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08-25-2014 09:51 AM
holland Definitely agree with what Jean posted...I have been to Cornell a number of times and they are amazing-I am glad I live relatively close to them -and if its something serious they are a great resource
08-25-2014 09:22 AM
huntergreen disagree, any vet can do a blood test and see if the glucose is elevated or not. i would want the test repeated, thats all.
08-24-2014 12:15 PM
JeanKBBMMMAAN Please get a second opinion. Go to the nearest to you veterinary teaching hospital if at all possible, if not, somewhere with a team of board certified internists. That is the most important thing you can do right now and it is very important. whenever I've been there, there have always been animals from all over the place - hours and hours away. If I were anywhere within a day's drive, I would call and make an appointment and then have your vet send everything, or get copies and send yourself. They have an excellent endocrinology program from what I understand. They are also, in the grand scheme of veterinary medicine, reasonably priced. I am not sure if the costs are lower for just NYS residents or if it extends to people from out of state/country, but you get incredible care. I will never forget my mom's face - as a nurse - when she saw the discharge paperwork from my foster dog at the time after heart surgery. She said she'd never seen anything like it, so detailed. It's like an OCD paradise. It might not be the place I would go for some things, but for things like this, I would absolutely recommend.

Also - many dog friendly hotels in the area - I have stayed in a few places with 4 dogs with no problems (from the hotel - from the dogs not wanting to potty in a strange place, different story)! is the closest (like out of the parking lot, take a right, take a right, take a left close) but I've never stayed there with a pet.

Thank you for sticking with your dog.
08-24-2014 03:12 AM
RubyTuesday Carmen is right. You, the breeder, & most importantly, your beloved dog deserve to get a 2nd opinion on this. Frankly, a truly 1st rate vet will also welcome it.
08-22-2014 03:44 PM
carmspack you don't grow out of diabetes (?)

glucose can spike with timing of meals, stress, vaccinations ......

get another opinion .

If I were the breeder I would have the dog examined at my expense by the best qualified person for a diagnosis .
Why? Because I need to know accurately what has gone wrong to make wise breeding / management decisions.
08-22-2014 02:08 PM
Winfield Thanks everyone for your opinions, comments and experience. We have decided to keep our puppy and we have come to an arrangement with the breeder. We are hoping that he may grow out of this condition but if he doesn't we will deal with that. Again it is very rare and our breeder could not have anticipated this. Thanks again and this forum was a big help. It is always difficult when you are dealing with issues that aren't covered by a contract.
08-22-2014 12:26 PM
my boy diesel i would be for getting a 2nd opinion at the very least before anything hasty is decided
you had a number of people indicate that it is unheard of for a puppy to have this disease so quite probably something else is going on
08-22-2014 11:18 AM
middleofnowhere The breeder may give you a replacement pup and allow you to retain the one you have. Talk to them about it.
08-22-2014 07:35 AM
Originally Posted by Cassidy's Mom View Post
This sounds fair, but I can understand why a family wouldn't want to return a 6 month old puppy that they've grown attached to. One thing I've never understood is *IF* a breeder is willing to take a puppy back for a replacement puppy, why wouldn't they be willing to just leave the puppy in that home that WANTS to keep it, and just refund the original purchase price instead. It seems like the net cost to the breeder is the same either way - refund the price of THIS puppy, or give them another puppy for free that they would have been able to sell to someone else. In both scenarios, the breeder is out the price of a puppy.

This sounds like a very good home, with loving, caring people who are committed to dealing with a long term, potentially expensive health issue. What would happen to this puppy if it were sent back? It just seems like the best thing all around would be to not make them send the puppy back in order to invoke the guarantee.
My dog's breeder would either take the puppy back and refund purchase price, replace the pup, or would allow the owner to keep it and refund the money, all scenarios must provide proof from the vet (HD on OFA's for example). I thought it was fair
08-22-2014 06:22 AM
carmspack did vet rule out Juvenile Renal Disease?
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