The Ethical Responsible puppy BuyerWritten by Pixiedust Papillons & Phalenes
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An ethical, responsible buyer will never ask question "is this breed good with kids".!! Instead, they will ask themselves "are my children good with pets?"!! If your toddler is an out of control brat, NO ethical breeder of papillons or phalenes will have slightest interest in placing one of their puppies with you! No dog of any breed should be expected to tolerate pain and abuse simply because it is abused by a "child"! And Yes, I have had my own children and they were taught to be kind to animals. And ethical buyer will be honest and say if they are wanting only a pet that they are willing to spay or neuter, or if they have intentions of breeding. Dishonest buyers try to pay a pet price and get a full registered puppy for only reason to breed and charge as much as possible for puppies. Such dishonest buyers want to advertise all work BREEDER did in showing, and health testing, to gain highest price possible and not have any of expense involved in that showing and health testing of dog that they bought to breed. If you want to become a breeder, you must be prepared to put same or more time and money into showing and health testing as breeder of your puppy and not try to "get off cheap". A responsible buyer will not need to ask "will a papillon or phalene puppy get along with my current pet"? How can breeders of papillons and phalenes know temperament particulars of your current pet? It is up to you, as a buyer, to figure out if your current pet will tolerate a newcomer. Most puppies will do well with an established pet, but that does not mean older pet will take to a puppy. And a breeder has no way to know that--only you as buyer can determine if your pet is ready or willing to accept a new playmate. An Ethical buyer will understand that breeders are not vets or trainers. While breeders of papillons and phalenes will have some health and training knowledge related to papillons and phalenes, a breeder will not take place of PAID Professional help when need arises. Ethical buyers will not expect a breeder of papillons or phalenes to be available 24-7 for advice or "just to talk". Most papillon and phalene breeders love to hear how their puppies are doing in buyer's home. A breeder has responsibility for dogs and puppies they still own and their family and jobs, so expecting them to be at a buyer's beck-and-call is unrealistic at best. Ethical, responsible breeders want ethical responsible buyers. When you are looking for your next puppy , take some time and see if YOU meet requirements to be an ethical buyer.
Pixiedust papillons and Phalenes are premier breeders of show papillons and phalenes dogs and puppies. Pixiedustpapillons.com
Does Your Dog Have Allergies?Written by Mike Nalbone
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If you do think your dog has some type of allergy, consult your vet. The doctor will be able to perform tests to determine whether an allergic condition exists, how severe it is, and what proper treatment will be. If dog has an allergy to certain foods, it will be imperative to restrict animal’s diet to eliminate those items that cause a reaction. The vet’s testing methods can help to determine whether this type of allergy exists as well. If dog has flea allergy dermatitis (an allergic reaction to saliva of fleas, rather than to insects themselves), an extreme flea prevention regimen will be recommended.
Just like humans, dogs that suffer from various allergies can live comfortably with them if they are detected and treated properly. It is important to keep in mind that this is not a time to “play doctor” by attempting to diagnose and treat a possible allergic condition yourself. Only your veterinarian is qualified to determine whether your dog is suffering from allergies and what course of action to take.
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