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Buying your Shih Tzu From a Pet Store. (WHY IT’S BAD)

Buying your Shih Tzu From a Pet Store. (WHY IT’S BAD)

Buying your Shih Tzu From a Pet Store

 
 
No responsible breeder would place one of their puppies in a pet shop. Why?
● Because those breeders are condemning their puppies to cramped cages. ● Because those breeders are exposing their puppies to illnesses from the other puppies.
 
"We buy our puppies from responsible local breeders."
Pet shop employees are taught to say that. But saying doesn't make it factual.
Every pet shop puppy likely comes from large-scale commercial breeders or puppy mills.
 
"We buy only from USDA-licensed breeders."
USDA is the department of agriculture, A.K.A farming and livestock.
 
The USDA has no interest in....
● whether the dogs used for breeding are free of serious inherited health problems such as hip dysplasia, eye diseases, or heart defects – all of which appear long after you purchase the puppy.
 
Pet shop puppies are frequently inbred, which increases the risk of health problems.  Pet shop puppies may come with hidden illnesses.​ All seems well when you bring the puppy home, but a week later he develops a raspy cough, or diarrhea, or he starts scratching.
Kennel cough, parvovirus, coronavirus, giardia, coccidia, mange, ringworm – and are very easily transmitted since these dogs share their living space. Many of these illnesses are dormant until after you bring the puppy home. Aside from that, they tend to also suffer and have a harder time socializing.
 
Finally, the main disadvantage of buying a pet shop
puppy is....
You're supporting a terrible industry and you create demand for another puppy to be born to fill that cage.  
 
 
Consider a pet rescue or animal shelter for your pet!