i bought a pitbull puppy on a saturday. He started getting sick saturday night! he was still sick sunday morning so i took him the the emergency vet.. he has parvo! needless to say he is still in the vet! is there anyway that i could make the breeder pay for the vet bills since he sold me the sick puppy?? just curious cause this is becoming expensive because to this day he is still at the vet being taken care of hoping that he will become immune to it and get well soon!!
I personally believe, that though it is SO important to have a health guarantee prior to making a purchase (and to already have ironed out what occurs if there is a problem) if the dog is diagnosed with parvo within the first few days of owning the dog, the breeder is financially responsible.
Now, whether that is for vet bills up to the purchase price of the dog or not, I don't know. But if you were to proceed with legal action against the individual, if the dog was diagnosed within the first 24-48 hours as you claim, I don't see how the breeder could prevail. Hopefully it would not come to that.
Have you contacted the breeder about Parvo and what was their response? A legitimate breeder would attempt to come up with some resolution with you.
Some states of puppy lemon laws that you also might be able to use.
I am sorry for your experience. I hope the puppy pulls through.
Are they positive it is Parvo because his whole litter and other dogs in his kennel would have parvo. Gardia and Coccidus will act like parvo and both of those will make a puppy very sick if not treated but both parasites are very easy to treat.
The place to start is with the seller of the pup. Responsoble breeders are usually as concerned about the health of a sold pup as the new owners. Check with the seller first. Most dogs with Parvo don't survive for many hours after illness is noticed. Most breeders want you to have a healthy pet and will go to great lengths to accomodate a new owner. Believe me, if this pup has Parvo, a responsible breeder wants to hear from you. If it has been some time since diagnosis and you haven't heard from the seller, it is quite possible the pup does not have Parvo, but a copy-cat disease instead. Call the seller and talk to them. That is definitely your best, first action. If that doesn't work out, consult an attorney. A consult is usually free from a good attorney. Good luck to you and puppy.
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