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This guarantee is by and between Homestead Poodles and the customer and provides for the benefits outlined below:
The following are covered for one (1) year from date of birth. These conditions must affect the general day-to-day life of the pet:
-Luxating Patellas must be diagnosed during the initial veterinary examination and reported to Homestead Poodles within 72 hours of arrival. Due to many factors that can affect this condition, Homestead Poodles cannot be responsible for luxating patellas that are not evident at the time of arrival or initial vet exam.
-Anesthetic deaths are not covered. Anytime an animal undergoes anesthesia the owner and vet must assume some liability. Many times anesthetic deaths go without a specific diagnosis due to the many variables that are involved.
-Heart Murmers should be diagnosed during the initial vet examination since it is not Homestead Poodles policy to deliver any animal with this condition. Heart murmurs can occur for many reasons that are never of any consequence to the pet or the pet’s quality of life.
-Behavior problems are extremely complex in nature with many factors influencing the overall behavior of the pet. The main influence of behavior is the home environment and the owners. The breeder is not responsible for this since the puppies are raised to be sociable and loving.
-Testicles are not guaranteed on any puppy since all puppies are sold as pets. All toy breeds have very small testicles that may or may not be detectable at the vet exam. This is not a life threatening problem therefore, Homestead Poodles is not responsible if the puppy does not have both testicles descended equally. Since all puppies are to be neutered when they leave, retained testicles will not affect the health of the puppy. We also do not refund any extra costs incurred for neutering a male dog with undescended testicles.
-Hypoglycemia (Sugar Drop) is not guaranteed. This is common in all small breeds of dogs. All necessary information is provided to the new owner and this becomes their responsibility.
-Umbilical hernias are not covered as this is not a life threatening problem.
-Worms and Parasites – Every effort will be made to ensure that no parasites or worms are present in the new puppy. Due to the life stages of these hosts, I cannot guarantee there will never be any present in the puppy. These hosts can include worms, coccidia and giardia. These can be brought on due to the move , stress, change of diet, too much handling, not enough quiet time and/or not eating properly. These conditions are treatable and are not covered under this guarantee.
-Mortality of a puppy will require a full necropsy (NOT PARTIAL), along with a full blood toxicology report to determine if the breeder is responsible for replacing the puppy. The cost of the necropsy will be the responsibility of the new owner. If you choose not to have this procedure done than NO REPLACEMENT WILL BE MADE. The necropsy must be done at a state lab explaining the cause of death and furnished before we can determine if a replacement is warranted. Please remember that a replacement puppy is only given if all terms are met and a life threatening condition was diagnosed by a licensed veterinarian, not for any other reason.
Puppy health problems that are either common, treatable, operable, curable and/or non-life threatening, whether apparent or undiagnosed at the time of purchase are not warranted under this limited health guarantee. If your puppy checks out okay at the initial required 72 hour veterinarian visit, then that is the limit of my warranty.
Homestead Poodles does its best to approximate the adult weight of each puppy based on past litters and the size of the parents. We do not guarantee the size since it is not an exact science in projecting the adult weight.
I further guarantee that all of my breeding dogs have been genetically tested with Optigen for PRCD-PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), and I further guarantee that no puppy will develop or go blind from PRCD-PRA. For more information on PRA please visit www.optigen.com
It is the condition of this guarantee that a licensed vet perform a complete physical examination with 72 hours of leaving my care. If your vet insists on giving the shots again then we are not responsible for any reactions or illnesses now or in the future. This puppy has received the first shots necessary for its protection to date. However, you must take the shot record we give you to your vet so that he knows what shots were given. Homestead Poodles does not pay for health examinations, vaccinations, diagnoses or treatment for anything that does not fall under this guarantee.
FAILURE TO HAVE AN EXAM PERFORMED WITHIN THE 72 HOUR TIME PERIOD WILL RENDER THIS GUARANTEE NULL AND VOID.
If a puppy is found to have a health problem at its initial vet visit and purchaser opts to treat this puppy instead, Homestead Poodles is not responsible for any expenses incurred or for the death of the puppy. No refunds or replacements will be made.
This guarantee is void in the event of an undeterminable or inconclusive diagnosis. This guarantee does not include any illness due to ingestion of foreign objects, food, chemicals, physical injury or sugar drops (hypoglycemia) or legg perthes.
This guarantee will be void if the puppy has not been kept current on all shots and veterinary visits.
Should action under this guarantee be necessary, I reserve the right to resolve any problem by the following means and with the stipulations listed below:
-Replace the puppy based on the findings of MY veterinarian following a consultation with the clients veterinarian. A second opinion from an unassociated veterinarian is required before consultation.
If a puppy should be returned for any reason the buyer is responsible for the shipping cost and return of all medical records.
There is a $300.00 NON REFUNDABLE fee/deposit which is not returned if the puppy is returned to me or if you decide not to purchase a puppy after you made the deposit. If a puppy is returned a refund will be made when the puppy is placed in a new home. The previous owner will only receive what the puppy can be sold for minus the $200.00 fee/deposit.
NO PUPPY WILL BE HELD WITHOUT A DEPOSIT.
NOTE: No surgery can be performed without consulting the breeder. If this should occur no compensation will be made.
This health guarantee is non-transferrable.
**THIS GUARANTEE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION.**