Hi, I pretty new to posting but i need a little advice. Not to offend my breeder if shes on here but i just want a happy and healthy pom. O.k I'm buying a puppy from a online breeder and i want to know the proper procedure because i got scam online before and i dont want it to happen again. Also the puppies are weighting in at 7ozs is that ok for their age .
Thank you i appreciate any advice.
Also i paid down my deposit on the puppy and when i was getting hesitate i asked if i could have the deposit and was told no. I paid on him when he was four weeks and he hasn't grown any since then:(
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No they are advertising the puppies for deposit and they let them leave at 8 weeks if the vet gives the ok(is what they told me), i get weekly pics of the pup, i m just worried because he hasn't grown any and i rather loose my deposit than spend the whole $1000 and get a puppy that's not healthy.
7 weeks is not a little early. it is alot early . especially for such a small breed. i never get where people say teacup either. or that the pup will only grow to be a certin size. because it is advertised as teacup size as a puppy doesnt mean that it will stay small. you have already paid for the puppy. hopefully it will arrive healthy and remain that way. good luck and hope to see some pics of your new baby.
Well i guess i'm not going to get the answers i'm looking for Thank you anyway. And 1000 for a pom is not a lot but it is for me I'm a full time student in college and i can't afford to lose money. i just lost more than what i'm paying for the pom to a online yorkie scammer. So $1000 is alot of money to me.
Icy is correct, many do not place that small of puppies at that age or size. It tends to be a personal preferrence and vet preferrence sometimes. So your concern is warranted.
I've never owned or bred poms, but what I would do if I were you, as YES this is a big investment, is talk to her vet. She should give you the name and number, as a breeder myself, I never hesitate to give it out.
Second, ask the breeder if they would be willing to hold it until 12 weeks. Many will charge additional to do so, so don't be surprised. Just explain your concern. Some may feel very comfortable with placing the puppy at that size.
And last, if you decide to take the puppy at 8 weeks and a small weight, I'd advise you to talk to the breeder about hypoglycemia and have a supplement like nutrical on hand at all times. Ask the breeder what their health guarantee is and be sure it's a written one. Also have a vet check immediately, even if checked so that if there is a problem, you are already on their client list.
I'm not saying you shouldn't, as I've never had poms before, but if you choose to and have concerns, just be prepared and really talk to the breeder about it up front. Despite what many may think of breeders, many are more than willing to help before and after. I've developed wonderful relationships with most of my clients. It may be a small puppy, but many are in super health. I know many larger puppies that are much heavier and aren't healthy at all. So really get the advice from a vet and good luck!
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