Canine Companion: Puppy Mills Don’t Provide Healthy Conditions
Hey, guys. I don’t know about you, but I am thrilled that tomorrow is supposed to be so warm. Hopefully we won’t have too much rain. Exploration and adventure with warm weather in January? I’ll take it.
If you’re feeling up to getting a little muddy with your pup, you can take her along too.
This week has been difficult for me as I have had so much on my mind. There’s so much I want to share with you in many different aspects. If you’re a regular follower of mine, you’ll see all different types of content.
Also, I just became CEO and co-founder of another company called Preferable Pups. Our mission is to reduce the number of puppy mills in the United States by providing our clients with a Pawfax when they adopt a puppy through us and our breeders. The Pawfax is exactly what it sounds like. It’s like a Carfax for dogs.
I look forward to your support in this new endeavor.
I have been able to support my family as a single mother, owning two companies and 1/4 of a corporation, as well as teaching at Jamestown Community College, while saving the lives of dogs and helping families keep their furry best friends. Thank you for making my dreams come true.
Today, we will be briefly discussing how to spot a puppy mill. I also want to inform you of the risks taken when purchasing a puppy mill pup.
About 90% or more puppy mills do not provide sanitary living conditions for their dogs or puppies. The mother and father dogs generally only have enough space to move just a tiny bit.
The puppies are also often inbred resulting in bad genetics. The bad genetics can affect a puppy significantly. Inbred puppies are more likely to develop hereditary and congenital health conditions.
The puppy can look completely normal, happy, and healthy, in the beginning but develop serious health issues in the future.
In addition to unsanitary living conditions and in-breeding, the dogs generally do not receive veterinary care or receive the minimum care necessary. Once a mother dog is too weak or too old to have puppies, she is eliminated from the ‘puppy mill pack’ and another mother dog is brought in.
The most common place you can see puppy mill puppies is your local mall or pet store. Luckily, there are many pet stores who now showcase puppies from the local humane society. But, there are quite a few who sell puppies at unbelievable prices and they have come straight from the puppy mill.
You may also notice someone identifying themselves as a breeder, but you go to their location and see nothing but dogs in unkept cages with the inability to exercise or even stretch.
It only gets worse from here on out. What I have explained is as much as I am comfortable discussing here. But, I do highly encourage you to research puppy mills for yourself so you’re able to see the conditions these dogs are living in on a daily basis. And, to see where these beautiful puppies at many pet stores are coming from.
If you suspect a puppy mill in your area, call your local humane society to check it out. Puppy mills are illegal, but unfortunately they are still up and running in many locations.
That’s all I have for you today. Enjoy this weekend.
Until next time.