You like to have a puppy as a new family member. Now that decision is made you should take some time to read about where to buy or not to buy your pup.
It is not difficult to get a puppy, but when you want a good and healthy puppy there are places you should avoid to buy one. When you are looking for a puppy and see those adorable puppies in the local Pet Store it is alluring to take one home with you. But be aware most of those puppies are coming from puppy mills.
A puppy mills is a commercial business, the kennels are usually overcrowded and there is little or no attention for the puppies needs. The owner of a puppy mill is a breeder who produces puppies without a breeding program. Commercial kennels like this often produce many dog breeds. The dogs are living in overcrowded cages, often under filthy conditions, with no proper health care and food. When you buy such a pup it is likely it is not seen by a Vet and it did not get the proper puppy vaccinations. Some puppies are taken away from their mother much to soon. A puppy should not leave the nest before he is at least 7 weeks old, 8 weeks is to prefer. Puppies coming from a Puppy Mill are very difficult to housebreak, not so strange, they needed to do their relieve sitting in an overcrowded cage all day.
Puppy Mill puppies often have health problems, or genetic diseases because the breeder did not test their dogs. A pup needs to be socialized, this means contact with adults, children, other dogs and the pup needs to go to other places like a playground, school or a ride in the car. When a pup is living isolated his behaviour will be nervous and scared, he even may become aggressive later. Not all local Pet store holders will get their dogs from a Puppy Mill, but they do get their pups from commercial kennels. They sell but don't feel responsible to give information to help you making the right decision about your new pet.
Should you like to learn more about Puppy Mills please visit this website: www.stoppuppymills.org/.
Why you should Not buy a puppy at the Pet store
by Isabella Vreeken
Author: Isabella Vreeken webmistress of www.dogsgiftsandcare.com and www.doggietalk.blogspot.com.