- On 23 September 2010
- Puppies, information, Pet shops
Any trader of animals or shopkeeper will solemnly that her cubs are healthy, everyone will say that her dogs are different because li takes good local ranchers and not from the countries of the East ’. BEWARE! No good breeder sell her cubs to never a pet store!
AND’ good to know that a number of breeders, even with ENCI, importing puppies from ’ East, buy them at ’ or, even, private ads “buy and sell puppies of any breed”. Be wary of any breeder who can procure dogs of any breed. AND’ also good to know that there are no shops “seri”, even if well-advertised, Although reported by veterinarians (often complicit): Puppies sold in stores, leaving aside the ethical aspects, are real fraud in Commerce. Pedigree sometimes never gets delivered, sometimes and’ FAKE. In fact many farmers asking to contact shops buy pedigree.
Many people still did not understand what lies behind the traffic of pups from Eastern Europe, Puppies or marketed by the vast majority of shops and the so-called "puppy mills", i.e. so-called farms that you advertise with phrases like "ten (or twenty, thirty …) beautiful breeds! Shipments throughout Italy, including Islands!"… as if they were puppies kitchen cabinets.
Classic people's objections
- But that's wrong, at the bottom, in these cuccioletti of Hungarian or Romanian origin, appearing both cute and that cost less than a dog breeder?
- Perhaps breeding dogs are a little more beautiful ... but if you are not intending to make exposures, What does it matter if an ear is a little bit longer, or if the hair is slightly less soft?
- But we go, the puppy is a puppy, just point! What are all these problems? The logical thing to do when you decide to purchase is going to search for the place: to) more comfortable, (b)) cheapest.
We start then from this last point, clarifying that the puppies in the East are never "cheap" as it might seem at first sight.
In fact, that (little) you save at the time of purchase will be nullified by the veterinary expenses incurred to sixth a dog almost always sick, often seriously.
Interview to journalist Valeria Rossi dog
But is it really true that puppies of the East are almost always sick?
Unfortunately Yes, It is true. And it is true because they are bred "low cost".
to) the puppies are born from parents chosen at random, without selective criteria, because the tests to verify the presence of genetic tary cost dear. Then you do not.
(b)) breeders churn out a litter after another, every six months, No recovery time: are lovingly tended after childbirth, but messe there awaiting the next heat, as in an assembly line. Obviously this weakened immensely bitches, and where they are born to mothers only weak puppies;
(c)) for mothers to use food to turn at low cost, and then of low quality, that weakened even more the bitches. The Cubs are barely weaned – always with low quality food – and then packaged and shipped, Why keep them longer would entail an additional cost that the "sprayhood" you look good by supporting;
(d)) the puppies are packed and shipped "around 30-35 days of age, because 40 days (age at which are more "attractive" for the customer) must already be on display. This means that they cannot be vaccinated (the first vaccination it cannot carry out before the 50 days because it would have no effect, There is still circulating maternal antibodies). In addition, at this age, the puppy's immune system is not yet fully developed: so the dogs don't have literally defenses against pathogens, viruses, the bacteria they may encounter on their way;
and) the puppies, to arrive in Italy from Hungary or from other countries canifici locations, travel for at least two days (debilitated and without Vaccine protection) on trucks without heating, stowed like hens in cages not sanitized who saw pass other thousands of puppies with the results that you can easily guess.
Because, then, Traders buy dogs from East?
Because breeders of quality, selecting with care and love their puppies as if they were their children, hardly sell to stores: in fact quality breeders select customers. Want to know, know who they are, follow along the path of the Cub's life. This would not be possible if the puppies were delivered to dealer.
Yet the puppies featured seem always in excellent shape! How can all be sick?
Unfortunately may, all right.
Only that, just landed in store, are immediately filled with gammaglobuline (and sometimes even exciting) to "mask" the real situation, which occurs always and only after the sale.
How do I figure out if the seller wants to sell me a puppy-scam?
- It's very simple. Just:
ask the exact provenance of the puppy and have someone put in writing. Recall that unscrupulous sellers will always rely on our feelings, making us feel even unfortunate if we make precise questions: but as? L ’ love for the dog does not come before anything else?
That matter of provenance, dell ’ age, the pedigree and all this nonsense?
ATTENTION: the game is old and dirty…It works beautifully for years. But it is time to stop.
If the seller mentions sentimental motivation for diverting our questions, rispondiamogli kindly and gentle as the little that we could give you the world: fraudsters, Fortunately, no.
- request a health guarantee (always written!) at least 20 days. If the puppy was in good health and regularly vaccinated, the shopkeeper could not nothing, It delivers.
If you do not want to do it, It is because it has a guilty conscience.
If no one bought more puppies of the East, those poor that would end?
This question seems far more sensible than it is ... because actually we should not worry about "save the puppies".
If no one bought more dogs of East, shopkeepers would stop to refuel importers. If importers do not bought more puppies, farmers would stop to produce and would dedicate to other.
Why nobody does anything to stop this traffic?
The answer is really very sad: because it's COMPLETELY LEGAL.
Sprayhood, canifici and shops advertise with impunity from the pages of newspapers, magazines and journals, because the Italian law does not care of the problem; the media does not affect the problem; nobody cares until maybe don't buy a puppy for her children and the puppy dies.
It's perfectly legal to import puppies, provided in rule with vaccinations: but the booklets you feign without problem, just a veterinarian accomplice.
It's perfectly legal (and it is a shame that it is) expose the puppies in showcase, in rotation, so if one of them being sick is guaranteed to impesta also all those who come after him (But meanwhile, there are the gammaglobuline!).
Valeria Rossi (Meet the dog)