Mr.Guy777: What are puppy mills?
I recently asked how much are puppies at the wildside pet stroe and they told me not to buy one from there because they get the puppies from puppy mills. I have no idea what they are
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Answer by Rooster
a puppy mill is a place where dogs are rapidly bread to reproduce, sometimes with their own family members. They are bread purely for the sake of selling for profit with disregard for all the animals that are in shelters who desperately need homes.
Answer by Anna
Puppy mills are places where they have dogs who just breed and breed and get treated like cattle. Truely disgusting.
Answer by Fizzle
It's how you get puppyburger.
Answer by AS
A puppy mill is a place where they use (keep) dogs for the purpose of breeding. Some female dogs never play or live lives a normal dog would because all they do is have puppies until they're too old to do so. Needless to say that's animal abuse and in order to have these puppy mills go out of business people often suggest you buy from a certified breeder or adopt from a shelter.
Answer by Steve
They are bred and bred with sympathy for the dog basically they are breeding sanctuary .
My bad they are bred ( without ) sympathy for the dog .
Answer by Eddie
Puppy mills are places where the dogs are bred purely for profit, the animals are kept in very small cages and usually end up swimming in their own feces and urine. They almost always have Canine Parvo Virus or Distemper, a lot are born with heartworms because they don't treat the parents with preventative. Animals in puppy mills are abused and neglected, they aren't compassionately cared for. Most pet stores get their puppies from puppy mills and backyard breeders. They rarely get any vaccinations. The mother dogs are pregnant again before their previous litter of pups are even weened. It's a horrible, horrible situation.
Answer by cat & jo
Puppy mills are places where pet grade dogs are bred to produce as many puppies as possible as cheaply as possible occurs. The breeding dogs often live in filth and are confined to smalll spaces and the females are bred every cycle, often breeding until they die or have illnesses that prevent reproduction. The puppies are sold cheaply to pet stores that up the price, hugely. The puppies are often registered and sometimes are designer dogs that don't have to be registered but can still be sold for high prices. There is no breeding for the love of producing good quality puppies and taking good care of the mothers and not over breeding them. When people buy from pet stores that buy their puppies from puppy mills, they are in effect, supporting that puppy mill.
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