. Take dog parvo for example.
This is a horrific and life threatening disease that is passed on orally through infected feces or soil. As such, it is commonly found in dirty conditions but may also be found in fields and other such areas that you would not think about.
Dog parvo can kill puppies via dehydration and malnourishment in a slow and painful way because it infects the blood and attacks the body.
Vets may or may not be able to cure it, depending on when it is picked up but regular health checks can help to prevent it in the first place.
HEALTH CHECKS AND YOUR DOG
The above information is not meant to worry you and make you paranoid about purchasing Poodle puppies off breeders but it is designed to raise awareness of the importance of regular health checks prior to getting a puppy and afterwards.
You should commit to regular health checks to make sure that your Poodle puppies remain in the best of health on a regular basis, incorporating all vaccinations possible.
There is one against parvo virus and other similar illnesses so be sure to consult your vet for advice.
Being vigilant could save your puppy’s life and save you an awful lot of money in the process. If you suspect there is anything wrong with your Poodle puppies then take them to the vet.
If you are not satisfied with the breeder vet checks then go elsewhere. It is always better to be safe than sorry!
I hope that this really helps you to deal with the process of adopting Poodle puppies and has informed you a little about what to look for before you undergo adoption.
Poodle pups are definitely cute and loveable but you should take every precaution you can to make sure that your puppy is in the best of health both prior to taking him or her home and afterwards.
All the best and take care