of Health and Limited Health Guarantee
From: Labradors West
Buyer of a Diamond D Kennel's
Labrador Retriever Puppy _________________________________
D Kennels aims for excellence in the selection, breeding and care of all our
guarantee that every puppy is healthy when it leaves here. We have observed that your puppy is in excellent
health and free from genetic defects. We have also observed that the parents
of your puppy are in excellent health and free from known genetic defects. We
have given your puppy several thorough physical examinations
prior to this sale. We recommend that you have your pup re-examined by your
veterinarian within 2-4 weeks. Please bring the provided health record and a
fresh stool sample with you when you go. Should your puppy fail your
veterinarian’s exam, you must contact Diamond D Kennels immediately to arrange
for a replacement or a refund of the purchase price ONLY of your puppy.
D Kennels will not refund more than the total purchase price of any puppy.
this LIMITED HEALTH GUARANTEE, your puppy is guaranteed against congenital or
hereditary defects for a period of one year from the puppy's date of
birth. In order to arrange a replacement, or receive a refund of the
purchase price of your puppy, you must obtain a written diagnosis of a non-curable
congenital problem from a licensed veterinarian along with the supporting
diagnostic tests, procedures, x-rays, etc. If
your puppy has a curable congenital defect, you will be directed to take
the puppy to an agreed upon veterinary clinic for treatment. Diamond D Kennels
will pay up to the purchase price of the puppy for the treatment(s). DIAMOND D
KENNELS CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF BILLS IN EXCESS OF THE FULL
PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PUPPY.
Diamond D Kennels also
guarantees the hips and eyes of your new puppy against “genetically”
inherited hip dysplasia and retinal atrophy, respectively, for the first three
years of your dog’s life. However,
dogs older than one year of age, deemed to have such a problem, will be
replaced – i.e. no refunds will be given. Also, let it be known that
environmental factors, such as proper nutrition and exercise in young,
fast-growing breeds is a major contributing factor to hip and elbow dysplasias
and, therefore, supporting evidence of compliance with proper nutrition and
exercise for your pup will be required by your veterinarian before any refunds
or replacements will be given. Furthermore, because elbow dysplasias are
particularly sensitive to these aforementioned environmental factors, which are
outside the control of Diamond D Kennels, they will NOT be covered by this
puppies & dogs have not been exposed to infectious diseases here. If your puppy is exposed to an
infectious disease after it leaves here, this is not covered under this LIMITED
HEALTH GUARANTEE. That is, infectious diseases are not covered by our
health guarantee, as we have no control over what the puppy is exposed to
after it leaves our kennel. We also cannot guarantee that your puppy
will never develop any health problems, just like a pediatrician cannot
guarantee that a child will never develop any health problems in the future. Our
sires and dams are free of diseases, disorders, and problems, or we would not
breed them. That means the puppies are less likely to develop problems.
However, we can't guarantee that puppies will never develop a problem.
stress induced illnesses, which may occur during or soon after shipping,
such as hypoglycemia, kennel cough, or clinical manifestations of intestinal
parasites (e.g. coccidia, roundworms, hookworms, giardia, etc.) are not
covered by this LIMITED
Taking a puppy away from its littermates and/or environment is very stressful
and can induce these illnesses. They should be treated early and will not affect
the puppies life, if taken care of promptly by your veterinarian.
puppy has received its first vaccination (i.e. DA2P-Parvo/5-way puppy shot) and
at least two dewormings (i.e. fenbendazole). Further vaccinations
(e.g. DA2LP-Parvo/9-way adult shot w/ Lepto) are recommended to be given, by
your veterinarian, at 4-week intervals until the puppy is 14-16 weeks
old, and then yearly after that. Deworming should be repeated, by your
veterinarian, as indicated by serial stool sample analysis, or if worms or
tapeworm segments are observed in the stool. A rabies vaccination should
be given according to your veterinarian’s recommended vaccination schedule.
be aware that vaccinations sometimes fail for various reasons, and a dog
may not develop full immunity to some diseases until they are a full year old
and have had all of their puppy shots, including a booster at 1 year of age.
If you are not willing or able to make sure that your puppy gets ALL of its
scheduled vaccine boosters, please do not purchase a puppy.
That is, a strict adherence to all vaccination schedules and a veterinary
program is a must!
puppies dewclaws have been removed, and its nails have been trimmed. The
puppy has also been inspected for any external parasites and given a bath.
If your puppy is a male, it has been checked to make certain
that both of its testicles have dropped down into the scrotum. If the
testicles have not dropped by the time the pup is ready to go home, the pup will
be discounted, its registration restricted, and the recommendation is that you
not use this male for breeding.
puppy has been weaned
while being fed a gruel of powdered canine milk replacer and dry dog food.
However, your pup is now eating only dry dog food (i.e. Black
Gold -- Premium Professional Dog Food, which is 26% protein
and 18% fat). Normal feeding
schedules should be 3 times per day; that is, lay down a bowl full of dry puppy
food three times a day and let the pup eat all it wants and then take the food
away. Also, make
certain that water is available at all times. You will be given a 7-10 day
supply of our dog food to be used to gradually mix in with your
puppy food at a rate of 10-15% more each day, until you are feeding 100% of
your own food.
D Kennels has carefully selected our dams and sires specifically for their
tractability (i.e. ease of training) and non-aggressive personalities. We also
continually monitor how our pups turn out through contact with our customers to
assure that these traits are being passed on to them. However, although we start
your puppy's socialization and training process, as well as offer advice on how
to train your puppy after you take it home, we cannot ultimately control the actual
training of your pup. That is, the training of your puppy is entirely your
responsibility and we here at Diamond D Kennels cannot be held
responsible in any way for undesirable training, or non-training, outcomes that
occur after they leave our facility. Thus, Diamond D Kennels will in no
way refund any money nor take back any puppy that has been deemed by the owner,
or anyone else, to have behavioral problems.
LIMITED HEALTH GUARANTEE applies only to the original purchaser of this puppy.
My signature below certifies that I have received, read,
and understand Diamond D Kennels’ Certificate of Health and Limited Health
Guarantee, as well as, the included puppy care instructions. I agree to follow
recommended veterinary care and vaccination schedules.
Printed Name: _____________________________
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