now...I am sure there are going to be those who criticize me but please just think of the big picture.
I went down to pick up my puppy and she was georgous. I got to see the kennel(s) parents, etc. The breeder gave the puppy her shot and I was told that her mother was for sale and they were asking a really really reasonable price. I DO NOT, AND WILL NOT breed her. So as you guessed....I got her. I felt so bad for her. She had a c-section with her litter and she looked like she needed some tender loving care.
I was very surprised to have the breeder let the mom go when her pups are only 6 weeks old. Most of the pups have been already picked up but still......I was torn between letting her stay there with the remaining puppies OR risk her getting bought by someone who was looking for a cheap breeder and wouldn't give her the care and *spaying* that she needs....but in the end she came home with us and is going to be spoiled rotten. I called my vet. on the way home today and spoke to him in detail and they want to give her a little time to heal before we do the spaying surgery on her.
When we got home, I bathed her, brushed her, and cleaned her teeth and boy I was given a million kisses. I adore her!
If you read my post...Nakeetah is home...you will also read that I am a little concerned about the puppy as her nose is running a little. I am taking her to the Vet on Tuesday (my vet office is closed until then) ...is there anything I can do for her (besides watch her, etc.) such as a humidifier or anything??????
I know if she starts to look worse or anything to find some place open.
Beautiful!!!!!! I am glad you have the Mum too. That is terrible though that they let her puppies go so early from her. Six weeks is terribly young. I am quite sure she will live a long happy life with you. ::smiles::
I'm sure the dam of the puppies does look a little worn. They usually look that way for a month or 2 after puppies are weaned. Its perfectly normal. As for the puppies being 6 weeks. I'm sure they have been weaned from the mother for at least a week or more. They should have never left their littermates until 8-10 weeks due to the social skills they learn at this age from their littermates but, the dam at this point probably isn't contributing much. With my own bitches by 5 weeks they are DONE! and don't want much to do with the puppies. In larger breeds they even wean earlier sometimes. The reason the "breeder" let them go is that she is probably tired of cleaning up after them. She obviously just wants them GONE! Not a very good practice at all. You cannot even have them vaccinated properly at 6 weeks.