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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-20-2014, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Breeder's responsibility for puppy that has diabetes

Hi Everyone, this is my first post and I need your advice. My husband and I recently got our first dog, a 8 week old purebred GSD puppy from a reputable breeder. He is now 6 months old and after spending $1200 in vet bills they have determined that he has diabetes and will need insulin twice a day and may develop cataracts in the future. We also had a specific test done for EPI. The breeder has offered to take the dog back and/or give us another dog from another litter. We love our puppy and he is a really good dog that is now a member of our family and gets along well with our cats. We plan to keep him and do whatever is necessary to keep him healthy.

Our question is this, realizing that we will have additional expenses for the care of our dog for the rest of his life should we request the breeder return our purchase fee or ask for half of the vet bills we have incurred.

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