Kevin: I have a question about puppy mills: what percent of puppies come out of puppy mills with diseases?
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Answer by Nancy U
I doubt there is a specific "study" or any real statistics with this kind of info. But, puppy mill puppies are ticking timebombs for illnesses and diseases. The parent dogs are nothing but breeding machines that never see a vet, live in their own excreta, and live in cages with numerous other filthy dogs.
Answer by BG
It is estimated that 500,000 dogs are born in puppy mills each year. Ninety percent, or every 9 out of 10, of the puppies sold in pet shops come from mills. Nearly half of them have serious health problems. “Citing a California state study that found that: 48 percent of the puppies in pet stores were ill or incubating an illness at the time of purchase”
Answer by ∞CHAO§ IS A VEIM∞
100% thats pure fact, i don't need to look that up to know that.
Answer by BC eyes herd ewes!
%100 of all puppies from puppy mills have genetic diseases and viruses, not to mention deformations.
Answer by lady t
just about all of them
Answer by schnauzer
l can assure you that the majority of puppies coming from puppy mills are either diseased or highly stressed which sometimes will lead to serious medical conditions.
Evidence:-Go to some of these puppy m ills and have a look or check on the raids on them and see how many puppies have to be put down that are so diseased they cannot be rescued.
Puppy millers are cross breeding with no care for the health of their animals in their charge and when you cross certain breeds that have both hereditary diseases which will only show up when the dog is 3 or 4 and it will it is pretty devastating.
Pet shops are supplied by puppy millers and BYB l do not care how much they deny it as it is illegal FOR any registered Breeder to sell to a pet shop although l must admit some have and some have been caught and registered.
Puppy millers are in for the money and nothing else so they do not care for the puppies in their charge and if one dies it is a loss of revenue for them and that is all and they can breed the Mother on her next Season or heat.
Go into as many pet shops as you can and have a good look at the puppies there.Many have eyes full of gunk or running eyes albeit the pet shops do clean them up as they have to or they could not sell them but no vets are ever called or used by puppy millers or pet shops or BY Bs.
Ring the ASPCA or SPCA and talk to people who are empowered to raid and they will tell you the state puppies and older dogs are in when the place is finally raided.
Percentage wise l would estimate a good 98% are riddled with diseases which may not yet be seen others which can.
As a vet nurse l have had occasion to work with some of these puppy millers or puppy farmer dogs and puppies and it never stops to amaze me why they are not closed down permanently and also pet shops but there is a loop hole in the US law which is being at present changed so some or most will be eliminated but it is a very very lucrative business and it is a business and only that so they have to run huge profits so vet calls are an expense they will not even contemplate and if a dog has to be put down a bullet is cheaper than an injection and you would be surprised how many high profile people are involved in this terrible trade including some prominent Vets and MPs.(house of reps or Congress or in other Countries Members of Parliament)
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